Friday, January 17, 2014

Owls in the Tree

I am a member of the Die-Cut Club at Scrapp'n Savvy and have a card swap due next week. I decided to share my accordion flip card as well as the A2 card I made for those who prefer a standard card. The rules: we must use the Bo Bunny “Head Over Heels” paper collection and it must be an accordion flip card.

I cut 2 of the base card from solid apple green card stock as well as 2 from the light brown. For the light brown cut-outs detach and save only the swing portion of the die. Pass the light brown cut-outs through the Wood Grain embossing folder. Cut a 2 ½ x 2 ½ in. piece of light brown to place behind the girl owl. Emboss this piece as well. Cut an oval (scalloped is optional) approximately 1 ¼  x 1 ¾ from one of the light brown die cuts.

Distress embossed pieces with “Antique Photo”. I also used a smidgen of “Peeled Paint” to give more interest to the tree trunk.

Cut dark brown and apple green (2 of each) vines. Trim the apple green leaves from the stems and adhere them over the leaves on the dark brown vines.

Punch the owl bodies and eyes from Head Over Heels “Boyfriend”, the gentleman owl’s vest from geometric pattern (there are two nice geometric patterns in this collection) and the lady’s dress from Head Over Heels “Only You”. The lady’s hair is made from 3 hearts, but after I finished assembling her, I realized that I could have used her feet since they are not visible.

Stamp sentiment on white and trim to fit over apple green Word Window punch out.

Assemble the accordion using red line tape. (Most other adhesives are not strong enough to keep this particular card together.) 


Bazzill Card stock Solids: Light Brown, Dark Brown, Apple Green, White
Bo Bunny Back to Basics: Head Over Heels, Only You & Boyfriend, Geometric Pattern-your choice
1/8 or ¼-inch red line tape
Die-cutting machine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Photo, and Peeled Paint
Sizzix Die: Album, Accordion Flip 3-D
Stampin Up: Owl Punch
Sizzlit Die: Bird & Flower Set
Spellbinders: Big Scalloped Ovals
Darice Embossing Folder: Wood Grain
Stampin Up: Word Window Punch
Darcie’s Clear Polymer Stamps: Older and Wiser "You & Me Owl-ways"

A2 Version

Inside of Card

 Additional Materials

Kraft paper card base: size A2
Apple green: 4 x 5 ¼
Light Brown: 3 ¾ x 5 – embossed and distressed
Stampin up: Aviary and Take Care Stamp Sets


  1. This is very cute Sharon. Looks like you are having a blast doing these cards!

  2. I like how you placed the eyes so that the owls are looking at each other. Good use of colors as well. No doubt everyone loved receiving these for their swap cards :)