©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2014

I don’t usually do “cute” but fell in love with this owl from Dream Weaver and knew it would make a great “guy” card. I am also an avid “saying” collector and have pages and pages of saying that resonated with me… someday they will get sorted and put in a book, but that’s a project for another day - smile.


  • Any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits
  • A sunny window
  • Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Personal paper cutter, scissors
  • Scor-Pal™
  • Beacon ZipDry™ Adhesive, and foam tape or foam dots, double sided tape
  • Scraps of tan paper and black paper (think brown paper bag, junk mail, etc.)
  • Two envelopes (or make matching envelopes with the AG envelope template)
  • Black frame shape left over from another project
  • Embossing folder or vegetable net bag or other texture plate
  • Dies: Spellbinders’ “Branching Out” S6-006, Memory Box “Woodland Branch #98187 and Dream Weaver “Nested Owls” DG751
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • “Who do you see……” computer generated verbiage (or your choice of other message)
  • ColorBox Stylus™ Handle and white foam tip, Honey colored Distress™ Ink pad


  1. Follow the directions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to create one sheet of tan heavy weight paper and one sheet of heavy weight black paper.
  2. When the sheets of paper are dry cut the papers to 81/2” x 5 ½”.
  3. Score one of each color at 4 ¼” and fold in half to create a tan card and a black card.
  4. Cut one of each left over piece to slightly smaller than 4 ¼  x 5 ½” to line the inside  front of the cards. (Always save the scraps)
  5. Computer generate and print the saying. (Note - I will often do many different saying at a time and save them for later projects.)
  6. Die cut the saying.
  7. Die cut the owl shape from the front of each of the two cards (refer to photo for placement). Then die cuts out the “parts” and leaves the outline. Note - the “fall outs” will be used on the opposite cards (black owl on tan card, and tan owl on black card).
  8. Die cut the branch from the black handmade paper scrap.
  9. Emboss the tan owl fall out pieces.
  10. Emboss the front of the tan card. Note - to bring out the texture and design of the embossing on the owl pieces, use the ColorBox™ Stylus™ handle with the white foam tip to lightly apply the Honey ink to the embossed paper.
  11. Tint the die cut saying.
  12. Attach the lining paper (black inside the tan card, tan on the inside of the black card) to the inside of the cards with ZipDry™ adhesive or double sided tape.
  13. Attach the die cut verbiage to the right side of the black card with foam tape or dots.
  14. Attach the embossed tan owl pieces to the left side of the card.
  15. Use tiny pieces of foam tape to attach the black owl (except the feet) pieces to the tan card.
  16. Place the branch at the owls’ feet, and place and attach the feet on top of the branch.
  17. Attach the frame to the front of the tan card.
  18. Add a personal message.


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