Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Owl Graduation Pocket Card with Pull-Out

Owl Graduation Card

Rachel Tessman of stampyourartout.com recently made an owl treat holder from the supplies in the March Paper Pumpkin Kit. I absolutely LOVE owls and it gave me the idea to make pull-out cards. I changed it up a little bit and here are the directions for my card:
1.      Cut a piece of colored cardstock 4 ¼ x 11 inches.
2.      Score at 5 ½ inches and fold in half.
3.      With the folded edge at the bottom, use a 4 inch circle cutting die and cut approximately one-third of a circle in the center top/open edge of the card. Save the cut out pieces for the owl’s wings.
4.      Cut 3 strips of cardstock about an inch wide and use a scalloped punch along the edges to form the feathers. Sponge edges with ink.
5.      For the white collar, I angled two pieces of white cardstock, met them in the middle to form the V and then trimmed off the excess on each side of the card so it was flush with the card.
6.      On the rounded edge of each partial circle leftover from cutting the top part of the card, sponge the edges. Adhere the flat side of each circle against the flat edge of the card on each side to form the wings.
7.      For the eyes, cut two 1 ¾ inch scallop circles in black,  two 1 3/8 inch circles in white, and two 1 ¼ inch circles in black. Layer together. Use a gel pen or white marker to highlight each eye and adhere to top part of card.
8.      For the beak I just added a punched out heart.
9.      Adhere the front and back together on the side edges only using a thin piece of sticky strip, leaving the top open to form the pocket.
10.   For the insert piece, cut a piece of white cardstock 2 1/8 x 4 1/8.
11.   For the cap that is attached to the insert piece, cut a 2 ¾ inch square from colored cardstock and attach a brad to the center, not pushing it down all the way. Make a tassel with yarn or baker’s twine and loop around brad.
12.   Stamp or write a sentiment on the insert piece and insert into card. I used a bone folder to help open the card and stretch it a little bit before inserting the tabbed insert piece. I plan to also insert a gift card or money.
13.   “Graduation” was stamped with the Crazy About You stamp set from Stampin’ Up and then punched out with the modern label punch. I added rhinestone embellishments on either side of the label and also added small rhinestones down the V of the neck. 

Here is another version I just made in black and white:

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