Trick or Treat Owls

Halloween Owls CS 02Crafty Secrets Trick or Treat Owls

Hello, Friends!  I have the cutest card to share with you today.  I found this adorable owl quintet on the Crafty Secrets Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  I fell in love with these little Trick or Treat owls, and had to make them up into a card to share with you.

Halloween Owls CS 01

Every time  look at these adorable little birdies, I want to go “squee!”  Something about their sweet expressions and the fact that they are all clustered together just gets me!  They are actually only one portion of this gorgeous sheet of paper which features these cuties along the bottom border, and two more darling owl images in both top corners.  And I used all three to make this card!  The Bingo card is from Digital Halloween Printables and the owl postage stamp is  from Halloween Cuts.

Halloween Owls CS 02 I used my craft knife to cut along the outline of the three owls on the left, then just tucked my Bingo card in behind, using foam dots to add a little extra dimension.  Copper glitter embossing powder was added to the bottom.  The Trick or Treat label is also in the Halloween Printables download, along with bunches of other fabulous Halloween images. I covered a chipboard raven with Black Diamond Stickles and perched him in this die cut flourish, added some jack-o-lantern buttons and a chipboard key to spice things up a bit.  The owls eyes were dotted with Glossy Accents and a touch of Diamond Stickles to make them “glow.”

Halloween Owls CS 03I lined the envelope with digital papers from the Creating with Vintage Illustrations CD.  It just seemed like the perfect match for the card.  I also covered the envelope flap with one of the Halloween papers found on that same CD.

Halloween Owls CS 04Whooooo doesn’t love a good distressed orange polka dot paper, right?  And I used this owl on the inside of the card, along with two more Bingo cards.

Halloween Owls CS 06I love this guy!  I giggle a little every time I see him.

Halloween Owls CS 05I think this must be Mama Owl, and she is very serious about keeping these Trick or Treat owls in line.  I used her to decorate the front of the envelope.  Three amazing owl images on one piece of gorgeous paper!  Color me happy!

That’s it for me today, folks!  Thanks for stopping by!  I’d love to hear what you’re working on in your craft room right now, and hope you’ll share it with me in the comment section below!



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9 thoughts on “Trick or Treat Owls

  1. thecobweboriumemporium

    Kathy, you are such a talented card artist. I’m in awe of you. …. and this card? I would never put this card away if I received it. It’s a true work of (he)art.

    Thank you so much for sharing these magical little wonders with everyone. ~ Cobs.x

  2. Pamellia

    Oh Kathy, this one is just stunning! Those owls are so majestic and cuddly at the same time! I love that zig zag burlap and those little pumpkins are fantastic!! Such a wonderful Halloween card! hugs 🙂

  3. Robin

    I just love the way you put images together to create projects that have your “look”! The owl card and envelope are precious…and I don’t like owl images all that much! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day!

  4. Carol Sterenstein

    Kathy, you are so inspiring! I’ve never used CDs in my crafting and I’m a little unsure about how to use them. Several times you’ve mentioned using PaintShop (I think that was the one) to resize or insert. Do I need to have that or a similar program for using the CD images? Thanks for sharing the beautiful beautiful cards you make!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Hi, Carol! Thank you for the lovely comment! To answer your question, no, you do not have to have a special program to use these CD’s. If you have Word, or a similar format on your computer, you can just copy/paste the images from the CD into Word and then size them the way you’d like them right there. Or, you can download a free version of Paint (it may already be on your computer) and do a lot of altering/adding text/resizing with that, too.

      I am not computer savvy. I was very resistant to learning how to use digital images. But after just a very little bit of practice, I found I actually prefer them to many stamped images because I can size them just the way I want them for a particular project. And I promise you, if I can do it, anyone can.

      The CD’s are marvelous. They take up hardly any space, are portable and are just loaded with gorgeous papers, ephemera and images. Our Pinterest page has lots of tutorials that can help guide you as well.

      I understand your hesitation at working with digital. I had to get my “brave boots” out of the Closet of Shame when I first started using them, but now I’m a huge fan…and learning more all the time! I hope you’ll give it a try. I’ll be happy to help!

      So glad you stopped by. Your kind words just made my whole day!

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