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Owls in the Family

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When I was in Grade 4 we read a book that I just loved and it always stuck with me until I had the pleasure of reading it again with my own two children when they each studied it in Grade 4.  The book is titled "Owls in the Family" and was written by a famous Canadian author - Farley Mowat.  Even though Owls are "bad luck" in my Scottish heritage (at least according to my Mom) I secretly loved them because of this book. 

Still...when Stampin' Up! introduced the cute set "Owl Together Now" I was hesitant (just ask my friend Sue) to buy it because of my Mother's superstition about Owls.  A group of customers asked me to design a class around the set so I went ahead and bought the set.  Am I ever glad I did - this set is just so cute!  Sorry Mom!

Here's the cards we made yesterday at class - by the way, each person had a choice of buying the set and class for $50 or just the class for $20.  If you'd like to organize a group of friends, choose a stamp set and have me design a class with set combination just email me!

100_7897-1  100_7899-2 My first card was adapted from one I received from my sister, Mo Dickie.  I just changed the colours to Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze and Basic Black.  It's a day/night suspension card.  So cute!

100_7890-1 My second card is an oldie but goodie - a surprise card!  The surprise happens when you pull one end and the other end pops out.  Great for kids.

100_7891-1 My third card is a tole technique card.  I just kept cutting bits and pieces of the owls and built them up one on top of the other to form a 3D look.  Each layer uses Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the pieces.  I punched a circle from the front of the card and matched up the branch on the inside - the little owls peek through the opening.

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Lastly we made a card using the Spiral technique which we learned from Marlayne Hardy, an Ottawa demonstrator.  I thought Marlayne's idea would be perfect for the set. 

What can I say....we had a HOOT with this class.  Sorry...couldn't resist!

Happy Stamping!


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