Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Whoooooo's birthday is it?

 My dad's birthday is actually this Friday, but we are celebrating today.  He loves owls!  Last March my friend (Kaye) emailed me instructions for this owl card, I knew I would make one like it for my dad.
This is my first pop-up card.  It was fun to make, but labor intensive.  I know my dad will love it :)

I am entering this at Fantabulous Cricut:  #62 Remember This.  This birthday party is extra special because my sister (Lisa) is here with her baby visiting from Ireland.  This is the first time she has been here for our dad's birthday in more than a decade.  The three little owls are doubly symbolic;  there are 3 children in our family (me, Nate & Lisa) and 3 grandchildren at the party (my twin girls and Lisa's baby).  I used my Cricut (Sweet Treats cartridge) to make the party hats.

I am also entering my card at Birthday Sundaes:  #11 Masculine Birthday.  (Thanks for letting me know about this challenge blog, Amber!)

Supplies:
Cricut cartridge:  Sweet Treats (birthday party hats)
Paper: Core'dinations card stock, kraft (base & owl eyes), and SU whisper white (cake & owl eyes)
Embossing folders:  Tim Holtz (tree); SU Petals-A-Plenty; Houndstooth  and Oriental Weave by Provo Craft
Owl punch & Oval punch:  SU!
Stamps:  Flourishes
Sentiment:  EAD rub-on

38 comments:

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Aw, how sweet!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is such a fun card for your Dad! I love the adorable owls! We are having a masculine birthday card challenge at Birthday Sundaes this week! This card would be perfect for it! TFS!
Amber
my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com

Judy said...

Really cute June,I just ordered the owl punch I love him.
Judy

Court said...

so sweet!

Noelle Reese said...

I LOVE owls! This card is fantastic! :)

Rica said...

Hi June, this is fabulous - I love owls too and these are real cuties!!
The pop-up design is fantastin, I know you Dad will love it!!!
hugs
Heather xx

Kard Queen said...

My husband LOVES owls, and this would make a fabulous card for him. Thanks for the idea!

papertrails leaver said...

okay this is just too cute! Love the front and then the surprise when you open it! Cute cute cute!

Claudine C. said...

Very cool, I just loves Owls and this card is wonderful!

Rae Finke said...

June, I have to tell you that when your blog came up... I thought "what a fun card." Then, I scrolled down and my jaw literally dropped when I saw the inside of your card. WOW! It is so crazy cute. Your Dad is going to love it. I am so happy for you and your family that your sister is coming home for his bday. Enjoy your visit! xoxo - Rae

Nance said...

Shut the front door!!! June, this is the cutest thing I have EVER seen. Freakin' adorable--your dad is gonna treasure it! ((hugs))

~amy~ said...

woot woot! Such a fun owlie card!

Lolis said...

What a cute card! I love the special meaning that it has!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

what a wonderful card!!! i love owls!!!!! ohhh who's ready to party?! super adorable!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, June! Awesome doesn't begin to describe this card! It might have been labor intensive, but well worth it -- it is so absolutely fantastic! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family :)

Lisa

BugBites said...

June- this is super cute. It turned out beautifully. Your Dad will love it. TFS with us at FCCB

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness.. This is sooo cute. I just love it and I know your Dad will.

Hugs, Linda

Linda B said...

Oh June, how cute! Love this card!!!

jengd said...

That's disgustingly cute! LOVE it! :) I hope the party was great!

Judy Ford said...

This card is adorable!!! Your dad must have been so tickled with it!!! I've got this punch from SU... mom loves owls but I hadn't used it yet.... will have to dig it out and get busy!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Maquel said...

Too sweet! Enjoy your time with your sister!!! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

adorable owls! Great design! Thanks for sharing this card with Birthday Sundaes!

alienanessa said...

OMG it's adorable!! How ironic too, I've been working on my first popup card!! Absolutely love the deets behind this card! =)

Lynn said...

This is just so cute - this card has definitely got the wow factor. Lynn x

Kimberly said...

This card is awesome, i'm just doing some surfing and just had to comment...TFS!
www.justwordz.ca

Jens Craft Corner said...

Love your card! It's so hard to come up with masculine crafty cards. Yours is really cute. Love the owl! Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

Candy said...

Wow!!!! This card is amazing June!!! I've never had much success with pop-up cards but yours is fabulous!!! I'm sure your dad will love it!!!!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

So happy you added this at Birthday Sundaes! I love it! Happy Birthday to your Dad tomorrow and thanks for playing along with us!
Amber

Michelle VP said...

Fun! What a great gift for your dad. :)

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! that is VERY VERY VERY cooooooooooool indeed! too clever, missus!

Dana said...

So cute. Thanks for playing at FCCB.

http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

Trish and Treasure said...

I know what you mean about time consuming,those little owls take longer to put together than they look.Love these party hats, hope you had a great party. Wish your Dad Happy Birthday from me!

Lisa said...

Ha! This is AWESOME!!! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome card winning FCCB this week, June!! So deserved! Enjoy the new Cricut Superman cart!! :D

Lisa

Sherrie K. said...

Congrats on winning over at FCCB!! Woo hoo~awesome entry!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing! I missed this post. This is adorable. I love the owls soooooo cute! I bet your Dad loved it.
Congratulations again on winning. I can see why you did.

Tina said...

What a great card!! Love the pop up feature!! Would you mind sharing the "how to" for the pop up characteristic?? Thanks so much!
Tina
http://myhoppyplace.blogspot.com/

Kellie said...

Hi June, I really enjoy your blog and love the creations that you create and wanted to pass on the "SWEET BLOG AWARD" to you. Please hop over to my site and pick it up. Thanks for your inspiration.
God Bless you,
Kellie
Kardsbykellie.blogspot.com