Friday, November 26, 2010

Christmas Blog Hop - Mr. & Mrs. Clause Owl Tutorial

Hey everyone!

Welcome to the Christmas Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Jamie, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at Crafty Card Gallery. This blog hop is intended to get you in the Christmas Spirit.... If you haven’t already started/finished your Christmas cards, hopefully this will inspire you to come up with an idea... and maybe you can win some blog candy or get ideas for great Christmas gifts (whether they’re on your list or for someone else!). So if you aren’t braving the malls and can get some computer time, come join us for some fun!

Some of you may have seen my Mr. & Mrs. Clause Owl card I posted yesterday for the Finally Friday Sparkle challenge at GAB (Gimme A Break) Challenges. I decided to give everyone a tutorial as it was requested. These were really easy cards to make and I had so much fun puting them together!

Mr. & Mrs. Clause Owls

You will need:
Jolly Old St Nick Stamp Set $17.95 #121321
Clear Block E $11.95 #118484
Two Step Owl Punch $16.95 #118074
Basic Black $6.95 #121045
Whisper White CS $8.50 #100730
Soft Suede CS $6.95 #115318
Crumb Cake CS $6.95 #120953
Chunky Essentials Stampin Glitter $15.95 #108797
Early Esspresso Classic Ink Pad $5.95 #119670
Real Red Marker $3.50 #100052
2-Way Glue Pen $3.50 #100425

1. Punch the two-step owl in both crumb cake and soft suede.

2. Punch the medium circles only in whisper white for the eyes.

3. Punch the smallest circles in black cardstock.

4. Piece together your owls using the 2-way glue.

5. Set your owls aside. You now need Jolly Old St. Nick,
 Block E, Early Espresso Ink, Whisper White CS.

6. To save paper, ink up the Santa face stamp and only stamp
the top portion twice as you only need the hats.
7. Color one Santa hat with Real Red.
8. Color the second hat as shown above.

9. Cut out your Santa hats as show above.

10. Now you will need to trim your hats down as shown
so they'll fit on your owls heads properly.

11. Using your 2-way glue start with the white on the hats and cover them
with chunky silver glitter. Repeat this with the red on the hats using chunky red glitter.

12. Your owls and hats should look as seen above.
Now all you have to do is put it on your card!

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Thanks for looking and please feel free
 to leave comments or questions!

Be sure to stop by Sharon's blog for some
more great Christmas inspiration!



  1. I hop over from SCS. Great tutorial and lovely cards. Thanks for sharing.

  2. CUTE!! Thank you for the tutorial and sharing your card with all of us. I am a new follower of your blog.

    Marianne S.
    sthquilter at gmail dot com

  3. Love the glitter santa hats. Thank you for sharing with a tutorial.

  4. I think there's a conspiracy afoot to get me to buy that owl punch. CUTE cards!!

  5. Those guys are just adorable, I love when crafters share different ways to use their stamps :)

  6. I love Mr. and Mrs. Santa owl!! The hat fits perfectly. Too cute!

  7. I loved your tutorial....and your card is so stinkin' cute!!!
    happy Hoppin'

  8. I Love your card especially the owls with the glitter Santa hats..too cute!
    Also, I'm your newest follower..
    Would Love for you to check out my blog.

  9. Love your hooters! They turned out so cute!


  10. How splendid this is!! Super festive for the holidays and very creative - great tutorial!

  11. Great design on these cards! Everyone loves owls right?!? Very creative to use the hats like that! TFS!

  12. CUTE Christmas Owls!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial & inspiration!!!

  13. These are the cutest owls, especially with their glittery hats. Thanks for posting visual directions.

    Come and visit when you get a chance.

  14. Too Cute...and you make it look so easy to do that I may have to try it.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  15. What a hoot!! So cute. TFS and I am a new follower.


  16. I just love owls. The Santa hats are just the topper to it all. Thanks for sharing.

    gdobberteen at yahoo dot com

  17. SO cute - can't wait until we get that punch in the UK. Great tutorial.

  18. How stinking cute! I love the glitter you put on the hats!
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I am a new follower of your blog.
    TFS and a chance to win
    Bonnie C

  19. I love SU products and I love these owls. TFS such a cute card.

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  20. So cute card, I can't believe you went to all this work.

  21. Ellen ♥ CardMonkeyNovember 27, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Tooooo cute, TYFS! Merry Christmas!

  22. Your card is the owls:)

  23. very fun!!
    I just got this awesome punch for myself and am continuing to be amused and amazed at all the designs created with it!!
    Thank you for sharing

  24. Love your card especially the owls with the glitter Santa hats.
    I'm a new follower come and visit me
    Rebecca Minor

  25. Very, very cute I especially love the sparkly santa hats!! I am a new follower!!!

  26. aw thanks so much for the tutorial, the hats all glittery are beautiful
    fantastic card
    Paula x

  27. These are just adorable! Thank you for the tutorial.

    I also just found your GAB challenge blog. I will try to join in this week. Can you use any product? (my email is shestamps11-blogs at yahoo dot com)

  28. Cute card, great tutorial. Love the little hats!!! New follower! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  29. Super super cute cards!!

    created2bunique at ymail dot com

    I like the step by step directions.

  30. I love it! Those owls are too cute!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. Thank you so much for the tutorial! The santa owls are so cute and fun! I really like how they look on your cards too.

    Thanks for sharing
    bamiester (at) gmail (dot) com