So Tweet Owl

Stampin up simply said chipboard owl

Isn't this polka dot chipboard owl a "hoot?"  It's a pre-cut chipboard item from Stampin' Up!'s On Board So Tweet set.  There are more than 80 chipboard images, including the retro bird from this card.

The colors from this week's Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC205: Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum and Kiwi Kiss) were soft and pretty to mix and match.  Likewise, I used coordinating Designer Series Paper from several different Stampin' Up! Collections, Candy Lane, Rockabilly Speciality and Bella Rose. 

TIP:  Try venturing outside the box on the patterned paper.   Many of the collections share colors (for example Kiwi Kiss in both Rockabilly and Bella Rose), which adds variety and possibilities for your projects.

I layered the Rockabilly Polka Dot on the So Tweet Owl.  Paper snips removed the excess and sanding gives a clean finish.  TIP:  I use Basic Grey's Precision File Kit, so that I can get into every nook.

So Tweet includes pre-cut chipboard circles, hearts and the small triangle for the eyes and nose.  TIP:  I discovered Stampin' Up!'s 3/4" Circle Punch and the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart Punch are perfect fits for the eyes.

The horizontal panel of Perfect Plum Textured card stock dresses up beautifully with the Pink Pirouette Ribbon.  I layered this panel over Candy Lane Designer Paper (top) and Bella Rose (bottom).  Using the Trio Flower Punch, I quickly whipped up a row of Perfect Plum flowers to accent the bottom.  TIP:  I snuck in a Pink Pirouette Designer Button for a playful touch.  The "thread" is a skinny strip of card stock that I carefully tied.

The sentiment from Simply Said was inked in Perfect Plum and stamped using a Stamp-a-ma-jig (click here for tutorial) for precise placement.  The card base is Whisper White and 4.25 x 5.5.

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Stamp Set:  Simply Said (115066)
Paper:  Candy Lane Designer Series (113980), Bella Rose Designer Series (112041), Rockabilly Specialty Designer Series (114039), Perfect Plum Textured (108695, Assorted Soft Subtles), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Perfect Plum (101437)
Cool Tools:  Trio Flower Punch (109183), 3/4" Circle Punch (107217), Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Basic Grey Precision File Set
The Perfect Touch:  Pink Pirouette 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111373, On Board So Tweet (113893), Button Bouquet Designer Button (112092)

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  1. Wow!
    I just stumbled across your site and I’m soooo impressed. This is my FAV card, I just can’t stop staring at the owl and the colors you chose. LOVE IT!! What an inspiration you are. I’m gonna look forward to visiting your blog daily 🙂


  2. Hi Mary,

    I can just imagine my Mom looking down from Heaven with a smile. She collected and crafted owl themed items all throughout the 70’s and I inherited the collection when she died. I still grin whenever I see an owl project knowing how much she would enjoy it! I still stumble across odd owl pieces at thrift stores and rummage sales and its kind of like a hi from Mom. Still missing the real ones though that lived across the street from me when I lived in California.

    Thanks for sharing. The hearts for eyes and the button and punch outs are a very cute touch.

    BTW: Technical note – I can’t get the Basic Grey link to connect me to the file you mentioned. All the other links work so maybe the code is wonky for this one?

    Hugs and Blessings – Jean

    Hi Jean:

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful, touching story about your mom and the owls.

    Another way to get the 411 on the “Basic Grey Precision Files” is to go to and do a search.

    Let me know if you have any problems coming up with them!

    Hugs, Mary

  3. That is so cute! I love your choice of colours, and how you did the row of flowers with one button at the bottom – very pretty detail!


  4. just adorable! love the mix of paper – I always feel like I have to stick with just the designer pack, and need to look on how I can mix it up!

  5. Dawn (stampinscotsgirl)

    OMG! This is adorable!!! Love the colours and the wonderful little owl!!

  6. OK thats it…I have to pull out my textured cardstock more often…you always make such stunning creations with it! TFS

  7. That is adorable. The whole card is charming. I placed an order that included the hardware owl. Now I wish I had ordered the So Tweet chipboard as well. Maybe next time. I think the owl chipboard would also make a really cute vase shape if you don’t put a face on it and you put flowers coming out of the top. I think owls are in fashion. Remember in the eighties everything had ducks on it? Wallpaper, fabrics, clothing, etc. Then cows. And angels. In the past decade it has been bees, roosters, and dragonflies. Now, I think it is birds and owls.

  8. Mary, another beautiful piece of art. Happy Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  9. colleen kramer

    Too cute! Nice job covering the owl with the dp. Love the visual triangle you created with the owl, pink button, and the tie in the bow!

  10. it’s wonderful!! screams spring to me!!! love the kiwi paper!

  11. oh! i love this little owl. he is so cute. and the paper you put on him is so cute. love it.

  12. It is a “hoot”! Love the colours and design!!

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