Mojo Monday 152


Stampin up mojo monday owl punch

The "Bird is the Word" for today's Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO152) challenge.  Adorable, clever, versatile.  Need I say more about the Stampin' Up! Owl Punch and this layout?  


  • Stampin up owl punch Jewels Basic Pearls (finally, stick-ons–woo hoo!) are the perfect way to give this handsome owl a little jazz.  
  • NEW PRODUCT ALERT!  The Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (available 9/1) used for the sentiment is one of my favorite new products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  It's destined for your wish list!
  • To keep the button in place on the ribbon, I used Linen Thread to tie both the button and ribbon together (from underneath the knot).
  • What me, texture?  Yeah, baby and lots of it!  I used both the Elegant Lines and Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folders PLUS Stampin' Up! Textured Card Stock (luscious).

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Black signature ivory


Word play stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Word Play (Wood Mount 120308, Clear Mount 120651)
Paper:  Elegant Soir?e Designer Series Paper (117163), Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede Textured (121078), Baja Breeze Textured (121075), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Elegant Lines (119277) and Perfect Polka Dots (117335) Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Oval Scallop Frame Bigz Die (114521), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (120907, available 9/1), Two-Step Owl Extra Large Punch (118074), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)
The Perfect Touch:  Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (109055), Linen Thread (104199), Jewels Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Note: Click image above to enlarge.


  1. Mary, What a cute card and just the right color combos. Your cards rock. Could you tell me what die cut you used to get the large striped oval in the background ? Thanks, Becky W.

  2. Just beautiful Mary! I love all the texture, the colours and that cute little owl with his pretty front! Perfect paper used there!

  3. Wo-ow!!!! LOVE that owl! How perfect is the paper you used on him.

    Great card!

  4. That DSP is absolutely PERFECT for the owl’s belly.
    I’m gonna have to order it! 🙂 (I already was seriously considering it)…
    LOVE this card!

  5. This is a very pretty card, love the colors! And all the wonderful texture!!! The owl is just the cutest!!! Love it!! 🙂

  6. Oh, you make me smile. I love this card and all that detail and texture. That owl is too cute. I can’t wait to make one. Hugs,

  7. That’s super cute!!!

  8. Hi Mary, I feel like I know you, so decided to introduce myself. I’m Ann, a SU demo in QLD Australia. Everytime I google to get ideas for things, the work I LOVE ends up being yours. I haven’t ever cased anything, but if I was to, I will ask your permission first, and link you and your blog to my work.

    Our catalogue launches Sept 1, and I’m so freakin excited.

  9. Pleasure meeting you, Ann 🙂 Thanks for your kind words. I hope your catalog is everything you hope for! Hugs, M

  10. Gorgeous! I love love love it. =)

  11. Love how you added the flower to the owl!:) -cute.

  12. Boy, you knocked this one out of the ball park, Mary. This is absolutely an adorable card, everything little detail about it. AWESOME!!!!!!

  13. Love this cute owl! Fabulous color combo!

  14. Mary, that DSP for the owls belly is PERFECT!! TFS your lovely card!

  15. i just love this card! love that owl punch!!

  16. Beyond cute!!!

  17. Is it Monday already? In the midst of it all another beautiful card! You are amazing!

  18. Wow – love the combinations you used Mary. I will definitely have to look at my supplies in a new way!

  19. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait for dinner at Founder’s Circle!

  20. Love, love, love your card. I’m so glad I have this fun punch and as always you have made an awesome card!

  21. LOVE this card. So many little details too. I love the color combo on this as well. Would be a great man’s card, I think.

  22. Oh gosh, this is so cute! I posted a card on my blog using this guy with the same belly this weekend..isn’t it such a fun punch? I love it. Your colors are fabulous…

  23. Mary! Yours is truly awesome, you rocked the sketch! Are those new colours I see!!

  24. I love all the details in this card Mary! And that owl is a real hoot – super cute!!

  25. Oh, wow, look what a little boutonniere does for Mr. Owl! You are amazing with these little details, Mary. Love this layout.

  26. Love this card! You are so creative!

  27. Mary, your card is beautiful! I love all the texture you added. Darling card!
    Hugs and smiles

  28. Oh my gosh Mary….your card is adorable and very appealing. Love it!!!

  29. This card is cute and classy! You have such a good eye for color and details. Have a great day!

  30. LOVE IT!!! Your card is absolutely stunning!

  31. This card is beautiful Mary. Love all the colors you used and all the elements are just perfect together!

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