owl always love you

Hi friends! I hope you’re having a great day and doing something fun while you’re working or perhaps instead of working?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I popped in to share a Valentine I created for The Outlawz Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenge – the first time I’ve played in this particular challenge and I don’t know why I haven’t played here before! We Are 3 Digital Shop is the sponsor and I used their gorgeous Purse Textures – Smashed Cranberries digital paper. Bear in mind that you do not have to purchase sponsor items to play in any of The Outlawz Challenges but I wanted to see what this sponsor was all about. And when I visited their Etsy shop, this paper pack really spoke to me and I knew I had to have it!

I printed all the papers in this digital pack on 60# Hammermill copy paper and decided on this gorgeous cranberry one for a Valentine. I created my standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut the digital paper and cranberry cardstock layers and adhered them to the card base. I die cut some light pink and cranberry stitched hearts and adhered the large light pink one to the card front. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white in the lower left corner. I stamped, colored and die cut the owl and branch and arranged them on the heart. I affixed a small stitched heart die cut and a few white enamel dots to finish the card front.

I created the inside panel a little differently than normal this time. I cut digital paper and cranberry cardstock layers and adhered them to the inside of the card base. Then I cut a narrow and a wide panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and adhered them to the digital paper layer. I stamped the sentiment in pinkish-red ink and added two small stitched heart die cuts.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out! I’m so smitten with this digital paper!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: January 2021 #1 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #266 – Anything Goes + A Sentiment
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January/February Challenge – Animal Antics
5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #137 – Anything Goes
6. Moving Along With The Times: #126 – New (new digital paper)
7. The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog: #258 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, GKD Cranberry Tart and Innocent Pink cardstock, We Are 3 Digital Shop Purse Textures – Smashed Cranberries digital paper
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray stamp set, Stampin’ Up Sealed With Love stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Rhubarb Stalk ink, Versamark Dazzle; Nuvo alcohol markers- 465, 393, 381, 450, 452
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers, Taylored Expressions Hoot Hoot Hooray die set, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Eyelet Outlet white enamel dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig