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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Adorable Owls Thanks for Kylie's International Blog Highlights


Adorable Owls Thanks for Kylie's International Blog Highlights (close-up)

Happy 2023!  Hello and welcome to my blog!  

It's that time of month to remember two simple words - thank you.  

There are so many reasons that we can send a card to friend or hand one to a complete stranger - so why not a special thank you?  This is exactly what I am highlighting today for Kylie Bertucci's Monthly International Blog Highlights.

Today's Project

I love sending thank you cards to my family, friends and customers just because they are so special to me.  

Last month was my birthday, and some very dear friends helped me celebrate my special day. 

Today's card is my thank you to them for making my day so special.

Adorable Owls Thanks (Vote for Me) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Adorable Owls image was stamped with Memento ink onto Basic White, colored with watercolor pencils (Basic Gray and Basic Black) and Stampin' Blends (Light Pool Party, Dark Mango Melody and Light Gray Granite).

The watercolor pencils were blended with a Blender Pen.

The owls were fussy cut and tucked into the Decorative Borders frame created from scraps leftover from a previous project using two squares from the Stylish Shapes Dies.

Adorable Owls Thanks (close-up 2) for Kylie's International Blog Highlights | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Splatters were created with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to fill in the extra white space behind the owls.

The Old Olive layer was embossed with the Thanks embossing folder.

Whisper White Craft Ink was applied lightly over the raised words in different languages with heavier pressure applied over the largest Thanks, thank you and gracias.

Two strands were pulled out of lengths of Gray Granite and Basic White Baker's Twine and twisted together to create a softer twine tied around the Gray Granite cardbase.  A Billie Bow was attached as a special touch.

Adorable Owls Thanks (holding)

This was definitely a card made with heartfelt thanks.

Adorable Owls Thanks (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

In the picture above, you can see that I used Basic White strip scraps to create the Basic White layer seen on the front.

The inside was layered to compliment the outside switching the layering of the colors to allow room for writing my heartfelt gratitude.  

The Perched in a Tree sentiment was perfect for expressing my gratitude.  

The flap from the Basic White Medium Envelope was embossed to coordinate with the card front.

You can purchase any of the above-mentioned supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.  Order the Stylish Shapes Dies and the Decorative Borders stamp set and you can earn the Adorable Owls Stamp Set - a Level 1 Product - for FREE from Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration.

I Would Appreciate Your Vote

VOTE FOR ME button for Kylie's International Highlights

If you like my card, you can vote for me HERE on Kylie's International Blog Highlights where you will see that I am #24.  I hope that while you're there, you will enjoy some additional inspiration from the other entries.  The Top Ten (10) Winners will be announced in one week and will get to participate in a blog hop together later this month (and you know that I LOVE blog hops!).

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

Adorable Owls Thanks (Supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks D, H; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Blending Brushes and/or Small Blending Brushes; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Adorable Owls Cling Stamp Set  (This Level 1 Product can be earned for FREE during Sale-a-Bration with qualifying orders); Decorative Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set; Perched on a Tree Cling Stamp Set


  • Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Watercolor Pencils; Blender Pens; Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker; Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Pool Party, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Gray Granite, Old Olive, Basic Black, Basic White Thick and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Baker's Twine Essentials Pack; Thanks & Hello Embossing Folders; Stylish Shapes Dies

You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 3-9/16" x 5-1/4"; 3-11/16" x 5-1/4"; 4-1/2" x 5-1/2" (x2) for die-cutting, stamping and fussy-cutting 
  • Thick Basic White - 3" square scrap for die-cutting
  • Basic Black - 3-5/8" x 5-1/4"; 3-3/4" x 5-1/4"  
  • Old Olive - 3-1/2" x 5-1/4"; 3-5/8" x 5-1/4"  
  • Gray Granite - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base); 4" x 5-1/4"

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  1. It's adorable alright! Thanks Angie for being part of my International Blog Highlights this month and all the best with voting!

  2. I really love the colour choices 😍

    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Definitely aimed for a tree look. :)

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  4. Great color combination! Those owls are pretty cute too!

  5. Such a sweet card design. Love your cute little owls and the wonderful texture in the background.


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