The Owl Birthday Card

The owl birthday card – Owls seem to be in trend now and I’ve seen them popping up on scrapbook pages, as embellishments, on prints and designs too. So when I came across the owl paper making idea, I knew I had to try it out for myself.

The owl is inspired by Silje Røe Hagland. I saw this cute owl idea from her blog and tried to replicate the look. So I had to figure out how to “piece together” the owl and went to draw out the pieces that made up the body, wing, head and features.

The owl birthday card - homemade idea

I thought it turned out rather cute. Although I think I had drawn the owl’s face too “long”. If I’m to do it again, a shorter face might make the owl face more proportionate. So if you are to do yours, watch out for your proportions! ;-)


Card Making Supplies

  • Patterned papers – Brenda Pinnick by Paper Confections; Holiday Fern by Scrapbook Walls
  • Green, beige and blue cardstock – The Paper Company
  • Grey, yellow, white cardstock – WorldWin
  • Paper flowers – Prima Marketing
  • Flower brad – Making Memories
  • Gold organza ribbon from stash
  • Pen – Pilot Drawing Pen
  • Corner-Rounder


Card Making Steps

  1. Create a square cardblank with the dark green cardstock. Round the top-right and bottom-right corners with a corner-rounder.
  2. Cut a beige-colored square block. Cut out a curved block from the blue cardstock as shown. Handwrite greetings and draw swirl doodles with the black pen. Adhere the curved blue block to beige-colored block as shown.
  3. Wrap a gold organza ribbon around the beige-colored block and tie a bow in front.
  4. Punch out a series of circles from the green patterned paper using the 1″ circle punch, and draw “stitches” on them with the black pen. Adhere these circles to the back of the beige-colored block along the top/right/bottom edges to form a “scalloped-border” as shown on card.
  5. Piece together the paper owl using green and blue patterned papers, and also white, grey and yellow cardstock. Ink the edges of the pieces with black ink. Draw the owl’s pupils with the black pen. Attach the completed owl to the beige-colored block.
  6. Attach the complete beige-colored block to the left-hand side of the card as shown.
  7. Layer paper flowers and attach a flower brad to it. Then attach the completed flower to the lower-right corner as shown on the card.


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