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Friday, June 3, 2016

BugABoo BirdGrad Owl Card

I started out with a simple sketch card in mind but ended up with much more and glad I continued enhancing it. I used masking with the Cricut grad hats & Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I used a Sizzix Decorative Strip 13" Cutting Pad to only cut a portion of the oval for a flap to allow for looking at the sentiment inside the card.

Supplies List 

Crayola: pencil colors 
Cricut cartridge: Something to Celebrate  1/2" Grad Hats - cut using white cardstock
digi: BugABoo Bird Gr Graduating Owl
ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
paper:  scrapbook - the Paper Studio Grad
   cardstock - white, yellow
Sizzix: Decorative Strip 13" Cutting Pad
Spellbinder: die - Nest - Classic Oval, Floral Oval
stamp: Scrappy Moms School Days - sentiment - inside card
Stampin' Up: punch - label Bracket
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - black soot (to color the Cricut cut white Grad Hats),
   chipped sapphire (masking background), 
   squeezed lemonade (on Spellbinder Floral Oval)
tool: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

6/3  Catch the Bug  Ch Photo Insp    3E(#35/28

6/4  Stella Sketch Ch #409  3E(#2) 5/22

6/5  Bitten by the Bug 2 Ch Grad or TY  UE  5/30

6/5  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Create a Scene    UE  5/23
6/5  Dragonfly Journeys Ch59 Polka Party  UE  5/29   Polka - Dotted Spellbinder Floral Oval 

6/7  Mod Squad Ch Peek A Boo      3E(#36/1
6/7  Simon Says Stamp Wed Mask It     5E(#16/1 

6/8  DRS Ch229 Camouflage  3E(#1)   6/2


6/11  Pile It On Ch109 Tic Tac Toe  UE  5/29
   3rd Column: Dots (Spellbinder Floral Oval dotted), Tag (sentiment tag inside), Bird (Owl)

6/13  Dies R Us Ch50 Birds  3E(#1)  6/1

6/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jun 2016 Ch  UE  6/1
6/30  DLART Jun Linkiy  nostack 1Eperday  6/1  


  1. Super card perfect graduation card.
    Thank you for entering the DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY June linky challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. Too cute! Great grad card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘BIRDS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. I enjoyed your graduation card and your different take on a peek a boo card. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge.
    Barbara MSC host

  4. How cute is that! Thanks for showing us how our photo inspired you and sharing it in our challenge at Bugaboo Stamps. Please join us again soon, and good luck in the draw!
    Jen Leeflang

  5. Great card and awesome graduation card. So glad you joined us at Catch the bug.
    Billie A

    Catch the bug

  6. Love this grad card and the peekaboo sentiment, great idea! Thanks so much for joining us and combining the challenges at Catch The Bug!


  7. Such a pretty! Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  8. what a neat card! thanks for joining the challenge at bitten by the bug!

  9. wonderful grad card - love the little surprises.... thanks for joining our graduation/thank you challenge at BBTB2 this week. have a good weekend

  10. Great graduation card!! Love how you incorporated your sentiment - creative!! I need to make a bunch grad cards myself - tis the time of year :-) Thanks for linking up with the Craftin Desert Divas "Create A Scene" linky party!!
    CDD dt

  11. Ooh I love surprise cards! Super cute and fun-love the hidden sentiment! Glad you joined us at BBTB2 this week!

  12. Very cool how you camouflaged your backing frame for the DRS Designs Challenge. Great grad card, Melissa! Thanks for playing with us! Hugz

  13. I love this owl image and that you can lift it up for the sentiment. Nice papers, they go perfectly with your card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  14. How lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  15. Awesome grad card! I love how you did the partial die-cutting for the peak-a-boo sentiment! Thanks for playing along the Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party! Linda CDD DT

  16. Such a cute graduation card! Thanks for playing at DRS Designs!

  17. Very fun graduation card! Thanks so much for playing along with the masking challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!