What a Hoot, August SOTM Blog Hop

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Welcome to the August SOTM blog hop! We have more than 60 consultants participating this month, and there will be a TON of ‘owl’dorable artwork!

Today you should have arrived here from Sarita’s blog. If you happen to get lost along the way, Melinda has the entire hop listed on her blog, and you can find that {here}. Let’s get onto some fun artwork, now, shall we?


Now, I know you are thinking . . . whaaaat? That doesn’t have the super cute owl on it! And you are right! But, this is how my card looked half way through. I wanted to show you, that it was super cute just like it is . . . before I finished it!

I am using a new paper pack called Chalk it Up . . it’s super fun! The scalloped bubble is one of the dimensional elements that go with that paper pack. The ribbon and the tiny lagoon heart come in the WOTG pack!


Isn’t that great? You will also see that I have used one of the CTMH embossing folders! They are FANTASTIC! And at 5×7, they are perfect for lining up the pieces and not having to worry about missing any parts on a card front!


So, THIS is what the card turned into! I rotated it, well, un-rotated it, as this is how it started! Added the owl that I hand cut, and another 2 dimensional elements from that same pack! He is very hipster nerdy, and it totally fits with the area that I live in!


Pleating the ribbon is SUPER easy with glue dots! Comes together in no time at all!

And, since I was going to make 2 cards, I wanted to show you that you could do a very similar card, even though there is only one of the scalloped oval in the dimensional elements!


For this guy, I traced the scalloped oval before I glued it to the other card, and cut it out. Added some foam tape to give it some dimension, and it looks great!


I pleated the ribbon a bit differently on this one, to give some room in the middle for the little word bubble!

While the What a Hoot SOTM was designed for a Halloween type use, you can TOTALLY use it for other things! I can see TMNT . . . errr TMNO? . . . party owls for birthday cards, retirements, or just because! So many different options . . don’t limit yourself to JUST Halloween! I hope I have shown that you can easily use this set for so many things! I hope you enjoy it!


As always, the SOTM is just $5 with any qualifying purchase, or you can purchase it for $17.95. They are totally ‘owl’dorable! I bet you want one to come live at your house too, don’t you?!

I hope you have enjoyed my cards! I would LOVE it if you left a comment before you hop off to Teresa’s blog!

Happy Crafting!!

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18 thoughts on “What a Hoot, August SOTM Blog Hop”

  1. SBrooks says:

    The glasses on the owl are such a HOOT! Love that card!

  2. So adorable! I love the big glasses! Great cards using Chalk it Up! As if I didn’t already Love that stuff!

  3. Love how you had options, and showed us how to recreate these.

  4. Oh my gosh Michelle! I absolutely LOVE these cards! I love that they don’t have one bit of Halloween in them, but the design, colors, everything! Just love, love, love! Definitely in my top three favorites of the hop.

  5. Love it with and with out the owl!

  6. Beth Naumann says:

    Seriously cute!!!

  7. Donna Digby says:

    These cards are way too fun! Love the bunched up ribbon and I love the sunglasses on the owl.

  8. Beautiful cards! I love how you displayed another creative theme to use this set other than Halloween

  9. Amie Kiger says:

    Oh my word, I just love these! The ribbon is fantastic, and holey cow those glasses are a hoot on the owl! 🙂

  10. Pam Trostle says:

    Michelle, both cards are just so stinkin’ cute & COOL!!

  11. P Lamb says:

    I love the glasses on the owl. I never thought to use that paper pack with the stamp set. Wonderful cards!

  12. Lela says:

    wow, wow! Both cards are absolutely adorable. I love that you used the Chalk it Up papers and elements. The pleated ribbon is super cute idea too.

  13. One the the cutest cards I’ve seen with this set.!!

  14. Your little owls are so COOL!!! Sooooo glad they aren’t Halloweenish!

  15. Jean McNulty says:

    Very clever…..love your cards!!!

  16. Kim says:

    Way out of the box and very creative! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Haley D. says:

    Love, love, LOVE both cards, especially the owl with the glasses!

  18. Super cute, love the eyeglasses on the owl!!

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