In a VERY cute way!  This card contains it’s own little gift to take out and use – a bookmark!

I just love this card and with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, you could use holiday papers and stamps to make these for teachers, friends & family –  imagine a Santa, Reindeer or Snowman peeking through that hole – CUTE!

Please read on for more details plus the link to the printable tutorial showing you how to make this and details of this week’s Blog Candy…

I wanted to create the look of an owl peeking out of a hole in a tree trunk – to make the bark effect I used paper from Woodland Walk DSP but you could get a similar look using the Woodgrain Background Stamp.  My owl fits nicely into the hole I made using the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch

See the little green tab at the top?  That is the tab on the top of the bookmark – pull on that tab and the owl bookmark slides easily out of the card…I made the tab using the Round Tab Punch and a piece of Old Olive that I textured using my Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

The owl?  I used that adorable Two Step Owl Punch to make him – his body is Early Espresso and his belly uses paper from Playdate DSP…his eyes are attached using Dimensionals to make them pop out a little…please click on the photos to view them larger…

When you slide out the bookmark you see the rest…my owl is on a layer of Crumb Cake and I used a stamp from the set Apple Blossoms for my sentiment which I punched out using the Modern Label Punch

Other details on my card…I used a Chocolate Chip base and a layer of So Saffron that I edged using the Scallop Edge Border Punch and made holes in using my Paper Piercing Tool.  I added a layer of green patterned paper, again from Playdate DSP and added my ‘trunk’ onto that.

I wanted to add ribbon but also wanted to keep with a natural look, and so added Hemp Twine that I knotted in front.  My sentiment?  The same stamp from Apple Blossoms which I punched out using the Decorative Label Punch in the Holiday Mini.  I think it turned out super cute and I will be making many more of these!

WANT THIS TUTORIAL SHOWING YOU HOW TO MAKE THIS CUTE BOOKMARK CARD?  Click HERE to find my Project Tutorials where it is at the top of the list – in that tutorial you will find a printable version too!

Onto this week’s Blog Candy…leave me a comment to let me know what you think and you will be entered into a drawing where one lucky winner will be drawn this Friday morning – that lucky winner will receive a bundle of 6″x 6″ pieces of Designer Series Papers plus a kit containing all the consumables they need to make their own Owl Bookmark card!

So come back and visit me on Friday to see if you won and to check out my Festive Friday item for this week!


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  • November 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Oh Sarah, this is adorable!

  • November 16, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    This is so cute!! Thanks for the tutorial, Sarah!

  • November 16, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I love to read and I love the owl punch so I will be making one of these for sure. Thanks for creating such cute things and creating all the tutorials

  • November 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for the ideas and your time creating. Love the Owl bookmark card, a great little something to send to someone shut-in and lonely or not having a good day.
    Stamp It Up,

  • November 16, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    This is adorable! I can’t wait to try it!

  • November 16, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Love this idea Sarah! I needed a project to get me started on my holiday cards. Can’t wait to start it. Thanks for the idea! I have a few special people that I can make this one for.

  • November 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I just found your site…In LOVE!

  • November 16, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    ANOTHER super cute idea fromyou!!! :) Love this, especially since I

  • November 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    am a book NUT!!!! I think I will need to make a few of these for my favorites this holiday season! :) Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  • November 16, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    This is so cute. I hope to try it soon.

  • November 16, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I love this! It is great to combine a cute card with a bookmark that the recipient can use. Thanks for sharing!

  • November 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Adorable card/project. So cute the way the owl peeks out. Another great gift idea.

  • November 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Oh, such a sweet-looking owl peering through the knot in the tree trunk. How creative is that? It is just the cutest. Thanks for the tutorial and chance to win your blog candy!

  • November 16, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Sarah, thank you again for all your great tutorials. I love this project, think it would be great for the grand kids along with a book for Christmas.

  • November 17, 2010 at 6:41 am

    This is a really cute card. Love to give bookmarks. Thanks for sharing.

  • November 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Love this one! I plan on making several using snowmen for my nieces & nephews this xmas. Thanks!

  • November 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Hi, Sara –

    Just love it! There are so many different bookmarks you can make! Can’t wait to get started! Thanks!

  • November 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    so cute! i want this book mark for myself!
    thanks for the tutorial:)

  • November 18, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    OH my cutness!! I love the little owl and that the card turns into a bookmark what a GREAT idea. I am going to have to make this one!!

  • November 19, 2010 at 9:00 am

    I just love your owl idea. Thank you for sharing all of your great tutorials!!! LUV them all!

  • November 19, 2010 at 10:21 am

    Very cute! I love this idea – thanks for sharing!

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