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Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Back to School


Hi there everyone! It’s Wednesday, which means its a new challenge over at the SImon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog! This week’s theme is Back to School!!!! Appropriate as my son started school this Monday. I am behind on my teacher gifts so this card will go along with a gift I am getting her…. This week, the Design Team is showcasing Maya Road goodies!  I had these wooden shapes and thought, hey… the owl. Perfect to go on a back to school card, wouldn’t you say????


I stamped the honeycomb background from THIS stamp set in versamark onto the owl and heat set. Then I used some different color gelatos to color in the owl. Of course, adding some googly eyes just made him all the cuter!


I colored the owl with a green Wink of Stella glitter pen and went around the edges with some white ink to soften him up a little.

The card base was made with Lawn Fawn papers and stamps (supply list below). This was the first time I did the chalkboard technique and I am pleased with how it turned out. Instead of using an applicator, I just used my finger to spread the white ink around and heat setting the sentiment with white embossing powder… The papers just finish out the card nicely I think.


The owl comes on this bird keychain by Maya Road. Instead of using it as a keychain, I decided to use it as a focal point for the card, but the recipient can easily remove this and put this on her keychain if she would like. I colored the back side of the owl as well.

The wonderfully amazing and sweet Heidi is offering up a $50 gift certificate to the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!!!! HELLO!!!!!! That’s awesome!!!


Be sure to head on over the NEW Simon Says Stamp challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the design team inspiration and play along with us!!! Be prepared to have your socks blown off because they are all amazing! I am so lucky to be a part of this team!


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  1. Cute card, Laurel! That owl is adorable! 🙂

  2. how fun is that owl.. love it

  3. Such a fun card Laurel, I love your spotty owl and great sentiment!!

    Heather xx

  4. Super cute…love the pattern papers!

  5. melissab1872 says:

    Adorable card Laurel!


  6. aww this is adorable Laurel ! the owl is super cute 🙂

    Lols x x x

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