Monday, June 6, 2011

Wise Owl Graduation Money Holder

Okay-so my mother-in-law and I had the same great idea.  She also saw Jackie Topa's graduation cap and gown cards.  She and I are invited to at least 4 of the same graduations this year!  LOL  I know that there are a couple graduates that opened their cards and thought, "Wow! Those Hawkinson's must all think alike." I know it's normal to get two Hallmark cards the same for graduation.  But two handmade cards???  Since she had all of her cards made  and I had seen these little owls fluttering around online and decided I would try to make one as a graduation money/gift card holder instead. 

 I couldn't help myself--I thought he needed little legs.  I thought about exchanging one oval for a word window, giving him an eye patch and calling him "Peg Leg the Owl".  LOL

 The little wings were the most challenging for me.  I used the scallop circle punch to make the wings and a 1 3/4" circle punch to clip them.  I slide my scallop circle into the bigger punch and clipped one side of his wings off.  I left 7 scallops on his wings.  :)

 I made the base of the card a pocket to keep the money/gift card securely in place and embellished it w/ a little strip of Real Red punched w/ the eyelet border.

Happy Greetings (Summer Mini)


Soft Suede
Pumpkin Pie
Bashful Blue
River Rock
Real Red

Pumpkin Pie
Soft Suede
Staz-On Black
Punches, Embossing Folders & Dies
Top Note Die
¾” circle punch
1” circle punch
1 3/8” circle punch
1 3/4" circle punch--clipping the wings
Scallop circle punch
Large oval punch
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Eyelet Border Punch

Sticky Strip (optional)
Glue dots

Diploma: 2” x 2” Whisper White rolled around skinny pencil tied w/ ribbon
Base: 3” x 11” scored at 4 ¾” and 9 ½”


  1. This is adorable. I may have to case you for a all occasion class I have next week. Just darling.

  2. Wendy, this is such an awesome card!! Too Cute!

  3. Very cute. Don't you L-O-V-E Jackie Topa?
    Congrats on being a member of DT!!!

  4. I LOVE this!!! The best owl I've seen! Real C-U-T-E!!

  5. This is SO CUTE!!!! Thank you for sharing the instructions. I saw Jackie's graduation cards and CASE-d some of them, but it didn't make me think to create something like this! That's why I love blogs and seeing everyone's creative ideas. (My brain is more linear - not much original creativity up there.) Thanks again!


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