Owl Grad


This is a last minute entry for the Caardvarks tree-themed card challenge.  I had some leftover papers from the Dollar Spot paper pack that had some trees!!!  My sister is graduating from college next month and thought an owl would be fitting!


I have a bad habit of not finishing the inside of the card and figure I’d get to it later.  Most often it does not happen.  So my new goal is to make sure the inside is done as well.


Cardstock: Bazzill (dark brown)

Patterned Paper: Dollar Spot Fall Scrapbook paper pack

Stamps: The Paper Company Studio (Whimsical Birds), Studio G (grad cap)

Ink: Colorbox

Other: Martha Stewart border punch, Spellbinders Label die cut, Sakura Souffle pen, Sakura Glaze pen



  1. SmilynStef

    How cute is that little owl in his graduation hat … adorable tree card.

  2. Daniela

    This is so cute!!! Love that tree paper and the owl is adorable!

  3. Jenn Biederman

    Adorable! Love the tree paper…such cute colors! The recipient is going to love it! Thanks for playing along with the Caardvarks challenge! 🙂

  4. lauren

    oh how cool! WHOOOOOOOOOO would not like to receive this fab card??! what a great use of the tree paper, and i LOVE the graduate owl!

    (ps: you are sooooooo inspiring me to finish my card insides IMMEDIATELY…i tend to leave them “till later” also…& sadly they often just get written in & sent. but let’s call this A PACT & we shall *both* be reformed characters, eh?!) 🙂

    1. dahlhousedesigns

      Haha… I know it is such a bad habit and I feel like the inside gets neglected! It should be pretty too, right? Consider this pact stamped in ink and sealed with embossing powder!

  5. Lucy

    Adorable card – what a sweet idea.

  6. Heidi Van Laar

    CUUUUUTE! So fun and the colors are great!

  7. cassandramarie

    This is so cute! I would have loved to receive this on my graduation. The owl looks great, and I love the stylized trees.

  8. lori

    This is so totally cute! Love the cute details!

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