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Sneak Peek Sale-A-Bration... Adorable Owls

It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  National Letter Writing Day is the festivity we are featuring on the Festive Friday Challenge. What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge is a bi-weekly challenge that has an Inspo List.  What is an Inspo List?  Every challenge has an Inspo list  aka as an inspiration list, that has 10 items on it and those 10 items were inspired by a particular holiday, celebration or festivity.  You need to use 3 items from the Inspo list on your project.  You do not have to incorporate the festivity into your challenge but if you want to, you can.  Here is a link to more information about how to participate in the challenge.


I was lucky to be able to attend Stampin' Up!'s most recent event, On Stage.  Attendees were given the opportunity to pre-order select items.  One of the items I chose was an upcoming (Jan-Feb 2023) Sale-A-Bration choice,   Adorable Owls.  It is a super cute set featuring 3 different owls and 3 sentiments.  I usually do not like to post sneak peeks this far in advance but the little owl was the perfect size for my project so I couldn't resist using it.

From the Inspo List I used Hello Sentiment, Envelope, Ink, and Embossing Folder.


Isn't he adorable?  I love the bow tie!  Let's dissect the project.

  • Basic Black card base- 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2".
  • Black & White polka dot DSP from Black & White Designs DSP 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Black oval -Framed Florets dies.
  • Basic White oval-Framed Florets die embossed using the Thanks & Hello folders
  • Envelope stamp is from a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Business set that is no longer available but I think it would be an easy one to draw freehand.
  • Owl colored using Pool Party, Soft Suede, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends.
  • Sentiment from the Sending Smiles set stamped on a Stitched Rectangle in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
  • The itty bitty hearts were cut using the Framed Floret Dies.  I adhered a small strip of Foam Adhesive Sheets to a strip of Real Red Glimmer paper and then cut them out using the heart frame.  These little hearts all puffed up are so cute! 


Inside I added another strip of the polka dots and another, this time much larger Real Red Glimmer heart.  This heart was cut using the Give it a Whirl dies.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert-you are here

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Melva Peters


Diane Evans 

Joanne James

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your challenge card in the Festive Friday gallery!



Diane Evans

Sharon, how cute is that? I can't wait to start playing with my new stuff

Ann Schach

Adorable Owls was a perfect choice for an adorable card, Sharon! I have it, and you have inspired me to play with it. He looks so cute with this delightful polka-dotted paper! As always, your cards never disappoint!

Melanie H.

Cute as can be, and I love those tiny glittery hearts! Such a great way to follow the design to the inside too.


Sharon, I love that embossing folder and... of course, I cannot resist those polka dots. Your little owl is absolutely adorable and beautifully colored. This card just made me smile!


Sharon the little owl is adorable and I can't wait for mine to arrive - Love the embossing behind too, I'm going to remember that!

Beth McCullough

I love everything about this card, Sharon! The hello embossing, the little hearts, the dots, the beautiful coloring!! You are so good at getting all the details perfect. Blessings, Beth :)

Angie McKenzie

Absolutely love this!!! My heart went pitter patter! đź’Ś xx

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