As the new school year is set to begin, I made a card for a friend who teaches kindergarten.

This is one of those simple cards that has a big wow factor – mainly because of the vivid photographic paper in the All About Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper pack in the Sept-Dec 2023 holiday catalog and will be available for purchase starting September 6th.

I started with a sheet from the paper pack showing a bookshelf filled with books and paired it with the owl in the Bird’s Eye View stamp set. They’re perfect together!


All About Autumn 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper #162178 (available Sept 6, 2023)

Product List


  • Blackberry Bliss card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ – score at 4-1/4″ (this will be a landscape card). You will also need a large scrap for the backing on the sentiment label.
  • Basic White layer: 5-1/4″ x 4″ (cut 2 – one is for the inside). Plus a scrap to stamp the owl and another larger one for the sentiment
  • Designer Series Paper: 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 5-1/4″ x 4″ strip for the inside.
    • Cut the Designer Series Paper so that the shelf of the bookcase is at the bottom (for the owl to sit on).


  1. Fold and burnish card base along the score line with a bone folder.
  2. Adhere Basic White layer onto card base.
  3. Adhere Designer Series Paper to the Basic White layer.
  4. Stamp the owl on a scrap of Basic White using Tuxedo black ink.
  5. Color the owl’s face with Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and color its wings with Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.
  6. Stamp the round eyeglasses on the owl image using Blackberry Bliss ink.
  7. Fussy cut the owl. Then pop it up on dimensionals and place it on the bottom right of the card so it looks like it’s sitting on the shelf.
  8. Use sentiment of your choice from any stamp set or write your own on your computer and print out on Basic White cardstock on your printer. Trim it down and adhere it to a slightly larger piece of Blackberry Bliss. Pop the sentiment label up on dimensionals and attach to the top left of the card.


  • Adhere Basic White layer to the inside of the card.
  • Then adhere the 5-1/4″ x 4″ strip of Designer Series Paper on the left.

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