I had seen the owl on the CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge in the little book that comes with the cartridge, but I thought the owl looked kind of demented, and not cute at all. This weekend I worked in Dr. Phil and Roz's Close To My Heart booth at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Bellevue, and they had the cutest little card with the owl. It didn't look demented at all. So even though mine is not as cute and decorated as theirs (darn, I forgot to take a picture of it!), I was able to hurriedly make a card for a friend this morning. (Yes, I use as MUCH paper as I can on these cards, because I have toooooooo much paper in my house!)
You may know that I have a hard time making masculine cards, but this one was easy. (On the other hand, it's not really masculine (but it's definitely not feminine.)
I cut the owl at 2 1/2" (I did it with the Real Dial Size 'on', but I don't know what it would have looked like if I'd left it 'off.' Maybe the same.) It turned out really cute. The card base is 5x7. The B&T paper is from the retired Sonoma Paper Pack.
I was too lazy to cut the talk-bubble on the Cricut, so I just cut around the stamped image. (It is included in the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge.) Actually, it says "thanks" inside, but I carefully cut it out, so I could just use the bubble.
Cricut Cartridge - Artbooking
Cricut Cartridge Stamp Set - Artiste
Paper Pack: Sonoma
Card Stock: Chocolate, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Smokey Plum
Foam Mounting Tape (under the talk-bubble)
Maybe this will inspire you to use your Cricut today. I know I can't wait to play some more this week!