Hi, there!!! Happy new year! I hope your 2022 is off to a good start. I’ve decided to try to send out more cards this year than in previous years. I make so many during the year that I feel the need to at least try to put smiles on people’s faces by giving them a handmade card. I’ve also decided to start a birthday calendar, and I’ll be sharing a new calendar page at the beginning of each month throughout the year. A calendar will help me keep track of birthdays and where and when to send cards.

My page for the January calendar features this cute owl from Haven Hill Crafts, from the Snowed Inn stamp set, which also includes a sweet fox and the coolest moose! The owner, Hanna, contacted me in the fall, asking if I would like to play with some of her stamps. Of course I had to say yes. This owl is so cute, and there’s also an awesome washi tape stamp in the stamp set.

I stamped the snowflake in the stamp set repeatedly across my background using Iceberg ink from Altenew. I did second generation stamping on some of the snowflakes, especially where they overlap the lines where I intend to write. From Cornflower cardstock from My Favorite Things, I die cut the letters to spell januar using the In Stitches Lowercase Alphabet die set, also from My Favorite Things. I adhered the letters using liquid glue, centering them above the dates for the month.

I used lots of colors for this little owl. Isn’t he just the cutest, sitting there on his branch wrapped in a scarf?