Diecut Owl Valentines

Having received a Silhouette Cameo for my birthday in January last year, I wanted to put it through its paces. I used the Cameo to make the main part of my older daughter’s owl Valentines in 2012.

The owl ended up being inspired by a jumble of different ideas…

• The owl outline came from this cutting file by Peppermint Creative:

• The feathery belly came from an owl box in the Silhouette online store:

• The eyes (circle punches), beak (heart punch) and wings (oval punch) were made in the same way as these pillow box owls that my kids made in church:

And here is the final result:

I found that I could tuck a note under one of the wings, so I downloaded a free Valentine’s card printable and redesigned it to fit my needs. My daughter used these mini cards to address her Valentines.