Inside it simply says
This little guy (Owl punch) will soon be retiring so I was pleased to have a chance to use him again before he does. Inspiration came from here. I loved the way the owl was holding a little diploma scroll. For mine, I used some paper I had that had a gold edge so the top of the scroll is gold which you can't see. I then used the slim gold ribbon to tie the diploma.
I'm pleased to say, her teacher loved it as well. She said we 'made her day' which is always a pleasure to be able to do for someone.
Stamps: Thoughtful Banners, Designer Tin of Cards (inside)
Ink: Early Espresso
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, So Saffron
Paper: Subtles DSP Stack - So Saffron
Dies: Stitched Shapes Circle dies, Circle dies (retired but you can used Layering Circles instead)
Punches: Owl Punch, Fox Builder Punch (tassel), Classic Label (optional), Cupcake Builder Punch (retired for button on hat)
Other: 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Woodgrain Embossing Folder