An old copy of The Pony Express was used for the text - the owl is from a set of three from Hero Arts, and the card concept was adapted from this previous post.
There's something about tearing up an old book that makes me feel naughty. I think it's all those years of not being able to write in books in school, and caring for them - covering them with paper grocery bags, combined with my admiration, love and respect of all things vintage. Or maybe it's just the delightful ripping sound - who knows.
Card bases/envelopes are from an Italian company, Arturo (Dick Blick), in Gray.
...and with the lids, decorated. Papers are BasicGrey Origins, dies are Spellbinders with Want2Scrap bling. Gift sentiment is A Muse. I need to try their new cling stamps - all I have are their ones from years ago.