Monday, February 6, 2012

Whoooo Loves You?

You can never go wrong with these cute little owls made with the Owl Punch!  Add a Santa hat and use him for a Christmas project, turn him upside down and trim off the feet for a perfect little ghost, add a party hat for a birthday theme, or turn him into a darling pengquin! -- SO many ideas out there for this little fellow!  Here I punched two owl bodies out of Poppy Parade card stock -- and embossed them with the square lattice and Houndstooth embossing folders.  I punched the jackets out of scraps from the Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-bration paper pack.  Of course, that lovely paper along the bottom is also from the same designer paper stack.  I stamped the chocolate chip card base and the inside cream panel with the stamp from the Sale-a-bration set -- Fresh Vintage.  I love how the stamp coordinates with the paper -- always makes it easy to make a nicely coordinated project!  I punched a couple of hearts (using the owl punch) from the red glimmer paper to add a little love above the owl couple. 

The moon is the 2 1/2 " circle punch with the little "love" stamp from the Tiny Tags stamp set, stamped in the top left corner in Chocolate Chip ink.  Finally, I added a couple of branches for them to sit on using the Bird Punch -- such a versatile punch that I find myself reaching for all the time!

The owl punch DOES come with all the parts you could ever need for intricate eyes punched from card stock, but I find all those little pieces to be somewhat tedious, so I always just grab my googly eyes!  HOWEVER, should you feel inspired to make some tedious eyes, here is a tip to help: take your stylus (or any blunt tipped instrument -- even an "out-of-ink" ball point pen could work) -- add some of the multipurpose liquid glue (the stuff with the green lid) to the tip and let it dry overnight.  It dries tacky, so it works perfectly for picking up all those tedious little owl eye ball pieces and applying them to your project!

Happy Valentine's creating!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Beth...very cute owl and I need to remember to make some next year for Valentines for my grand-nephews and -nieces! Thanks for the tip about the tacky stuff....I'm writing that one down. ;)