Friday, April 22, 2011

Little Man & Little Lady Owls

  This past Tuesday I had a class based on the Owl Punch and all the different things you can make with it.  As part of the class fee each person got their very own Owl Punch to love and cherish forever.  I know sometimes I see a new punch or a new stamp set and I think "what you see is what you get", then I start to blog hop or browse the galleries on Splitcoaststampers and I see all of these great ideas using the products in ways I never dreamed.  The creativity of paper crafters never ceases to amaze me.  I tried to put together 4 projects that would show how versatile the Owl Punch really is....It's not just an owl!

  Of course I had to show my class how you can make an owl gender specific or change his or her expression just by how you make the eyes.  So for these two projects the owl is really just an owl....but an owl with personality!

  Ladies first!   What I did to make this owl a girl is to give her a pink dress using Sweet Stitches DSP, a pearl necklace made from the adhesive pearl strands, an adorable little bow made from the heart on the Owl Punch (just glue them down point to point and add the smallest circle for the center), and last but not least, blue eyeshadow (cut one of the largest circles in half).  She is adhered to a 2 3/8" scalloped circle with the scallops pierced.  I ran a length of 1/8" taffeta ribbon underneath the scallop circle and around the back so it could be tied in a bow. 

Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Sweet Stitches DSP

Accessories: Owl Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, paper piercer, adhesive pearls, 1/8" taffeta ribbon

   Moving onto our handsome professor sitting on his branch contemplating the mysteries of the universe....or just wondering what is for dinner!

  See how he looks slightly goofy compared to the little lady?  We just changed his eyes to give him a different expression.  Using the heart from Owl Punch we made a little bowtie the same way as we did the hair bow on the girl.  The little tiny button brads from the Vintage Trinkets accessories gives his vest some flair.  We perched the professor on a branch punched with the 2 Step Bird punch.  And we have the moon rising behind him.

Stamps: None

Ink: None

Paper: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Elegant Soiree DSP (vest)

Accessories: Owl Punch, 2 Step Bird punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, Vintage Trinket brads, dimensionals

  These 3x3 cards are perfect as a gift enclosure or a quick thinking of you card.  Make a bunch at one time and keep them on hand for whenever you need them.  Using the Owl Punch you can make each one different using whatever scraps you have on hand.  One of the great things about the Owl punch is you can use a skinny little piece of cardstock and just slide it in to whichever shape you need.  You don't have to punch out all the pieces or waste whole chunks of cardstock just to get the little heart or one of the circles.

  The easiest way that I have found to assemble the smaller pieces of the eyes is to squeeze a little drop of Tombow Multi glue onto the end of a paper piercer, then touch the tip of the piercer to the punched out piece and pick it up, then just kind of push/slide it off the end onto wherever you want it.  A little bit of Tombow goes a long way so you just need a little bit at a time.

  I'll be sharing a few more of the Owl Punch class projects over the next few days so check back to see all the other fun things you can make with this one punch!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?


  1. These are just so cute!!! I love how one is so feminine, and the other is definitely all guy!! You are so talented - thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to see more owl projects! Happy Easter!

  2. Oh, my! They are CUTE! I love 'em! TFS

  3. Very cute! I'm loving them!!

  4. These are too cute! I love the details like the pearl necklace and the bow tie and buttons. I'm sure your class attendees loved these!


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