May 07, 2010

Teacher Appreciation week

I had so much fun making gifts for the teachers this week.. .here is my last gift for my daughter's Daycare... I found the notepads in the $1.00 bin at Joann's and the colors immediately caught my eye (hello??? Melon Mambo, Pixie pink, pretty in pink, choc chip only orange) I had to get them... add that I've been dying to make these cute little owls from Punches and viola!!! Just perfect!!

So, here are my playful little friends.... hope you like them!!

Punch Art Pretty Owls:

And here is how to make them:

And, then here are my 4 pals!!

All Punches Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted:
112082 Wide Oval (need two.. one cut longer than the other for the backside... it'll be longer so as to be the tail and hold the paperclip)
114889 Scallop Oval cut in half
112208 Curvy Label punch - scored down the middle and folded over
116628 Snow flake punch.. you get lots of feet from this punch
113694 Heart to Heart... used the smallest heart (this also serves as the back layer to the Itty bitty heart buttons from the Summer Mini Catalog...see below)
104390 1/2" circle punch for Whites
1/4" circle punch for pupils (used what I had)

From Summer Mini Catalog pg 11
118309 Itty Bitty shapes (punch pack... used the flower)

Sticky strip, dimensionals, 2way glue, dazzling diamonds for the ruffled belly.

Large paper clips.

Have fun creating!!

Oh, I forgot I wasn't done... so, I had to create a larger owl to scrap with... this pretty is 5 x 4 finished size... I substituted the punches in some cases for larger ones that SU has and Big Shot dies (all ovals, scallop oval for the body, top note die cut in half and then made a bit smaller to make the head smaller.  Used some sizzlits for eyelashes and again the same heart punch for beak... made some actual ruffles on the belly that is popped up on dimensionals and the feet are made with the modern label punch... WOO HOO... I'm on a rolla nd can't stop.

Hope you enjoyed my Owls.. I have to give credit to many demonstrators I borrowed some ideas from and expanded them to my liking!!  Yay for casing!!

Til next time...
Happy Stamping...

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