Friday, March 6, 2009

Creative Cuts and More

Hi there, today I have a couple more projects to share with you from Creative Cuts & More. I've really enjoyed playing with with these die-cuts, the only hard part was figuring out what colors and materials to pick when I was ordering them. (LOL) Thanks Terry, for letting me be part of the team this month. I'm really having a great time.

Okay, here's my project! My original plan was to make a cute little bunny out of the Puff Box, but It didn't quite work out that way, as you can see! The more I looked at the box ,the more I kept seeing an owl, I guess I must have owls on the brain these days. Hope you guys don't mind ANOTHER OWL PROJECT!!!

Here's the supply list and how to put it together.

Creative Cuts & More - Die-cut puff box
Basic Grey - Patterned papers and brads
Technique Tuesday - Chipboard photo turns
Doodlebug Designs - Paper ribbon
Maya Roads - Chipboard wings, mini tag and stick pins
Prima - Flower
Other - Feather, twine and printer
Tools - Scalloped border punch and circle punches.

  1. First, cover front and the top of the puff box with the black polka dotted paper.
  2. Use glue to put the box together
  3. Use a scallop punch and cut four strips of patterned paper about four inches long.
  4. Glue the scalloped strips to the box starting near the bottom and working upward.
  5. Next cut a triangle out of patterned paper and add a strip of the decorative paper ribbon to one of the edges. Fold the beak in half to get a centered crease, then unfold it and glue it to the center of the box, just above the top row of scalloped strips. (Make sure the beak sits up slightly and is not laying flat.)
  6. Cover the 2 large photo turns with patterned paper. Then use a small circle punch to cut circles to go around the round part of each photo turn. Use a punch to cut 2, 1 inch circles out of patterned paper, then adhere them to the photo turn.
  7. Embellish the eyes with some chipboard circles and brads and attach them to the box.
  8. Cover the chipboard wings with patterned paper then adhere them to the box for the ears.
  9. Cut apart a flower to create the claws of the owl. (I used three petals for each one.) Glue the petals to the bottom of the box.
  10. To finish off the box, I printed out my sentiment then adhered it to a mini tag, tied the tag to the box with some twine then added a stick pin and a feather to embellish.

Here's another die-cut I got to play with!

All the patterned papers and stickers on this are by Scenic Route.

I love this Butterfly Box, Isn't it just perfect for spring!!! I was thinking of filling it with some seeds, and giving it to my mom this weekend. These little boxes are really a quick, easy and inexpensive way of gift wrapping something, to make it extra special!!!

Have a great weekend !



happydays525 said...

Eeeek! Those projects are so cute, love them!

Melonie said...

AHHH! Jen I could get lost for hours on your blog. That owl is so super cute but that baby box from your previous post is just the sweetest.

Claude said...

I am in love with your owl!

chelemom said...

..........THUD!!!! Seriously the cutest projects EVAH!!!

Carol Weimer said...

Such fun projects. I love the owl box, it's just too cute. Thanks for the heads-up on the Helmar give-away, I won!!

Pamela Smerker said...

Jen these are both fantastic! I agree the shape of that puff box makes me think of an owl as well!

Anonymous said...

That owl is just the cutest!!

Stampin' Meg said...

That owl is the most fabulous pillow box I have ever seen.

Carla said...

Jen, that owl box is absolutely brilliant! Seriously!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

holy cow girl! these sample are awesome, I never ould have thought of making a pillow box into an owl, you are inspiring!

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