Saturday, December 15, 2012

Empty Nest--Day 2 of Holiday Giveaways

I just found this post that was supposed to have been posted last month so I'll share this today.

My owls are ready to leave the nest to their new homes today. (Already gone and enjoying their new homes.)

What do you think of this little one? (Actually--he's not so little, but don't you think its cute?)

This month's swaps (last month's swaps) are based on punches and this is what was born. Love the sparkle in its eyes! (Even though you can't really tell in this picture, I couldn't make something without a little bling!) If you want to try to make one of your own, here's how:

  • Fold 4-1/4" x 11" Card Stock in half to make (4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card).
  • Place the folded edge onto the Oval Accent Bigz die and cut out.
  • Cut out the wings from the Elegant Bird Bigz die and trim the wings as shown.
  • You'll need 2 of each Soft Suede 1-3/4" Circles and Whisper White 1-1/4" Circles for the eyes.
  • For the beak, you'll need to punch the More Mustard card stock with the Small Heart punch.
  • You'll need 6 of the 1-1/4" Scallop Circles. Cut them in half and place onto the "belly" of the owl.
  • Start at the bottom of the card and work your way up with the scallop circles making an upside down pyramid. Bottom layer: 1/2 a scallop. Next: 1/2 a scallop. Third: TWO1/2 scallops, Fourth: TWO1/2 scallops, Fifth: THREE1/2 scallops and Finally: the last THREE 1/2 scallops.
  • Place the Soft Suede Circles onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals, slightly overlapping them
  • Place the heart at the bottom center of where the Soft Suede circles intersect.
  • Adhere the Whisper White circles onto the Soft Suede circles, covering the tops of the heart.
  • Place the glimmer brad onto the buttons and place them onto the card with glue dots.
  • Finally, place the wings onto the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. 
*Optional: for added depth, sponge the edges of the wings and Soft Suede circles with a coordinating ink.

{Project Details}
Day 2's free gift is the Owl Occasions Clear-Mount Stamp Set and the Owl Card.
Owl Occasions Clear-Mount Stamp Set
To participate in the random drawing, please leave a comment and/or book a party with me for next year. I will announce the winner in 48 hours. Good luck!

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  1. Love the owls. Hope you've been well, Lisa. Have to come to an event of yours sometime next year - that will be a resolution for 2013. :) Happy holidays to you and your family. -eunice

  2. I can leave comments...woohoo! this is super adorable! Great idea...the owl is too cute.

  3. Love that owl, so cute. Thanks for the chance to win and happy holidays to you and yours!



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