Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hoo's Creative?

Jennifer Beason, that's hoo! She took the CC&M Short Puff Box and made the cutest little owl imaginable!

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.

And the instructions, in Jenni's own words:
  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.

This is definitely an example of an out-of-the-box box, isn't it? Great work, Jenni!

1 comment:

Stampin' Meg said...

Absolutely stunning!