Sunday, February 19, 2012

Owl Love You!

For Valentine's Day, I made these owls for my students.  I saw the card in a magazine and decided to replicate it.  First I cut out 5 1/2 inch owls using Create a Critter cartridge.  For the girls, I glued flowers for the eyes and buttons for the boys.  I added some beaks and claws.  I stamped the heart in the middle to act as feathers for Valentine's Day.  The final touch was to cut two slits to slide in a pixie stick as a branch.  (Thanks to my mom who finally found pixie sticks at the Dollar Store.)  Simple and very kid friendly!

A Little Stitching

Before I entered this crazy world of scrapbooking, I use to cross stitch - a lot!  So when I found the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy piercing tool and mat, I realized I could still do both. This is the birthday card I made for my sister.  First, I cut out 2 inch squares and glued them onto a white piece of cardstock to use as a base. Then I used the piercing tool to punch holes between the squares.  I used some black floss to sew in between the squares. Then I glued this to a black card.  I added a rub on "J" and a matching piece of ribbon on the bottom.  This card took a while to make but I love the finished look.