Saturday, February 2, 2013

You know...Owl Always Love You!

Hey everyone!  I'm super excited to share this project for the PTI MIM challenge.  (Hope it qualifies...don't wanna be kicked out of the gallery!;)  If you follow me you may remember the little owl treats I made from cupcake liners and tissue rolls in the Fall.  At the time I attempted one with a pillow box template, but I had to reduce the one I had,...cut it by hand,...and it ended up taking lots of time since I didn't have a die.  My proportions weren't quite right and the TP rolls were much easier, faster and cuter.  Well...I saw some adorable Valentine cupcake liners at the grocery store yesterday in my favorite colors and knew I had to give this another go.  I was already borrowing my dear friend, Susan's, pillow PTI pillow box die that I got her for Christmas.  (Knew I should have got myself one!!!)  This time it came together so quickly...even faster than the TP rolls...and I don't always say this, but I LOVE the way it turned out...

Now, I hope it's OK that I didn't actually stamp on the box itself.  But I did stamp the eyes...

...LOVE how those turned out using the Notched Flower die, Funky Florals, and Hello Sunshine (silver embossing).

This sentiment/heart was the only thing that took any time at all...because I used the computer for 'Owl' and stamped the rest, and had a little trouble lining things up for some reason.  The heart is from Framed Out #11, I think, but I had to cut it down a little...it was just slightly too big.  To speed up production for a larger quantity of Valentine treats, I would probably use a completely computer generated phrase, that I could cut into one or more banners to adhere.

You can see the Fall treats HERE, where I have a short tutorial using the TP rolls.  It all is very easily applied to the pillow box instead. (You'll use 2 liners, though, cut in half for 4 rows of feathers.) And, you'll see there are all kinds of options for this little feathered friend.  He's lots of fun to make!
I have one other project for this week's challenge HERE.
So glad you could stop in!
~Geri~

21 comments:

  1. The paper sleeves add so much fun to this little owl Geri. Like a little frilly skirt and you've matched all the colors so perfectly. This is super fun! Hugs!

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  2. crazy cuteness!!!!! I love it!

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  3. I remember the owls VERY well Geri. In fact I raved about them to my DIL to use as a project for her 1st graders. I'll have to get her on the phone again for this one! Glory be girl I just don't think this could be any cuter. I'm a huge fan of these colors too. Love the addition of the doily. Now I really need the pillow box die! Thanks for enabling me ;)

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  4. This is so sweet and clever Geri! The large pink button eyes are fantastic!!!

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  5. jeepers! can it get any cuter?? What absolute fun!

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  6. Doily wings, scarf of ribbon, and those eyes! I am so gonna try to do one as cute as yours. Probably won't be able to, but will try to anyway, cuz owls are my thing! Great job!

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  7. Geri this is so adorable! I have to make one.....

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  8. Oh, my gracious, Geri! This is just as cute as cute can be! LOVE it to bits!

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  9. Geri - All I can say is you deserve a hoot and holler of JOY and THANKS for creating this adorable project! I too will pin and hopefully try soon - I am not sure if I have cupcake liners right now?! But I will be getting some hopefully as adorable as the ones you used. Love the tag, the eyes and every sweet detail!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  10. Your darling owl caught my eye, and I had to come take a look. I just love it. So creative.

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  11. Totally adorable! I love these, you have all the details just right. Perfect!

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  12. How Owly Cute!!! Owls have captured my heart this past year. We have 2 huge ones in our trees. Will be so cute for me to do for my grandkids. Yours make me smile and we all need that. Thanks for sharing, Enjoy your Sunday

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  13. Oh my goodness! This is so adorable and clever.

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  14. Oh, Geri!! That is just too, too cute! Love it! Have a fabulous day! :o)

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  15. Oh. My. Goodness. This little owl is just adorable Geri! I love all of the layers you've used...and colors...and, well..everything!!!

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  16. OMGosh, this is absolutely the sweetest, most adorable project ever!!!!

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  17. how sweet - I'll have to try making one for my "cupcake queen" (daughter) she would LOVE it :)

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  18. Cute cute cute!!!! I have had fun with owls lately too....they make me smile!

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  19. Oh my goodness Geri! This is SO cute! I love owls and this is just one of the most adorable ones I have ever seen. I actually just saw this on Pinterest and loved it! I will have to give this a try! Very inspiring!!

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