Friday, January 23, 2009

Day Five with Barb Schram - You're a Hoot

It's Day 5 with Barb Schram. Today Barb has designed these adorable Owl Valentine's!! With a complete tutorial....Thanks Barb. We have so enjoyed all the fabulous projects that Barb has shared with us this week and I hope everyone will take the time to drop Barb a comment on this post thanking her for the breathe of fresh air she has brought to these rather chilly January Days. Thanks Again Barb!!

OWL bet all your Valentines will love this special treat! It’s another sweet idea, complete with candy! You can change up the sentiments and candies for any special day or holiday! And, you know that is what I LOVE about JustRite, the capability to personalize and accommodate all your stamping needs! Let’s get started with the details!
I found a bag of Valentine sour ball candies when I was visiting Michaels! I could get three cello bags from the one purchased bag to make a nice treat, not too much but just enough! After filling cello bag, I folded down top twice and stapled to hold closed. This provided a sturdy edge to attach inside the topper after in was scored and folded.
My main topper piece measures 3 x 5”. I centered one end of the topper into a Martha Stewart border punch and punched one end and only once with this punch.
Taking scissors, I snipped the cardstock from the punched out space to the edge of the side. Then I corner rounded the corners with the punch shown in photo. Next, I scored the topper at 2”and punched out a scalloped circle for each owl.
To create the ears, a half inch circle punch was used. Follow photo for placement of punch. Do this on each side of bag topper.
Use the crop a dile to punch small holes into white cardstock. Taking a ¾”circle punch, place punched hole in center and punch out ¾” circle to create a little white ring. Make two of these for each owl.

Take the one inch circle punch for three grey circles per owl. Cut one in half for eyelids. On the straight edge of each half, use a dauber or sponge to shade, and then make tiny cuts with scissors to create a fringe. Cut a punched white circle into sixths, using one sixth for each owl’s beak. In the middle of the gray circle, use a black marker to create a large dot. This is what will show through when you place the white ring on the grey circle. Affix to topper; beak, gray circles, white rings, then pop up the eyelids with foam dots.
I chose to give each owl an earring! After deciding what I wanted each earring to say, I got out my Brayton 25pt font and created my words. A punch on the fold of the topper and a punch in the sentiment edge provide the placement for a jump ring or a link to hang the sentiment earring! The topper is now complete and can be taped onto the cello bag. I used tacky redline double sided tape for this. I also chose to create a base for each Owl, so it could sit up for presentation. The base measurements will be dependent on how much and what kind of candy you place in bag…After you have the bag filled, measure out the cardstock and score each side to the height you want, fold up and tape.
Using my Brayon 25pt. font again, I created a Happy Valentine’s Day banner for each base! I think this really finishes off the presentation nicely!
I love candy treats, and this particular project is one of my favorites…each owl has its own little personality! Just simply the different colors of papers, placement of the eyes, and that cute white beak give each one their own individual look! I hope you enjoyed Day five and this special Valentine’s Day treat!
Stamps: JustRite Brayton Font, Harmony 1 3/8” x 3 ½” Rectangle Stamper
Paper: Papertreyink Stampers Select White, Raspberry Fizz cardstock and patterned papers, Basic grey DP, SU Red, Grey, and Black,
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and London Fog
Accessories: Martha Stewart, SU, EK, and Marvy Punches, black marker, jump ring/links, candy, cello bags, adhesive, Terrifically Tacky tape, dauber, foam pop ups

I can’t leave without sending a great big Thank YOU to JustRite for having me here this week! It has been a terrific time and one OWL (sorry! I just had to do it!) always treasure. Take good care! And I’ll see you over on Explore.Dream.Discover.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is so totally cute!!! Your out of the box thinking Barb goes way beyond clever -- you are the BEST at fun little projects like this!! So sad your week is over!!!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Loved your ideas all week, but the owls are just over the top!! They are too, too cute!! Great job! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

Heather in FL said...

That is just too cute! I'm going to have to keep this one on hand for next year. I already have my supplies for this year, but this is awesome!

Michelle said...

Wow! This is so cute and so very creative. TFS your amazing creativity!!!

Elaine M said...

LOVE this owl!! Such a great idea - and not just for Valentines.
Can hardly wait to make a bunch!
Thx for sharing so many wonderful ideas this week.

Ann said...

Barb these treats are so very cute!! Thanks for all the wonderful samples and the great tutorial. Ann Lind

Janet S said...

How cute are those owls!!! Love it, love it, love it.

Sharon said...

Sure is a hoot!
These are really cute!
Thanks for sharing 'owl' your ideas!

IL Cielo di Praga said...


cpeep said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog, because now I've found yours! Love the owl, especially the fringy eyelashes :)

Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

Skraptacular Designs said...

OMGosh! These are just absolutely adorable! I so wish I would have fumbled across your blog before Valentine's Day!

Thanks for the inspiration!


jen said...

totally cute.. when is this blog going to be updated to reflect the new stamps coming out. I wait and check everyday - can't wait to see the new stuff and to be able to pre-order. Thank you.

Daylight said...

It's been a month since the last entry. . .I was wondering when this or even the website were going to show the new items that we were told were going to be introduced at CHA?

Melanie said...

that's fabulous Barb!!!!