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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Halloween Owl!!!




Good Tuesday Morning Peeps!!!

I am so excited about today's project share!!! I just got the new Owl Punch!!!1 I have been imagining all the wonderful things I could make with it every since I saw it in the new catalog. There is a bit of a story about almost not getting this order yesterday. I placed my order for this punch a few other things with a friend at her open house, the order was scheduled for delivery yesterday. Lois, my above mentioned friend, picked me up to go to her house for some stamping fun with our new goodies. She picked me up around noon and we did a couple of stops and ate lunch before heading to her house. When we pulled up in front of her house we could see a UPS delivery note on her door......DANG, we had missed him. Her usual driver always left her box in the back on the boat under it's tarp. Well, wouldn't you now it, today a different driver so he was un-aware of the arrangement. We were so upset, NO it just couldn't be that we would have to wait til the next day to get our goodies!!! Not to be deterred Lois sprung into action, called the local UPS office and ask if they could get a hold of the driver to come back or even meet us somewhere, if he was still in the area, and they agreed to try and call us back. Well, an anxious 10 or 15 minutes later the driver called and said he would meet us in 30 minutes at a nearby highway inner section........so we got our goodies, UPS drivers are the BEST!!!!!

When Lois unpacked the box we just ewwwed and ahhhed over all the lovely stuff!! I just held my owl punch and didn't even want to open it!!! LOL!!! But I told Lois, I had an idea about giving my owl a witch's hat and I wanted to make a matchbook treat holder and sooooo he was born!!! Any of you that follow my blog, know how I LOVE all things halloween-ee!!

The match book is made with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock cut to 3 x 9-1/4 inches, scored at 3/4, 5 and 5-1/4 inches The DS paper used is from the retired Cast-A-Spell paper pack, I haven't gotten the new Halloween paper yet, but soon!!!

Here is the open matchbook:




You can put a fun size pack of M&M's or Skittles or something like that in the inside, tuck it in before stapling or use some sticky tape to hold it in.

The bottom strip has a staple but it is covered in the front by my sentiment layer. The letters are from the Naturally Serif sizzlets strip die. I made the hat with my small oval punch for the base and hand cut the top. I added some highlights to the hat and heart with my white gel pen. Well, I hope you like my little Halloween Owl, I am sure you will See more of this owl in the future.

Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

14 comments:

Wendy J. said...

Vicki, this little guy is so darn cute. I love the halloween twist you gave it! Brilliant!

Marisa said...

Love your UPS man story! You should send him a cute note made from what he delivered for you :D Darling project - love the hat on the owl and how you have him sitting on the branch. Enjoy your new goodies!!

Madeline Morcelo said...

Vivki, this is so CUTE...love it, it look s so pretty with the Halloween twist! Thanks for sharing...another great idea!

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a "Hoot"! Love this little halloween owl. Fabulous!

Lois said...

Are we a couple of crazed women or what! Nothing will stop me from getting my SU order!! LOL
This little guy turned out so darn cute. I just love him.

Lynn said...

LOL love the UPS story! Lord help the UPS man that stands in the way of a SU order :)
This little Halloween Owl is too stinkin cute Vicki! So clever!

Jenn in GA said...

this is really cute, but it would be even cuter if the owl was on a broom...that shouldn't be too hard to cook up, right?

glad you had a cooperative UPS man.

Dawn Dickinson said...

Wow this is so cute - can't wait to use my new Owl Punch - thanks for sharing it! Good thing you caugh that UPS man.

Lori Burkitt said...

Oh, my goodness sakes - too cute! Love it, love it, love it. What a clever idea!

Diana Soling said...

This is just the cutest thing!!!

Kathy Martin said...

Super cute! LOVE the matchbook style! :)

Rhonda Langley said...

Your Halloween owl is just too cute! Love the hat! Your UPS driver sounds wonderful.

Sandra said...

this is wonderful!
Sandra

Marion said...

This is adorable, I love it. Thanks so much for sharing. I love halloween.