Thursday, January 9, 2014

Joyful Stars January Blog Hop

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Happy New Year!  I wish you a health, happiness and plenty of crafty time this year. Thanks for taking time to follow our blog hop this month.  If you have come from  Lori's Blog, then you are on the right track.  If you ever get lost along the way, just hop over to Joyce's Blog where you will find the entire list of hoppers.
Today I have a Valentine project for you.  I saw this cute owl treat holder on Pinterest a few weeks ago and finally had time to try it.  Ashley at Joyfully Jensen has a tutorial so I won't bore you with all the details.
Since Close To My Heart does not have a traditional paper for Valentine's Day, I decided to use the purple, gold and black from our Laughing Lola  (X7170B) paper pack.  There are two paper packs in the new Spring/ Summer Idea Book that would be perfect for Valentine cards or layouts.  Be sure to check out the new "Ivy Lane" and "Lollydoodle" papers if you prefer pink.
Since I saw this before Christmas, I saved the empty wrapping paper cardboard tubes and also paper towel tubes to make this project.  Cut the tube 5" in length and cover it with the decorative paper. This is just the perfect size for a mini pack of M & M's.  Fold down one side of the top and then the other to make the ears. 

Isn't he too cute?  I used the Art Philosophy Cartridge to cut the heart from page 26 of the booklet at 2"  and the circles on page 21 in Black cardstock.  The googly eyes are 15mm, but you can adjust the size of the black circle and eyes to the size of your owl.  The wings are cut freehand in another Lola Background and Texture paper and glued to the tube using Liquid Glass.  Whenever I need to make sure something does not come apart, I use Liquid Glass.
Print the sentiment on plain white copy paper and trace the 1 1/2" size of the heart on page 26, aligning the wording in the center of the heart.  Use the Lagoon Baker's Twine under the wings to make it look like the owl is holding the heart.  The beak was cut in Laughing Lola Gold. 

Be sure to stop back next month when we will be showcasing products from our new Spring/Summer Idea Book.  Now it is off to  Joyce's Blog for more crafty inspiration.
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  1. This is too cute! I might have to try this with my niece since she loves owls. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was thinking in my mind what I wanted to write for your comment, and before I wrote it...I read the other comments above. Nancy's comment was the EXACT wording & punctuation that I would use!! So I'll say it anyway!! What a CUTE owl!!! :)

  3. LOVE this! So super cute owl.... Like the way you use non-red / pink color for valentine :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Consider this scrap-lifted. I think my students will be getting these :)

  5. OMG....this is just tooooo cute!

  6. I agree with everyone else. This is so cute!

  7. That last comment (Mitch Manders) was actually mine. My son was using my laptop... :-)

  8. Love this!!! I always look forward to your hop ideas and you never disappoint.