Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Hoot! Hoot!

Hi!  I would've started writing this post earlier but I'm a little addicted to watching The Voice so I had to watch that first and I even washed all the dinner dishes in 30 minutes so I could just sit on the couch.  But I'm slightly disappointed.  Nothing really stood out tonight.  Last week I really loved Pink's Perfect.  I mean Javier was good tonight but we kind of already knew that.  Anyway, on to my project.

A couple of days ago or so I got my Lion Brand e-newsletter and they had this cute grad owl amigurumi (pattern number 80282AD) so I had to check out the site.  But then I found an even cuter owl (pattern number L0256AD) so decided to go with that one instead.  Plus it was smaller so I thought it would be faster for me to make.  Then I thought I'd make a matching card for TGF's Farm Fresh Friday Challenge to make a Congrats card.

Here's a pic of the owl.  Isn't she the cutest?!  She's just 3 inches tall without the grad cap.  I added the cap and tassel and put a little cell phone clip (with a lobster claw clasp) so you can put it on something.  I had those things in my jewelry making stash.  Her nose is just a triangle piece of felt that I glued on.  Well, my kids love her and I may have to make 3 more just for them and all in different colors.  Reminds me of the Owl Babies book.  Cute story too.

Here she is hanging out.

Here's the card I made inspired by the crocheted owl.  I decided to go with the sliding pop-up card which was highlighted by SCS not too long ago.  The tutorial is HERE.  My dimensions are just a bit larger.  I used the owl from TGF's Forest Friends and borrowed Grad Anya's cap.  I also broke down and bought a couple of Hero Arts background stamps.  (Totally inspired by Donna Mikasa--I love how she uses the background stamps on her cards).  I used the large canvas one on the kraft cardstock.

So when you slide out the bottom piece, it says Congrats.  And then it stands on its own.  I added some butterflies (MS) and a daisy (MFT dienamics).  The letters are cut from one of the Hello Kitty sizzlits.

Side view.  Owl on the brown pops up.

Together.  Cute? 

Thanks for reading! 


Cheryl said...

Yeah, nothing was super spectacular on the Voice yesterday, but I thought Cee-Lo should have picked the other guy. Although I didn't even know what song they were singing. Anyhow, super cute grad owl! I love those big round eyes! The hat is cute too. The card is so clever too! Love the matching owl! I will need to check out that tutorial, I guess I should get started on some cards.

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love that amigurumi owl! So cute! How long does it take you to make one? and that sliding pop-up card is cool! I've got to check out the tutorial.

donna mikasa said...

Hi Eva! Looove your ami owl! You are so talented! And your card is adorable! Congrats on your win at Farm Fresh!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I just read the rest of your post! So glad I enabled you to buy more stamps! The stripes are one of my faves!