Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Angry Bird Christmas

Hi!  What do Angry Birds have to do with Christmas??  I have no idea but they are everywhere, aren't they?  Just stick a Santa hat on them and they are perfect for the holiday season.  My kids and lots of other kids seem to like them a lot so I decided to make tons of Angry Birds!  I had first seen this post HERE on Jenny's blog about some Angry Birds she had made and she provides the link to the original source.  I just had to find my own way of making them with the dies/punches that I have.

So here's a photo of 47 Angry Birds made from just thin cardstock.  I chose thin cardstock so I could cut more than one sheet at a time and so it would move faster.  I used Spellbinders circle nestabilities for the bodies.  The beak is a cat/bat ear from PTI's Halloween sweet treats dies set.  The feathers on the head is from My Favorite Things daisy die.  The eyes are punches and the eyebrows are hand cut.  Yes, that was the most painful part.  Hand cutting all those eyebrows!  But without them, they wouldn't be Angry Birds!

So my 2 older kids and I decided that bookmarks would be the best to give away since they are older now.  And if I had just stuck these on a package with candy it would surely have been tossed away.  My daughter gave her class instructions not to throw them away.  Hahaha.  She also helped me with stringing on the twine and sticking the labels on.

A little close up photo.  The bookmark die is from PTI.

We tied on some candy canes with more twine and they were set to go.

I made Angry Birds for my youngest too.  He's too young to read so I decided to make ornaments for them instead.  And these are made from FUN FOAM!!  These came out so fun!  The green tag is PTI's Tag Sale #4 die.  We tied on some ribbon and bells, and added candy canes in the bags too.  My youngest kid's teacher dressed up as an Angry Bird for Halloween too!

So I am finally finished with the kids' stuff.  But I still have teacher gifts for my younger son's teachers to wrap.  Thank goodness I still have the weekend to finish up.  But I hate waiting til the last minute.

I have to share this photo of the pictures/cards my youngest made for his teachers.  He keeps requesting that I post his projects on my blog too.  Future blogger, I suppose.

Oh and if you haven't checked it out yet, I have been "spied" on TGF!  See HERE.  It's my first time ever being spied.  So if you've got time, play along please!

Thanks so much for reading and hope you're enjoying the holiday season!


Creations by Shirl said...

Aw so cute Eva~
Those angry birds came out prettier than ever, and I'm sure those kiddies are going to enjoy them too....
Have a super weekend!

Lorraine said...

OMG, woman, I knew you would make some awesome gifts for your children's classes like you do every year! The kids will love them! Yup, angry birds are everywhere. And LOL @ your little one wanting his cards posted! Love his creations! Good for him! Please keep posting them! Oh and CONGRATS on being spied!

Cheryl said...

Holy cow! That's a lot of angry birds! They are too cute! You should ask santa for a vagabond for xmas. Love the ornaments and bookmarks! Awww, what cute cards by your son! His alphabet looks awesome!

RiNNE said...

Wow!! So wonderful and creative, Eva! You did a great job on the Angry Birds (I keep hearing about them too & refuse to join in on the hype & download the app on my phone, lol!).

I saw that your card got featured on TGF - yay!! Congrats! :)