Monday, January 30, 2012

So Stinkin' cute - punch skunk nugget holder

I am going to do the best to give you a tutorial on how to make this cute skunk. I saw the idea at Danee Hoangs blog site. Mine is a little different than hers, but it is still stinkin' cute!

Cut a strip of black card stock 1 1/2 inch by 5 1/2 inch. Score at 2 and 3 inches. You will need two large white petals, one small white petal, and one oval. (its hard to see the writing)

Punch these pieces using the Word Window punch, Ornament punch, Large oval punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch
The Heart can be any heart punch or the new Framelits, you will also need a round pink circle- mine came from the Owl builder punch.

The top half will be the centers of the ears, the bottom half will be the stripe in the tail.

Trim the ornament "holder" off the ornament.  Glue the small white petal to the ornament.

Glue the top half of the large petal to the small black petal- do two for the ears.Trim the extra white.

Glue the ears to the back of the head, and the oval to the top of the strip.  Glue the oval above the score line.

Cut the word window in half and glue ends to back, then bend to come around the front, glue heart in hands.  If your heart is smaller, you may need two word window punches to make the hands long enough to hold the heart.

Glue the bottom of the large white petal to the large black petal for the tail.  Trim the extra white.
Glue the tail on the back, the pink nose, and googlies eyes!

Fold on score lines and tape the back together making a pocket for the nugget.

I hope you have a clever saying to go with your skunk like: Your so stinkin' cute! or I Love You so Stinkin' Much... you get the idea!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone is having a happy and productive new year.  My family headed out west for a fun ski trip after a great Christmas. The boys went to school as soon as we got home, and I started everyone on their New Years resolutions (that I had made for them)!  So far the boys have been to bed earlier, but are not doing a great job of getting up earlier.  David spent all day organizing his home office.  My goal for this house is to have all of his electronic things together so when we want to watch one of our videos we can- without two hours of searching for a connecting wire, then a trip to Radio Shack to buy the piece we cannot find.  I finally got the new hall closet organized -and labeled! 

I hope you are thinking about how you will make this year a better year, and if you need some help, let me suggest some things...
  1. Stamp more.  Stampin'Up!s mini catalog has tons of new stamps and supplies to get you stared.  Go here to see the mini catalog:
  2. Send more notes.  Do you know anyone who doesn't love to get a note from a friend?  Surprise someone who gave you a gift with a thank you note.  These are simple and quick to make, and can easily be adapted to fit stamps you already have.
  3. Shop more.  January 24th starts Sale-a-bration.  You can earn free SU merchandise with each $50.00 purchase.  It is a great time to stock up on necessities like paper and ink and earn free beautiful stamp sets!  See the catalog here:
Let me know if you need any help getting these resolutions started.  I hope to have a workshop soon- stay tuned for details.