This little owl was simple to make:
The secret? I used a premade pillow box. I bought a package of plain pillow boxes from the wedding aisle at Michael's. I traced the pillow box onto Halloween patterned paper from Echo Park then scored the paper at the folds. I used a coordinating paper on the front for his chest.
I used a circle punch for big owl eyes and cut a diamond for his nose. To make the wings, I cut two rectangles and rounded the corners.
For a decorative touch, I added black stitching to the body, chest and and wings before adhering. I used a sentiment stamp from the dollar bin and stamped a greeting on a sticker. Then I filled the pillow box with candy for a yummy treat.
This project was picked up for the October 2012 issue of Scrapbooks Etc, but, alas, the magazine folded before it was published. Sniff. I did get paid, though. Since it wasn't pubbled, I decided to reprise it here on my blog, just in time for Paper Issue's new theme: Halloween and Harvest. We've got a great sponsor and PRIZE for this theme. Find out all the deets here on the Paper Issues blog.
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