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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Owl gumball machine

This was made from a gumball machine bought in the Valentine section at Walmart. I have completely fallen in love with this goofy looking little owl. You will be seeing more of him throughout the week. He is so much fun to make and again is a great way to make use of every last scrap of paper. Today is the start of the SU Sale-a-bration sale and this owl stamp set is one that you can receive free for placing a $50.00 order. It is part of the Punch Bunch set and right now is only available through the sale.

I used plain white paper and stamped him in chocolate chip ink. I punched him out with the two step owl punch, punching the big eyeball circle out of white cardstock and attaching with pop dots. I added 7mm googly eyeballs and punched his heart out of Melon Mambo paper. I thought he needed some wings so I used the cupcake punch and stamp set mentioned in my earlier post. I cut the stamped cupcake in half to make the wings and added hearts from the owl punch to finish him off.

Just a reminder of the Jolly Holiday cartridge that I will be giving away on Feb. 1st. Please leave a comment to be entered or if you are in need of any SU products you can greatly increase your chances. Your name will go in 5 times for each order placed. To check out the special merchandise that you can choose from click on the Sale-a-Bration link in the top right hand corner of my blog, under the SU link. When you get there click on the sale ad at the top of that page and it will bring you to a page with about 5 rectangles. Click on the bottom orange one and it will bring you to all of the merchandise that you can choose from as your special gift. These are all only available at this time though this promotion. On the last page there are also items from the big catalog that you can choose from as well as a free gift. To shop for your $50.00 of merchandise click on any of the rectangles on the left hand side and it will bring you to that grouping of merchandise. Remember you can even order from the Clearance Rack to get the most bang for you buck although all of those items are retired so once they're gone they're gone.

24 comments:

  1. Super cute gumball project!!!! I came over from the CC to give you some love....I should have came over a LONG time ago!!!

    Traci
    NurseTraciScrapper at gmail dot com

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  2. Oh My that is so stinking adorable!!!!

    Titine
    tbcam@rochester.rr.com

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  3. Really cute!!! Great idea.

    brz352@yahoo.com

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  4. I LOVE that owl! Such a cute project! Hope you had a happy birthday!
    k_austgen@yahoo.com

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  5. Thank you Karen, I did have a happy birthday. We kept it pretty low key, which is exactly how I like it. After a weekend of celebrating the boys birthday I'm always ready for something mellow by the time mine rolls around. Isn't that a fun owl? I've been having so much fun with him!

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  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Very Cute! I always love how people altar everyday items. Thanks for sharing!
    Christi
    fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

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  8. Oh, I love the detail of the googly eyes on the owl. So sweet.

    Laurie
    Lauriegelo@msn.com

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  9. What an adorable idea!!! Love it.

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  10. This owl is too cute! And I love that you put him on a gumball machine! I may have to try something similar for my 4 yr old, he's been begging for a gumball machine! TFS.

    britngavin@clearwire.net

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  11. That owl is so cute. Reminds me that I need to place an order with my dealer, I mean demo soon. Hehehe! I love what you did with him, those eyes are perfect!

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  12. Just love this owl and all the creative projects you have shared. Thanks so much!

    JanaZ
    hello at simplymycrafts dot com

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  13. Like this project. And of course I too love the owl!! He is a HOOT.

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  14. Love that owl. Such an adorable creation.

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  15. That Owl is so stinkin' cute! I have to get to WM tomorrow and see if they have any. This is such a great idea!!!

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  16. I have not seen the gumball machines...I'll have to go search for them this weekend. This is super cute!

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  17. This is so cute, i have never seen one like this. Thanks.

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  18. Oh I love gum ball machines! They are so cool! I still have to drop my coins in whenever I come across a gumball machine at a store! TFS

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  19. I really like the mailbox and also the gumball machine with the cute owl. I never could find the JH in my area. Thanks
    Sharon (scrappyone)

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  20. Cutie pie owl! Love it. I am going to browse through your products because I am sure I will find someting I NEED!
    Happy 4-0! I love being in my 40's :)
    Jana
    janambailey@wtconnect.com

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  21. How stinkin' cute is that??? Love it!

    http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com

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  22. So so cute! I love owls...you can probably tell hence the user name :P I sure wish I had $50 to spend on SU products. I know I really want the word window punch! One of these days I will have to come back and hit your store up for one! TFS

    Angel
    ajewelo@yahoo.com

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  23. He is just sooooo adorable. Love how you use a cupcake for his wings! :-)

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