16 September 2011

Time to HOP with Paper Issues

♥ Welcome to the Papered Cottage ♥
Today is the big day. Glad to be in on this wonderful Blog Hop presented by the talented ladies of Paper Issues Creative Team.
**GIVE-A-WAY GIVE-A-WAY**
My prize donation will be THREE skeins of my very popular --On The Fringe-- Handmade Crepe Paper Fringe from Dot & Whimsy I have a huge assortment of colors schemes to choose from...as the winner, you will get to pick your favorite three
I love scrapbooking and card-making, but my true passion is altering stuff :)  So, I will be bringing you a cute, fast and fun little project, Owl Straw Topper just in time for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving...this guy is very versatile.
Supply list to complete one piece:
•Scrapbook paper; 2 patterns
•Label punch (2.25"H x 1.5"wide)
•1" round punch
•Two 1/2" round corduroy brads (or any design)
•Two 1/8" round black pom-pom balls
•One piece of candy corn; trimmed to 1/2" long
•Mini tag 
•Jute or twine
Other: scissors, permanent pen, plastic or paper straws, hole punch, fabric glue and permanent adhesive
This is easy, easy, easy :)  
1- Punch paper with label punch
2- Using the hole punch, create two holes 1/8" from the top and bottom of the label punched paper
3- Using the 1" round punch, punch one circle from coordinating paper; cut in half and glue one piece to each side of the label (as shown).
4- Insert the two brads approximately 3/4" from the top; center the brads side-by-side.  Using fabric glue, add the pom poms to the brads (as shown).
5- Cut candy corn to 1/2" in length (or as desired).  Glue just below eyes.
**Allow pieces to dry**
6- Carefully insert straw through holes.  
7- If desired, add a small name tag and attach to the top with jute, ribbon or baker's twine
That's it!  Think of using these for party favors, place-cards or as a package tie-on!
I hope that you enjoy this simple and sweet project; please email me if you have any questions :)
♥Now, it's time to hop-on-over to
Lana Bisson's Blog for your next stop♥
(If for some reason Lana's Blog Hop post isn't up, please go to Peg Hewitt's blog next)
Also, don't forget to check-out Paper Issues store
25% OFF your purchase when you use the code: HOP25
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment to be in the drawing for a prize!

46 comments:

  1. Don't add me to your give away! I just wanted to stop by and leave some love! What a great idea and I will have to do these for the kids' drinks at Thanksgiving! They would LOVE it! He's such a cute little guy! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Don't include me in your giveaway. Your owl straw topper is adorable, I am going to have to make some for my kiddos! I really love your fringe, I will have to stop by your etsy store and order some!!

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  3. Your little owl is just adorable!

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  4. You don't have to include me in your giveaway, but I wanted to let you know how cute your owl is...

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  5. oh how cute is that wee owl!!! :)
    nat xox

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  6. Your little owl is so cute! Thank you for showing us how to do it! :o)

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  7. Love your work - please enter me in the give away. Thanks.

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  8. Don'[t include me in your giveaway. Just wanted to say how cute the owl is!!!

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  9. Please don't include me in the giveaway just wanted to say that little owl is supercute!

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  10. Oh what an adorable project that owl is so cute! Great work!

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  11. stinking adorable you girls are kicking this hop!

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  12. This little owl straw topper is the cutest!
    Thanks for the tutorial, my kids would love these!

    Fantastic giveaway too! I love crepe fringe!!!

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  13. Oh, he is a cutie! So smart to use that punch as his body... (Don't include me in the giveaway.)

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  14. Shellye your owl is pure genius.. I adore the straw topper idea too.. such a good idea for parties!!! (please don't include me in your giveaway)Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  15. now that is too, too cute! i see a craft project with my girls. soon, very soon!

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  16. Your owl straw topper is just too adorable.

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  17. Love your owl project!! It`s sooo cute :)

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  18. So cute Shellye!! I love this as a quick idea for Halloween. TFS!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  19. Super cute and they look easy too! Even my 16 year old's will love them, lol.

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  20. Great project!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  21. Shellye I didn't realize you had been such a busy girl. Grats on the Nook DT. And your owl project is so cute. I am so proud of you. Your work is amazing.

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  22. Great project and mini tute!!! LOVE that fringe!

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  23. oh what a cute little project! HOW fun would this be for a birthday!!!
    kacee
    youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

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  24. Love your little owl! Such a great idea! *don't include me in the giveaway*

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  25. What an adorable idea!! These would be perfect for a party in the Fall.
    No need to include me in the giveaway.
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

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  26. Wow!! This owl is adorable! I'm gonna have to give that a try with the kiddos. They would have a blast using those :)

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  27. Love your darling owl straw topper!!!
    Don't enter me in the drawing; just stopping by
    Fellow DT member

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  28. What a fun idea and with owls bring such the trend right now it is fun to see an idea with a punch I have.

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  29. What an adorable owl, and what a great way to mark people's drinks at the holidays. And that fringe is so cool. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  30. OH goodness, could that be any sweeter? I even have that punch! Gotta try that one!!!

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  31. Hi Shellye. I'm new to your blog. Your little owls are adorable. I love the idea of taking punches and making them multi purpose. I wish I could have seen that in those shapes. I'm always looking for ways to use purchases like that for lots of different things. Thanks for sharing it!

    Hugs...Tracy :)
    cottonpickincute(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  32. Adorable project - so fun. Would love to win the fringe crepe paper. Peggie

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  33. soooo cute... I love it.. such a wonderful idea.... I am your newest follower.

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  34. Oh I love owls! He is just too cute!! Don't add me to the giveaway.

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  35. Ooooohhhh!!! I have that punch!!!! this is brilliant! I want to make it right now! Your fringe is amazing!!

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  36. How did you "see" an owl body out of that punch shape? Cute project!

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  37. Very cute--love the corduroy brad eyes.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  38. Absolutely darling! At first i thought this was on a pencil at first look but straws are cute too. Thanks for the tutorial :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  39. Oh how cute is he?!! Fab tutorial too! I've added myself as a follower (no need to add me to the giveaway)

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  40. That is SO ridiculously adorable and inventive!! Don't add me but thanks for the sweet idea!

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  41. Hop 25. This time of year brings bright colors & fun things to stamp. You did a good job!

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  42. OMGosh!!! These are sooooo cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I will definately be making these with my daycare kids!!

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  43. great tutorial and super cute project

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  44. gosh those are so sweet :)
    thanks for sharing!
    //Katarina

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