I taught today’s project at a class quite some time ago and it proved to be very popular. I realised that I hadn’t posted it and as the die and the punch used are about to retire, I thought I’d better get onto it.
I cas’d this project from Janina’s Paper Potpouri. I just thought it was so cute.
The ‘cheese’ is cut from Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Cutie Pie Thinlits, with holes randomly punched using a variety of circle punches, then sponged with Daffodil Delight ink around the edges of the cheese and the holes.
The candle is cut from Gold Glimmer paper, also using dies from the Cutie Pie Thinlits and topped using a small piece of the paper drinking straw.
And then there’s the mouse. Isn’t he so cute? Most of the bits used to create this wee fellow comes from the Owl Builder Punch. I think the only exception is the large Smokey Slate circles used to create the ear. From memory that was done using the 3/4″ circle punch.
The body is created using the body for the Owl Builder punch but with the pointy ears trimmed off. The ‘arms’ (or are they paws?) are cut from a second body using the feet for the hands and cutting into the body to create ‘arms’.
To create the tail I have used the piece of card that I cut one of the bodies from and positioned the punch in the same place but very slightly offset to create a very narrow, curvy tail….. I hope that make sense.
If you are would like the Cutie Pie Dies (and there is a matching stamp set that I haven’t used here) or the Owl Builder Punch (which can be used to create so much more) please be quick as these products will be retiring as at 30 May 2017.
The Cutie Pie thinlit set comes with an assortment of smaller dies such as candles, tags, flowers, bows and many more, to enable you to create a number of embellishments to dress up your cake/cheese slice.
If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.
Framelits/Thinlits: Cutie Pie
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper
Ink: Daffodil Delight
Miscellaneous: Cutie Pie Thinlits, Owl Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch Tombow Multipurpose Liquid glue, Big Shot.