Archive for February 9th, 2009

Meet the Moon Family

OK I have the first peek at ourPapertrey Ink countdown AND My Timeless Templates © 

All I can say is I am just over the moon for today’s post!! I hope you will be too.

That is a HUGE hint 😀

The stamp set I am peeking today is from a new sentiment set called Handwritten Notes. It has handwritten sentiments from EACH design team member.

I am sharing one of  MY contributions of the sentiment set –>”I’m over the moon”

If you read my blog you know I say this A LOT. I think it comes from my watching the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” a million times with my mom, since I was a little girl. When Mary gives George the picture of him lassoing the moon for her. I loved that.

Anyway-its a cute set, that we all hope you will enjoy.

Now comes my project!!!

When I think of “moon’s” I also think OWLS! I don’t know why I just do.

Anyway, Amber came home from school the other day with a paper-bag owl project that was just the cutest thing ever!! I fell in love with it. (You will see the owl in the video :D) When looking at it I thought “How can I make my own version of this cute owl?”

Well, wouldn’t you know I was ALSO working on my newest My Timeless Template © peeks for this week when I “saw” it!! My Rounded Wrap Up! boxlet would be PERFECT! So I went to work.

Now this template will be releases on the 15th. It’s a super cute and versatile template.

If you are new to the templates you may want to watch THIS VIDEO. It takes you through the HOW TO on how the templates work.

Details about the TEMPLATE itself will be provided with tomorrows post. Today I want to focus on the step by step of this project.

Meet the Moon Family!


There is Owlette the “mommy”-named by Amber. Whootie-the “daddy” named by Alexa

and little baby Owlivia named by me D (and Noah approved)

Once upon a time there was a little pink owl named Owlette Branch. She was lonely and needed someone to love.

One moon lit night, in her favorite Oak tree, she met a stunning mate name Whootie Moon!

They shared some mice for dinner, and have been together ever since.


They were just “over the moon” for each-other!  

They fell in love, and before you know it, one starlit night, then came Owlivia.

They are such a happy little family!

They bring smiles and treats where ever they go!


Now for some detail photos of Owlette Moon



 Rounded Wrap Up! © (available on the 15th)

Printed on dark chocolate, and copy paper (or back of sweet blush cardstock)

Stamps: Handwritten Notes, Border Basics: Retro (released on the 15h)

Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Lemon Tart, Dark Chocolate

Ink-Dark Chocolate and copic markers

Photo of punched pieces needed


1- photo corner punch to create beak

2- little scallops or scallop flower to create the feet (here is a cute one)

3- 2 Giga scallop circlesfrom dark chocolate cardstock-for wings

4-2 sweet blush 2 inch circles for wing centers

5- 2 (large) hearts punch in sweet blush (makes a tail-optional) and berry sorbet (makes front piece)

6- 2- 1 inch circles from dark chocolate-makes eye base

7-1-1 inch circle from sweet blush (will be cut in half) to make eyelids

8- 2 3/4 inch circles-for eyeballs

DIRECTIONS (for those who can’t view the video)


Print your Rounded Wrap Up! ©on dark chocolate cardstock.

Cut score and assemble per instructions. Set aside

On copy paper print the Rounded wrap up again. You will cut out JUST the front portion of the template onto sweet blush cardstock. This creates your owl body.

Stamp the scallop border pattern from Border Basics: Retro in dark chocolate ink x2, onto belly, and again on 2  of the punched 2 inch round circles. Color with markers.

Stamp sentiment from hand written notes-under belly using dark chocolate ink.

Stamp choice of other border pattern on sides of box to create head/face. Color as desired



Stamp circle from border set onto 3/4 white circles.

Layer near bottom of dark chocolate 1 inch circle.

Cut/punch 1 inch circle from sweet blush. Cut in half. Draw on lid and eyelashes with marker. Layer on eye lids with dimensionals.

For beak use photo corner punch from lemon tart cardstock. Layer onto face with dimensional, then layer on eyes.

Apply heart punched from Berry Sorbet cardstock to top of head, between eyes.


Use scallops or flowers for feet. Score bottoms so they bend forward, and layer behind owl body. Adhere body to Rounded Wrap Up! © box template.


Layer 2 inch stamped circles (that you stamped/colored in steps above)onto dark chocolate giga scallop circles.

Score from between scallops to other side, and adhere stamped pieces to center.


Adhere to sides of Rounded Wrap Up! ©

Now fill with choice of candy or other treat! Use paper clip or item of choice to hold top closed (if you choose)!

So there you have it!!

This takes about 25 minutes to make, but that is for a tutorial!! If you go and mass produce these Im sure its much quicker with practice. My 3 came together in well under an hour.

That is HOW you make my Owlette!!!

This is the “boy” version–> Whootie done in green for my son Noah.


He loves green and told me that was what I had to use for his owlette treat holder! He actually thought this was a parakeet! LOL! I guess it COULD be!! I also see making bunnies, and chicks with the box template 😀

Now don’t think this template is JUST for character boxes! Oh! NO!! So much more to come. Just wait and see what the peeks bring OK. This was just one of those “ideas” that popped into my head. This would be a super cute party project for kids even. Its really that easy! You just pre-stamp it. They can color and assemble-maybe?

I love to hear your thoughts on today’s post and the template peek!

Thank you for reading.

Don’t forget to check in with Nichole and see what she has to share, as well as other creative clicks for today.

Thanks for all the kind words and support!

Owl Hugs from the Moon Family!!

ATC=Art to cherish

Feb 9, 2009 Author: mytime | Filed under: Cards, Papertrey Newsletter

I haven’t made an ATC (for those of you wondering Artist Trading Card size 3 1/2 X 2 1/2) in YEARS!!!!!!!! I use to join Jen del Muro’s exclusive ATC swaps years ago, and that was the ONLY time I would make them. That was FOREVER and a day ago. WOW! Time flies. We are all now so busy, I think swapping is the LAST thing on our minds (or to do lists).

Nichole had the girls on the Papertrey Ink team partake in a special project-for some lucky winner 😀 Read about that HERE!!!

We each had to create an ATC.

Our ATC is suppose to be a mini  canvas, that should represent us and our personal style. It also had to be signed (OYE! I HATE my handwriting but OK!)

Anyway I KNEW exactly what I wanted to do!!!

I think this is very reflective of me, my personality, and stamping style.

My favorite colors these days are Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, and a pop of black!

I’m in LOVE with the new With Sympathy set.

I love butterflies so that was a no brainer. I had to make it 3d with some sparkle of course!!

 I love flourishes, and tulips are my FAVORITE flower-so I used the blossom from Borders & Corners Rectangle set

The sentiment from Out on a limb sent is the perfect message I hope to convey to the world every day! I try to do that myself.

So this is what I came up with.

Live the life you imagined.


Aside from my signature-I love it and feel it is reflective of me.

What do YOU think?

I had SOOOOO much fun making an ATC again. I love to then take the mini masterpiece and layer it onto a card.

One more view.


Now time to see what everyone else did.

Its an amazing collection of our personal style’s I feel. You will be amazed at how different such a small area to work with can actually be.

Thanks for stopping by.

Now I would LOVE to know-

What would YOU include in a mini “masterpiece” that YOU feel is a reflection of yourself , personal style (like colors, simple layout etc) and what you love?

My Etsy

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