Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas owl-reindeer houses

Today, I'm sharing another Christmas project I had heaps of fun making - little Christmas owl houses (& a gingerbread ring-in) made with my mini milk carton die.
Here's a closer look at each box. This is the first little owlie with a blingy jacket & pretending to be a reindeer. I love the look of the chevron paper on the roof.
This one is a would-be reindeer too. This was the first one I made - after a bit of a trial play on World Cardmaking Day.I wanted to make sure the box could be opened without destroying the box, so I used separate pieces for each roof side, then added another piece on top, glued only on one side. I used a little clip on this one to keep it closed.
 Here's another one.... Rudolf the red nosed...owlie!
To secure the roof on this one (& the first one), I tied some bakers twine between the paper & box top, so that it could slide up & down to secure & open the box. You can see it open in this one.
Finally, here's the pesky gingerbread man ring-in. The stamp & die is retired, but I couldn't resist making a little gingy house.
These were really quick to make with the die. only my indecisive decorating slowed me down ;-) Anyway, I hope you like these little guys. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment with your details. I still have some Christmas projects to share, so until next time...
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps: Pennant Parade (merry tag), Scentsational Season (retired), Gorgeous Grunge
Card/Paper: crumb cake, choc chip, early espresso, whisper white, real red, pear pizzazz, old olive card, gold, silver & red glimmer paper, Season of Style DSP
Ink: crumb cake, soft suede ink pads
Accessories: cherry cobbler bakers twine
Tools: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, circle punches & dies for window, owl punch, bird punch, Merry Minis star punch, scallop edge punch, jewellery tag punch (retired) Snow Flurry die (retired)


Nikki Spencer said...

These are ever so cute! Love the idea and those little reindeer owls are adorable.
Merry Christmas to you and the family Di and wishing you all much love for 2014. xxx

Christine Blain said...

Di, these are utterly adorable. Love them all! Merry Christmas, lovely. xx

Sue Ann F. said...

These are absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas to you & your family.

2fune said...

How sweet and so adorable, both the houses and reindeer owls! I love the 'Rudolph' owl, that is so cute! Merry Christmas!

KimB said...

These are so gorgeous Di! Love the idea of christmas owls and your clever ideas for closing the boxes. xxx

Nikki Stalker said...

These are gorgeous Di. Hope you had a lovely Christmas.