Hi Everyone! It's Becky here today sharing a simple paper punch creation. So many of us have diecutting machines now, that I'm thinking our punches may be feeling neglected. I am hosting a baby shower in a couple of weeks with an owl theme, so I thought it might be fun to create a little party decor. Sometimes, I think it's sort of theraputic to cut and glue repetitively :)
2 1/2 inch circle punch
1 1/2 inch square punch
1/2 inch circle punch
1/4 inch circle punch
I gathered a few circle punches and a square punch and started putting together ideas until I came up with what I thought might resemble an owl. I showed my 6 year old granddaughter one and asked her what it was...when she recognized it, I figured it passed the test.
Not only did I have Harper take the recognizable test, I also put 5 of my little people to work punching during the Super Bowl. The little scallop chest pieces are cut freehand. You could use a scallop border punch, but I thought the piecing needed something a little less perfect. I think adding the imperfect scallops and the stitching sort of took it out of the 90s paper piecing look.
I layered the owls on a journal card and then onto an office supply tag, adding a few ribbons, twine and buttons from the collections. Then I simply strung them up as a garland.
Creating custom party decor is one of my favorite things to use my scrapbooking supplies for, other than scrapbooking. I hope this inspires you to use your bits and pieces to create custom party pretties.