Friday, May 27, 2016

Reindeer Paper Clips

Paper Clips, Who does not love paper clips especially when they are dressed up as cute Reindeer.

 Here I am using the Bird Builder punch from Stampin Up which I am sad to say they are retiring this at the end of May 2016.

I am using Early Espresso card stock.

I cut strips into about 3/4 inches wide that way I would not waste as much card stock.
 The Owl Builder punch is so versatile.

I cut the body in Crumb Cake card stock, and again I cut my paper to about 2 inches wide to reduce the waste.
 Using Whisper White card stock about half an inch wide, using the biggest circles on the punch.

I am making about 20 so putting them in piles makes the process easier.
Basic Black card stock also cut about half an inch wide the middle size circles on the punch.
 Using the medium circle again and about half an inch thick I am cutting up so red foil paper.

I am using a 6X6 craft smith foil pack.
 The owls wont cry I promise, just snip off those legs.
 Very lightly with Crumb Cake ink go around the owl body, just one will do.

You need two body's per paper clip.
And this is the difference of the inking, the top body's are inked and the ones on the bottom are not inked.
 The aftermath of the legs and inking.
 I find it easier and less messy to just tape the horns (leaves) on the back of the inked body.
Add a small foam dot on the bottom middle of the body and place the red foil nose on top.
 I used Tombow Mono liquid glue to adhere the eyes down.

I used a brown Project Life pen to add little freckles and eye brows to the reindeer face.

I used a white gel pen to add little white marks on the black part of the eyes.
 I found it easier to add the eyes with my Quick Stick and putting some Tombow glue down on an acrylic block.
 While I waited for my glue gun to heat up I picked out 20 white paper clips, half small and half large.

I also added three foam pieces near the top of the body.

This will create more stability to your paper clip owl.
Finished paper clips, I added some hot glue to the top part of the clips and placed the second part of the body on top..
 Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
Hobby Lobby brand is called The Paper Studio
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Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
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-I am using their Brown Project Life pen

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-I used Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Basic Black Card Stock
-I used their foam as well
-I used their Owl Builder Punch and soon to be retired Bird Builder Punch

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