Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hamburger Box Critters - Set Three

The critter collection continues to grow!
First we have a little lady moose with dreamy blue eyes and and pouty lips.  The soft colors and tiny hearts on the new Lullaby DSP are a whimsical addition to the herd.
Next is a not-so-scary bat.  Those little fangs couldn't hurt anyone could they?
And last to the picnic is a ladybug.  The body is made with the red-checked Maritime DSP which reminds me of a picnic tablecloth.

Here are a few tips for creating each:
For the eyelashes snip partway into a one inch wide strip of black cardstock with the Fringe Scissors.  Roll around the barrel of a pen to curl.  Glue to eyelids which are circles cut in half.

To make the lips,  use tip of the Mosaic punch to make the upper and lower lip indentions.  Use a scissors to round off the sharp edges.  Cut in half lengthwise.

For the wings, use the largest smooth Circle Framelit.  Cut the circle in half.  Score 1/2" from the end.   Starting at the scoreline,  punch the upper wing with the Large Oval Punch and the lower wing with 1-1-1/4" Circle Punch.

The black wing section is the "leftover" piece when the largest Circle Framelit is used to cut two circles that almost overlap.  You could also use the 2-1/2" Circle Punch to make this.

Moose Punches Etc:
Eyes: Small Oval, 1/4" Circle,  1/8" Handheld
Eyelid: 1" Circle
Eyelashes: Fringe Scissors
Lips: Large Oval, Mosaic
Antlers: Autumn Accents Die
(Cardstock colors: Lullaby DSP, Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Sahara Sand)

Bat Punches Etc:
Eyes: 3/4 Circle, 1/2" Circle, 1/8" Handheld
Fangs: Petite Pennants Builder
Eyes: Small Oval, 1/4" Circle
Wings: Largest Circle Collection Framelit (cut in half), Large Oval, 1-1/4" Circle
(Cardstock: Basic Black,  Whisper White, Rose Red)

Lady Bug Punches Etc:
Head: Second smallest Ovals Collection Framelit
Eyes:  Small Oval (cut in half), 1/4" Circle (cut in half) 3/4 Circle, Owl Builder Punch (middle circle for pupil)
Mouth: Extra Large Oval
Cheeks: 1/8" Handheld
Spots: 1/4" Circle
Wing section: Largest Circle Collection Framelits.  (Could also use 2-1/2" punch)
Antennae:  Modern Label ( cut in half lengthwise), Boho Blossom
(Cardstock: Maritime DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party)


  1. OMG This is just too cute! Have seen the others and wow, what a great imagination combined with artistic ability! Thanks for sharing these cuties!