Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hamburger Box Critters

It is looking a bit like a zoo in my craft room (and a bit of mess)!  No pics of the post-creation craft room whirlwind (believe me you do NOT want to see that!) but I do have cutie pie animal pics.
This menagerie is made with the new Stampin' Up Hamburger Box Bigz XL die.

Mr Alligator was the first critter to join the zoo.  Love the teeth on all three sides!  They are made with the 1" Square Punch set on an angle.
Then came Mr Horse:
I was going for a monkey but once I had the base assembled I thought the Baked Brown Sugar looked more equine.  His teeth are also made with the 1" Square Punch cut in half to form rectangles.  The forelock is made with the tail piece of the bird from the Bird Builder Punch.

So I tried again for a monkey with a Chocolate Chip colored Hamburger Box.  Guess what?   It turned in to a bear!
I think this guy looks like Baloo the Bear from Jungle Book.

And last a hippopotamus joined the crowd:
I have ideas for a few more critters so hopefully tomorrow I can get time to make some more!  Playing with the die has given me some ideas for ways to modify the box into other things so keep a look out for those too!

Below is a list of all the punches and framelits for each animal.  I think they are pretty easy to figure out from the pictures but let me know if you have any questions!

Alligator Punches:
Eyes: Extra Large Oval, Small Oval and 1/2" Circle
Nostrils: 3/4" Circle
Teeth: 1" Square

Horse Punches:
Eyes: Small Oval, 1/2" Circle
Ears: Extra Large Oval, Large Oval
Forelock: Bird Builder
Nostrils: 1/8" Handheld
Teeth: 1" Square- cut in half

Bear Punches:
Head: Largest smooth Circle Framelit, Third Largest smooth Ovals Framelit
Ears: 1-3/8" Circle, 1" Circle
Eyes: 3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle
Nose: Small Oval

Hippo Punches: 
Eyes: 1-1/2" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle
Nostrils: 3/4" Circle
Teeth: 1" Square- cut in half


  1. Oh em gee, Betty! Those are too stinkin' cute!

  2. These are adorable!!! Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG! These are so cute! These Definitely would be great for a child's Birthday Party!

  4. So cute - love them. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, my! And these are great too!

  6. Such a clever lady. I look forward to your next "critters" and whatever else you create with the hamburger box. I was NOT going to order this one 'cause I just couldn't see other uses for it. A thousand and one thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities. Debie from sunny California

  7. Thank you so much they are lovely.x