Friday, May 9, 2014

More Hamburger Box Critters

Thanks everyone who commented on Stampin' Connection and Splitcoast Stampers where I posted yesterdays Hamburger Box Critters or here on my blog.  These are really so fun to make.   I tell ya they are addicting.  The more I make the more ideas pop in my head!  I started a list of possible ideas and it just keeps growing.

These are the three I make today:
 This guy doesn't look very crabby, in fact he looks pretty darn pleased to be here!
 But Mr Zebra has a bit of an attitude sticking out his tongue!
And the sweet little Giraffe looks a bit concerned by all the commotion.
The personalities emerge as I create them-- it is often a surprise as I keep changing my mind as I go!

Most of the shapes are pretty self explanatory but there a few little tricks for each animal.
For the pincers, punch the Extra Large Oval piece first.  Then use the tip of Triangle Punch to take a little bite out of it.

The nostrils are the leaves on the branch of the Bird Builder punch.  Trim off the single leaf at the end of the branch.

I thought this idea was pretty cool!  The head knobs and ears are diecut with the safety pin framelit from the new Baby's First Steps collection (available June 1).    Cut two yellow and two brown pieces.  Cut the brown pieces in two and glue the tip on the yellow diecut.
The bottom brown piece becomes the inside of the ear.  The outer ear is trimmed from the largest Floral Frames framelit.
Floral Frames diecut trimmed to form the outer ears
Bottom half of the safety pin layered on the Floral Frames piece.

Also: A tip for adhering the little "pleats" at the corners.  A really strong adhesive is required.  I was having a bit of trouble yesterday with the corners staying stuck together but today I had much better luck by trimming the Sticky Strip at an angle.  It really didn't take long once I got the pattern down.

As time allows I will post more critters!  Thanks for stopping by and I really do appreciate those who take time comment!

Crab Punches:
Eyes: 1-3/8" Circle (cut in half), 1-1/4" Circle, 3/4" Circle
Mouth: 1-3/4" Circle
Legs: 2-1/2" Circle
Pinchers: Modern Label, Extra Large Oval, Triangle
(Cardstock colors: Rose Red, Whisper White, Basic Black)

Zebra Punches:
Eyes: Small Oval, 1/4" Circle
Tongue:  Extra Large Oval
Ears: Extra Large Oval, Large Oval
Nose: Extra Large Oval
Nostrils: Bird Builder Punch (clip the end leaf)
(Cardstock: Kaleidoscope DSP, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Rose Red)

Giraffe Punches:
Eyes: Small Oval, 1/8" Handheld
Eyebrows:  Bird Builder (piece of the stem of the leave spray)
Ears:  Floral Frames Collection Framelit (largest framelit), Baby's First Framelits (safety pin)
Head Knobs: Baby's First Framelits (safety pin)
Nostrils: 3/4" Circle
(Cardstock: So Saffron, Basic Black, Whisper White, Early Espresso)


  1. These are amazing. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  2. Betty these are all awesome! You are so clever! Thanks for sharing your fun! Definitely can bring a smile to your face!

  3. These are the best. You are so creative. Thank you for sharing.

  4. OMG Betty you are a girl after my own heart. I love 3-d and punch art. I can wait till my hamburger die comes in. You are the greatest

  5. You are so talented! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations!!!

  6. Wow! What talent you have. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. It is much appreciated.

  7. So cute...great for my grandchildren to hold their animal crackers!