Monday, February 22, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Whooty Love Owl

Hi all! I have something really cute to share with you today. I met with my friend Cheryl Rowley on Friday for some stamp shopping and I wanted to give her a little present (she always gives me something she's handmade...so sweet!). I knew her sister collects owls, so I decided to make two cute critters from My Time Made Easy. Here is Mr. & Mrs. Whooty Love Owl. I used the cut file from MTME called Whooty Love Owl and the Undercover template. I used my Cricut Expression and SCAL software (I'll get to that later) to cut the boxes and the all parts of the owls with the exception of the eyes and the bellies. I used the PDF files for those and traced the bellies on the Shutterfly digital paper. These were so fun to make! It was a little confusing to figure out all the pieces and the coordinating colors I was going to use, but once I got that out of the way and created the first one, the second one went together in no time! The one thing I added after I took the picture was regal rose and chocolate chip ribbon around each box. It looked so cute with the ribbon! Inside one of the boxes were some stamps I had for Cheryl. Lauren Meader has a couple on her blog that are adorable! On one, she used the Heart Stealer Raccoon cut files to create a skunk! So clever and cute!

Now I have a special offer for you. I was approached by Canda of Canda Craft to offer my readers a 10% discount on their entire purchase at her store. This is where I got my SCAL software (Sure Cuts A Lot). It's a software you load onto your computer that will work with your Cricut and any .svg files. My Time Made Easy sells all their templates and cut files in the .svg format. The SCAL and Cricut do all the cutting work for you! That's what I used when I cut out my Undercover box and the owl pieces for my project above. It's an amazing software! There are also many .svg files out there in the www (some free!) that you can download and cut (just do a google search)! The SCAL software also has many of its own shapes and such that you can use, as well. I haven't played with all the bells and whistles yet (I've only had it for about 2 months), but I've seen what it can do and I'm impressed! Lauren Meader has a tutorial here on her blog that you can view for more information.

So if you are interested, here is the information you'll need for the discount.

Coupon Code: JUGS315
Expiration Date: 3/15/10
Discount: 10% off ENTIRE purchase
Long post, huh? I hope you visit Canda Craft and see if there is anything you can use with the discount! She has more items in her store that are stamping related, so take a peak! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your week!

12 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh how cute are these! I love them!! You did a great job!

Monique said...

Ekkk..they turned out so good.. Very cute!! I love them....

Canda said...

These are super cute! I love the Mr&Mrs idea. The embossing is a perfect touch :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh Lisa! These are sooo cute! I am sure your girlfriend was thrilled to have received these! Some stamps too? - When can we go shopping? :) I know where the Walden Galleria Mall is! :)

Cheryl said...

Not too long a post at all! Even though I own these (and can say they are even greater in person!) you've showcased them beautifully! The ribbon around the box is a great addition, but when I got home it did take it right off the girl so I could get to my surprises inside!
Thanks for this great homemade gift! the best kind!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

hey, Lisa. You are leaping and bounding in the techie dept. and here, I just figured out I could leave a comment thru your feed blitz!!! Talk about slow on the uptake!! These owls are fabulous; I love the color combo and how you switched it up perfectly to represent mr. and mrs. Looking forward to May 1.

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWW - these are so cute..fab job - Lisa!!! Hugs ~S~

Randee E said...

So so so cute!!

Davi said...

These owls turned out soooo cute. Im sure your friend and sis will love them!! Great texture and colors!

Katie Cotton said...

just adorable!!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa these are TOTALLY totally adorable - I love the color combo and how you reversed it for the Mr. and Mrs. I like his bow tie and the buttons on the bellies. SUPER cute girl :-)

Karen said...

OH these are too cute! They look so preppy...I keep seeing a couple of owl professors! lol Love the plaid bellies. :>

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