Saturday, September 22, 2012

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All Blog Hop

Welcome to the 
Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All 
Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Cindy's Blog, ( then you are on Track!

 We are so happy to have you join us today! The hop starts at Heather Lynn's blog so please start there.  You won't want to miss out on any of these wonderful projects! This is a 2 day hop and the line up will be different each day.  Please start HERE today (9/22) and tomorrow (9/23), so we can send you in the right direction!

 Our first "Well Owl Be" Blog Hop went over so well, we decided to do an owl themed hop 4 times a year! Our next hop will be right before Christmas and we hope you will come back and join us then, too!

One grand prize winner will win a Cricut cartridge and a stamp set sponsored by Erica's Craft Room! Thank you, Erica, you are so generous! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way!

For today's project, I decided to make a treat/gift card holder. When I started designing my project, I had it mind that I would fill it with some autumn candy. After I finished the project I decided size wise it would be just the right size for a gift card!

I started by cutting out a Pillow Box at 5 1/2 inches from the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge (which happens to be one of my FAVORITE cartridges! (This box can be found on page 28 of the handbook). Sticking with the same cartridge, I then cut out two of the pointy oval shapes on page 59 in Art Philosophy to serve as my wings. I cut a slit in one side of the box to tuck one "wing" in, the other I glued the "wing" into the seam of the box.

I wanted this cute little owl to have a unique tummy - so first I added an oval (still using Art Philosopy, this time the image on page 42!) and then covered the oval by overlapping a bunch of circles (yes, I found THOSE on the Art Philosophy cartridge!) and inked the edges of each circle before overlapping and gluing them down.
I found scalloped circles as well in this same, very versatile cartridge so I created my owl eyes with these.
I love adding cute little googly eyes to projects and this owl seemed like the perfect candidate for them as well! I think the goggly eyes really bring him to life!
I had a different plan for his beak, but with the paper I wanted to use, it would not co operate (to thick to bend the way I wanted it to!) so I simply cut a triangle and added it to finish off his face!

There you have it - my very simple project for my very first Owl Blog Hop and my first blog hop outside My Cricut Craftroom!
I don't know why Blogger would NOT let me add this image in the correct direction!

Thank you so much for stopping by - I would love you to take a minute to leave a comment!

Please head over now to see what amazing project that
Heather D.  

If you get lost along the way - here is the complete line up:

 Sept. 23rd Line up-Day 2

Heather Lynn-

An'Jenic G. -

I hope you OWL will come back and visit me again sometime soon!
Thank you again, my friend Heather Lynn, for inviting me to join this very talented group!


Norma G. said...

Hi Teresa! This is a very cute project, those googly eyes really do bring him to life. You did a wonderful job and I'm so happy to be joining you in this blog hop!!

My Crafting Channel said...

Adorable treat box. Love the design.

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Karons Krafty Korner said...

Such a fabulous project - love the owl. TFS

jessica said...

This is so adorable! I love the pillow box and love the papers you used for the owl!

Heather Lynn said...

AWWW, Teresa, I love your little owl pillow box!! He turned out adorable! Love those little googly eyes and the tummy!! My mom just tagged me on some owl pillow boxes on facebook the other day and I was thinking about giving them a try! Yours turned out so cute

Thank you soo much for joining me for my Fall Owl hop! I hope you will join me for my Winter one, as well! I hope you have a lovely day!

Love ya!!
Heather Lynn

Lori Comeau said...

What a cute project. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn said...

What a cute treat holder!!

I am your newest follower.

~Jenn J~

Jessica S said...

Teresa, what a unique and clever way to bring this entire cutie patootie all together. So happy to see you stepping out of the norm and trying new things. We are ecstatic to have you joining the OWL hop and hope you will do it again. This OWL is so cute, I love the circle belly feathers and his cute googly eyes.
Amazing job Twin
Jessica S

silvia said...

Adorable owl!!

Melissa said...

This is so cute! I love the overlapping circles, very clever.

Honored to be one of you hop buddies today!


Geri Apodaca said...

What a cute idea!!!

ScrapYourWorld said...

love making pillow boxes, and yours is fabulous.I have never made one to look like an owl before. got to try that. TFS. Its been great hopping with you this weekend.

Craftin Desert Divas said...

That is a perfect gift card holder. I love art philosphy too!! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll visit me and follow if you like.


lisacustomscrapbooking said...

Very cute Owl. Love the eyes. TFS


Josie0602 said...

This is a cute variation on the pillow box....what a great idea!!


Amanda said...

Very cute gift card holder! I love how you placed the circles around his belly :) TYFS


Minta's Creations said...

I love your owl card looks great...and yes blogger can be a pain...don't get me However I'am grateful that I do have a place to blog. Love your card are very creative.

Cathy said...

I love your owl Teresa, the pillow box is adorable!

Marianne said...

What an adorable giftcard/treat holder! The eyes just seem to pop out at you! i tried following you via email (the only way i even see your blog, as i don't use GFC much)but couldn't complete it because of some error at the mill. Will keep on trying! Thanks for sharing.

Marianne Barkman


SusieScrapper said...

You did a great job on this darling owl. Love the circles on the belly and the colors! You can fill it with candy and send it to me please! lol JK


Sheri R said...

Great gift card holder!

Sheri R

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Creative M said...

Super Duper Cute Pillow Box!

Marji said...

Too cute!! Love the plaid belly :)

Robin said...

what a cute owl!!! Love your creativity!! You can visit/follow me at

Scrapbook Joe said...

What a cute idea! I love this little guy and this is perfect for the holidays as a treat box!
So happy to be in this hop along with you!


mamawcindy said...

Love your Cute Owl Pillow Box! Love It's unique Belly and wings! Thanks for Sharing! :0)

craftaholic said...

I am a new follower here and just adore your Owl Gift card holder!! Very nice!! TFS!!!
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Marcia said...

I can think of soooo many things I could use this cute owl box for! I am a new follower! TFS!

Sharla said...

What a fun way to decorate a pillow how it turned out!

Amanda said...

I love your owl! What a unique idea! :)

Angela Crafty Spot said...

I'm a new follower!! Very cute little owl!!

Vicki said...

Your treat box is super cute. Thanks for sharing.

itztoeknee said...

I'm in awe of all your talented, creative people. You truly inspire me to create. Thank your for sharing your gift holder.


Paper Ribbons said...

Wow! What a cute owl and what a great idea for a treat box. I love you blog design.

Angie said...

Love your little treat box, so cute!

Jamie said...

great pillow box i made something similar recently not as cut thow. thanks so much for sharing im a follower.

Maria said...

This little treat box is so cute! TFS

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Amy E said...

Wow Teresa, this is just amazing! I never would have thought to turn a pillow box into an owl! What a great imagination you have!!!

I'm your newest follower, and I'll be back tomorrow to poke around some more!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Heather Everson said...

Oh he is darling! I love that adorable tummy. Too cute! Happy to be a new follower and happy to be hopping along with you this weekend!

Ladybug said...

Teresa, I simply loooooove that li'l owl of yours! His belly is just toooo cute! Love everything about him.

I think Blogger faced him that way cuz he needs to take a li'l nap. LOL This "hop" (w/ all of its visitors) has pooped him out! :-)

BTW, I'm your newest follower! ;-)

Karenladd said...

I just love this darling little owl container! The feathers made out of circles adds such a creative touch!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow great pillow owl. I can see lots of fun treats. TFS AJ-

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