Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Giggle & Hoot Birthday

My neighbours decided to have a Giggle & Hoot birthday party for their son Max's 1st birthday.
My job was to make the jelly slice, but of course how could I go without making a Giggle & Hoot card & box too.

To make the box I used the Fancy Favor Bigz XL die & the Top Not die (sorry the photo went upside-down).

Punches: Small Heart, Two Step Bird, Petal Builder, Owl Builder, 1" circle, Scallop circle, 1 3/8" circle.

Sorry this photo turned upside-down too : / Just in case you don't recognise the cream shape  next to the heart, it's a bird with it's head cut off.

I used a Chocolate Chip marker to draw stitches on the wings & the heart.

I cut the head off the bird to use the tail end as the eye brows.

Fold the Top Note in half & start building the face.

These jewel pickers are great for adding tiny little bits.

Whoops...another upside-downer... I cut the bottom corner off the tab of the Fancy Favor box before putting it together. 

Sticky Strip is great for 3D projects.

Build the body before putting the bottom of the box together, it's easier to work on it while it's still flat.

Put the feet together & set them aside (looks like I got a bit carried away with the Tombow glue here).
Flatten the box to decide where to add adhesive. You may need it in a few places.

Good old Sticky Strip always works a treat when sticking these sorts of things together.

Add the feet after the box is assembled. A bone folder is handy to add pressure in hard to reach places.

Squeeze the top of the box together to prepare for the lid.

More sticky strip to attach the Top Note (face).

Once the face is attached, add a velcro dot to the inside flap, keep both pieces stuck together.

Then close the lid. 

When you open the lid, the other side of the velcro dot will have landed in just the right place.

The Woodgrain back ground stamp didn't quite cover the card stock from top to bottom, but that's alright because  bunches of bushy grass can cover that.

I googled images of Giggle & Hoot, to try and match the characters as much as I could.
I didn't even know he had a girlfriend till then.

I used the little heart from the Owl punch to make the flowers on the card. The stems are from the Two Step Bird punch & the bushy grass is made with the Boho Blossoms punch.

Tree leaves are made with the Boho Blossom punch & Scallop  Circle punch. I also added ink with cling wrap to create the leafy texture.

This is what Viv done to decorate inside the house, I think it looks fabulous.

Opps... it seems I was too late to get a picture of the cake, Yum!

There's my jelly slice on the table.
This one's a bit fuzzy....

There was so much delicious food, & lots of blue & orange food too. & if you look really closely you might see the little blue & orange owls on the food labels.

Jelly slice in Blue Heaven & Orange.

Mmmmm... It was yummm!