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Thursday, September 4, 2008

An Odd Bird Lands in the Paper Garden

Odd Bird Planet is arriving at the Paper Garden Projects store! I'm so excited to finally start offering some of the great Odd Bird Planet images.

The first offering is a set of my favorite Odd Bird Planet Halloween images. The set is cling mounted with the images indexed on the cling so you can see where you are stamping. The set includes Witch Shoes, Ghost Bird, Thersa's Spider, Kelly's Web and Boo To You, all packaged in a CD case for storage. You can see the set HERE.

I thought I'd share a couple projects I made with this super cute set. I created a template for the box. Its like a tiny doughnut box. You can download a PDF for the template at Splitcoast Stampers in this thread HERE.

After you cut and score the template as marked, fold all the score lines in towards the center. Then adhere the smaller tabs to the box sides.

Fold down the top flaps and adhere to finish the box.

You can then decorate your box however you desire.

The box holds 3 fun sized Snickers across the bottom. (Snickers are a very important part of Halloween. That and Milk Duds- love those things. But no one ever gives Milk Duds anymore - maybe they got banned by the American Dental Association for pulling out filings....)

Of course Candy Corn is good too... and the box holds plenty.

I made this little box using Ghost Bird (too cute! - love the little birdie feet). The image is mounted on a tab and can be used as a handle to open the box.
For the outside, you need your box, your images, and mattes for your images. You will also need a tab and a back for your tabbed handle piece. I cut my circles and ovals with Nestibility dies, but you could use any shape.

I also added a 12" strip of patterned paper around the sides of the box. 12" will not be quite long enough to go all the way around the box, but the gap will be hidden by the sentiment on the front.

To create the tab to mount the image on, cut a 1/2" strip 2" long and fold as shown. Put adhesive on the top of the two side "wings". Cut a slit in the lid of the box and feed the folded piece through, adhering the "wings" to the underside of the lid.

You can then adhere your mattes to both sides of the tab (I used gray scalloped circles in mine).

I wanted to add more color to my images, so I gave them all a dusting of Dried Marigold ink with a duster brush. I masked ghost bird first with a piece of Eclipse Paper so he would not be orange too! I also left my Nestibility dies in place so I could keep a white border in the images.

I wanted to cover the tab "wings" on my inside lid, so I created a 2 1/4" square Ghost Bird trio. Since I was just inking the very edges with the Duster Brush - I didn't bother masking.

Then - I just assembled my box. Here is a picture of the box open.

I colored all my ghost birds by doing a fade to white with C-1 Cool Gray 1 Copic Marker and added shadows at their feet with YG-91 Putty. You can read more about doing a fade to white with the measuring cup in this post HERE.
Here is box number two. You have to love those shoes! HeeHee.

For this box, instead of the handle being an image tab, I created a felt ribbon tab and then mounted the image over it on foam tape to hide the ribbon tails. I actually stapled the ribbon in place so it would be very secure.

Before I assembled the box, I randomly stamped Kelly's Spiderweb and Thersa's Spider in Brilliance Platinum Planet ink. Look how well is shows up on black - its one of my favorite Brilliance inks.

I also stamped some on the inside bottom and lid of the box.

Then I assembled the box.

I added an image on the inside to finish it off and hide my staple. I love that little spider, especially his eyes.

I added a Happy Halloween Sentiment from Odd Bird Planet to the front.

Hmmm.... is that an EXTRA Snickers sitting over there..........

Thanks so much for stopping by! (but I'm not sharing the Snickers....)


Lorie said...

Those boxes are SUPER CUTE! My daughters is a Halloween baby, so I will have to use that idea for party favors!!

Danni said...

Those are so cute!! Fun Halloween projects!

Kathi said...

Those are all wonderful. How cool that you're selling OBP stamps!

Anonymous said...

how nice!!!!
you are really creative!!

Lori said...

These are adorable. What cute little treats to give as gifts!

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Outrageously adorable! Love the details. Those stamps are way too cute! :O)

Crystal Ware said...

Super cute boxes!

Ethel Amutan said...

These are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!