Monday, July 25, 2011

Happy Birthday To Ewe

Happy Birthday To Ewe

Technique: Papercraft

600gsm card
Distress Inks:
* Antique Linen
cord and ribbon
Happy Birthday to Ewe digital stamp
Religious Christmas Herd paper
1/8" inch hole punch
black card
velcro dots

Sizzix Big Shot
Box with Scallop Flap Scoreboard Die
2" scallop circle die

I bought this scoreboard die months ago thinking I would use it all the time, but this is the first time!  It's a great size, idealt for storing a pack of gum, or breath mints, or a travel pack of tissues, or band-aids, or for discreetly storing feminine products.  You could put a mini sewing kit in there, it's big enough to hold an ATC, and of course it's the perfect size for gift cards, it's shameful that I haven't made anything with this die yet!

My middle daughter will be 19 in a few days (July is a busy month for me with 4 birthdays in total).  I knew that Cuddly Buddly had an awesome range of digi stamps that use the word "ewe" instead of "you" so when I found the Religious Christmas Herd paper it was a match made in heaven!

The scoreboard dies are intended to cut and score quite thick materials.  If you run regular paper through it will cut it, but it's not thick enough to have the score lines imprinted (you can buy a score mat separately).  I used 600gsm card, which is about as thick as you can get without getting into foamcore.  Using spray adhesive I attached the sheep paper to one side and then ran it through and cut out the die.  The edges and inside have all been inked with Antique Linen distress ink, which matches the paper beautifully.  It's then a simple matter to fold along the scored lines and glue the edges to form the envelope shape.

I have used a 1/8" hole punch in the top through which I have strung some black cord so it looks like a mini purse.  A velcro dot under the flap and on the front edge of the purse ensures it will stay closed.  A 1/4" band of black card has been wrapped around the top of the purse, which acts as the base for the digi and embellishments.  This can be removed, if desired, without damaging the purse. Finish with a bow, a charm and the "ewe" digi of your choice!

Happy Birthday To Ewe


Cuddly Buddly - add a charm
Simon Says Stamp and Show - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes


  1. what a beautiful purse and that paper is looking great with those sheaps on it.

    greetings karin

  2. stunning project!
    thanks for playing with us at cuddly buddly this week
    céline CB DT

  3. Darling!!! It's soooo cute with all the little sheep.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Craft Us Crazy and I hope you will join us again!
    Huggies ~

  4. Awww this is so sweet:O) Lovely work, cute paper.
    Thank you for joining Cuddly Buddly, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  5. This is absolutely adorable. That's really wonderful DP and I love the worn, distressed look. So happy you shared it with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!