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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Growing in Unity Wednesday!~

It's a Wonderful Wednesday with Growing in Unity!
Don't forget about the a.m.a.z.i.n.g. sale that Unity Stamp Co has going on right now...
Angela turned 39, so you get....39% off!
ANG39 is the code!
and it's going on till this coming Saturday!
Woohoo, thank you Unity and Angela!

I can't believe that we are half way through this week already! 
Where does the time fly?
Speaking of flying, I have a couple of owls to show you today.
Be warned....lots of pictures below!

This little owl is our itty bitty {ippity} "Wise Guy".
Doesn't he look like a wise guy with those glazed-over eyes? 
These projects are both 'matchbooks' that I made, and I paper pieced the owls.  The brown one on the left is a jotter memo pad with tear off sheets; the blue one on the right is a gift card holder (inside photo's below).

Here's a close-up of the jotter note pad using Spellbinders Labels Four, SU papers, cardstock, ribbon, button and twine.

You can see that I popped up the owl and pieces for some dimension.  I also flipped the matchbook so that you tuck in the flap at the top (under the twine):

Inside view here using Unity "Owl Journal Box".  
I inserted about 12 pages with this stamped on every page...such a ca-ute stamp!

Check this out...I perforated each page so that I could tear them out of the jotter...see those perforated lines? I made them with my SU Cutter Kit (perforate, cut, score, or distress your paper), which I've had for such a long time. Then I punched holes and tied them with twine under the flap.  
Lookie at those cute owls!!

Heres is a close-up of the gift card holder using Spellbinders Labels Four, SU papers and cardstock; misc seam binding; TH mini stapler; Imaginisce i-rock tool and pearls. 

In this picture you can see that the owl is popped up also and the flap tucks in nicely, just like a matchbook. 

Inside view of the gift card can slip the gift card right under the ribbon and it doesn't move. Since the idea of this is a matchbook, I doubled the c/s, cut 5 slits (to fit one word each of the sentiment) and glued the words on those slits; then added a little doodling; do they look like matches?  You can also write something on these strips, or on the space in back of the gift card...use your imagination. 

So this is the last picture of the inside of both projects.  
The jotter book is approximately 4 1/2" x 3 3/4", 
and the gift card holder is approximately 3 1/2" x 3"...
I just cut out the sizes to what I wanted them to be.

Okay, I know, I had too many pictures today! I just had to show you the details! *smile*

YOU could win 2 Itty Bitty's of your choice, by commenting on my Growing in Unity posts! I will pick a random winner this weekend, so don't miss out to be put into the drawing!
And if you NEED some {ippity}, I would love to be YOUR {ippity} chick
All you need to do is click on my picture 
when placing your Unity/ippity order on the Unity website!
And take advantage of the 39% off sale...I don't think that is going to happen again anytime soon!

"Owl always be your friend", no matter what!
Thanks for coming by today!
Hope your day is filled with lots of Unity and {ippity} smiles!
~YOUR {ippity} chick~


JPScraps said...

Love the matchbook ideas!! They're so cute

Emily Keaton said...

These owl projects are totally cute, Jen!

Ashley said...

I just LOOOOOVE owls and your creations are wonderful!!! I especially love the adorable stamp with the 2 owls you used in the notepad, so great! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love these - i have a trimmer with a perforating blade and haven't even used it. Thanks for connecting the dots for me on that one. The details on the inside of the gift card holder are great.
SCS: VeggieGirlRD

Kary said...

This is SO cute!! Love the matchbook projects!! The owl is really adorable and great paper piecing job!! {hugs}

lisa arana said...

Super duper fab!

Jen said...

Dang, you are clever! Love love love the notepad!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are adorable, Jen! I love the little notebook and card. So fabulous!

Amber S said...

Now I finally have a use for the perforator tool!!

StampinCathy said...

Jen, This is just AMAZING! Love those owls and the colors are fabulous. You have so many great ideas!

Anonymous said...

Great Idea!! Love the paper set with the stamping on each page. Nice work this week!! So inspiring!!

Linda SS said...

Owls are my grandaughter's favorite and these are so cute. Very nice job!!!!!!!!!

Rachel B said...

What an adorable gift set! Very cute image and sentiment!

sharon g said...

I really like your project. I'm now going to make a card holder for my business/calling cards. Thanks for the idea.

B. Poteraj said...

This is great. I love the owls so much> I thought that I'd seen enough owls. I guess now! I must have the googly eyed one!

~amy~ said...

check out all those fun owlie projects!

Carol said...

Cute owl projects! Thanks for sharing!

Carol B

Denise Bryant said...

Love these owls and matchbooks! Fun ideas!

Gwen said...

What adorable projects! Those owls turned out super cute!

jengd said...

These are so unique and cute!

StampNK said...

WOW....I love owls and these projects are absolutely adorable! That little notebook is the cutest, love the perforated pages!

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great ideas! Love that you perforated the paper...a great touch, and I love that you stamped the pages. They are so sweet!

SHartl said...

Can't believe how totally cute the are! That little matchbook is such a wonderful idea!

Jessica said...

I love them both. What a great idea to make your own tear out note pad...genius! Love the papers you used and wonderful distressing, too!
Jessica S

Karen L said...

Super cute the paper pieced owls and the way you perforated the note pad pages..awesome!