Friday, 21 March 2014

Tutorial for Tag Topper Punch Easter Chick

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Oh I am overwhelmed…. I have had so many lovely emails asking me for the How To make my Angry Bird based Easter Chicky…so I thought I had better quickly pop on and post this sooner rather than later…. so here it is….

For the Treat Holder part

You need Crushed Curry cardstock 5cm x 28cm AND 10cm Square (or in Imperial 2” x 11” AND  4” Square)

Score the LANDSCAPE long piece at 11.5cm & 16.5cm ( or 4 1/2” & 6 1/2”). Bone Fold & punch either end using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. Punch a Wide Oval about 1” (2.5cm) up from the bottom.

Score the Square at 2.5cm from each side (or 1”). Bone Fold. Dart the 2 score lines on 2 opposing sides.

Fold over a 3rd side & punch using the 1 1/4” Circle Punch. Don’t worry about that side section having a semicircle through it.. you can’t see it after assembly!!

And a quick tip for you…. if you find it difficult to work out where the centre of the circle needs to be…. just draw pencil lines on the central section on the underside (with the side folded up).. then it is easy to see the central intersection point…. a quick photo to hopefully make that clearer!!

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Glue up the sides to form an open box. Adhere to the internal sides of the tag punched sleeve (make sure the semi-circle punched side is glued to the sleeve and so is not showing at the side!!)

And then it is Punch Art … and decoration … time. Hopefully the next picture speaks a 1000 words.

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The colours used are Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black & Whisper White. I have also daubed Crushed Curry ink around the punched Crushed Curry parts…just adds extra definition….

The stamped wording is from the egg image in the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set…. though in class, they will probably use the Happy Easter from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments… it is just easier for those that do not like detailed inking up with markers ….. so here is the Punch Art sheet with the Chick with its new tummy!!!!

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This Tutorial also makes the alternative Giant Creme Egg & Tiny Bunny Treat Holder that I shared yesterday….. that just has a 1” (2.5cm) piece of paper wrapped around to form the main decoration…..

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I hope that this quick post answers your “How Do I Make This” question. Please feel free to CASE… but please link back to this post as you share…. or even add a comment – and your link - so I can check out yours!! That would make me happy!!

SU! Products Used

Stamps –  Eggstra Spectacular

Punches – Scalloped Tag Topper; Pansy; 1” Square; 3/4” Circle; Itty Bitty 3/8” Circle; 2 1/2” Circle

Card – Crushed Curry; Pumpkin Pie; Whisper White; Basic Black

Ink – Crushed Curry ( & Dauber); Elegant Eggplant

5 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this Amanda - can't wait to make this with Lexie-
    you are too kind - luv ya!!
    xx

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  2. Hi Amanda - managed to get this done today and have blogged - linked back to this post - thanks again - its fabulous
    xx
    See u tomorrow!!
    xx

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  3. Seriously? How adorable is this?!! These would be so awesome for Sunday School class. Love them - too clever :) Thanks again for your awesome tutorials!!

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    1. Thanks Kris... He was a very popular little chicky.... As was the matching easter bunny...

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    2. Here is the bunny.....
      http://thecraftspa.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/easter-bunny-tag-topper-punch-creme-egg.html

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