Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Did you pack your angry eyes?

The answer to yesterday’s little teaser was that I was dyeing some Baker’s Twine. Well done to Val for guessing correctly!

I used the plain white twine with reinkers. Just a few drops of reinker (Cherry Cobber and Always Artichoke) in a dish with a few more drops of water... probably a ratio of 1:10? I don’t know, I just winged it! Left them to soak until they were completely covered, then dragged them out, put them on some kitchen roll for a few seconds and then hung them up on our Sheila Maid, with some newspaper on the floor to catch any drips. 24 hours later and they are completely dry and ready to use in my (Nearly) No-Sew Fabric class on Saturday.

Think of the possibilities: Baker’s Twine (which costs next to nothing) in any color you like. You can even mix reinkers to create totally new shades.  You can buy reinkers in all our colours and there are loads of uses for them, not just reinking your pads.

So, to today’s project: a quick based on lots I’ve seen on the internet featuring an Angry Bird. Perfect for children, and those tricky teenagers because everyone loves Angry Birds. There are many more samples out there in blogland, some featuring different birds and those naughty pigs but I was in a hurry so kept it simple. Fun, eh? Teaser for today: name the film quoted in the title! 

This is what you need to punch:

1 ¾” circle in Real Red
1 ¾” circle in Whisper White (insert this into the punch again to create the chest)
½” circle x 2 for eyes
5-petal flower in Daffodil Delight for the beak (trim off one of the petals)
Boho Blossoms punch medium flower in Real Red for the tuft on his head (trim two petals and tilt behind the head)
 Curly Label punch in Basic Black: punch once and then punch the template to create the angry eyebrows
Boho Blossoms punch largest flower in Basic Black for the tail

Tear two different shades of green cardstock for the grass. And if you managed to get the Cupcake punch from the Spring Mini, you could create clouds, too!

Stamps: Party This Way
Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: see above
Accessories: Stampin’ Write Journalling Pen

All products by Stampin’ Up!®


  1. Dying your own thread? Oh boy, you'll have the sewing machine out next....and wearing tweed!!! "Did you pack your angry eyes" is from Toy Story, me thinks. Love this bird - got to be on my school Craft Club list!!

  2. Oh by the way, the last comment was me, Kelly. Forgot to put my name to it - Whitby rain drowned my brain!!


  3. Toy story!! Love it!! Fab card!!!! Now to get some bakers twine... Dang u Helen! I was thinking of dropping but you just give me so many got to have its... I'm going to just have to move to England so you can be my demo!!

  4. This is great! My friend's little guy loves angry birds and this would be perfect for them! Such a fun card!
    The quote is from one of the Toy Story movies (not sure if its 1 or 2)! You are becoming quite the 'teaser'!! Love it!


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