Yeah, that title ranks right up there as one of the cheesiest I've come up with. Anyway, a friend of mine placed a birthday order with me recently, and her order included the Owl Builder Punch. (she just turned 29, right, Beth??? wink, wink) Well, I wanted to give her a little gift with her order, and since it appears she likes owls, I came up with this box for her gift [click image to see it full size]:
See those little tufts coming out of his ears? I have no idea where I saw that, but whoever came up with that design detail is just genius. It's actually the body of a punched bird (just the tail end sticking out) from the Bird Builder Punch. The gift is tucked in tissue paper into the box, which was left totally open at the top. The owl "face" is just a Top Note die cut piece, folded over, attached to the front of the box. This is another project you could bling up with more layers of tufts at the ears, and some wings that stick out instead of just the illusion of wings. But, the more stuff you have sticking out, the harder it is to keep the box from getting mangled in transit. (that justifies my laziness, right?)
Stampin' Supplies: Big Shot die-cutting machine, Fancy Favor Box die, Top Note die, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, XL Oval Punch (to take "bites" out of scallop punch pieces for belly and feet), Heart to Heart Punch (beak), Crimper, Early Espresso ink & Stampin' Sponge, Soft Suede card stock, Crumb Cake card stock, Whisper White card stock, Pool Party card stock, Basic Black card stock, Peach Parfait card stock and Poly-twill Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Mono Multi Glue, Rhinestone Gems, Vintage Trinkets - Brads (to hold the ribbon handle on each side of the box).