Friday, February 12, 2010

Raccoon Top Note Box

I think this is quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever made...he is truly a love bandit, he stole my heart!

Go HERE to find a link for a tutorial for a Fox Box, which you alter to create the raccoon. There are just a couple of things you need to modify to make the raccoon.

UPDATE: Check out a Video Tutorial for this project HERE.

First, the ears were made by layering the Small Oval Punch onto the Oval Punch. Then, I cut that layered piece in half, to get two ears. Second, the paws are made by punching a Scallop Circle, then stick the punched Scallop Circle in the side of the Wide Oval Punch, and take a "bite" out, in a span of three scallops. You can get two paws easily from one Scallop Circle. Third, the mask behind each eye is also made with the Wide Oval Punch (just trim away the excess that overlaps the side of the face). Fourth, the gray around the eyes is the 1" Circle Punch--I punched those out of the scraps that I cut away from the Top Note when making the pointed face. I used the 3/4" Circle Punch for the black circle of the eyes, and punched a hole in each black circle with the Crop-a-Dile 3/16" punch for the white to show through.  And finally, I used the 1/2" Circle Punch (same punch used for the nose) to punch out a white circle to adhere behind the hole in each eye. Again, you can punch those from scrap card stock.

Stampin' Supplies: Going Grey card stock, Whisper White card stock, Real Red card stock, Basic Black card stock, Basic Black Marker (use fine tip to scribble lines on tail), Stampin' Up! Big Shot, Top Note die, Frame Oval Scallop die, Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Small Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Crop-a-Dile (3/8" punch), Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, SNAIL and/or Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter & Bone Folder, Pencil.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Rubber Stamping in Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE NOW!)


  1. Hi Kimberley.....These boxes ARE the CUTEST. I haven't made one yet...but maybe this weekend :-)

  2. Your top note animals are so stinkin' cute!! Thanks for taking the time to show us how it is done!!

  3. I absolutely LOVE this little guy! I found your blog on Late Night Stamper and am so glad I did.

  4. THis is totally spaztastic...thank you for sharing your greatness with the rest of us!

  5. LOL.. I'm making out my order and had to come back to your blog and find all the supplies I need to buy to make this little guy--he's AWESOME!

    Wendy Hawkinson

  6. Very cute! Love it!


  7. So adorable, and a great way to use different shapes creatively.

  8. Hi there! This is absolutely adorable! I saw it on another website. I am so going to be Pinning this!-BrandNewMomBlog


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