I was looking at Popeye and realized his face cheeks are the same punch as Cupid's butt cheeks - ewwww, poor Sailor Man.
I still want to try punching Olive Oyl but she wasn't the female cartoon that the Inspiration Fairy wanted to do. Oh no... the sweet little I-fairy wanted to do work on someone else.
While I was poking around on google images looking for help for the sailor man, I spotted a Betty Boop image and was INSTANTLY aware that Betty's face is the exact shape of Stampin' Up!'s Curly Label Punch.
How weird is that?
And why haven't I noticed before now?
Of course the I-fairy leaped onto my desk and started grabbing punches and handing them to me. This is what we came up with:
"Blog Babe becomes Betty Boop" - say that three times fast. If you are new-ish to the blog you need to go look at the blog babes - one of my first "human" punch projects.
Something to learn from Betty: I needed a certain size circle for her eyes. Standard hole punch was too small and 1/2 inch circle was too large and they HAD to be circles because that is part of Betty Boop. WHAT TO DO?
The solution was to grab the word window punch (My first SU punch) - punch, then reinsert it so that just the end gets re-punched giving you a circle just the right size! Victory!
I also needed a certain size circle for her mouth. Fortunately, I still have the right punch. Unfortunately, you might not because the Powers that Rule at SU retired it. Fortunately, if you have a Crop-A-Dile you are in luck because the small hole punch of the C-A-D is the perfect size for Betty's lips.
Edit for hair directions:
Punch the curly label next to the curly label hole - draw on the "part" with white gel pen
Punch the curly label next to the curly label hole AGAIN for the other side of her hair - it that slips behind her face (her right, your left)