Thursday, January 21, 2010

My Heart goes Boop-Boop-a-Doop for you

I was looking at Popeye and realized his face cheeks are the same punch as Cupid's butt cheeks - ewwww, poor Sailor Man.

Moving on....

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)


Cape Craft Crazy said...

Oh, she is just too adorable for words ! Brilliant idea for her head.

CarrieNixon said...


2 more punches to add to my next order.. :)

Robbe said...

She is absolutely perfect Ellen!!
My daughter loves Betty Boop...time to add her to some scrapbook pages. Thanks so much! :)

A friend of mine was wondering if I had any ideas for a man in a long white doctor's coat...her nephew is graduating from dental school soon and I'm stumped....any suggestions?

Ellen Kemper said...

Are dentists supposed to wear long white coats? Mine is a woman and she looks fabulous in her scrubs.
But that little bit of info wasn't helpful, was it?

I bet the Male Demo could be remade into a white coat man somehow - let me think on it.

Ruby said...

This is a great Valentine, I've done for this year, but this is definitely going in my file for next, of course I could one for my honey's birthday in March! Tks for the inspiration. The background is great too, is it a DSP?

Ellen Kemper said...

Ruby, it is the DSP from this past Fall mini catalog - the Day and Night Specialty paper. Gosh I LOVE that paper and I have ALL my fingers and toes crossed that we see it in the next big catty. Or maybe something similar. I love having black and white DSP!

Unknown said...

Ellen, this is just tooooooooooo awesome!

Anonymous said...

She is just so cute! Betty is my favourite. Thanks for sharing

Carrie Rhoades said...

I can not believe how AWESOME she is! I am freaking out a little! OKAY, a lot. My mother in law's name is Betty and people have always given her Betty Boop things. I HAVE to make her a Betty Boop card, even though I already have her Valentine's card and Birthday card done. NOW, HOW do I not have that butterfly punch yet! Ugh, I just ordered yesterday. Thanks for the inspiration as always! I will punch Betty Boop!

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

Oh, Ellen, Betty Boop is just DARLING!! Where do you come up with these ideas of "things" and "folks" to make with punches. Keep'en coming!! I love her!!! Smiles, Laura

Carey said...

You are so dadblasted talented. I know, I know I have said that before but I REALLY mean it. Question here, if people can put multiple answers to your poll why haven't more people voted to see more pics of George Clooney in addition to you keep doing what you are doing (which is absolutely wonderful BTW)? Long run on sentence wasn't that! Love your work girl.

aka Roscoe's mommy

Ellen Kemper said...

Thanks Carey!
You make me blush.

And I'm with you on the GC photos - what is wrong with these voters?

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Great Betty! Love your cartoon characters from "our" era. Oh, and although I do like George Clooney, I can see him anywhere online, but I can't get your sense of humor and awesome punched art anywhere else, so I vote for keeping it the way it is....but if you want to throw in a George from time to time, that would be great, too. lol


Kathy Simpson said...

Love what you're doing with those punches! They're all fab!
Pity that us on the other side of the big pond don't have them all, just have to keep badgering SU for them all! lol

Ellen Kemper said...

Oh Kathy, I'm sorry. You do have my sympathy. I'd be so lost without my little metal buddies.

Whimcees said...

You are SOOOOOOOOOO Good! :<)

Wishing you a great weekend!

Barbara Diane

Anonymous said...

Love Betty!

I-fairy has been awesome lately. Take good care of her so she stay around.


CarrieNixon said...

Is there a "punched" George Clooney in our future???

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

STOP THE PRESS!! Betty Boop!! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!