Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Time to Squirrel away some Nuts

Just like yesterday, I don't really know why I punched this.

I guess you can use it on a recipe card for some yummy dish containing nuts...

He is an Unidentified Squirrel-ish Critter (USC)

Kinda reminds me of the prehistoric squirrel in Ice Age.

Ignore the black scribble on his arm - after assembly I decided I should have outlined his parts - then I messed it up - so I stopped.  You can use your IMAGINATION to ignore the goof and picture nice crisp outlines around his 'parts'.  OK?

How to:
Tail – 2.5 inch circle – repunch with wide oval on a slant – make a few snips for “fur” look

Body – large oval trimmed a little on his back to thin at top

Belly – small oval next to small oval hole

Arms – oval ring (large oval around small oval hole)

Hands – circle little bitty punch pack at tips of modern label

Feet – narrow heart to heart trimmed

Face – 2 small ovals overlapped

Head (can hardly see) ¾ inch circle

Eye whites – small heart – cut notch in bottom

Eye blacks – marker or tiny owl circle

Eyelids – small circle itty bitty punch back cut in half

Nose – ¾ inch circle repunched with same (put on a post it note so you can hold on to it)

Teeth – ½ inch circle trimmed flat on 2 sides

Ear - small circle itty bitty punch pack – trimmed to point a bit

Nut – Just like his nose - ¾ inch circle repunched with same (put on a post it note so you can hold on to it) outline the edges “jaggedly” in black


Carolyn Gibbs said...

*giggle* Ellen you are too funny! Love your USC - if he had two big saber-teeth he'd be exactly like the Ice Age squirrel, but of course he'd then need a much larger nut. Many chuckles happening here - thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Could caption a card: "NUTS! I forgot it was your birthday!"

Whimcees said...

Hello Ellen!

I love your USC!

Not seeing a post for a couple of days I am concerned if you are well. Hopefully you are just still celebrating your birthday!

Wishing you a great weekend!


Barbara Diane