As soon as I saw pictures of the nursery, I wanted to make a gift for Chase that would tie in with his nursery. I knew I either wanted to do a paper cut or try what would be my first attempt at hoop art. I decided to go with what I know and stick with a paper cut...an owl for baby Chase! I tried to draw a template, but just was not satisfied with how that was going! On an unplanned trip to the mall for an eye glasses repair for my husband, I walked into the little shop next door...and there it was! The PERFECT template...on a PURSE! At that point, I probably did something that will make some people mad - I took a picture of it...I didn't buy it!
Pretty cute, huh? I increased the size, printed the image on plain typing paper, and stapled it to another white sheet of typing paper. Then, I whipped out my self-healing cutting mat and Xacto knife and settled in for a 5 hour project of cutting...cutting...and more cutting.
When I was done cutting, the print out looked like this:
And Chase's present looked like this:
Yes, the pictures are horrible - that's what happens at 1:00 in the morning when I am bleary eyed and using my iPhone to snap pictures.
I love how it turned out! I love owls! And I LOVE that baby Chase is here and healthy! Congratulations to Cristi and Billy!
With this post, I am participating in my first ever link party! Please pop over to Carolyn's Homework and check out all of the other linked projects!