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Time to HOP with Paper Issues

♥ Welcome to the Papered Cottage ♥
Today is the big day. Glad to be in on this wonderful Blog Hop presented by the talented ladies of Paper Issues Creative Team.
My prize donation will be THREE skeins of my very popular --On The Fringe-- Handmade Crepe Paper Fringe from Dot & Whimsy I have a huge assortment of colors schemes to choose the winner, you will get to pick your favorite three
I love scrapbooking and card-making, but my true passion is altering stuff :)  So, I will be bringing you a cute, fast and fun little project, Owl Straw Topper just in time for Halloween, Fall or Thanksgiving...this guy is very versatile.
Supply list to complete one piece:
•Scrapbook paper; 2 patterns
•Label punch (2.25"H x 1.5"wide)
•1" round punch
•Two 1/2" round corduroy brads (or any design)
•Two 1/8" round black pom-pom balls
•One piece of candy corn; trimmed to 1/2" long
•Mini tag 
•Jute or twine
Other: scissors, permanent pen, plastic or paper straws, hole punch, fabric glue and permanent adhesive
This is easy, easy, easy :)  
1- Punch paper with label punch
2- Using the hole punch, create two holes 1/8" from the top and bottom of the label punched paper
3- Using the 1" round punch, punch one circle from coordinating paper; cut in half and glue one piece to each side of the label (as shown).
4- Insert the two brads approximately 3/4" from the top; center the brads side-by-side.  Using fabric glue, add the pom poms to the brads (as shown).
5- Cut candy corn to 1/2" in length (or as desired).  Glue just below eyes.
**Allow pieces to dry**
6- Carefully insert straw through holes.  
7- If desired, add a small name tag and attach to the top with jute, ribbon or baker's twine
That's it!  Think of using these for party favors, place-cards or as a package tie-on!
I hope that you enjoy this simple and sweet project; please email me if you have any questions :)
♥Now, it's time to hop-on-over to
Lana Bisson's Blog for your next stop♥
(If for some reason Lana's Blog Hop post isn't up, please go to Peg Hewitt's blog next)
Also, don't forget to check-out Paper Issues store
25% OFF your purchase when you use the code: HOP25
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment to be in the drawing for a prize!


  1. Don't add me to your give away! I just wanted to stop by and leave some love! What a great idea and I will have to do these for the kids' drinks at Thanksgiving! They would LOVE it! He's such a cute little guy! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Don't include me in your giveaway. Your owl straw topper is adorable, I am going to have to make some for my kiddos! I really love your fringe, I will have to stop by your etsy store and order some!!

  3. Your little owl is just adorable!

  4. You don't have to include me in your giveaway, but I wanted to let you know how cute your owl is...

  5. oh how cute is that wee owl!!! :)
    nat xox

  6. Your little owl is so cute! Thank you for showing us how to do it! :o)

  7. Love your work - please enter me in the give away. Thanks.

  8. Don'[t include me in your giveaway. Just wanted to say how cute the owl is!!!

  9. Please don't include me in the giveaway just wanted to say that little owl is supercute!

  10. Oh what an adorable project that owl is so cute! Great work!

  11. stinking adorable you girls are kicking this hop!

  12. This little owl straw topper is the cutest!
    Thanks for the tutorial, my kids would love these!

    Fantastic giveaway too! I love crepe fringe!!!

  13. Oh, he is a cutie! So smart to use that punch as his body... (Don't include me in the giveaway.)

  14. Shellye your owl is pure genius.. I adore the straw topper idea too.. such a good idea for parties!!! (please don't include me in your giveaway)Thanks for the inspiration!!

  15. now that is too, too cute! i see a craft project with my girls. soon, very soon!

  16. Your owl straw topper is just too adorable.

  17. Love your owl project!! It`s sooo cute :)

  18. So cute Shellye!! I love this as a quick idea for Halloween. TFS!
    Sherrie K

  19. Super cute and they look easy too! Even my 16 year old's will love them, lol.

  20. Great project!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  21. Shellye I didn't realize you had been such a busy girl. Grats on the Nook DT. And your owl project is so cute. I am so proud of you. Your work is amazing.

  22. Great project and mini tute!!! LOVE that fringe!

  23. oh what a cute little project! HOW fun would this be for a birthday!!!

  24. Love your little owl! Such a great idea! *don't include me in the giveaway*

  25. What an adorable idea!! These would be perfect for a party in the Fall.
    No need to include me in the giveaway.

  26. Wow!! This owl is adorable! I'm gonna have to give that a try with the kiddos. They would have a blast using those :)

  27. Love your darling owl straw topper!!!
    Don't enter me in the drawing; just stopping by
    Fellow DT member

  28. What a fun idea and with owls bring such the trend right now it is fun to see an idea with a punch I have.

  29. What an adorable owl, and what a great way to mark people's drinks at the holidays. And that fringe is so cool. Thank you for the inspiration.

  30. OH goodness, could that be any sweeter? I even have that punch! Gotta try that one!!!

  31. Hi Shellye. I'm new to your blog. Your little owls are adorable. I love the idea of taking punches and making them multi purpose. I wish I could have seen that in those shapes. I'm always looking for ways to use purchases like that for lots of different things. Thanks for sharing it!

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  32. Adorable project - so fun. Would love to win the fringe crepe paper. Peggie

  33. soooo cute... I love it.. such a wonderful idea.... I am your newest follower.

  34. Oh I love owls! He is just too cute!! Don't add me to the giveaway.

  35. Ooooohhhh!!! I have that punch!!!! this is brilliant! I want to make it right now! Your fringe is amazing!!

  36. How did you "see" an owl body out of that punch shape? Cute project!

  37. Very cute--love the corduroy brad eyes.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  38. Absolutely darling! At first i thought this was on a pencil at first look but straws are cute too. Thanks for the tutorial :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  39. Oh how cute is he?!! Fab tutorial too! I've added myself as a follower (no need to add me to the giveaway)

  40. That is SO ridiculously adorable and inventive!! Don't add me but thanks for the sweet idea!

  41. Hop 25. This time of year brings bright colors & fun things to stamp. You did a good job!

  42. OMGosh!!! These are sooooo cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I will definately be making these with my daycare kids!!

  43. great tutorial and super cute project

  44. gosh those are so sweet :)
    thanks for sharing!


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