Monday, January 18, 2010

"Square Pegs" Blog Hop: Fuzzy Wuzzy Hoodies

I always melt when I see kids in little pajamas or coats or costumes that have ears: well, check out these little "Square Pegs" cuties, and so easy to make!
"Hip to Be Square" is stamped directly onto Basic Grey Lemonade DP and the border is colored in with a pink Copic. To make the faces, I stamped the baby face from "Hip to be Square" twice onto Blush Blossom and punched with a 1 1/4" circle punch, then to make the "ear hoodies" I punched a 1" inch circle out of Innocent Pink and Creamy Caramel, then put my 1 1/4" circle punch over the cut out round window and punch again so I had a "circle in a circle", see pic below. (I don't think I ever noticed that 1 1/4" in there before I took this pic, LOL!) I glued these over the blush punch outs so the little faces peek out, then just add ears! (from "Square Pegs") Insides of the ears are paper pieced with the same DP. You can also just layer a smaller punched face over the hood, but the way I did it here really makes the face seem like it's inside, KWIM? The heart is punched with the Extra Jumbo marvy Scalloped Heart Punch. Card base made with a Scalloped Sqaure Nestabilitie, button in the middle is from the Romance Collection.
Peekaboo! TIP: the button is tied with a little strip of CS, those little slivers you trim off with your paper cutter when you're cropping are great for that! :)

Check out these links for even more inspiration:





Now, it's your turn! Please hop over to Gina's blog to add the direct link to your blog post showcasing my Square Pegs stamp set in the Mister Linky Box. Gina will have a special prize for the one link that she chooses out of all the participating bloggers - so check out her blog for that information.

Thank you for hopping with us! :)

29 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhhhhhh my goodness!!!! What cutie patooties!!!!!!!!!!!!

Betty Neville said...

Super cute Melanie! My nephew had a bear costume like that when he was younger!

Tina Gilliland said...

HA HA... these are just adorable!!!! I love this!!! OMGosh I cannot wait to use my set!!!

Linda Beeson said...

That is cute, I love the square designs to it.

FibreJunky said...

Those are absolutely adorable!!! Almost makes me wish my kids were tiny again so I could still put them into fuzzy jammies.

Carolyn King said...

super duper cute!

Melissa Cash said...

Such a sweet little card!

Theresa Momber said...

Oh, I love the little baby bunny and baby bear!!! So cute!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh so adorable.....love it......

Brenda said...

Oh Melanie these are so adorable!!!!!!
What a fabulous idea.

Nancy said...

Just adorable!

Natalie said...

That's adorable! Sweet little guys! And stamping directly onto the pattern paper is great!!

Lagene said...

I love your new Square Pegs Stamps! This was a great Hop...looking forward to what others do too!

JessicaK said...

Awwww, too adorable!

NinaB said...

So adorable, Melanie. This is a great idea. I need to make a baby card right now.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

This is absolutely adorable, Melanie! What a fun idea!

Pat (mspfd) said...

How sweet!

Maria Levine said...

Awe, this is fabulous! So cute and precious! That is too funny about the punch I don't think I ever noticed that, you are going to go have me check now! LOL!

Jessica said...

How adorable, Melanie! I just love it when you use your set for these cute animals/babies!

Giovana said...

Your card is so cute Melanie!! Love it.

Sandra said...

very cute!
Sandra

Jennie said...

this is so cute Mel! I had no idea that the measurement was inside of the punches either...Cool!

Kimmiek said...

Melanie!!
This is lovely..
Adorable..
I did get your set... I[ve trimmed it and am waiting for time to play..
Maybe I can get the kids to bed earlier tonight..( dreaming!! I know)
Adorable everything on the card..:}
Thanks!! I ope to play along tonight..

lisa808 said...

What a cute card.

redwasher1 said...

This is the cutest card!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anita said...

This is so cute! Great tips!

Pat Jandacek said...

How cute and how ingenious and creative in the making! TFS. And thanks for explaining the wink after Brenda's remark about Theresa's designs. I wondered about it and now I understand it's because they're related. I'm sure she really is a favorite, also.

Vicki Thompson said...

Very cute card. Thank you

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

How cute is that?!?