FREE Tutorial for Top Note Owl Gift Bag Holder

Hi lovers of punch art and all things cute and 'owly'.  As promised, here's a tutorial for the little Top Note (Pointy Eared) Owl Gift Bag Holder.  Happy Mother's Day!

Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky, Basic Black, Neutrals DSP (Crumb Cake)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie 
+ Envelope Punch Board, Stamping Sponges

1.  Prepare punched pieces and die cuts
2.  Optional:  Sponge around front pieces with matching ink.
3.  Make a little gift bag/box with a 6X6 piece of DSP.  I made one with the Envelope Punch Board and followed this tutorial by Monica Gale (UK) -
(I folded down the top flap so the gift bag will fit neatly inside the Top Note section)

Now you're ready to make this little guy -
I hope the pictures are fairly self explanatory.

4.  Score the first Top Note piece as shown below and glue in the two punched birds to form the ears -
Inside Front Piece
5.  On the second piece, cut off at the score line and discard top section -
 6.  Glue the front folded piece to the back piece that you just cut -
 Back View

7.  Assemble the eyes using the circle punches - 1 3/4" x1 Choc Chip cut in half for eye lids, 1 3/4" x 2 in Whisper White, 1 3/8" x 2 in Soft Sky, 1" x 2 in Basic Black.  Attach 2 small Basic Pearls.
8.  Attach the small heart for the nose.

9.  Attach the Full Hearts to the inside of both Top Note body pieces.

10.  Adhere the gift bag to the inside of the front piece of the body as shown below -

11.   Apply sticky strip to the top of the gift bag and adhere the front and back body pieces together -

Inside View

12.  Add the belly and wings -

13.  Glue on the back head piece to the back of the owl body -

14.  Attach velcro dots on the inside of the front head piece and match up to the inside of the front body piece to form a flap -


 Side View

 Ta Dah!

If you enjoyed the tutorial, I'd love to hear from you.  It is actually a combination of several different ideas rolled into one and I hope to make a slightly modified card like this one very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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Paula Dobson said…
Thanks so much for your generous tutorial, Bron. This little guy is seriously cute and I cant wait to make him!
Beth Norman said…
These owls are so cute. Thank you for the tutorial. I'm definitely going to make one.
Anonymous said…
I love the tutorial for the little owl. I seriously want to make him. When I try to click on the site for the gift bag, though, nothing happens. I would like to see how she made her gift bag. Thanks, I do love your work. Brenda West
Tracy said…
Thanks for the tutorial love it
Rene from OZ x said…
Thanks a million Bron, I love your Owls.
Rene from OZ xo
Vicki said…
Thanks for the Inspiration!
Anonymous said…
Thank you for sharing. Great job.
nanny31 said…
Très jolie création et grand merci pour le partage avec ce tutoriel très bien fait.
ColourmehappyDi said…
Thanks heaps for sharing how you made this cute little fellow Bron. I really must try to make one.
Hope to see you very soon!
Hugs, Di
Anonymous said…
merci pour le tuto j'adore je pense que je vais essayer
Kylie said…
Spotted this on pintrest - this is just adorable.. Thanks for showing us how you made it...
Kim said…
Another great project that will be on my daily inspiration! Thank you