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Monday, September 15, 2008

Things Are Not Always What They Appear to Be!

Now I do have to admit, this little guy is SO cute. I saw these floating around the Internet last year and again this year. I didn't have any time to play with it last year so I tucked the idea away in hopes that I would have time next year. Well, it's "next year" and I found some time so I gathered my supplies and off I went to create.

As I looked at the samples I've seen last year and this year I thought I would change it up just a bit. I thought it would be fun to use the design with a milk carton. Here is the link to the PDF file for the milk carton you can just print directly onto your card stock.

After I printed the carton I cut where it needed to be cut and scored where it needed to be scored. Please note, dotted lines are for scoring and solid are for cutting, except at the top, there's a couple of small lines, DON'T cut them.

I traced the pattern onto some black card stock for the hair. I didn't know any other way to do it. I did print it out but the ink on black card stock just didn't work. SO as I was scoring the Olive Green I scored the black under it. Then I cut the green off at the score before the carton folds at the top. I cut the black off in the other direction, leaving enough black hanging for the hair.

I assembled the green part. Then I cut the hair and assembled that part around the green piece. I used a clip at the top to hold the carton shut while the glue dried. I used Aleen's Tacky Glue. I cut the eyes using a 1" and 1/2" punch. The eye lids are 1" circles cut in half and so is the nose. Sponge around them to give them some depth.

I used a black fine point Sharpie marker for the stitches and the mouth. And I used a white gel pen for the eyes. I didn't seal mine up entirely. I want to pour some candies in there before I do that.

Isn't it just adorable. I was glad I was able to make one of these this year!! I hope you can find some time to make one too!

Thanks SO much for visiting,


specialcraftmom4 said...

This is sooooo cute!!!! It looks perfect (:

P.S. I have blog candy this week (:

Diane said...

Adorable little frank!!!!

Unknown said...

Very cute, love it!

NeedsARibbon said...

He could be my Halloween date! Where did you use the white gel pen on the eyes? Did you use the new SU! oval punch for the eyes?

He is freaky cute!