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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Owl Paper Clip



I created this Owl Paper Clip Shaker for a swap at the upcoming All Things Silhouette Conference.  Hope you like it.  I think he is adorable.!


  1. First, I chose my file from the Silhouette Design Store. The file is Animal Owl 2 (Design ID #9362) by Samantha Walker.  Then I scaled my pieces for my design.
  2. Then I made copy of the body and belly piece.  I aligned the new belly and body pieces and made them into a compound path. I made a copy of the new pieces, one to be cut in white craft foam and one to be cut from the paper of your choice.
  3. Next select belly piece and make an external offset of the pieces to cut in clear plastic to cover the shaker part of the owls belly.  This will hold all the sparkles in!
  4. I finished by making a copy of the body.  Below shows you all the pieces you need to  cut out to make the owl.
  5. I applied Stick It to the craft foam and cut it with the craft foam side up.  This way you already have adhesive on the foam. It will not cut through the backing of the Stick It but you can peal up the craft foam like a sticker.
  6. After cutting all my pieces, I glued the clear plastic belly onto the back side of the front piece of the owl. After that dries, apply the craft foam to the back side of the front pieces of the owl and glue it on.  This will create the hole for all the shaker goodies. After pieces are dry add shaker goodies. 
  7. Now take the piece labeled back and place it on the craft foam.  I did add a little glue to craft foam even though I applied Stick It.  Firmly press the two pieces together to seal in the shaker goodies and let dry.
  8. At this point you should have an owl with shaker goodies sealed inside.  We are now going to add the paper clip to the back of the owl.  I used Scor-Tape to do this.  At this point you should have one back piece left this is to cover the paper clip.  I ran that back piece through my Xyron to help adhere it the the back of owl and cover the paper clip.
  9. Now the finishing touches - add the eyes, beak and wing with glue and let dry.

For this project, I used the following:


  • Animal Owl 2 (Design ID #9362) by Samantha Walker
  • Doubleside Cardstock from Stampin Up
  • Craft Foam 2mm
  • Stick It
  • Variety of Sequins, Beads and Glitter
  • Liquid Pearls by Ranger
  • Clear Page Protector
  • Glue and Scor-Tape
  • Silhouette CAMEO®
  • Silhouette Studio® (recommend Designer Edition) 

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