Saturday, March 19, 2011

Toy Story Buzz Light Year Punch Art

I saw this idea on a blog hop about 6 months ago on Ellen K's blog, but it has taken me this long to find the time and reason to make it up. My son was invited to a Toy Story themed 5th birthday party so of course I "had" to make this card and matching gift bag..............

Too cool aren't they? I was pleased with how they turned out and made a bit of a change when placed amidst all the commercial Toy Story stuff - not entirely sure if is was a welcome change or not as some people don't 'get' handmade, but you get that! The bag contained a squirter duck on a soap pond that had some money coins immersed in it as well - with the idea being you discover the money when you are washing your hands or self in the bath. I've made several of these over the years and generally the kids love them as they don't realise there is money in it until they are part way through using it. For the parents the best part is that it is useful & will eventually vanish leaving no mess and the packaging is recyclable either via re-gifting or in the normal weekly recycling collection - I love gifts that don't take up any space or break!

These two Buzz's contained more punches than I care to remember using last night, but the result was totally worth it and although a bit fiddly cutting it all out was surprisingly simple and fast to assemble. I did have to alter the width of the arms slightly for the card as it just wouldn't fit on otherwise. Apologies that is does also contain two retired items, but you could always substitute those.

Card Stock: Blush Blossom (retired), Real Red, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Vellum, Bashful Blue.
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Itty Bitty Punch Pack,  standard hole punch, Heart to Heart punch, Word window punch, Owl punch,  Small oval punch, Large oval punch, Wide oval punch, Full Heart punch, Corner Rounder Punch,
slot punch (retired), 3/4" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Modern label punch,  Round Tab Punch, Crimper, paper snips, SNAIL, Tombow glue.


  1. Ann these are great.... I hope the birthday boy (and his parents) appreciated all the time and effort that went into the home made gift.. far more than purchasing a store bought present.

  2. He looks Great!!!! Thanks for letting me see how you used him.