Hi Crafters! I got this adorable Sizzix Owl #2 die that I ended up altering. And now that it’s showing up in blog land, I’m so curious as to how everyone else dealt with the eye holes because no one has mentioned them. LOL I did a search at Sizzix online it shows the eye holes in red, which usually indicates score lines. My die cuts the eye holes out, which was such a mystery to me in the experimental phase of my card making. I’m not going to recommend that people alter their die. The woody substance under the foam was a terrible mess as you will see in the pictures and video. It VOIDS your warranty to work on a die and it’s very DANGEROUS due to the razor sharp cutting blades. And it was so tough to do. Not to mention, if I were a die artist, I think it would hurt my feelings if someone altered my die and I feel very bad in that respect. Dena Designs dies are so cute. I want the little dog too!
I had already purchased the little owl trinket trays in the $1.00 section at Michael’s at a previous shopping trip, just waiting for some inspiration for a gift card set and Viola`, the owl die appeared! And I just had to have it. I probably should have looked at it in the store better, there is always a test die cut in the package and I’m really glad Sizzix does this. They also show the footprint of the die at their site, which is so helpful when choosing dies. I usually choose my dies based on their versatility and the different things I can use them for. I consider them an investment of tools that I will use for years to come.
My project turned out so sweet and the lady I made them for will love them. Janie taught me how to hand feed exotic baby birds when I was a novice breeder 8 years ago.