I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Owl Punch!
Russell had requested some craft time, specifically to use the Owl Punch. We made bookmarks for the kids who are at our bus stop. They were cut with the cricut, as were the initials. We added wings to the owls by punching 1-1/4 inch circles and punching those with the Scallop Circle Punch to get the wavy underside. Russell wanted it to look like his owl had its wings folded behind itself, and figured out how to do that.
The Owl Punch can also make bats! Punch as usual. This time, punch a 1-1/4 inch circle but when you insert it into the Scallop Circle Punch, concentrate on aligning the circle to produce the bat underwing instead of the round scallops (look at the pieces you punched for the owl wings-- the opposite side of what you used is pointed like bat wings). Russell liked these so much he decorated his Reading Log with them, and has requested we make these as the toppers for this year's Halloween pencils (look at OCt 2009 for a photo of those).