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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanks and 'stuffing' too...

What's a Turkey without the stuffing?? 
My thought:
I know you will be so surprised that I used the stocking punch again :p
 This is a card made similar to my santa suit card.  My card base is 4 1/4"x 8 1/2" very vanilla cs,scored at 2 1/8",and 6 1/4" so that it opens from the middle like so:
I used a piece of dsp as my 'apron'. I measure this at 4 1/4"x5 1/2"and then cut to fit my front flaps(2 1/8"on left side) I used the wide oval punch vertically to make equal arm holes,and also a horizontally one for the neck. Then you may attach this to card front.
Arms: are made from very vanilla cs turned upside down
Oven Mitts: stocking punch made with spice cake dsp

  • punch out 2 stockings(make sure to get opposite sides)
  • round off top of mitt with circle punch
  • cut a partial word window with same dsp
Turkey Platter: Using bigz oval die,get coordinating oval size in very vanilla cs. Place that oval in designer frames embossing folder and then sponge with soft suede ink.
Stuffing: use several flowers from itty bitty punches and some leftover seeds from the blossoms builder flower:
(see this is what I do with all my scraps;))
glue these together and then run through our square lattice embossing folder and Big Shot,sponge with soft suede
Turkey: punch out largest flower petal and 2 smaller petal in chocolate chip card stock with our blossom petals punch,sponge these.  Add 2 tiny scraps of white and make ruffled piece with scissors and itty bitty scallop flower

Attach(with stampin dimensionals) the platter to the front left(only) bottom of your apron.  attach arms and oven mitts together and put stampin dimensionals under them. Place arms where they look to be best.  I tuck the one on the right side of the card with thumb holding the platter:
Add a cute little button brad from our vintage trinkets:
And stamp the inside(I used our four frames SS with more mustard ink and 'Happy Thanksgiving' with our Teeny Tiny Wishes SS and chocolate chip ink:
And now I am thankful that you don't need to hear me ramble on anymore AND that I am NOT the cook tomorrow;))!!
I'm gonna enter and share my little cook over at SUO challenges!
I hope you all enjoy this holiday with your family and those you love....
and enjoy the stuffing too!!!


Until Next Thought,

Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

OK, I had to leave my stocking punch for a few cards :(( but don't think I have forgotten about it ;), in fact,my brain is still thinking about making a stocking cornucopia!!
Anyway, my thought: I saw these pretty paper napkins in Walmart and I couldn't resist. They needed to go on my card!  Now I know you can't see this very well but this card was done in the same technique as a dryer sheet technique...
In short,  I remove all plys of the napkin so it is down to just the 1 ply with the design on it.  I attach this to a piece of scrap paper with glue(the more the merrier;)).  As the napkins settles on the glue soaks through.

  Then we dip it in our dazzling diamonds glitter. Stunning!!
I adhere this to my coordinating CS so saffron and more mustard.  The more mustard was randomly stamped in more mustard ink with the leaf image from our Days of Gratitude stamp set.
Finishing touches are grosgrain ribbons in chocolate chip,so saffron,and gold cording(all retired-sorry!!)and old olive grosgrain.  Then stamped with the Happy Thanksgiving stamp from out Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
Until Next Thought,


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Santa's 'Stocking' Suit

Just a quick post today!! And another stocking card, of course!
This one uses the stockings as arms.
I love making Santa's suit, always have! I remember as a kid,I would draw Santa and his suit constantly!
the base of this card is a 4 1/4"x 8 1/2" piece of real red card stock. Score from 2 1/8" on the left side and 2 3/8" from the right side.  The right side will actually fold under the left.  Punch out 2 stockings from the Stocking Punch. Spritz with Shimmer Paint Mixture(if you are unsure of this leave me a comment and I will get back to you with how-to) Emboss only the front flaps and stockings(making sure to put opposite,so they are embossed not debossed;)).
Next sponge the embossed suit with some cherry cobbler ink.
To make mittens: use the following punches: word window for thumb,lg oval for hand and stocking punch for cuff. Attach to your 'arm' and then pop using stampin' dimensionals to card base. cut a strip of black card stock 1/2" wide.  You can wrap all around card or just trim strips to front.  Punch the smaller hole with crop-a-dile, line up jewelry punch with edge over hole and Punch a jewelry tag from our white shimmer paper.  Buttons are from our embosslits buttons in basic black.
and HO!Ho!Ho!
 Hope you enjoyed this quick post!!!

Until Next Thought,