Friday, November 18, 2011

November Blog Hop--Ode to the Turkey!

Welcome to the 6th stop on our SUStars November Blog Hop-- with the theme of Holiday Gift Giving ideas.  If you've been hopping along you have arrived here from Monica's Add a Little Dazzle --I can't wait to see what ideas she's come up with--I know they will be fabulous because I love her work!  If you haven't been hopping from the start just keep traveling along and you'll get there or use the link here to our SUStars home page.

I'm one of those people who hates to jump to Christmas before Thanksgiving.....so I've created a couple of sweet ideas that could easily hold some little treats and go on your Thanksgiving table.  As my title states they honor that noble bird, the turkey.  By the way, did you know that Benjamin Franklin proposed that the turkey should be our nation's bird--not the eagle!  Just a little trivia......ha!  Here are my projects:

Fancy Favor Turkey Bag
I cut the bag out with my Big Shot using the Fancy Favor die and real red cardstock.  The turkey on the front is an adorable idea that I found online somewhere over a year ago....if it's your idea let me know and I'll give you credit here!  I love it!  The turkey is created with punches and his feathery body is made from 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon.  I think he's too cute for words personally!  =-)  I'll come back later this week with a quick tutorial for him.  (I need some posts for the future---it's been a month since I've posted--yikes).




Double Milk Carton Turkey Box
I cut out 2 of the milk cartons from my milk carton die on my Big Shot to make one of those 6 sided boxes that are everywhere you look right now!  I cut off 1 of the sections on each and then embossed them with the square lattice embossing folder.  I saw the tutorial for how to make this type of box here on youtube and was inspired to make it into a turkey by Lynn Pratt's post here.  My tail feathers are punched with the scallop oval punch.  The eyes are made with 1" circle punch for choc. chip eye base and lid, 3/4" circle for the whites of the eyes and 1/2" circle for the black.  Oops!  This picture doesn't show the white highlights I added to my eyes with my Signo Gel Pen.  The beak and wattle were hand cut from more mustard and real red. I really like how it turned out and I can't wait to make some more of these with a Christmas theme.
Here's a top view with the highlights in the eyes.  The neat thing is you don't need any holes punched or ribbon to hold the top of the box closed!  Yay--super easy!  My bow is for decorative purposes only!  



Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my projects.  Now head over to Carey's Stamping Tree House and check out her fabulous projects---she has a tutorial for a great gift card plus more!

16 comments:

Carey said...

Oh I just absolutely adore these. I am having Thanksgiving on this Sunday for hubby's side of the family. I defintely need to make the first one. I don't have the milk carton die yet but I HAVE to get it. Thanks for the great ideas.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Krafting Karen said...

these projects are something to gobble about! I feel a CASE coming on. Thanks for the inspiration!

inkedx2 said...

Love your Turkeys! They are too cute. Such adorable ways to give a gift at this time of year.

lisa808 said...

Dawn, your turkey projects are so darn cute.

Shari said...

Love them both!!! So stinkin' cute!

Chris O said...

One of the best things creativity does is put a big smile on the faces of others; and Dawn, these made me bust out the BIG grin! Cute, cute, cute!!!

Carla said...

Dawn your turkey with the ribbons is just wonderful, what a great idea.

Janice said...

Wow Dawn, wonderful as always. Love both!I agree with Chris, my smile is very big.

Denise Foor said...

Super, super cute! No way I can get them done for this year, but they are definitely on my list for next year's turkey day. Thanks so much....great idea.

Jayne Stenstrom said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love BOTH of your projects! I'm going to have to check back for the instructions for that first turkey. And I agree - I think he's too cute for words too!

Charlotte said...

This is just adorable! I love your turkeys ;)
Charlotte

Happy Stamper said...

I want to be friends with your turkeys because they look like they have such character! Great job!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

These guys are just adorable! And, so unique! Thanks for the ideas.

Betty said...

Fancy Favor box is adorable - love the ribbons on your little pilgrim!
How fun would these be to make...

Cynthia Ferenz said...

OMGosh! These are adorable. I love them. I will be back to check out the tutorial for the Fancy Favor box. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers and Aunt to 1 Marine

Julie Marshall said...

Very clever to use the ribbon. Great look!