Friday, November 29, 2013

Full of Turkey

 I am totally nuts over this circle card thinlet. It is so versatile and I LOVE a full card with the option to flip over the right side of the card for the hidden message.
I love even more that it is done using just a half sheet of cardstock which makes it even easier for me.
Options are endless.  This time I embossed the left side of the card with the woodgrain embossing folder- a basic must in every stamper's toolbox-  and used the Sweater weather DSP on the right stamped with the sentiment from Truly Grateful stampset in chocolate chip.   The turkey is stamped twice chocolate chip on whisper white and in Crushed Curry to layer it. Add dimensional to layer over the smoky slate then tangerine tango.

Flip side has tags for you with the thanksgiving entiment in tangerine rock and rolled around chocolate to edge it.
Hard to see but the bundle of wheat was stamped on the inside in chocolate chip too.

Write a special message using the White stampin Chalk marker and how cool would that be?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! A pop up turkey for you!

 Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
  I have a lot to be thankful for this year.  My family's good health, everyone has a job, my home renovation is almost completed, my mother in law is cooking Thanksgiving and all I have to do I bring the ice cream and the screaming hoard of hungy kids- check!

This is a little thanksgiving card I made as a thank you to my customers this month. The base card is white with a layer of chocolate chip  embossed with Woodgrain on top and with a layer or Burlap ribbon, cut in half lengthwise and the strands teased to create a fringe.   The acorn from Truly Grateful in chocolate chip then used the blender pen to smudge the ink a bit. punched with 1 1/4 inch circle punch and the tangerine CS with 1 3/8 inch circle punch.

I used the whisper white CS diecut with pop and cuts and labels insert die (at the same time as the Sweater Weather DSP for that perfect fit!) to create a pop out.

Thank from Harvest of Thanks stamped in tangerine then rolled around the edge with chocolate chip to create the two tone effect.
 The turkey was inspired by a turkey I saw on pinterest by Julie Davison.- It is diecut with the Deco Labels framelet to match and 1 1/2 inch circle head using chocolate chip CS.  The beak is made from a triangle that I cut from the left over from the piece I cut for the front of the card (after the popncuts cut it)  The tangerine piece by the beak is from a piece I cut out from the 4 sided from the itty bitty punch set.  Eyes from the owl punch.
 The tailfeather are made uing the Gift Bows Bigs L Die as shown on the left with the Sweater weather DSP.  You can cut at least 3 layers at a time. So I took 2 inch strips of 3 different DSP and stacked it in the back to make the turkey. 
The feet are from retired SU punch  using the tangerine CS - cut off the rest of the flowers from the punch shown on the bottom.