Pyramid Pumpkin and Turkey Decorations

I was watching a video about someone making diamond shaped decorations and decided to try and make a Pumpkin and a Turkey using a Pyramid shape.  These were pretty quick and easy.
Turkey & pumpkin decorationsSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach Marker – Pumpkin
Tangerine Tango ink pad – Turkey
Basic Black Marker – Turkey
Pumpkin Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Garden Green
Turkey Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Delightful Dijon
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Framelits #140618
Flower Fair Framelits #133731 Pumpkin
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:
 If you want to open the Pyramids so you can put something inside: Put a piece of tape on the inside of the tips, then after decorating, punch a 1/16″ hole about 1/8″ from the  tip of each Triangle.  Decorate the Pyramids.  Close the Pyramids by threading Baker’s Twine through the holes.  Tabs:  You can glue the Front to the Tabs, but not the Back Triangle.
1.
   Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Draw oval like shapes on each triangle with the Peekaboo Peach Marker.
3.  Put glue on the top side of one of the bottom squares.  Attach the other square on top making sure that the sides with the tabs are opposite each other.
4.  Cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Green card stock for the curly vines.  Run a bone folder over it to start it curling.  Find something round and narrow to wrap it around and curl it.  I used one of my grandson’s metal cooking spoons with the round metal part about 1/8″ in diameter.  Curl the strip around the round piece holding the end to keep it in place.  Gently unwrap the strip so you keep the curl in.  Cut it in half  Glue both pieces to the tip so one part sticks up and the other angles across.
5.  Cut a little stem from Garden Green card stock.  You can cut a Garden Green leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits or just cut it with scissors.  Glue the stem on top of the pyramid tip and over the curly vines.  Glue the leaf to the stem.

TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede
card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Choose one of the Triangle sides without tabs to be the Turkey front.  Cut 3 Scallop Circles from Soft Suede card stock.  Cut the circles in half.  Sponge the scallops with Tangerine Tango ink.  Layer and Glue the circles together.  Glue to the Front Triangle.  Trim off the excess.
3.  Cut a Beak from Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut two “Bunny Ears” of each color:  Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijoh, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  Hand cut the two Real Red piece to make the Wattle and the Comb.
4.  Glue the Wattle onto the back of the lower Beak.  Glue the bottom of the Beak to the top of the Scallop Circles.  Draw the Eyes with Basic Black Marker.  Gle the Comb above the eyes.
5.  Put Glue on the two tabs that attach to the Front Triangle.  Repeat with the tabs for the Back Triangle.
6.  Decide what color order to put your feathers in.  Start with the center two and glue them to the back so they stick up high enough to make you happy.  Work your way outward on both sides glueing all the bottom tips on top of the first two pieces.
7.  You are done.  Admire your cute Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!

Give Thanks Card

This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving card.  Choose your patterned paper.  Choose a sentiment.  Stamp and die cut.  Attach to card.  Add some bling if you want to.
Give Thanks CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #142335:  Banners For You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer #141936
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141642
Other:  Gold Sequins
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with Fast Fuse.
3.  Stamp your Banner in Always Artichoke.
~Lay your Labeler Letters stamps upside down on the stamped banner in the position you want them.  Lay a Clear Stamp Block on top of the stamps.  Stamp in Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut out your stamped Banner with the coordinating Framelit.
~Attach Banner to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Attach a few sequins to the card front using Glue Dots.
5.  You now have a quick, but nice looking card to give to someone.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

Autumn Mini Treat Bag Thank You

There is always someone to thank and be grateful for having in your life.  Make this fun little Mini Treat Bag and put something in it to show you care.
Thanks Mini Treat BagSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  A Little Something  Wood #132827, Clear #139830
Perpetual Calendar  Photopolymer #137167
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  So Saffron
Pumpkin Pie
Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Mini Treat Bag Thinlits #137547
Punch:  Label Bracket #132153
1/8″ Circle Punch #134365
Other:  Expressions Natural Elements #138395
Metallic Gold Baker’s Twine
Fast Fuse or Tear & Tape Adhesive
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS
1.  Cut out your Mini Treat Bag from So Saffron card stock cut at 6″ x 11″.  Fold all tabs.  You can either stamp now or later.  I wish I would have stamped after step 3 when the Treat Bag was assembled and the Belly Band was on, OR that I would have stamped over the fold lines.
2.  Assemble by attaching the back flap to the front with adhesive.  Then connect the center back with adhesive.  Last fold up the bottom flap and attach with adhesive.
3.  Cut your Cajun Craze Belly Band at 1-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Center in the front and fold both sides back.  Attach the back sides together with adhesive.  Stamp now if desired.
4.  Use Tombow to attach your “Thanks” to the Belly Band.
5.  Stamp “Grateful for you” in Cajun Craze ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Punch out with the Label Bracket Punch.  Punch a 1/8″ hole at the top and thread your Baker’s Twine through the hole, around the Belly Band, and then back through the hole.  Tie your bow.  Adjust the position of the Baker’s Twine and Label Bracket tag.
6.  Add some goodies or a fun little gift and give to someone special.

Happy Gift Giving!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the United States!  If you live elsewhere, find something to be thankful for.  We are blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving 2014

MDS SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio (MDS) software 
Fall Memories Digital Kit #135910  Label 4
Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper #122175 Pattern 6
Textured Card Stock  #120168  Certainly Celery
Glimmer Brads #123964  Silver, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Hand Penned Holidays #127612  Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Turkey Box

Here is a Punch Art Curvy Keepsakes Turkey Box just in time for Thanksgiving!  It is fairly easy with a printout to use for the front of the Turkey and the wings.  The print out uses MDS Harvest of Thanks stamp brush set which is enlarged to fit the size of the Curvy Keepsakes box.
Curvy Box Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Printout of Turkey body and wings
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies #135853
Feathers Framelits Dies #135852
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock in half:  two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Make your Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (OR Multipurpose Platform with tabs closed), cutting plate, both pieces of card stock-stacked, Curvy Keepsake Box Die, top cutting plate.  Run thought Big Shot.  Watch this VIDEO for more details on making a Basic Curvy Keepsake Box.  Fold up and close your Box.  It makes it easier to add the pieces in the correct position.
Curvy Box Turkey - Top View
2.  Print up the Turkey Body and Wings page onto Whisper White card stock or 24 pound white printer paper.  (Printer paper used here.)  Cut out the Turkey Bodies.  Lay the Curvy Box on its side so the handle is parallel to the table.  Lay one Turkey Body under the Curvy Box in the position you want it.  Draw a line where the Turkey Body meets the Curvy Box.  Fold on the line you drew.  Add a 1/4″ tab to add adhesive.  (I also cut a “V” shape in the center of the line to reduce bulk when adding the Turkey body to the Box.)  Use Tombow Glue to glue the very front part of the Turkey Body together – from the head to in front of the feet.  Add Tombow to one of Body Flaps and overlap the other Turkey Body flaps.  Add Tombow Glue to the other flap and attach it to the Box (which is now standing upright) so the Turkey feet are at least close to touching your table.  Use your Bone Folder between the Turkey Body pieces to make sure the Tombow Glue is on the Curvy Box.  Yipee!  The hard part is done!
3.  Using the scraps from your Curvy Box cut out 4 small feathers and 8 large feathers.  You can still have the card stock in two layers – so cut out 2 small feathers and 4 large feathers on the doubled card stock.  You can sponge the edges of your feathers if desired.  I forgot, but wished I would have.  Half the feathers use the front of the feather, the other half you see the back – so sponge accordingly.
4.  Use either Tombow or Glue Dots to attach the 4 small feather together in a fan shape.  Attach in the position you want on the back of the Turkey.  Add a few Dimemsionals to the back of the small feather fan.  Now attach the large feathers in a fan shape with Tombow or Glue Dots.  Attach to the small feather fan using the Dimensionals and either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now cut out your Turkey wings and attach them to the sides of your Turkey Box.  Put your Turkey Box on display!

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a fun little Punch Art Thanksgiving Turkey to make.  This one has zero calories and is less gooey to make!  It doesn’t taste as good as the real thing though.
Punch Art Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Early Espresso
Early Espresso Marker
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede or Baked Brown Sugar
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Punches:  Owl Punch #118074
Modern Label Punch #119849
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Large Oval Punch #119855
Retired Small Oval Punch (sorry)
Other:  Googlie eyes from your craft store or use the pieces from your Owl Punch Adhesive of your choice.  I used Glue Dots for most of the Turkey
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to card base.
Make your Turkey.
3.
 Punch 5 Large Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.  Punch 3 smaller Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew DSP.  Cut the Soft Suede Ovals up the center until about 1/4″ leaving that part attached as shown in photo.  Adhere each Soft Suede Oval to the DSP Oval by placing a Glue Dot or SNAIL on each side of the Soft Suede Oval and spreading it apart to make a mat around the DSP Oval.  Repeat with all the Ovals.
4.  Adhere your larger Ovals together in the desired pattern.  I used Glue Dots.  Now adhere the 3 smaller Ovals together in the desired positions.  Adhere the two layers together.
5.  Punch an Owl from from Soft Suede AND Tangerine Tango card stock.  Trim the ears and feet from the Soft Suede Owl.  Cut the Tangerine Tango Owl so you have just the lower body and feet.  Glue them together with the Soft Suede Owl on top.
6.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Soft Suede and use some scissors to cut a rounded indent for the Turkey body.  Make sure there is enough room for the eyes and beak.  Draw scallops with your Early Espresso Marker to resemble the feather pattern on a Turkey breast.  Adhere to Turkey body.  Cut a small beak from a scrap of Tangerine Tango and adhere in desired position.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Stamp ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Adhere with Dimensionals to card front.
8.  Admire your cute Thanksgiving Turkey card and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Goodie Gear Treat Bags

Would you like a little Treat Bag to give the kids as they are begging for something to eat while you are waiting for Thanksgiving Dinner?  These are the perfect size for a small treat and they only take a minute or two to put together.  They come in Pumpkin Pie and Real Red versions.
Goodie Gear Treat Bags

SUPPLIES:
Goodie Gear Kit:  Pumpkin Pie #132792  Real Red #132161
Stamps:  Oh Goodie!  w#131886  c#131889 MDS#135237
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie or Real Red
Other:  SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Choose your supplies from the Kit:  cellophane bag, Crumb Cake Tag, Whisper White Banner, Baker’s Twine, and colored strips.
2.  Take 1 colored strip sticker and wrap it around your bag two times.  Cut off excess after each wrapping.  You can also use these strips to decorate your Crumb Cake Tag.
3.  Stamp the desired sentiment on your Whisper White Banner using the desired ink color.  Adhere it to the Crumb Cake Tag.
4.  Fill your Goodie Gear Cellophane Bag.  Tie closed with the Baker’s Twine.  Attach the decorated Tag to the bag.
5.  Make as many as you need by repeating the steps above.
6.  Admire all your cute Goodie Bags.  Hide them from the Goodie Seekers until you need them for your event.

Enjoy your Goodie Bags!
Nendy Kerr

Thanksgiving Turkey Card with Burlap Fringe

Here is a Thanksgiving Card with another way to use the fun Burlap Ribbon to make fringe.  It also uses some leftover paper from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit.  Enjoy making this Thanksgiving Card!
Thanksgiving Turkey Card with Burlap Fringe

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks w#131736  c#131739
Markers:  Pumpkin Pie
Early Espresso
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Whisper White
the white with brown marks is from the Thankful Tablescape Kit w#133341  without stamp #133463
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon #132140
Scissors
Sticky Strip
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the white and brown paper from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit.  Or use the paper of your choice.  Adhere down the center of your card front.
3.  Cut two pieces of 5-3/4″ Burlap Ribbon.  Cut down one edge to remove the stitching.  Peel off the long fibers 1 or two at a time until you have just under 1/2″ of the “Ribbon” left on the one edge.  Repeat with the other piece of Burlap Ribbon.  Adhere to the card front using Sticky Strip.  Trim off the parts that hang over the edges.
4.  Color your Turkey Stamp.  Use your Chocolate Chip Marker for the Turkey, Early Espresso for the circle around the Turkey, and Pumpkin Pie for the outer stripes.  Remoisten with your breath several times and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Deco Label Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer with Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front using Dimensionals.
5.  Enjoy the look of your Thanksgiving Turkey card with Burlap Fringe.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card

We will be making this Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card at my Stamp Class on Friday.  Hopefully you will enjoy making it as much as I have!
Harvest of Blessings Thanksgiving Card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks w#131736  c#131739
Ink:  Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Early Espresso
Whisper White
Season of Style Paper Stack #132181  OR Designer Series Paper #132340
Big Shot:  Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Other:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon  #132140
7/16″ Natural Trim Ribbon #129287
SNAIL Adhesive
Sticky Strip
Glue Dots
Dimensionals
Naturals Designer Buttons #127554

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Early Express card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Harvest of Blessings image in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Apothecary Accents Framelit
3.  Cut your Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Cut your Ribbons at about 6-1/2″ long.  Adhere them together with Sticky Strip on the back of the Naturals Ribbon.  Use your Bone Folder to make sure the Ribbons stick together well.  Decide where to position your Ribbons.  Lay Sticky Strip in the desired position for your Ribbon on the Designer Series Paper.  Position Ribbon on Sticky Strip and use your Bone Folder to adhere it well.  Layer your Harvest of Blessings image in position with Dimensionals.
4.  Use a strand or two of the Burlap Ribbon fibers to thread through your Button Holes.  Adhere them to the Button with a Glue Dot or two.  Adhere Button to the Natural Trim with several Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Adhere your decorated card front to your Early Espresso card base with either SNAIL or Tombow Glue.
6.  Admire your Harvest of Blessings card and think of a few things you are Thankful for this season.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Chevron Thankful Card

I finally used my Chevron Punch and combined it with the Expressions Thinlits to make a Fall Card for Thanksgiving.
Thankful Chevron

SUPPLIES:
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Smoky Slate
Bermuda Bay
Big Shot:  Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171
Punch:  Chevron #132154
Other: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Smoky Slate card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.   Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Line up the edge of your Cajun Craze card stock with the Line on your Punch Top.  Punch.  Move card stock over two chevrons and punch again.  Move over the other way looking at the bottom of the punch and make sure you don’t punch over the edge of the card stock.  Adhere to card base.
3.  Cut your “Thankful” out of Bermuda Bay (or desired color) card stock using your Expressions Thinlit die.  Watch this video if you need more instructions on this technique.  Make sure and put wax paper between the die and your card stock.  Use a toothpick to gently push the paper out of the die.  Adhere with Tombow Glue using the smallest amount of glue possible.
4.  Admire your fun  Chevron Thankful Card.

Happy Fall Card Making!
Nendy Kerr