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!

Playful Pals Cat

The Playful Pals Bundle is pretty fun to play with!  You can also use the stamps and Framelits with the Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit and Punch Art.  I used it to make a Carrot for my Easter Basket.  Have fun playing with this one!
Pyramid Pals CatSUPPLIES:
Bundle:  Playful Pals  Photopolymer #141069
Ink:  Basic Black Marker
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Thinlits (See Bundle above)
Other:  Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut out two of the Pyramid shape Thinlits from Daffodil Delight card stock.  Fold the score lines the same for both pieces.  Attach them so the plain triangles are across from each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  Do all of your stamping on the triangles BEFORE gluing the parts together.
2.  Look carefully at the pictures on the front of the stamp case to find stamps to use for your eyes, ears, face, and whiskers.  Also look carefully at the Thinlits and put together the stamps and Thinlits you want to use.  Glue the pieces onto the face first.  Add the ears and tail AFTER you put the Pyramid together.
NOTE 1:  I was pretty overwhelmed when I started looking at the actual stamps and just drew on the face.  Now I know there is a stamp for pretty much everything in this stamp set.  I also know that I should put the Pyramid together last.
NOTE 2:  This is the exception to the rule.  In this case Cut First, THEN Stamp.  The Photopolymer stamps make it easy to stamp in the right places on the piece you cut out.
3.  Now put your Pyramid together.  Put Tombow Glue on the sides of one plain triangle and attach the tabs next to it.  Repeat with the other plain triangle.  Hold the sides in place for a bit to let the glue set.
4.  Now you can add your ears and tail.  (also legs, feet, wings).
5.  Now you have a fun little animal to play with!  Make it some friends!

Happy Animal Making!
Nendy Kerr

Easter Basket and Carrot

Make this quick Easter Basket using the papers of your choice and the Berry Basket Bigz Die.  The Carrot is also pretty quick and easy to make using the Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies.  Get out your Big Shot and have some fun today!
Easter Basket & CarrotEaster Basket CarrotSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Suite Sayings  Wood # 140709, Clear #140712
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss
Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper #138448
Tangelo Twist
Cucumber Crush
Whisper White
Big Shot:  Berry Basket Bigz L Die #137366
Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies #140618
Deco Labels Framelits  #130102
Punch:  1/8″ Handheld Circle  #134365
Other:  Antique Brads  #117273
Honeycomb Embellishments  #140566
Tombow Glue
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Glue Dots

BASKET INSTRUCTIONS:
Watch this Video for basic instructions on putting the Basket together.
1.
 Cut your Blackberry Bliss at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper the same or just cut in half for a 6″ x 12″ paper.
2.  Cut your papers using your Big Shot and the Berry Basket Die.  You can cut two sheets of card stock at once, but only one sheet of Designer Series Paper at a time as the score lines will tear if you do two sheets.
3.  Glue the Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market pieces together for the Berry Basket main parts and the handle.  Fold the score lines on the Berry Basket Parts.  Decide if you want the patterned paper on the outside or the solid color on the outside.  Lay the two Berry Basket parts together and put Tombow Glue or Tear & Tape to attach the bottom Basket Parts together.
4.  Put Tear & Tape Adhesive on the outside top edges of each Berry Basket Side.  Take the two Scallop Edge pieces.  Fold on the score lines.  Glue the small tabs to the edge of the other Scallop Edge piece to form a square.  Attach each Scallop side to a Basket side centering the Basket side.  Repeat on all four sides.
4a.  This is the way I should have done it.  Glue together a Blackberry Bliss and Farmers Market Straight Piece for the Handle.  Punch a 1/8″ Circle in the center of two opposite sides and each end of the Handle.  Attach to the Basket with the Antique Brads.
5.  If desired, use the Patterned Scallop Pieces around the inside top of the Basket to cover the Brads.
6.  Stamp the Easter Blessings in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the Deco Label Framelit leaving some space above your Easter Blessings.  Attach a Honeycomb Embellishment to the top of your Easter greeting with Glue Dots.  Attach the Deco Label with to the front of your basket with either Fast Fuse, Tear & Tape, or Tombow Glue making sure the adhesive is only on the part attaching to the basket.
7.  Fill with Easter Grass and goodies.

CARROT INSTRUCTIONS:
Pyramid Pals CarrotCarrot Top
1.  Cut out two Pyramid shapes from Tangelo Twist card stock.  Fold all score lines the same way for each piece.  Rotate the pieces over the bottom square so the plain triangles are opposite each other and the triangles with tabs are across from each other.  I found it easier to use Tombow Glue to glue the tabs behind the plain triangles.  Press firmly on the sides to make sure they stick together.
2.  Cut a 2″ square of Cucumber Crush card stock.  Add some Tear & Tape Adhesive along one edge.  This will be the bottom.  Use your Fringe Scissors to cut down to the Tear & Tape, but not past it.  Cut into 1/2″ pieces.  Attach to the center of your Carrot Top.
3.  Add to your Easter Basket.

Happy Easter!
Nendy Kerr