Saturday, November 22, 2014

Turkeys by mail . . .

Mailed off all the Thanksgiving cards so now onto Christmas and the holiday season -- hoping to get to my new MFT dies but for now here are some of the Thanksgiving cards the mail man gets to drive around with this week:

Turkey die from PTI (Paper Trey Ink) and card is a flap card.

Wreath is a stamp from Close To My Heart stamps and pumpkin was made with small oval punch by Marvy.

Turkey die is from TSOL (The Stamps of Life) by Stephanie Barnard for Sizzix. Her turkey and her butterfly stamp sets were used for the turkey 'feathers'.

These two pumpkin cards were cut out using a pumpkin die from Sizzix and the card fronts are holiday napkins from the craft store -- used clear cling wrap to attach the napkins to the card stock and then cut out the pumpkin shapes. Used gold Shimmer Mist on the napkin/card front for some shimmer.

Used a large oval punch for my five pumpkin pieces. Then stamped each oval with different background stamps and put the ovals together and that made the pumpkin. Added a vine and leaf from a Sizzix die. The brown mesh at the pumpkin top is brown mesh that is the outer packaging to the dog bones for Luke from the store. Added a brad to that and trimmed the mesh to the size I wanted.

Used the Pumpkin Shape Up Series dies for these two pumpkins--photo above and below. Once all the pumpkin pieces were cut out in the Cuttlebug (the die cuts all 7 pumpkin pieces in one pass in the machine) I used seven different embossing folders to emboss the pumpkin pieces. Then sponged the edges and put them together on the pumpkin shaped card stock base. Added leaves and ribbon to the top and they were done --

The above pumpkin also has a doily on the left front that I cut out using a QuicKutz doily die and I put that on the pumpkin using a glue pen.   TFL and YOLO

1 comment:

MaryH said...

These are absolutely delightful. Love the ways you've used the die cuts to make your cards so beautiful. I can personally attest to the Turkey die on the folded card. (yet another one to add to my wish list). Really like the shape of the card too. Thanks so much for thinking of us with the gorgeously done card. You're a genius. Happy Thanksgiving. Big hugs