Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

A wish for a Happy Thanksgiving for the blog followers (thank you) and the daily visitors -- had seen this turkey done by Bonnie Klass on Splitcoast so thought I would share it with you if anyone should be needing a quick turkey for place settings, treat holders, lollipops, or such:

You will need:

1 3/4" scallop circle punch
1" circle punch
SU Word Window punch
2 wiggle eyes
Heart punch
SU Owl punch
Glue pen
Glue dots

I used scrap papers from the scrap file for my turkey and tail. Here are the pieces you will punch out:

Punch 3 scalloped circles with the 1 3/4" punch, 1 Word Window piece, 1   1" circle piece, two gold hearts for the feet, and I used the Owl punch for the heart that is rust and that is the wattle for the turkey. For his beak I just used scissors and cut out a triangle for that. In the photo below you will see how to cut the scallop circles for his tail:

Using scissors cut off 5 scallops leaving you 9 scallops for the tail piece. You can discard the pieces you cut off. (You can also use a Sharpie marker and mark the silver side of your scallop punch and then punch off the edge of your card stock for the 9 scallops--this will help if you are making multiples as you will not have to keep stopping to count this. Again --- Sharpie marker marks are removable with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel so your marks will not be permanent)  If you look at the upper left rust circle you will see I used scissors and made a cut between each scallop --- this will enable you to make the tail more dimensional as it can now bend.

To put together I stacked the scallop/tail pieces that I had already clipped between the scallops using a glue dot to hold together in a stack.  Then put the Word Window long piece on top of the 1" brown circle -- this is his face and body. Put the rust heart on his face (the wattle) and put the gold triangle for his beak on top of the wattle. I used a glue pen for this as it is smaller than the glue dots. I  used the glue pen and put on two wiggle eyes. Lastly using the glue pen I put the two gold hearts on the turkey for his feet.  Again here he is:

~~~~~       Happy Thanksgiving -- enjoy your gobble day    ~~~~~

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