How’s it going? For my project this month I really tried to do a paper weaving thing. It was supposed to be a hot air balloon, but I’m not sure what it ended up being, but I finally quit out of frustration. So here I am with a Thanksgiving card.
I don’t even know where I got the file so I apologize that I can’t direct you to it if you think he’s cute. It might have been Miss Kate’s Cuttables, but I’m not entirely sure.
I had this pretty Thanksgiving stamp that I used for the inside.
I modified the file by using goggly eyes instead of the cut out eyes.
The funny part is it didn’t stand up very well once I added the eyes. My turkey became “right heavy” and kept falling over to the right. Oops.You are probably wondering what those scratch marks are on the orange part of his feathers. Yeah, I’m kinda wondering too. I think I had to make another pass because I sort of forgot to put paper on the mat the first time and my cutter got full of gunk. So it didn’t go through and I moved the mat before I realized there was a problem. I actually didn’t notice that there were light cut lines until I took the pictures. What is it with cameras picking up flaws and all? Guess I could Photoshop it, but I keep things real here.
I was going to post the pile of mess-ups from my paper weaving disaster… but… nah.
It’s that time once again to gobble up some yummy ideas for your Thanksgiving Day table setting with these adorable Turkey Place Cards! Need to have the gravy passed to you? Don’t know the person’s name to ask them? You don’t have to throw a dinner roll at them and you don’t have to whistle like you’re at a football game to get their attention, just ask them by name and you’ll have the gravy on your mashed potatoes, instead of on you, in no time. So, don’t get your feather’s ruffled or anyone elses, until after desert and Uncle Larry is snoring on the recliner…ah, traditions, but I digress. These place cards were made from cardstock, except the wiggley eyes you can get at any craft store. You can also use any color combination you’d like to match your decor. Write the person’s name w/a marker pen like a Sharpe both on the front and back. Isn’t that special? Don’t forget to play it safe around the kids and food by not using glue and loose glitter because it flakes, so it’s a no no. These also make great favors for your guests to take with them. For scrapbookers, the shape will not distort when you place it on your page. Just slide the “tails” and body to one side and it will lie flat. Cool, huh? Have fun making these easy Turkey Place Cards and go ahead, get another helping of pumpkin pie! Happy Thanksgiving!
Great minds think alike! My November projects were using charger plates. All of the designs came from the MTC software. I’m trying to learn as much about the software as I can and wondered about the “Gallery” button. If you haven’t used it, DO IT! There are some great images that come with the software. For the Thanksgiving ones, I used the turkey outline and the grapes. For the Christmas ones, I used the swirly tree, Christmas word tree and the Christmas candles. There are so many wonerful designs for us to use in the MTC software, I can’t wait to investigate more!