Give Thanks!

I am thankful for so much this year. I am thankful for my wonderful family, good friends, good health, our dogs and horses – more family than pets – a career I enjoy, and of course the opportunity to express myself creatively and share it with all of you!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I am thankful you are here to share the joy of crafting with us.

I revived Tom Turkey from last year’s post and gave him a new job. If you don’t remember, I had Tom holding the wine bottle last Thanksgiving. He did a great job, so he’s getting another year out of us – without becoming dinner! (Sorry, that’s not to say two of his cousins won’t be on our table with an entirely different job this Thursday!)

This Thanksgiving, we are celebrating with my family and my brother-in-law’s family. It’s going to be a huge gathering and we have so much food planned! So that no one gets a surprise, and no food goes to waste, we will be putting out some warning labels and its Tom’s job this year to hold them up for all to see.

For a limited time, get your free Tom in MTC by clicking on this photo.

Supplies Needed:

Fall colors Card Stock – 8.5 x 11 or larger

Various adhesives of your choice

Markers or ‘googly eyes’

Step 1:  Cut Tom’s pieces from your fall colored card stock and score the fold lines

Step 2:  Fold Tom’s fan pieces as shown.  If you want the feathers of his fan to be rounded, now is a good time to wrap the card stock around a cylinder and shape it.

Step 3:  Glue Tom’s waddle to his beak

Step 4:  Glue Tom’s beak to his head

Step 5:  Adhere the point of the stand to the inset of Tom’s fan (inside the cone area)

I colored the edge of the stand so you could easily see the assembly.

Step 6:  Assemble Tom’s body and fan with a strong adhesive

At first I adhered this as a ‘flat’ layer, but later decided to trim out a piece so I could slightly shape it into a cone.

With the piece cut out, I adhered it to my turkey fan.

And here is Tom, fait accompli:

Looking good Tom – keep up the good work!

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

16 thoughts on “Give Thanks!

  1. would look cute guarding my roll basket as well. Thank you so much for the idea and Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

  2. CUTE!!! I hope Tom doesn’t realize that his friends and relatives are also attending Thanksgiving dinner in a different status than he is. I am sure he will do his job well. Thank you for sharing the file and the instructions. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. It’s a good thing Tom is so versatile. He’s created a bit of job security. Hopefully we’ll see him in another job next year! So cute! Thank you for offering us the file.

  4. this turkey is so cute, I love the dimension created with the folding and cutting of the paper. Thanks.

  5. What a cute idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m grateful for all the crafty people sharing their ideas with me.

  6. what a wonderful looking turkey…he looks so proud of himself there….and thank you for the file to make him…love it

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