Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

Today is officially Thanksgiving Day in Canada, although most of us celebrate it with a big turkey dinner on Saturday or Sunday, because Monday is a travel day for out-of-town family and friends!  I love Thanksgiving because, here in Canada, it is one of the least commercialized holidays we have and we just concentrate on spending time together, getting out in the brisk October air and focusing on thankfulness!  I'm excited because my youngest daughter and her family will be coming for the weekend!

So, in honour of the occasion, I got out my Curvy Keepsakes Box die again and made one of these:

Gobble, gobble!  The guest of honour at Sunday night dinner.  This was so easy and fun to create!

  • First I die cut and assembled the Curvy Keepsake Box from Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • I got out the Owl Builder punch and punched out the owl, also in Crumb Cake, turned him upside down and trimmed off the feet.  This made the turkey's head.
  • The vest is punched out and glued under the head to become the neck.
  • The eyes are created with the Owl Builder Punch as well using Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock scraps.  The beak is the tip of the Triangle Punch,  Just don't insert the Crushed Curry cardstock all the way in.  And the red wattle is made by punching out the small heart shape from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack and cutting it in two, overlapping the two halves when you glue it on.
  • The tail feathers are die cut from different coloured cardstock using the Feathers Framelits. The colours I used were Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Crumb Cake.  Using Fast Fuse adhesive I adhered them on a circle of Crumb Cake punched with the   1 3/4" Circle Punch, then added another circle on top before adding it to the other end of the Curvy Keepsake Box.
  • The wings are made from the bird's body punched using the Bird Builder Punch!
  • The sentiment is from the Truly Grateful stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White and punched with the Modern Label Punch.  I punched the label twice more, once from Crushed Curry and once from Cajun Craze.  I cut those two in half and added them to each end of the label.
That's it!  Punch art at its most fun!  Have a great Thanksgiving!

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