Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Time...Gobble Gobble


Happy Monday Krafters!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is Thursday? Where did the time go? This is my favorite time of year. I love to take this day to really reflect on all the things my family and I have been blessed with. Even through the trials and tribulations of life, we still have something to be thankful for.

Another thing I love to do is cook! I will admit, I let the food, especially the turkey, be the decoration/centerpiece. I usually do not decorate for Thanksgiving. This year however, I felt compelled to do a little sumptin, sumptin J. I decided to dust of some of the unloved Cricut cartridges and do a small project.

First I used Wall D├ęcor and More for the place card. I also used this cartridge for the font. I forgot there was a font on this cartridge! Anywho, I spelled my daughter’s name and centered the name on the card. Do not weld! Since it was kind of plain, I used some of my border embossing folders to embellish it a bit. Then I added a piece of pattern paper behind the name.


Next I added the flourished turkey and the “napkin” ring on the mat (it was an image on the cartridge that I made into a ring LOL) from the Thanksgiving cartridge. The ring was cut out of the same pattern paper that is on the place card (it matches my kitchen). Then I cut the turkey from another pattern from that same stack by DCWV.


I thought I would take this project one step further and make a napkin holder. I cut this image twice (without the hat) from the Create-a-Critter cartridge. I formed the box out of the pattern paper for stability.
Although the turkey will still take center stage, this project is sure to get a few smiles! I hope you enjoyed today’s project. What are your plans for the holiday?


From my family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! And don’t eat too much :-P Kenya~

8 comments:

  1. Very cute idea Kenya! I agree, let the Turkey and the food be the centerpiece. :0) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! You enjoy your holiday as well :)

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  2. Great tutorial and I love all of the persoal touches. I think I might host Thanksgiving next year just to show off, lol.

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    1. LOL! I know you will do your thang for sho! It's not too late to do some decor...I wanna see :-p

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  3. These projects are great! I don't think I'll have time to do these, as I was not expecting to have to do dinner! LOL.

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    1. Thank you lady! It only took a few minutes to do....so you are cooking dinner :p LOL

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  4. Love your Thanksgiving goodies! How great they will look on your table. I agree with you about "where has the year gone"! Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  5. This is such a super cute project!!!! Adore those decorations.

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