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  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    A Thanksgiving card featuring a new crazy turkey die. This turkey is so fun to make & I love being able to choose what colors I want for the individual feathers, Add a few or a bunch, like I die. Also a great way to use of scraps of different paper.

    A big congrats to Anita, the newest Featured Stamper (FS873)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case.  I kept the layout & big circle element, but I used different dies, some designer paper, a turkey in place of the flowers, & made mine a Thanksgiving card.

    After die cutting all the turkey parts, I put them together, using die cut pieces of card board to elevate the turkey body, heat & feet & also to give them some stability. I cut a bunch of colors of the feathers & ended up using all of them. I like a turkey w/ a full tail. For the background, I die cut the designer paper, then die cut a circle into it & placed a harvest gold circle behind it, before attaching them to a piece of olive green. The partial greeting was stamped onto the gold circle & I used 2 circle stitch dies to cut the rust colored circle frame (see pic below).

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Give Thanks Sayings
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, scraps of rust, gold, tan, dk brown, ivory, lt brown, dk orange, olive green, pine green, maroon, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Harvest Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles, Crazy Turkey,  dies, Crossover II, Misti


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  • Thankful

    It’s my honor to host the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge (IC779) this week, & we are headed to Plaid Crafts where I chose THIS as my inspiration.

    For my little turkey, I die cut the turkey & all the feathers, along w/ some leaves & pumpkins out of gold, rust, kraft, brown & olive card stock. I die cut 4 of the turkey bodies, because originally I was going 3D but found that it worked great instead of adding a lot of fun foam to elevate him & keep him from flattening out. I took some extra pics to show what it looks like. Two of the turkey bodies were scored down the middle & one was attached on either side of the front turkey, then a flat turkey body was attached to the back side. The feathers were scored w/ a piercing tool & half were attached to the back of the front turkey & half attached to the back turkey, giving it even more of a dimensional look.

    This is the turkey front.

    Here’s the bottom view, showing the the extra, scored turkey bodies attached to the front & back turkeys.

    Here’s a side view, showing the feathers split between the front & back turkey bodies.


    Another side view, showing where I added a pop dot to stabilize it. It’s really not necessary, as the folded side turkeys really help it keep its shape.

    The white & rust colored ovals were die cut, the greeting added & attached to a die cut piece of designer paper.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Kittie Says Friend
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft, rust, brown, olive, gold, dp (unknown-from Target)
    Ink:  Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Turkey,Pumpkins & Ivy,Tiny Leaves w Acorns, Oval Stitchdies, Crossover II

  • North Coast Creations October Release!

    NCC Tommy Turkey cu 04865Welcome to the North Coast Creations October Release! We have some super cute Thanksgiving & Christmas sets for you this month. 

    Prize Information:

    Just for commenting on the Design Team Blog Posts, you have a chance to win a $10 NCC Gift Certificate, good towards the purchase of NCC Stamps.  You have until October 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM EDT to leave a comments on the participating designers blogs for a chance to win!  Two random winners will be selected from the comments left on the designers blogs, the winners will be announced on the NCC Blog on October 27, 2014, be sure to check back there to see if you have won!

    NCC Tommy Turkey 04862On my first card, I’m using the adorable Tommy Turkey. This little guy just makes me smile 🙂 I know turkeys aren’t usually this colorful but I wanted him all decked out in his Thanksgiving finery. We have a flock of wild turkeys that come through our back yard pretty regularly and I can assure you they are nowhere near as cute & colorful as this little guy. After coloring, I did a little out of the box on the tips of his feathers and sponged a little color around the inside while he was still in the die. I added a rusty brown frame and a few layers behind him. The stamped, die cut leaves and greeting are from Our Daily Bread designs. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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    Stamps: North Coast Creations Tommy Turkey, Our Daily Bread designs –  Autumn Tree, Autumn Blessings
    Paper:  white, dp (Basic Grey – Pyrus)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Distress Ink antique linen
    Accessories:  Copic markers, ODBD Fall Leaves & Acorns dies, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, Candi dot

    NCC Snow Family cu 04872
    My second card uses the really cute Snowman Family set. Don’t they look like they’re having a great time? After stamping & coloring, I added a little Copic opaque white paint for snow on the tree and ground and also for the clouds. 

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    After adding a white die cut frame on top, I white embossed some snowflakes on a piece of blue paper from the ODBD Christian Faith paper collection then attached it underneath my image. The greeting was stamped on a small oval and a stamped, die cut blue snowflake was attached on top. The finished card is 5.50 x 4.25 and these are the Copics I used.
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    Stamps: North Coast Creations – Snowman Family,  Our Daily Bread designs – Sparkling Snowflakes
    Paper: Neenah white, ODBD Christian Faith paper collection
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, danube blue, Colorbox frost white pigment
    Accessories: ODBD snowflake dies, white embossing powder, Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, labels 18, Fancy Framed tags 2 (the greeting oval) dies, large crystal, Copic opaque white paint

    Please be sure to visit & comment on all the team blogs for your chance to win! 

     Lisa * Lori * Dawn * Julie * Sandee * 

    Amber * Stacy

     Thanks so much for stopping by!
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