Sunday, October 6, 2013

TURKEY CLUB

I have a big announcement to make. I am the new president of the highly esteemed Turkey Club! Yup. You heard it right. Would you like to know how I was appointed to this desirable post??

Well, you see, yesterday, as I'm sure you are all very aware, was World Cardmaking Day. And, how did you celebrate this (eighth) annual phenomenon??

I wasn't scheduled to work, so I decided to take full advantage of this wondrous occasion. By doing what, you may ask? I was going to use the whole day to MAKE CARDS!

It was a little bit of tough getting started. I was sort of at a loss as to how to proceed. I never have a whole day that is dedicated to creating. But, never fear, I figured it out, and was crafting my little heart out in no time, enjoying every minute of cluttering up my space even more.


This is actually what the area looked like when I was finished. Yes, I am a bona fide certified pig. (And, you can see that I often get distracted in the process: notice the spools of Christmas wrapping ribbon teetering on the edge). Where is that crafting fairy when you need her? Probably buried under all my supplies, I'm sure. Poor thing.

Back to World Card Making Day. I ended up making five cards, four of which I am thoroughly pleased with. The fifth one: not so much. It was actually the second card of the day that I made. I thought I had such a FABulous idea for it.


Uh huh. You got it. This is the card that guaranteed my spot of president of the Turkey Club. Can you understand why?

I thought I was doing everything just right. 


I chose fallish DSP for the big turkey feathers and created them from a form of tea bag folding. 

I then thought I was being really clever by making that red thing that hangs on his face . . . OK. I didn't think that sounded very good, so I googled "that red thing that hangs on a turkey's face", and -- THANKS, GOOGLE! -- his WATTLE and his little pointy feet from sections cut from the Tasteful Trim die in my Big Shot.

Hmm. Still not so great. Add some more.


Continue with the fallish colors throughout. Texture. Rounded corners on the sentiment done with my new Envelope Punch Board. Paper Piercing. Strips of texture rather than a complete sheet. Add buttons. Baker's twine. 

Well, when I deemed this creation finished, I had clinched my title for president of the Turkey Club. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go dig up my copy of Robert's Rules of Order.

P.S. I will share the other four cards in upcoming posts. I can guarantee they are better than this turkey.

Wattle
Smiles.







11 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely card for the holidays! Thank you for linking up this week at Sewlicious Home Decor! :)

    Marti

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  2. I love the card! Can I become a member of the Turkey Club?? Do you have the directions written down for the turkey part of the card? It does look like you had fun though.

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  3. Love it I really love the details of the buttons! lovely!

    XOXO
    Cami

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  4. I'm not sure you actually earned your presidency with this card...it's awful cute!

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  5. Very Pretty Linda and lovely details on this little turkey! Thanks for sharing him at the Fluster Buster party. Lizy party co host

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  6. That is a REALLY pretty card. I love how paper folds over to make the feathers. I gotta try this...

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  7. Your beautiful creations always make me want to pull out some paper and go at it! Thanks so much for sharing at Sunday FUNday and for the inspiration!

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  8. Great card,love the design :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week at the hop :)

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  9. Lovin your turkey card! I am featuring it tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up last week!
    Kim

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  10. Such a very cute card!! Loving it! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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