I have some exciting news! I have done a photo-filled guest post tutorial on The Crafty Blog Stalker blog!
This is a sneak peek at the card I have guest posted about
on her blog:
Please run over there and take a look at the post. While you are there, check out the rest of Katie's blog. She always has wonderful and interesting projects on The Crafty Blog Stalker. Show her some love!
Actually, I have something else exciting to share with you! You know those precious Spider Web Doilies on page 47 of the Holiday Catalog that everyone has been raving about?? Well, I created another non-Halloween use for these little treasures!
A TURKEY CARD!
I cut one of the doilies in half, keeping the center intact rather than snipping it away. My next step was to grab one of the Circles Collection Framelits in the size that matched the size of the doily. I cut a circle from cardstock, held it behind the halved doily, marked where the bottom of the doily fell, then cut the circle to the same size.
Then, the fun began! I grabbed my little bin of Stampin' Up! Washi Tapes, not all of them current. I was simply looking for a good Thanksgiving-y color and pattern combination. Starting with the center of the circle, I applied one piece of Washi Tape vertically. I then built a fan of alternating tapes to cover the entire circle half. Of course, their bottoms overlapped to continue in a modified fan.
When I placed the spider web over the Washi Tape fan, it didn't match exactly. But, so what? It certainly gave the idea I was striving for! And doesn't he look so festive!
For the turkey's body, the old retired ornament punch and Soft Suede cardstock did the trick. I snipped off the hanger end of the ornament. A circle with the edges raised with my ever-handy fingernail and popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional serves as his head. I added a couple of the googly eyes we had a few years ago that coordinated with a Halloween stamp set. His beak is, well, a snipped triangle of Daffodil Delight cardstock. And his wattle (???) is an upside down punched heart.
Have you ever tried bending any of our Photopolymer Stamps? They can be bent and manipulated to fit into a space if needed, rather than just using them as they come. That's how I did the sentiment under the turkey! I used the Happy Thanksgiving from a past Paper Pumpkin kit to do this.
Have you thought of any other non-Halloween uses for the Spider Web Doilies? If you have, and you need more for the rest of the year, scurry on over to THIS IMPORTANT PAGE to grab them.
While there, check out the rest of the products that will be retiring FOR-EVER from the Holiday Catalog, and snatch them up before they are all gone!
Oh, before I forget: Starting Monday, November 23, Stampin' Up! will present their ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA with prices as low as 50% off. This Extravaganza will only run one week, November 23-30. Deals too good to pass up! Why fight the store crowds when you can do your shopping for good deals in your jammies in front of your computer!?!?
As always, when ordering from Stampin' Up!, remember to name me as your Demonstrator! Thanks bunches!