Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial: Turkey Placecards by Stephanie

Hi everyone, it's Stephanie Here counting down the days until Thanksgiving. I always like my guests to feel welcome so I try and do little extras around the house to make them feel special. Here are some quick place cards that I made for our thanksgiving table:
Thanksgiving Turkey Place Cards:
First I Started by using the monster mania paper from the Monster Mania Collection
using the Orange dotted side of the paper. Cutting it into 1 1/2 x12 inch strips to make 
the accoridian that is used as the turkey's feathers.
I like the edges of the accordion to be scalloped so I use a border puch on it before scoring
it evey 1/2 inch (totally optional). Once you have your strip the way you want it, fold along
your score lines and bend it into your half accordian to form your turkey feathers. Glue together 
at the bottom ( I found that hot glue works best) 
Next is making the turkey's body:

- Cut your body shape from brown cardstock (easy to free hand but you could also use your die cut machine).
- Next I cut the feet and beak from yellow cardstock and the turkey's wattle from red cardstock. I then added the googley eyes.
- Glue all your pieces together and adhear turkey body to orange accordian. Voila! You made your first turkey.
- Next I made the flags out of the red dot patterned paper from the Petite Prints Collection using a toothpick.
- I then made the card bases Using the brown stripe paper from the Petite Prints Collection, the green graph paper also from the Petite Prints Collection and brown and white cardstock. I cut the bases to measure 3 1/2 x 3.
- I cut the pieces into the shape of a flag and layered them by size. Sewing around them is optional.
Next I glued the flag to the cards, and then the turkey's. Last I used some letterstickers to write the names
of our guests. 
Supply List:
  • Orange and white dot patterned paper- Monster Mania Collection
  • Red Dot, Green Graph and Brown Stripe patterned papers all from Petite Prints Collection.
I hope you all enjoyed these and try them out. They are fast, but your guests will love that you went a little further to make them feel at home. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Those are adorable! Too bad us Candians already had our Thanksgiving. I'll have to file it away for next year!

  2. CUTE. It will only be my hubs, my two kiddos and myself for turkey dinner this year, so I just might make these for the kiddos.

  3. Those are totally cute!!!!! I love your detailed photos!

  4. Those place cards are super sweet! Great job. Love them.


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