Friday, October 17, 2008

Scallop punch turkey

This week's workshop wow challenge was to make something for Thanksgiving using punches. I decided to make this adorable turkey that was in the October issue of Stampin' Success. I wasn't quite sure what to do with him though, until Caville posted the demonstratable card challenge to make place cards. Isn't it great? I think this would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table. (Shirley, don't get any ideas; I'll be in Florida for work for 3 weeks before Thanksgiving!) It would also be a great project for your kids to help with.
The place card is made from a quarter sheet of cardstock folded in half, so you can get 4 from a full sheet. The front of the card measures 4 1/4 X 2 3/4. I used Very Vanilla sponged with Always Artichoke layered on the front.
The turkey feathers are scallop circle punches in Real Red, Always Artichoke and More Mustard from the Patterns hostess pack of DSP. His body is a 1 3/8" circle punch. The head is a 1" circle punch. The hat is a 3/4" square cut in a pilgrim hat shape. The eyes are from the double circle punch, and the buttons are 1/4" circles. His beak is from the ticket corner punch. (The one in the magazine used Boho Blossom punches for feet, but I don't have that punch. And I think he looks fine without feet!)
The next pictures show how to fold the feathers. (I think they would make a nice flower too!)

The first step is to count 5 scallops and fold up.
Next fold in half at a 90 degree angle to the other fold and then unfold it.
Fold the two edges in to the center line (like folding a paper airplane).

Happy stamping!


Vanessa said...

Very cute!

Laura Brown said...

Your turkey is so cute! Great idea with the place cards.

Nicole said...

Cute turkey, Jana! Thanks for including folding instructions!

Debbi said...

Get out!!! That s so adorable, Thanks for the directions!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing how to make this turkey. He/she is so cute!

Traci G said...

very cute!!!! I have been wanting to get this on my blog for some time now...and I finally got around to it tonight. What a coincidence!!! I love how you made your feather scallops out of designer paper.