My husband has been asking me for weeks to make a cool paper turkey, so I took advantage of some weekend craft time to do just that. I used this cute turkey file from SVG Cuts Thanksgiving Dinner kit and decided it would be cool as a napkin holder for the dinner table, so I just had to make a base for the napkins to fit in and to give more stability to the turkey.
To make the base I just measured two strips of chipboard using a napkin as my guide, then cut two end pieces that I folded and glued together.
I glued the small flaps to the outside of the box so the napkins wouldn't get snagged on them, and then I covered the outside with some brown cardstock.
I also embossed his head with Cuttlebug's mesh embossing folder and I curled out the feathers on the turkey to make it more 3-D.
My husband was really impressed with how it turned out, so that made me smile.
I am so excited about my newest addition to my craft room! My co-worker's mom got a new sewing machine and handed me down this awesome machine! I have never had a sewing machine bigger than the single stitch craft size machines, so the fact that this one has stitching options is so much fun. I have big plans and all sorts of projects I want to tackle, but first I had to get comfortable with my stitches and settings.
I couldn't wait to make something with it, so I made this cell phone case for my co-worker as a thank you.
Ok, so it's not really professional, but I had so much fun making it, I made the cute pocket at the front to hold cards and the strap has a snap with a button for decoration.
I live in Florida and I am an artist/scrapbooker/cardmaker/crafter...basically I love making things, especially creative fun sparkly things. I come from a hefty family of 11, my mom and dad, 7 sisters and baby brother. All but 1 of us were born in Germany, and I spent a total of 11 years there growing up. I know what you're thinking...military family, but no, my dad worked as an electrical engineer for the Government and they had him stationed over there several different times. While I was in Germany I got the chance to tour some near by sites such as Paris, Amsterdam, The Czech Republic, London and The Neuschwanstein Castle as well as Bavaria and tons of German towns. I am blessed to have had such a cultural life and now that I have been in America for 14 years (We moved to Oklahoma when I was 15) I can really appreciate the convience that this country offers. I love discovering other blogsites, so if you stop by my blog drop me a comment with your blog link and I'll be sure to check out your page.