Hello everyone! This is Cassandra from CREATING with COLOR by CASSANDRA. I am so super excited to be with you all week long as a Guest Designer. Thank you so much to Joy for such a wonderful opportunity.
Since next week is Thanksgiving, I thought I would show you a variety of projects this week that will hopefully inspire you and get your creative juices flowing for the upcoming holidays. For today's project, how about a super cute centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner table?
I have to admit, this might be one of my most favorite projects I have ever made! I got the inspiration for him a couple of months ago when I went to my very first Archiver's store while visiting Atlanta. They had a classic looking turkey made with full rosettes that was on display. And the minute I saw it, I knew I had to make my own version of one. I absolutely love how he turned out!!!
Here is more of a side view so you can see the dimension. My super cute little turkey (the body) is cut with the Create A Critter ~ Cricut Cartridge. And all of his beautiful "feathers" are cut with the Ribbons & Rosettes ~ Cricut Cartridge.
Now, most of the time when you make a rosette you make a full circle. Instead, for this project I only wanted to make a half circle rosette. So, to get them to stay firm and upright, I used some good quality cardstock for the rosettes. All of those papers are from the Simple Stories ~ Harvest Lane Collection. Then, on the bottom of each rosette - I adhered a long, flat wooden craft stick - cut to length for each layer. And I used a hot glue gun to attach them all to that little wooden base.
To add his sweet little face, I used the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Critter Faces stamp set. I colored in his eyes with a white ~ Sakura Gelly Roll Pen, his beak and little jigglie thingy with yellow and red ~ Zig Writer Pens, and a little chalk for his cheeks. The patterned paper for his body is from the My Mind's Eye ~ Lost and Found Halloween Collection. The brown and yellow cardstock are from Bazzill.
I hand cut the little label. The paper for the label is from the Simple Stories ~ Harvest Lane Collection. And the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Piles of Smiles stamp set.
I hope you enjoy him as much as I enjoyed making him! He was super simple to make and put together. Give it a shot. Your holiday guests will love him!!!
Ok everyone, how about a giveaway? Or how about two giveaways?!? Since it's Thanksgiving next week, I have the Simply Scarecrow ~ Cricut Cartridge & the My Creative Time ~ Piles of Smiles stamp set to give away! Woot! Woot!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. And then hop on over to my blog and leave a comment on my Guest Designer post over there. I will draw one winner from all the comments this week on this blog and one winner from all the comments this week on the Guest Designer posts on my blog. SO...for more chances to win...make sure you leave a comment on each post for each day! And don't forget to leave a way for me to contact you. You will have until midnight MST on Sunday, November 18th to get your comments in. I will use random.org to pick the winners. And I will announce both winners on my blog on Tuesday, November 20th. Good Luck!
Well, that's it for Day 1. Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see you all again tomorrow for Day 2!
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