Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog: Thanksgiving Recipe

Hello, Bloggers!  There is a new challenge posted over at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog.  It's a recipe challenge with a Thanksgiving theme.  The recipe calls for:

3 trims
2 patterned papers
1 diecut

Being that I live in Hawaii where we don't have a true "fall" season, it is REALLY difficult to find autumn/fall themed paper!  I went to an LSS and got the very last sheet of this cute patterned paper.  The great thing is that it is two-sided, so I really only needed one sheet of paper to get two different patterns.  

For the diecut, I turned to my trusty Cricut E and the Create a Critter cartridge for this cute turkey.  I love using Googly eyes for a whimsical touch to diecuts.  I also dressed up the turkey's hat with some mandarin twine from The Twinery and some bling.  Orange tulle and and brown ribbon were the second and third trims used on my card.  

I knew that I wanted to do something fun with this card, so I used a computer-generated sentiment.  If the font looks somewhat familiar, it's because it's the one associated with a game that is all the rage (no pun intended) right now:  Angry Birds.  LOL!  I printed the sentiment on brown cardstock and then embossed with a Cuttlebug folder I recently bought.  I was so excited to be able to use it!  It's hard to see, but I did ink the sign with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I also pop-dotted the top part of the sign.

Here is another view of the turkey to show how I pop-dotted the turkey.  I love dimension on my cards!

I really had fun with this card.  So far, it's my favorite DT project for FGCB.  Please be sure to check out the challenge and try your hand at our Thanksgiving recipe.


The Pink Elephant :  embossing
Die Cuttin Divas :  Turkey Time


  1. Aww poor turkey and he's so cute! I love the Create a Critter cart. TFS

  2. LOL!! This card cracks me up! How can you eat such a cute turkey?! TFS :)

  3. Gobble gobble Dena~
    His too cute to put on the dining table....
    love your card...
    hugs :)

  4. Great Card! Love the Eat Pork sign! LOL! Glad you were able to score that last piece of autumn paper! Thanks for sharing! -Amanda

  5. Super cute card! Love that turkey, adorable!

  6. I love it! Too cute and super funny. Great card.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  7. this gave me a chuckle, what a fun card, and I would have been at a loss as to how to use so many trims but you're card looks perfectly balanced

  8. This is so cute!!! Great job!! :)

  9. wow! this is such a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at DCD.

  10. Super cute card! Love all the colors and textures. Thanks for sharing your talents with the DCD team this week. ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com

  11. Oh this is too cute. Love the tulle.Thanks for joining us at DCD.


  12. Glad to be able to "Showcase" your turkey this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

    Carson's Creations

  13. fabulous, thanks for playing with The Pink Elephant: Embossing Challenge this week ! JOY DT