Turkey with a Punch

Stampin up thanksgiving turkey cuttlebug

I don't create a lot of whimsical images.  However, I saw this charming idea for a turkey using the Scallop Circle Punch (and many more) in my Stampin' Up! demonstrator magazine and had to give it a try.

I used Real Red, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive with the Scallop Circle Punch to create his feathers.  Here are the instructions for the fold.

Stampin up turkey fold

This is a PUNCH BUNCH extravaganza . . . are you ready? 

1.  Nose:  Tip of a Boho Blossom Punch Flower, 110711 (Pumpkin Pie)
2.  Face:  3/4" Circle Punch, 107217 (More Mustard Textured)
3.  Hat:  3/4" Square Punch, 107273 and 1 1/4" Square Punch, 104400, cut down to a brim (Basic Black)
4.  Body:  1 3/8" Circle Punch, 104401 (Chocolate Chip)
5.  Buttons:  1/4" Circle Punch, 104942 (Real Red)
6.  Feet (I love these):  Boho Blossom Flower, 110711 (Pumpkin Pie)
7.  Corner:  Photo Corner's Punch, 109042 (Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive) and 1/4" Circle, 104942 (Real Red)
8.  Scallop Circle Punch, 109043 (Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip)
9.  Border:  Fiskars Border Punch Threading Water (Real Red)

His eyes are Black Micro Brads (www.justbrads.com).  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Warm Words (in dormant but still available, 107123)).  Stampin' Dimensionals prop up the Old Olive portion of the Photo Corner and the entire panel for the turkey.  He's such a handsome guy 🙂

Stampin up thanksgiving turkey floral fantasy
I used a Big Shot Die Cutting Machine and the Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder in Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie to create the background.  TIP:  If you feel the need for perfectly matched images (my "bad"), line the card stock up in the embossing folder (covering a little over half way, one color at a time, one to the left and the second to the right).  Once embossed, trim until the centers match. 

This layout is from Taylor's sketch challenge TECC41.  The Whisper White card base is 4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top.


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Stamp Set:  Warm Words (107123)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702), Real Red (102482), More Mustard (Earth Elements Textured, 108697), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Chocolate Chip (Earth Elements Textured, 108697)
Cool Tools:  SU Punches (listed above), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439), Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder (www.ucutathome.com)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Punch bunch part 1
Punch bunch part 2



    sooooo cute, peggy

  2. All I can say is WOW! Brillant idea.

  3. SOOOOOOO CUTE! I have to give this card a try and your CB embossing is Yum-o!! Smiles.. 🙂

  4. Super-duper, uber-cute!!

  5. Thanks Mary for posting the directions to this cutie-pie turkey! I wish I had this last week…he would have been a great addition to my cards!! Oh well, next year!:)Happy Thanksgiving Mary!

  6. We are on the same wavelength. I just made a turkey like this too! He is so cute and easy. Very fun!!

  7. This goes to the grandson immediately!!

  8. Awww, what a dashing fellow! That is too cute! Love the embossed backgrounds and yes, the feet! 😉

  9. Colleen Moreland

    That is the cutest card. I love it. What a cute idea!!

  10. So adorable. I saw it in the demo mag too, but thought it would be too hard to mimic. You’ve just inspired me to give it a try!

  11. How cute! Thanks for the great explanation, too, so we can make them ourselves.

  12. Mary,
    Thanks for the great directions! I have seen alot of turkeys from punches but always have trouble figuring out how to do all the cuts. I love the card!

  13. Awesome card, Mary! That turkey is just too cute!

    Oooooohhhhhhh, I am REALLY missing my punches right about now….! I’ll have to get started on my replacement shopping soon. On the upside, I found a few yesterday that made it into one of my boxes! Yay!!

  14. Thanks Mary. I had seen this at SCS but couldn’t figure out the folds.

  15. That one is so much cuter than the one I tried to make!

    aka Nelliebella

  16. Oh Mary! This is super CUTE! I love the multicolored background, those colors are fabulous. And Mr. Turkey is just the best! Great job, thanks for the tutorial on how to create him!!

  17. Grace Lange-Way

    That is the cutest card for Thanksgiving I’ve seen in a long time………..hhhhhmmmmm guess I need to order some new punches after Christmas. LOL

  18. You are so super-de-duper nice. I thought I could figure out how you made it by looking at the picture. And then what do you do?!?!
    You showed us how to do it.
    Mary…you are one great gal! 🙂

    This is such a cute card. I am going to use it to make place cards for our Thanksgiving table!
    Thanks for this great idea!!

  19. colleen kramer

    Very cute! I was looking for a Saturday afternoon craft project for my stir-crazy, way too cold windchills to play outside children. I may have to try a modified version for my 4 yr old…Thanks for sharing!

  20. Michelle Stamps

    I wish I would have these instructions when I made my turkey. But my turkey has to ride the special bus. He’s a little deformed but I still love him.. Your card is absolutely beautiful.

  21. super cute!! i was thinking of giving this guy a try too…love it all!!

  22. OMG! Look at all those punches we don’t have in Australia (yet, I hope)… gorgeous card Mary! 🙂

  23. Whimsical with that special Stampin’ Pretty touch of class!!!!

    Hey – do you have the sandwich recipe for cuttlebug embossing folders with the big shot on your site?

    I’ve not tried that yet and I <3 my Big Shot! 🙂

    Hi Lydia: Here you go . . . works like a charm.

    Sandwich (starting from the bottom)

    * Multipurpose Platform Tab 1
    * Acrylic Cutting Pad (Big Shot)
    * Cuttlebug embossing folder with card stock inserted
    * Acrylic cutting pad (Big Shot)

    Hugs, Mary

  24. That is the cutest little turkey I have ever seen. The colors are perfect. Another piece of art from our punch queen. Thanks.

  25. So cute! Love your rich colors.

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