Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gobble, Gobble...

That's turkey-speak for, "thankful for you"! This is the card I came up with after finding this ADORABLE turkey made with scallop circles on Michelle's blog, I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use it two times this month--for next week's Stamp-A-Stack, and with the families at the Ronald McDonald House!

This is the card I designed for my SAS. The base is Dusty Durango, and it is a gate fold (5.5" x 8.5" scored at 2 1/8" on each end of the 8.5" side). The turkey is made with 4 scallops, 3 that are cut in half and mounted on a whole scallop base. The card stock I used to create this Tom were: Crushed Curry, Ruby Red, Soft Suede, and Dusty Durango.

The "head" of the turkey is 1 scallop circle cut so that there's a single scallop at the top and 3 at the bottom. The eyes are made using Whisper White card stock and a 1/4" circle punch. I created pupils with my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker. The "bill" is made with the slot punch, and the wattle (yes, I had to look up that term!) is made with the smallest heart in the 3 Heart Punch. The "feet" are made using the 5 petal flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch (retired). A shout out of thanks to my fellow demonstrator friend Patti for allowing me to borrow this to give my bird something to stand on!

The sentiment for this card was created using a brand new product from SU! called My Digital Studio (MDS). MDS is a digital papercrafting solution that allows you to create cards, photo cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, fliers, multimedia projects, DVDs--the list is almost as endless as your imagination! I put it through its paces because I don't have a Thanksgiving specific stamp set, and I wanted something larger than any of my "thanks" stamps could offer.

MDS has a collection of over 5000 products that SU! offers in physical form--card stock, stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, embellishments, punches, and Simply Scrappin' Kits--that I can utilize to create something digitally! Once I've created it digitally, I can print it myself or have it professionally printed--more on that in another post. Don't think that this program isn't something for you. It's so easy to use, it's amazing! More to come!

I used one of the included alphabets and resized it--which you can't do with regular stamps!--to craft this custom sentiment. I printed it on Very Vanilla card stock, cut it to size, and added the turkey. I was able to customize the color of the letters so that they matched the card base too!

I hope you like my turkey. Watch for more to come on MDS! I'm getting certified and can't wait to share all that I'm learning with you.


and 2 became 5 said...

hey! i just saw "Jenn from GA" and "new tot he idea of adopting" on Emily's site & i am also from GA starting the journey of adoption....would love to talk.

Dulce said...

I love them Jenn. Gobble, gobble

Karenpie said...

Hey Jenn!
Too cute! Did you use the circle scallop punch or the border one? I only have the circle one but have some scissors that do scallops . . . hmmm.

How ya doin, girl? Done any baking lately?