Thursday, November 5, 2009

Another Little "Peppermint Patty" Favor

Again I was inspired by a "Peppermint Patty" Favor that was made with SU punches and looked around my messy stamp room to see what I could use that TAC carried. I came up with the Super Jumbo Scalloped Circle, Extra Jumbo Flower Punch and the 1 1/2" Circle Punch.

I hope you enjoy it!!!

3 Flowers punched from different fall colors with the Extra Jumbo Flower Punch
1 Scalloped circle punched from one of the fall colors with the Super Jumbo Scallop Punch
1 circle punched from an ivory scrap with the 1 1/2" circle punch
Tiny scrap of yellow and red to cut out the beak and gobbler for the turkey
Black permanent pen
Tag Tidbits stamp set
Palette Noir Black ink pad
VersaMagic Sahara Sand ink pad
Peppermint Patties

Layer the punched flowers by lining up one petal on two of the flowers and adhering together. Lay the third flower on top and adhere the three together. Distress the edge of the ivory cirlce with the Sahara Sand ink pad. Adhere to the front bottom section of the flower punhces. Add beak and gobbler that was cut from scraps to the ivory cirlce to make the turkey head. Stamp the words "Many Thanks" from the Tag Tidbits sets on the middle flower. Finish off by using the black marker to make hash marks on the "feathers" and head of the turkey. Adhere a peppermint patty between the "turkey and the scalloped cirlce. ENJOY!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

DON'T FALL OVER...I'm here to share!

I know it has been forever and I keep promising to keep up with my blog. I am one walking medical soap opera. I haven't felt good in a good while. I had a very short (1 day) hospital stay due to blood pressue issues and they are now under control. Since then I have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and working on that. We have caught it early and hopefully will be able to control it with pill form meds and not insulin. This past weekend I was really sick and found out I have a touch of pneumonia in my right lung. Now that I was put on a ton of meds I am feeling better and actually did some playing in my stamp room tonight. I thought I would take a picture and share.

This ideas was prompted from a Pumpkin made with the SU Oval. I used the Super Jumbo Oval that TAC carries and made the one you see here. I stamped on it with the "Happy Thanksgiving" saying from Trendy Greetings with Burnt Umber ink.

Directions of the Pumpkin:

6 Orange Ovals from the Super Jumbo Oval Punch
1 small scrap of green paper cut into the thin strip
1 small piece of brown ribbon for the pumpkin stem
Trendy Greetings Stamp Set and acrylic block
Palette Brunt Umber Stamp Pad
VersaMagic Jumbo Java Stamp Pad
Adhesive of your Choice
Brown Extra Fine Sharpie Marker (optional)
Adhesive of your choice
Peppermint Patties

Distress the 6 Orange Ovals with the Jumbo Java ink pad. Set in two groups of THREE. With the distressed side of the ovals facing up; adhere two together side by side (long part up and down) overlapping them a little. Adhere the third oval on top of them centering it. Do the same for the other group of three. Lay one group of ovals face down (distressed side down on the table) and adhere a peppermint patty to it. Cut the small scrap of ribbon to represent a stem and glue to the back side of the remaining set of ovals. Curl the small strip of green paper around a pencil or paper piercer (that's what I use) so it will curl. Adhere next to the ribbon. Stamp the saying "Happy Thanksgiving" to the center oval and adhere to the top of the peppermint patty. Embellish with hash marks with the Sharpie Marker if desired. ENJOY!!!

I had a lot of fun making this and will be posting some other things using our punches later. The above project would be great to have sitting on the table at Thanksgiving for a little after dinner chocolate.