Saturday, November 8, 2014

Owl as Turkey Thanksgiving Card

Hi!  I hope you all are prepared for the COLD weather that we are expecting this week.  Sounds like a good time to stay in the craft room to me!

It's time for a new challenge at My Sheri Crafts today!  Sandy is hosting the challenge this week and she chose a theme of "It's Turkey Time!" - add a Turkey to your card/project."  I recently purchased this cute little Silhouette cut of "Owl Dressed As a Turkey" with this challenge in mind.  I think he's adorable!

I was a little disappointed though, that I couldn't get my machine to cut him out after printing.  I kept getting the message "Registration Failed".  I thought that meant it couldn't read the registration marks because the black ink was getting low, so I put in a new cartridge and the ink was nice and dark, but it still failed.  Any ideas from anyone????  So, I cut him out by hand.  Then I used a black marker around the edge.  I found this scrap of paper in my stash. I don't even know where it came from but I thought it was perfect for him!  I added an oval in a brown, marbled paper (another scrap) to help separate the ginghams a little bit, then popped him up with foam dots.  A little bit of orange burlap braided ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon with 3 brown flower brads and there you go!
 I stamped a pretty "Happy Thanksgiving" inside, inked the edges, distressed the front a little with brown and he's ready for the holiday!

Please go over to My Sheri Crafts and check out all the great projects there, then join us!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you at MSC!

I've entered this card here:

Open Minded Crafting Fun - Fowl of any kind


  1. Oh Sarah, he is just so cute! Love the polka dots on the tail feathers! :)

  2. SO CUTE!!!! Love your paper piecing!! He is just the cutest!!! WONDERFUL!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov 22nd)
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  3. He's SOOO cute, Sarah, and I LOVE your choices in paper/trim too!!! I'm FAR from very well versed on cutters, but wonder IF your issues had to do with too much light in the room when you tried to cut? Just a thought as I've really not done any Print/Cuts in forever?

    1. Marge, I don't know? I haven't heard of light having an effect on cutting. How does that work?

  4. This is so cute and looks great hand cut too. I've given up on my portrait lol. Jacqui Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

  5. Sarah,
    Wonderful card. I too love your paper choices. That image is so cute.

  6. Fabulous card! love the owl/turkey! Thanks for sharing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges! Mo xxx

  7. This is soooo fun! Love the DP you have used with this sweet Turkey

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.


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