Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut: Harvest Blessings Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Cricut After Dark and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl -- Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!


It's fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original fall project that includes brown, orange and red – along with at least one Cricut cut.


If you've come from visiting Jennie at EarthyScrap, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .


Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration. There will be prizes along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, and there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs for a participant who submits a Harvest Blessings project at FCCB!

My project is a turkey place card/decor, inspired by this winner from Michaels' 24-hour Gypsy Challenge in 2009.  I don't have a Gypsy or the cartridges used, so I improvised with my own -- and I really like the result:


Project Details:
  • Papers - stripes by Me & My Big Ideas - Autumn; cardstock by Recollections
  • Cricut Cuts - feathers are <trap1> (Upright) from Opposites Attract, page 62, cut at 3 inches; body is same, cut at 5 inches, rolled and taped; head is <round> (Upright) from Opposites Attract, page 63, cut at 1.75 inches; beak is <yourday1> (Italic) from Cricut Classic Font, page 71, cut at 0.75 inches folded; waddle is <turkey1> (Layer 4) from Simply Charmed, page 61, cut at 1.75 inches (real dial size); tag is <cute> from Playtime, cut at 2.5 inches; "grateful" sentiment is <pilgrim> (Phrase) from 3 Birds on Parade, page 41, cut at 1 inch.
  • Embossing - feathers with The Paper Studio's Doodle Borders; tag with Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots
  • Other - inking with brown Stampabilities ink pad; hand-drawn eyes

Because one of my harvest blessings are you, my crafty friends, I have a little giveaway, too.  It's one of my super bargain finds -- a QuicKutz embossing folder!


To qualify for the giveaway, please leave a comment on this entry.  I'll select a winner with random.org on Monday, November 21, around 7am (Central).  Please note I can only ship to US residents at this time.



Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colors Brown, Orange and Red as well.

Next stop is Jewel's blog, My Beautiful, Crazy...Scrappy Life.  Go and see what she has in store for you today.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

I'm also submitting this project to the following challenges:

My Sheri Crafts:  Challenge #73 - Be Thankful
Whimsical Designs:  Challenge - Happy Turkey Day

49 comments:

  1. Jessica your turkey is so cute ( I think its cuter than the winner!) What a great idea for table place cards. Love the papers you used for the feathers. Sure to bring a smile on everyone's face.

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  2. This is so cute! I love the way the turkey was put together!

    ~Saundra
    Luvscrappingtogether at gmail dot com

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  3. Such a fun turkey... and I love all the different embossing on the patterned papers.... super cute (he's a happy turkey)! :)

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  4. Your turkey looks fabulous! I love all the embossing you've done on his tail "feathers". Great job!
    (I'm not eligible for your giveaway, so if I'm picked, please draw another number and give somebody else a reason to give thanks!!)
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper
    smallbitsofpaper @ hotmail.com [remove spaces]

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  5. Super, super cute. Love it.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

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  6. I love your turkey. When I first saw it, I thought the feathers were graham crackers. You really did a great job and I'm sure this will look great on your Thanksgiving table.
    God Bless
    Sherry

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  7. This is SOOO adorable!!! Love that cute face!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so awesome, Jessica! I absolutely love the adorable turkey and the embossing is fabulous! What a great project - I love it!! :D

    Lisa
    indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  9. Super cute project. Great job!

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  10. So great-- love the embossing-- so fun! Great work :)

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  11. So adorable! Love all the embossing! Wonderful project! Great looking embossing folder for the giveaway!

    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  12. Like the turkey and all the embossing. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  13. Jessica, I love your turkey. It is adorable and a great giveaway.

    Peggy
    http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute, love the turkey and his feathers. Thank you for sharing. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com, I am a new follower!

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  15. This is so cute-a very cute idea-I love the label cut!!This would certainly add a wonderful flair to any table setting-Hugs Cathie

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  16. what a cute turkey!!! Very creative!! TFS!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    saetterman at aol dot come

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  17. I love it all!

    http://marciasmemories.blogspot.com
    mb6464@hotmail.com

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  18. What a super cute napkin holder! I love how you did the tail and all the embossing!
    booger1 at tds.net

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  19. Love the rectangular feathers.
    http://digipage-blog.everything-digital-scrapbooking.com/

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  20. That turkey is so sweet, great job!
    http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/

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  21. Love the embossing. It really adds to the overall look.
    Great idea.
    Rae Ann O.
    joyinart.blogspot.com

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  22. LOVE your turkey~It's adorable!!

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  23. That's really cute! Love the embossing.

    Cheryl
    www.pinkandpaper.com

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  24. Isn't it nice when you can make things work when you don't actually have what you need? GREAT JOB!!! I love it,.

    http://vickie'sscrappings.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow, what a great job of "improvising". So very cute!!

    Terry
    lellinfove@gmail.com

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  26. Jessica, This is such a cute little card holder. I think I will have to steal this idea. It is sooooooooo cute!!! I am so happy to be on the FCCB DT with you.
    Charlotte
    http://alittlebitofdetil.blogspot.com

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  27. This turkey is adorable!! Did you make it with a toilet paper holder? I would like to know how you made it. Great Job!!

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  28. Love your turkey. (I like yours better than the original)
    stuff@gt.rr.com

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  29. Adore your project! It's great =) I'm from Canada so please don't enter me in your generous giveaway, but good luck to all! Thanks for sharing a fun design!

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  30. Great turkey and the dry embossing is a hit.
    jeria22@yahoo.com

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  31. What a GREAT project! Your turkey is just adorable and the embossing is awesome:) Love it!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  32. i absolutely love this and cant wait to give my version a shot!! :) Thanks for sharing over at My Sheri Crafts! I have a special 3rd cousin that this will be perfect for!

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  33. How adorable, I love this idea! Your version is wonderful and I love that you improvised on some of the cuts, so creative!

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  34. Your little turkey is SO adorable! I love the way you make his tail!!

    I have a giveaway going on over at my blog too if you're interested!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  35. All the embossing sure makes the place setting and adds great depth. What a great addition to you table. - Melanie

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  36. Love the card. Just the card I needed.

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  37. I have been looking at all the turkey place cards, and I like yours the best. Thanks for inspiration.

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  38. That is a super cool idea!! I love it!! Love those colors and textures!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  39. Thanks for the great giveaway and fun crawl. Your turkey is super cute. I like how the tail feathers look like bookmarks.
    marg0006@verizon.net
    Loving Scrapper 101

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  40. I LOVE your turkey name holder and the paper! This is too adorable and would look just lovely on any Thanksgiving dinner table!!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

    rynmich92 at gmail dot com

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  41. Love the place card holder decor. I can certainly use this at my family gatherings. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

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  42. He's adorable, and what a fun place holder!

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  43. Adorable I love the embossing and the font is really nice.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianmlarson.blogspot.com

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  44. It's so fabulous! Love the embossing!
    Shelly
    http://mypaperlove.blogspot.com/

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  45. What an awesome turkey ... very cute!

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