Monday, October 29, 2012

Two sides
I posted this turkey centerpiece on Paper Craft Planet and a request for directions was made so here they are. 

Turkey Centerpiece
Original artwork by Theresa Krout
I started out with a piece of 12x12 double sided patterned paper that I really liked.  I cut that in half so I could make 2 turkeys.  These instructions will be for one.  Just repeat for the second.
(Optional) Take one of the 12”x6” patterned paper and use a border or edger punch on the entire length of the 12”.  Score to create the folds are directly in the center of each image and evenly spaced. (about every ¼”)
1.   Once you have your 12”x6” patterned paper evenly scored, gather at the bottom and use a strong adhesive between the folds to hold it together.  I used Liquid glass from CTMH to hold mine secure.   Use a clothes pin or other holding device while this dries.

2.   Then I cut the turkey out using the Cricut Cartridge Artiste from Close To My Heart.  If you would like to purchase this cartridge, please visit my website at

The turkey is on page 78 of the Artiste handbook.  Use accent 3 and the Thanksgiving icon at 5”.

3.   Cut off the back half of the turkey, up from the back of his legs and keeping the highest point of his back.  Sponge, decorate or do whatever you would like to your turkey head and body.  I used google eyes and sponged edges.

4.   Line up the feet at the bottom and the top of the back into the center fold and use a strong glue to secure.

5.   Next you need to make a pop up card base.  Please email me if you would like to know how to do this.  I do not have tools to make this so I made it on my own.  If you have a sizzix with the pop up base, you can use that

6.   Once you have your pop up base, you need to line the back with base to cover the square hole created by the pop up.  This should be ½” larger round each side of the pop up base- or larger if you would like.

7.   Decorate your pop up area.   I used the patterned paper from CTMH paper pack- STELLA to decorate the pop up base and for matting behind my Happy Thanksgiving.  The stamp set I used was A LITTLE EVERYTHING, from CTMH -item # D1408.  If you are not able to order this older item, please contact me and I will see if I can locate one for sale.  I LOVE this handy set and use it often.  Contact me for more information.

8.   Now attach the turkey to the back side of your pop up base.  I was able to use just a few glue dots to hold it secure. 

9.    Add a few decorative items to each side of your turkey to add interest to the back of the pop up base so it does not look so plain.  I added pumpkins using the set Autumn’s Gifts, also an older set from CTMH.  Item # D1172.  Then I used glitter to add interest to the pumpkins.

Thank you for visiting my blog and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 
Since this project is pretty complex, if you would like to order a complete project set for $10.00, please email me to place your order.  Shipping is included within the US.  You will need adhesives, glue dots and scissors to assemble your project.  Some papers or colors may vary depending on availability.


Halloween Cards
I made these delightful trick or treat cards just for fun. 

Clearly the Best: The Stamp Behind The Mask (S01E08)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Trick or Treat!

We never get any trick or treaters at our house because we are 7 miles from town.  So I decided to make my own!  Then the creativity came storming in and I did a whole window full of the Halloween theme.  Here is the window from outside.
 Each of the treaters or 11 1/2" tall.  I have one more thing to add- fall leaves.  That is why I left room on the right and under the treaters.  I have a bag full of fall leaves, but cant find them.  Will repost one I find them. 
I really am please with how they turned out.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Easy paper projects

Deck the Halls.. and your tree with these simple yet elegant Holiday Ornaments.  The first two are shapes cut with the Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge and stamped using CTMH stamps.  I used two different kinds of techniques and different embellishments. 
These are cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and no stamping.  The large one is cut at 3" for the white and 2" with the outdoor denim.  Then I alternated the color and sizes down to the smallest.  If you need more details, please contact me.  Thanks for visiting.  Theresa

Love Your Layout: October 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween items for sale Set 1 &2

Halloween Decorations for Sale $1.50
Includes 3 cards and 4 focal point monsters
Yes they have real google eyes!
Halloween Decorations for Sale $2.00
Spider and web (6.5" x 7.5")
Lamp post 6.5" x 3.25")
Round 6x6 Witch card

Halloween Card Set for sale

7 piece cards set for sale
Enjoy the cute card holder and 6 cards, just in time to give away for Halloween.
This set includes envelopes and the cards you see here.  $10.00
Contact me today!
Theresa Krout
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Pumpkin Candy Basket

This was very easy to make.  I just cut strips of orange cardstock.  Used one for the top ring and the rest I attached on the inside and folded around to the opposite side.  Then I added a handle and filled with candy.  What a sweet treat.  Let me know what you think. 

Fall Centerpiece

This is a Fall Centerpiece using vellum and a battery operated candle.       
Above is the centerpiece without candle turned on.
Below is the candle on without room lights.

Here it is with room lights on.

I think it is adorable!  What do you think?  Let me know.  Thanks for visiting. 

Ink It Up!