This weekend I finally put away the Halloween decorations, put up the little bit of Thanksgiving ones I have, and got busy with my Thanksgiving crafts! I made all 16 of my Thanksgiving cards, which I will post soon, but I've been slaving away at this project the better part of the weekend so I could jump into the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge # 84, "For The Birds!"
Like last school year (see post HERE), I made treats for the monthly teacher luncheon that each class sponsors at my girls' school. It is my older daughter's grade's turn this month. I was talking to the parent coordinator about it a few weeks back and she said she didn't want to have turkey as the main entree because the school puts on a big traditional Thanksgiving feast closer to the holiday. She is doing beef sandwiches instead. So, I offered to make the crafty treats to have at each school staff member's place setting and this is what I came up with:
The holder was made using Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge -
I'm SO getting my money's worth out of it!!
I got mine through Melanie Brown, just in case you need a
CTMH consultant. She's the one that tempted me into getting
the Art Philosophy bundle in the first place by showing
so many fun projects on her blog! :)
Here is the back view of my treat.
Here is a close-up of the message to the school staff.
I handcut the signs.
This is what each staff member will find
when they untie the baker's twine!
BTW, I got a 230-piece bag of these miniature chocolates
50% off after Halloween at Wal-Mart- Woo Hoo!!
The turkey is from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge.
He's whimsical but not too whimsical I think.
All my turkey treats together!
- Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge p22 for the treat holder (Got 2 on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of kraft cardstock using my Gypsy!)
- Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge for turkeys (created layers on my Gypsy-much easier!)
- The Paper Company kraft cardstock from Joann
- Recollections black cardstock from Michael's
- Red, orange and yellow cardstock scraps from my stash
- Cappuccino baker's twine purchased from Scrappy Moms
- ChildWritten font which you can download for free HERE (I used all caps for "EAT BEEF!")
- Monotype Corsiva font for message to school staff (Mine was installed with Microsoft Office, but you may find for free somewhere on the web)
- Foam dots for behind the turkey
Why do I show a photo of this tray with all of my treats to one side? Well that's because I have 20 more to make and add to this tray -Yikes!! And if I didn't take a break and post, I wouldn't have made it into FCCB's challenge- LOL!
I will be back soon with a post of my Thanksgiving card. Also, I will post all of the previous Thanksgiving cards I have made since I started making my own cards (circa 2004, I think?). That post will be more of a reference for me, but bear with me. :)
Well, back to the turkey treat making factory. Have a good crafty week everyone!