Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eat Beef, not turkey!!

Hello everyone!

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!

9 happy comments:

melanie said...

These little turkey boxes are SUPER cute!!! Love love love them!! (((hugs)))

Candace said...

aw, very cute!!! I'm your newest follower!!


Kristy said...

super cute! They will love them! Please done talk me into another cartridge!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo cute and how versatile is that treat box. Thanks for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Oh so cute! I am sure they will all love them. I love the sign you added with the sentiment on the back! And yes, AP is such a great cartridge, I love it too!
Thanks for playing along in our bird challenge at FCCB!

Monica said...

So cute Jen! I love all your fancy creations!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Hi Jen! These are such a great idea and are simply adorable! Love them! Please stop by our blog after 6:00 AM on Wednesday. ;)

Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! I am so impressed~ If I made that many treat holders, I would have to go lie down for a week! I bet the teachers love you!

I am the Guest Designer at 3 Girl Jam today and they gave me some candy to give away. Stop by if you get a chance. Everybody is welcome!

Sherrie K. said...

Such a cute treat box!
Congrats on makimg the top 5 at FCCB!!
Sherrie K

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