Monday, October 17, 2011

Blossom Box Turkey Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed the Big Shot Blog Hop over the weekend.  Today I have the details of how to make this adorable little turkey.
Here are a couple side views to give an idea of the shaping and construction.
I made a little box with the Double Petal Card Punch and filled it with dried beans to give it weight so it stands up.


Spice Cake Designer Series Paper,  Pool Party, More Mustard, Early Expresso, Pear Pizzazz,  Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock

Blossom Box Big Shot Die,  Punches:  Double Petal Card, 1-3/4" Circle, 2-1/2" Circle, Owl Builder, Bird Builder, 5 Petal Flower, Boho Blossom and Itty Bitty Punch pack.

1. From the paisley printed paper, die cut the tail using the Blossom Box Die.
2.  Cut the two flaps off the bottom as shown.  Snip between the notches, following the score lines, up to the first set of horizontal score line to form the feathers.  
3. Snip the bottom flap in the center and fold on the score lines.  
4.  Crease on the lower score lines that form a half circle.  
 5.  Adhere the tail section to a 1-3/4" circle of Early Espresso.
 6.  Make a box using two double petal card punches, fill with dried beans and wrap with a strip of cardstock.  (I have a tutorial for the little boxes HERE.)
 7.  Adhere the box to the circle base and to the indented section of the tail

 8.  Make a body with a 2-1/2" circle and the head with a 1-3/4" circle punched from Early Espresso.
 9.  Cut the beak from a More Mustard 5 Petal Flower as shown.  Cut the waddle from the paisley print DSP.
 10.  The feet are cut from the largest flower of the Boho Blossom punch.
11.  The hat is a 1-3/4 X 1-3/4" square of Pool Party cardstock with two sides cut at a slight angle.  The brim is a thin strip 2-1/2" long.  
12.  The hat is decorated with a 1/2" wide strip of DSP and 3/4" X 3/4" More Mustard square.  The stem is punched with the leaf of the bird punch and the flowers are punched from the Spice Cake DSP with the smallest flower of the Boho Blossom punch and the flower from the Itty Bitty punch pack.  The eyes are punched with the Owl Builder punch.


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  2. SO Cute!! I am now following you from SC. Come by my blog and say Hi.