I saw this Rosette Turkey Tutorial on the Splitcoaststamper Website and I thought it was such a cute idea I wanted to make my own. At first I worried it might be too time consuming, but once I completed one, the rest fell together quite easily.
Aren't these just the cutest things you ever saw? I made them to use as place settings for our Thanksgiving table.
If you decide to try making these turkeys yourself, be sure to use double sided pattern paper. The first turkey I made I did not, and so the back of the turkey is just plain white.
Another tip I have is to use a glue gun. The glue dries so fast, that you don't have to hold the rosettes in place long before they stay put on their own.
This is the first turkey I made. I used a different punch on the edges just like the tutorial advised. But for the rest of my turkeys I did not because I didn't think it made that much of an effect.
This is what the back of the turkey will look like if you don't use double-sided designer paper.
For the head, I just put the card stock directly in my printer and printed the turkey head directly on the card stock. In the tutorial, they tell you to print on copy paper and then use the copy paper as a template to trace onto your card stock. Too much extra work to do it that way!
I usually would find making stuff like this too time consuming, but for some reason, I really enjoyed it; maybe because it was different from my usual card-making hobby.
I should also mention, don't worry if you don't have a lot of the very specific supplies in the tutorial. Just use what you have! I did! I didn't have any of the circular punches, so I just used my Spellbinders Nestabilities for the circles.
If my Thanksgiving Day doesn't get too crazy, I'll try and remember to take a picture of my Thanksgiving Table with the paper turkeys on it!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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