Thursday, October 21

Let's Talk Turkey!

Welcome to the QKR Stampede Fall/Thanksgiving Blog Hop -- the first Blog Hop with the new Design Team Members. I have seen the projects by my fellow Design Team Members and they are FANTASTIC!!! We have quite a wealth of talent on this Design Team and plenty of opportunity for ideas and inspiration for our QKR Friends and Fans! You should have arrived here from Kristie's Blog. Kristie's scrapbook layout is fabulous!!! I don't scrapbook, but I love to see scrapbook layouts. I always think maybe . . . one day . . . For now, though, here are my projects. My first project uses the Leaf (#3901) stamp by QKR Stampede and is a stamped candle table centerpiece.

I stamped the Leaf image on tissue paper using a variety of StazOn inks (the StazOn inks don't bleed into the tissue paper like regular dye ink tends to), wrapped around each candle, and heated with my heat gun until the wax melted and absorbed into the tissue paper. Tied a little bit of raffia around the candle, then placed onto a square black tray and added some silk leaves, berries, and gourds to dress it up a bit. Here is a close-up of the stamped Leaf image:
My second project also uses the Leaf (#3901) stamp and is a set of wine glass charms.
When I was shopping for wine glass charm forms, my local craft stores didn't have any . . . so I substituted hoop earrings.



I stamped the Leaf image onto opaque shrink plastic using the StazOn inks, let the ink dry, then cut out each leaf, punched a hole into the Leaf image, then heated with my heat gun until it shrunk to size. Before I heated the shrink plastic with my heat gun, I punched into the shrink plastic so that I would be able to put the leaf on a jump ring. A few beads, a leaf image, and now I have some beautiful wine glass charms that can be used throughout the Fall season. Here is a picture showing the Leaf when stamped (before shrinking) and the size that it becomes once it has been heated and shrunk:
My third and final project is two cards that use the Skinny Turkey (#16308) and the Just Say No (#15212) stamps by QKR Stampede. I thought the Skinny Turkey stamp was fantastic -- the expression of that turkey leaves to your imagination to determine whether the turkey is scared or relieved! Either way, I think the expression is priceless!

Well, there are my projects! Your next stop is with Design Team Member Roxie Glaza. I know you'll be thrilled with and truly enjoy Roxie's projects. Roxie is quite an artist and always makes some amazing creations! Before you go, though, remember to leave a comment to be eligible for the $20 shopping spree -- you must leave a comment at EACH Design Team Member's Blog to be eligible for the shopping spree. Good luck!! Thank you for stopping by on the Hop!!! Have a GREAT day!!

15 comments:

Thebug415 said...

WOW! LOVE all these. What a great idea with the charms!

Barb said...

Carol - you have outdone yourself! Each of your projects are wonderful!!! I love the turkey cards! Very, very creative!!!!

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness such wonderful projects sweetie, I love the centerpiece, and those charms are so useful , could even use them with my cider! LOL

Chrissy D said...

WOW Carol - You were busy! Each project is BEAUTIFUL!

Roxie said...

What a nice variety of projects, love the shrink plastic!

Kristie Maynard said...

I think I need to make some wine glass charms! I love them and I'm having Thanksgiving dinner here this year.
All your projects are wonderful, as always. Such inspiration!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love your candle display. How beautiful. Your card cracked me up!

Lisadwb said...

Wow, where to start... I love all of your projects!! The candles are so pretty. I am thinking I need to play with some shrinky stuff and your cards are so cute. I like the layers.

Pat said...

Lovely projects! The charms are so neat!

Great job!
Hugs, Pat Smith

Ceal said...

once again you have outdone yourself. I love the charms and the candles

Kleeblatt said...

Wow Carol, what for wonderful project you have made.
The idea to use for the charms earrings, I find awesome.
The all-round image leaf is wonderful.
I like your projects.

Hugs Monika

Karen said...

Loved the way you grouped the items on the tray. I've done similar groupings, just scattering the items on a placemat. That looked nice, but the tray is sooooo much better. Thanks for the idea--and for the tip about using a heat gun on shrink plastic. It's intrigued me, but I've never played with it because the whole oven thing turned me off. (Too much like cooking, and, therefore, a chore!)

Lorraine said...

I love how you used this stamp in so many ways. I would have never thought to make charms out of it.

Sue D said...

Wow you have been busy--all the projects are fantastic.

Velta said...

Oh my goodness Carol...You are a creative genius! These projects are over the top...out of the ballfield...Love the candles, wish I had the nerve to try it. the shrink plastic leaves are another thing I would love to try...Just stunningly beautiful girl!!!

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