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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Turkey Rub + Rubber stamps = Turkey Rubber? (A Cute Gift)

So did everyone get lots and lots of candy on Halloween? We have a HUGE metal bowl from IKEA that is FULL of candy that the girls got (because they were such cute Trick or Treaters). I promise, it must weigh 15 pounds! So translate that to a few pieces eaten by me and it equals 25 pounds straight to my hips!! No, really, I'm trying to be good and not partake in too much of it. I have a few things to "show and tell" today and possibly more a little later or first thing in the morning, so let's get started...Here's a little black kitty and a China girl. Oh!! They are Audrie and Lindsie! They both loved their costumes and so did I. Lindsie's is a real handmade dress (we think) from China that we got at Goodwill for only $8!!
They of course, both had to have "makeup" on their faces, too. We had a great time as always--our neighborhood is very close-knit and it's just a fun get together every year!
Now, onto my little project at hand...I wanted to make a "gifty" type item using my Thanksgiving sets from Storage Units, Ink and More. As I was racking my brain and making dinner at the same time, I remembered this William-Sonoma Turkey Rub
(here's where I admit it was from last year, but I think it's still good), and the lightbulb went off to make some "dressing" for this cute little container and make a matching card to go with it. The coy little pilgrim girl and sentiment is from SUINK's Bountiful Harvest set. The circles were made with my circle cutting system from Creative Memories and one of my scallop circle Nestabilities
was just the right size to fit on the top of the container. I added some strips around the top and bottom of the tin in order to leave the "label" exposed, tied a ribbon and added a little "Welcome" tag for a fun touch. The card is 4.25 x 4.25" (I love square little cards) and is very basic, but I just love these colors together (another unlikely Thanksgiving combo!) and the patterned paper that mimics the harvest corn (from Giving Thanks). Did you notice my "tearing" technique done with the Core'dinations cardstock? I tore it and then went over it with my Heidi Swapp distresser until I liked the end result. It really helped on the gold circle on top of the tin, as it was a little too big at first and the the tearing helped make it fit better! Try that for a different look!

I know I focused on a Thanksgiving theme here, but did you know that Storage Units Ink, and More has just released a plethora of Holiday stamps. They are so CUTE and some sets that are so unique, that there's nothing like them out there! Denise is running some fabulous specials for the month of November---head on over to the "store" and check them out HERE!!

I should be back a little later with a little teaser from MFT!! Stay tuned!!

TIP: Don't be afraid to only use a partial image if what you want to use doesn't quite fit. That's what I did with little Pilgrim girl here and I think it really adds interest to your main image. It actually might have looked a little funny in this particular case for it to be perfectly centered.

Welcome Card
Stamps: Giving Thanks (Storage Units, Ink and More)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Butterscotch, Love Potion (Core'dinations), Fall Harvest (K & Company)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Palette Noir (Superior)
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, CM Circle Punch, Sewing Machine, Brown Thread, Heidi Swapp Distresser, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon (SU!), Copic Markers, Buttons, Dimensionals

Turkey Rub Tin
Stamps: Bountiful Harvest (Storage Units, Ink and More)
All other supplies are the same as above.


  1. Wonderful projects Susan. And beautiful girls! Bet they had a riot.

  2. Cute gift set. I love the buttons and the non-traditional fall colors.


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