10/30 That's One Cute Turkey!!

Alright, so I'm just browsing some of my favorite blogs and what do I see . . . this VERY CUTE turkey created by Heather Summers! OMG - I just about flipped out . . . this will be PERFECT for all the kiddos come Thanksgiving Day! I love to give some kind of party favor to the nieces and nephews and since only about a dozen skittles actually fit into the Sweet Treat Cup, it won't be spoiling their appetites too much! You can see the video Heather made on how to make these cute turkeys right HERE.

But, as far as I could tell, there was no access to the candy! Not wanting to see my creations ruined in 30 seconds on Thanksgiving Day, I decided to go with a sliding circle door on the back of my turkey.
Here is how I did it. I used the 1" Circle Punch and punched it as high up as I could on the large scallop circle that is made from Close to Cocoa paper. Then I glue the next scallop circle in Dusty Durango centered on my Close to Cocoa scallop. I flipped it over and used the already punched hole as my guide to punch a hole through the Dusty Durango Layer. The Crushed Curry scalloped circle is glued to the bottom of the preceding layers. Again, I flipped it over and using the punched hole as I guide, made one more punch giving me access to the treats. Before, I put the treat cup on, I inserted a brad through all the layers and also into the 1 3/4" circle layer that I cut from the body of the turkey. That makes my sliding circle door.

But, I couldn't leave well enough alone and I started wondering how I would do a name on each turkey in case I wanted to use it as a place card. As long as I was going to put another brad in the turkey . . . but this time a visible one, I decided fancy it up a bit and use a brad from the Circle Rhinestone Fire collection.

And, knowing how kids love opening doors to find a treat, I made another sliding door for them to open. Just another scallop circle that is attached with the rhinestone brad.

Look how fun this will be for the kids (and maybe a few grownups, too!)

Paper: Close to Cocoa (101341), Crushed Curry (115319), Dusty Durango (115321), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Chocolate Chip for sponging the edges of the layers (100908)
Tools: Big Shot Machine (113439), Circle Scallop (113468), Circle Scallop #2 (113469), Circles #2 (114526), 1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004), Modern Label Punch for the feet (116630), 1" Circle Punch (109046), Large Star Punch for the beak (110710), Sponge for edging the layers with Chocolate Chip ink (101610)
Accessories: Vintage Brads (109109), Circle Rhinestones in Fire (109110), Sweet Treat Cups (116802)
Adhesives: Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (110755), Mini Glue Dots to adhere the eyes (103683)
Misc: Googly Eyes
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MaryR said…
oh for the love! This is SO cute and you made it incredible! love the name labels and the swinging doors!
Hi Kay,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. That was a very nice surprise! I wanted to let you know I added you to my blog roll because your work is so FABULOUS! I've been looking at post after post and I am lovin' what I see!

This turkey is such a cutie. I've seen a few versions and this one is really tops! I know somebody who will love making these.
LeAnne said…
This is so stinkin' cute, and how clever are those rotating doors! I wish I could think up stuff like this! What a great idea!!!
Angie Tieman said…
What a super cute treat holder! I have to run and see if I have everything to create this! Thanks for sharing!