Monday, November 1, 2010

Bird Bonanza/Fantabulous Cricut Design Team Challenge #34

I am so excited to be a part of the design team for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  The challenge this week is called Bird Bonanza and you must make a project that has something to do with a bird and includes a cricut cut somewhere on your project.  Be sure to check the blog out and enter the challenge to play along here: http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/

For my project, I made these turkey treats for Kaylee's class for Thanksgiving.


I used the Create a Critter Cartridge to cut the turkeys.  I cut the front layers and back layers separately and did not connect them.  This way, you can put the treat in the middle for the body of the turkey.  To spruce the turkey up, I added some google eyes and tiny bow ties and used a glitter gel pen on the top of the red feathers and the turkeys face and also used some a white opaque pen to make faux stitching lines on the orange wings.  I used the Little Debbie Pinwheel treats, since they are brown and worked for the turkey color, but you could use any circle shaped cake that you would like. (The little bowties came from the Walmart Craft department, you get 6 in a pack for $1.97 if you are interested in getting some of them)
I used hot glue to attach the cake to the turkey body.  This way they can be securely attached, but the kids can also still open the side of the pack and not mess up the turkeys when they get the cakes out.


I made 24 of these total.  I sometimes have people ask how I transport the items I make, so I thought I would show you.  I stacked 12 of these into a box, so there will be two boxes to carry into Kaylee's school.

Don't forget to stop by the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and enter your own Bird Project into this week's challenge:  http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/

11/11/10 I am also linking this up with Making it with Allie.

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20 comments:

Helen said...

That is such a cute idea!

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh my, so adorable. Congrats on being part of the desing team!! That is so awesome!!! I love his little top hat!!! Great job!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Great idea! I'm sure the class will love them!

*A* said...

You are such a sweet aunt! These are so cute.

Melissa said...

I cant wait to take these to Kaylee's class! The kids will love them!

Kel said...

OMG love this idea... totally cute!

Robin's Creative Cottage said...

Such a yummy turkey treat... I love your turkey :)

CricutLvr!! said...

Super cute turkey! What a fun idea for treats! Gonna try that with the kids!! Great job 8)

Sherri said...

What a cute idea!!!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Of course, they had to be awfully darn cute!!! LOL!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Yummy! Such a cute idea!

Coachfans said...

These are adorable. I love them! I may have to considering doing something like this for my students.

Great job,
Georgiana

Leinad said...

Wow, these are so stinkin' cute!!!! I absolutely love them! Might have to scraplift this idea! Thanks for the inspiration! Great job on the challenge!

DORCAS said...

OH! MY goodness Jean! I am going to So scraplift this!! Love it! TFS!
~Dorcas

Rhonda Emery said...

love your little turkey treats and I am sure the kids will too.

Michelle said...

very cute idea, you did a great job! and welcome to the fccb!!!
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Kate said...

I'm sure these were a huge hit! I love those google eyes!! Great job!

duckie said...

LOVE your blog! I think I just spent an hour lookin' around! Anywho...These lil' turkey treats are GREAT! What size did you cut them at? I'm kinda new to cricut...but would love to give these a try for my daughters class!! Thanks for your help!

Jean said...

Thanks. I made the turkeys on the Gypsy and they are 5.64inches high, but if you are cutting them directly on the Cricut, I would go with either 5 1/2 or 5 3/4 inches.

AllieMakes! said...

Ok. That is stinkin' adorable! Too cute!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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