Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Turkey Nuggets (Hershey®)

In true procrastistamper style, I came up with this creation right before our Thanksgiving feast last year. So, there was no time to post them on my blog for them to be of any use to anyone else at that point. I'm lucky I remembered to take a picture of them. I completely forgot about these until someone asked about "turkey" project ideas.


These are super simple to make [click on any photo to see full size]:

1) Cut a strip of Designer Series Paper to at least 1"x3", wrap around Nugget, and adhere at bottom. (strip can be longer than 3", but that's a nice round number to cut from a 12"x12" sheet)

2) Punch out three coordinating tail feather layers with the Scallop Circle Punch.

3) Trim away the bottom 5 or so scallops from one of the punched pieces (see below).


4) Line up the trimmed piece on the next layer, leaving about 4 scallops showing.

5) Adhere those 2 pieces together after they are arranged the way you like, and trim off the 4 scallops flush with the top trimmed scallop punch (see below).
6) Line up those layers on a full punched scallop circle, and adhere as desired. (If any of the scallops from the full-size punched piece stick below the straight edge, trim them away, as shown below.)
7) Adhere the tail feather section to the back of the Nugget with a Mini Glue Dot.

8) Punch a 1" Circle out of neutral colored card stock or paper for the head, and decorate with googlie eyes. (or punch smaller white and black circles for eyes--but really, where's the fun in that???)

9) Cut a 1/2" square of beak-colored card stock or paper, score diagonally and fold in half. Adhere back of this folded square to the head, under the eyes.

10) Adhere head to front of Nugget with a Mini Glue Dot.


My turkeys from last year were made with retired Designer Series Paper, but the Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper in the current catalog would be a perfect substitute. Matching colors for that package of paper include: Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, More Mustard, and Always Artichoke. You can shop for these items anytime day or night, in my ONLINE STORE.

DESIGN IDEAS: Use the Trio Flower Punch to punch out a red flower to adhere under the beak as a "gobbler". These also make darling punch embellishments for place cards or napkin rings if you omit the Nugget, and glue the head directly onto the tail feather layers, for a 2D turkey. Make a coordinating set of one Nugget turkey, and one punched turkey place card, and a turkey-embellished napkin ring of Designer Series Paper for each setting at the table.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Colorado Springs, CO
http://kimberley.stampinup.net
procrastistamper@gmail.com

10 comments :

  1. These are adorable! They'd be perfect for place settings to dress up a table! thanks for sharing your instructions.

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  2. these are just to stinking cute, I have to make some... maybe if I have paper glued to my chocolate, I won't eat it ey?
    thanks for sharing

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  3. Muchas Gracias! I can't wait to try these. Thank you for sharing!
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchofsol.blogspot.com

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  4. ah, how totally adorable are these! and mmmm chocolate again. yummy. they look just too cute to unwrap!!!

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  5. Thank you for this "turkey" post.
    I make holiday treats for my teacher son's 5th grade class. This will be so cute. I need to make 40 so this will be a great treat. Thanks again. Johanna

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  6. I love your little turkeys.. make great placements seating at a table for thanksgiving...
    Den

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  7. OMG! They are so cute! What a great idea

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  8. That is just A-DOR-ABLE!!! I love how you did the "beak colored" cardstock!

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  9. What a cute idea! I can't wait to make some of these for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  10. These are adorable. I saw them on LNS this morning. I think the comments about making them for the classes is a great idea! THANKS for sharing.

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