It’s the final project from my Treat Class and this one was one of the favorites from everyone that came. I’ll be making a flock of these for Thanksgiving this year to use on our table. This project uses the Big Shot and some punches.
This idea originated from a demo that made Big Shot boxes for each month of the year and took them to a Stampin’ Up! event to share with everyone. Stampin’ Up! liked the idea so much they posted it on our Demonstrator website for all of us to see and use. I made a few slight changes from the original project. She used the Bag w/scallops dies and has the full circle on the front and back of the box – so it is taller than my version.
My version has the Box #2 die as the inside of the container – the top flaps were cut off so it is an open box. It is large enough to hold a cello bag filled with a cookie, or trail mix, or popcorn or an assortment of candy. Then I cut two Chocolate Chip Scallop Circles. I placed these on my box so that where the bottom of the box was is covered all the way across by the scallop circle – here I marked and then scored in between the scallops. Once you get one done then you can use it as a template to mark the rest. The scallop circle is attached with sticky strip to the outside of the box – the scored flap is folded under and sticky strip holds it to the bottom. This give the bottom of the box more support if yo were putting something heavier inside. If you don’t like that then just cut the scallop circle off at the bottom of the box.
To make the tail feathers cut a Scallop Circle die on the Big Shot – one in Pumpkin Pie, one in More Mustard and one in Old Olive. Fold them in half and cut from the center of the circle out to in between the scallops. You need two Pumpkin pie pieces that have four scallops, two More Mustard pieces with four scallops and one Old Olive piece with four scallops. Then fold the Pumpkin Pie and More Mustard ones in half. For the Old Olive fold in one scallop from each side. I used the bone folder to crease them all good. Then use snail and attach to the front of the box – lining them up with the Chocolate Chip scallops. Start in the center with the Old Olive. Then add More Mustard on each side – I have the fold on the outside. Then add the Pumpkin Pie pieces on each side – again with the fold on the outside.
Since my Turkey box was smaller I made my turkey smaller than the original one was. I used the 1-3/4″ circle punch for the body and a 1″ circle punch for the head. Black eyes are punched with the Crop-A-Dile and highlighted with a white gel pen. The feet are the large flower form the BoHo Blossoms punch – cut a piece with 3 petals for each foot. The nose is also from the largest flower on the BoHo Blossoms punch – one petal. The waddle is the smallest flower – cut away 3 petals on one side and then 2 on the other and it leaves you with the waddle shape. I use my 2-way glue pen when I do punch art and usually a pair of fine tipped craft tweezers are the best thing – the kind with the reverse handle so when you aren’t holding it it holds the piece and when you press the handles together it let’s go. I have found these to be very helpful when working with tiny pieces in punch art. Once the turkey is all together I stuck him on the front of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
It is a fun little box and once you make one the rest going much faster. Using a combination of various Big Shot boxes, other dies and punches you can create a box for every month of the year. I love my Big Shot – if you don’t have one make sure to put it on your wish list and let your family know to give me a call or send them to my website so they can order it for you. And remember if you order it from me I’ll decorate your Big Shot for you too! Here is a look at mine:
I decorated mine shortly after I got it more than a year ago. And I personally decorated all the ones that I have sold so far. I have been using various Rub-Ons so everyone has their very own unique Big Shot once it is decorated.
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