Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrappy and Piggy and the “Giving Thanks” Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Holly at you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to and start at the beginning.

Today’s hop is all about Thanksgiving decorations – for your home and table. I made this crazy looking Turkey Treat Box using the Sweet Treats Boxes cartridge.

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I saw a woman that used this box to make the birds from Angry Birds (they looked awesome) and I thought well if you can use it to make birds, you can use it to make a turkey. This box is actually the ice cream cone/cupcake box. I just cut the 2 top pieces and I cut them at 10.5 inches. This is my first time to use this cartridge and the scoring can be a little tricky. Scotch tape came in really handy! After I had my turkey body put together, I cut the feather layer from Create A Critter. I trimmed off the feet and attached them to the bottom of the box, then I kind of folded the feathers around the back of the box. For the face I punched some black circles and added some large wiggly eyes. I cut the beak and the turkey wobbly thingy from Animal Kingdom. I hope you have enjoyed my turkey box.

Now it's your turn! Link up your Thanksgiving project at Here are a few guidelines:

Must follow the challenge topic and use one of the free files provided at CWC.
Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!

The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prizes being offered in this hop. There is also a prize for just leaving us a comment on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $10 gift voucher-download from

Now head on over to visit Larelyn at to see what they’ve cooked up for you!
Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Jen said...

OH, Mindy!! This is adorable!! And the googly eyes just crack me up. Sending you hugs and best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving.

~ Jen, CWC Design Team

Celeste said...

I soooo love your little turkey.... He is soooooo adorable.

Larelyn said...

Well I think your turkey box is just adorable! I love how you found ways to get all the "necessary" parts. Really cute idea and great decoration.
PS love the Copic marker counter on your sidebar - I'm afraid to count mine, but probably over 250!

Elizabeth said...

Mindy this turkey is so cute! love the google eyes - they make me smile :)

Jazmin said...

Your box is freakin adorable!! Great job!!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Heather P said...

Really cute little treat box- so fun!

Jill said...

cute cute! Nice job! I love Sweet Tooth cart! Jill

Billie's Scrappetique said...

Adorable, Mindy!!

Charlotte said...

Oh my, this little turkey treat box is just so much fun!!! Such a clever idea.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Michelle said...

SOOOOO cute and the turkey!!


kramer_buffy said...

what a cute decoration... just love it... I wonder if I have that cartridge?

-- dalis
CWC Chef

Mad Crafter said...

Mindy, I love this!! It is so cute. I love your description, the turkey wobbly thingy. Exactly what I would have called it!! You ROCKED it:) TFS!
~Madison CWC DT

Jani said...

OMGoodness! I love this little turkey. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.


Nita said...

I just love this little guy - he totally makes me SMILE! And how creative to combine so many different things to create him. Fantastic! :)

Melin said...

What an adorable box! He turned out so stinkin' cute!!! What a fantastic idea! Thank you for the wonderfully, creative inspiration!


JustYolie said...

LOL That's a super cute turkey!!!

Debbie said...

What a great idea! I think it looks great, I love the big goodly eyes :)

callyannc said...

This is so freakin ca utttttteeeeeeee! TFS CallyAnn(new follower)
come on over:)