Wednesday, October 31, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Get in Shape! ♥

Happy Halloween! Well, not sure if it's so happy for us yet! You see, I am writing this post on Saturday due to us getting Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy starting on Sunday. It is supposed to make landfall right on top of us and we are only 10 minutes from the ocean. If we have power on Tuesday, you won't see this post! I will re-write it, but if you see this right now, that means we have no power. So please pray for us! We have a generator but it will be used for refrigerators, lights, etc. The poor kiddies won't have a Halloween! But hopefully they will reschedule Trick-or-Treating for them and also reschedule the Halloween Parade our town has every year. It's the 2nd Largest Halloween Parade in the World! So hopefully, the storm won't be too bad. Please pray for all of us here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States.


This week's challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog is all about Shaped Cards! No squares or rectangles. You can make cards in so many shapes! You can do circles, triangles, hexagons, snowflakes, a house, a stocking, etc, etc! Be creative and think outside the box!


For my card, I wanted to make something a little different. So I racked my brains for days and then one day, on my die cutting table, I had a scalloped circle laying next to a heart. And then, my Turkey was born! I first ran the largest die from the Spellbinders Large Scallop Circle Dies through my Cuttlebug with some Timeless paper by Bazzill and 2 more circles using some Kraft cardstock. Then add glue to the very top of the Kraft circle and adhere it to the back of the patterned paper circle to form a card base.


I then punched out several hearts using the Martha Stewart Heart Punch and some papers by Authentique from the Thankful 6x6 Paper Pad. Now adhere each heart individually to the back of the card to form the "feathers". When finished, adhere the other Kraft circle over the back of the card.


Now, add 2 hearts to the bottom inside of card, folding at the top to make 2 feet and another to the front of the card to act as a beak. The eyes are Prima Crystal Hearts. I added a Happy Thanksgiving stamped sentiment to the inside of the card using Lawn Fawn's Happy Everything Set.


And don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!






Have a wonderful day!





20 comments:

CathyinMN said...

This card is so cute and very creative!

CathyinMN said...

P.S. -- I'm praying for you and everyone who is affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Sandy.

Kelly said...

adorable!

joy said...

What a cute little gobbler! Sure hope you and your family are safe and sound, Melissa! What a horrible storm Sandy was!!

Katy said...

This is so cute! Very creative!! Sending prayers your way as this storm passes and recovery begins. :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hi Melissa. this is gorgous..

thoughts and prayers go out to you and all that has been effected by Sandy. Take Care

Big HugsKelly

Lorraine A said...

I love this turkey !! sooo cute and so very creative ! :-)

I have been watching the news and thinking of you, Cheiron and everyone in your area going through this terrible storm. I hope you are safe and I hope your property is OK too xx

luv
Lols x x x

Mandy said...

Oh Melissa I do hope you are all o.k hun, we've all been thinking about you and willing you to stay safe.
Your card is gorgeous, so cute and a fabulous shape
hugs Mandy xx

Lea L. said...

How cute is this?! Love it!

Jingle said...

Melissa, I LOVE this card! SO stinking adorable!

Lin said...

GENIUS, Melissa! LOVE your heart-y turkey! Have had you on my mind.....hope all is well and that you are warm and comfortable wherever you are......

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

OH my goodness!! I love this adorable little turkey! How clever and beautifully executed!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

pattyo said...

What an adorable card! I do hope you weren't hit too hard by Sandy. We are in SE PA and were very fortunate.

Lisa Carroll said...

Absolutely GENIUS, Melissa! He is just the cutest ever! :) xox

Loz ♥ said...

Ha HA :) I love him Melissa x

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Such a cute card!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, hope you're safe.
luv
debby

wannabcre8tive said...

What a cute card. I hope you and your family are all okay. Sorry to hear you were in the midst of Sandy.

Karen Letchworth said...

Melissa: I sent you another email. Can you please try to drop me a quick note.

Blessings,
karen

Rica said...

Oh Melissa, I just love this - so beautifully designed and stunning colours and details
hugs
Heather xx