Oct 19 2015

October 2015 Tour de Freaks

Hi!  Welcome to the Control Freaks “Tour the Freaks” blog hop!  You’ve probably just come from the awesome Jan Tinklenberg, didn’t you love her ideas?  You can continue around the blog hop until you reach back here and complete the tour!  Small group this time…only 9 stops!


Our theme for October is “Something to be thankful for…”  I could think of TONS of things I’m very thankful for…my family, health, friends, a great stamping business that allows me to work from home.  But…this time of year gratitude also makes me think of the Thanksgiving holiday.  I only have a few truly “Thanksgiving” type of decorations that I set out.  One is a set of little stuffed pilgrims and turkey that I purchased at a craft fair YEARS ago!  Looking at them when I pulled out the Halloween stuff gave me the idea that I could re-create them in box form.  And, I decided the Cutie Pie Framelit would be my best bet!  So…here’s the family:


October 2015 Pilgram Cutie Pie Thinlets
Aren’t they cute?  All of them can be filled with candy or treats, the bottom of the box opens up!  I plan on putting them on my Thanksgiving Table to go along with the Indian Corn favors I made for each plate that I featured in last month’s tour!  Here they are individually.


The Boy Pilgrim:

October 2015 Boy Pilgrim
The Girl Pilgrim:

October 2015 Girl Pilgrim
And the Turkey:

October 2015 Turkey
A few details:

  • The Faces were punched with the 1-3/4″ Circle.  Eyes with the 1/4″ circle.
  • The hats were made with the Boo To You witch hat.
  • Collars, bonnet, hair and apron were hand cut.  The scallop on her collar with the 2-3/8 Scallop Circle Punch.
  • Turkey feet and waddle were cut from the Cutie Pie Thinlet pieces.  Leaves from the Leaflet Framelits.


OK…time to move on to the next person on the tour my great friend, Mary Brown.  I know you’ll enjoy her projects, too!



9 People have left comments on this post

Oct 19, 2015 - 08:10:37

Totally AMAZING!

Oct 20, 2015 - 08:10:02
MaryJo said:

These are SOOOO cute!!

Oct 20, 2015 - 09:10:43

Wow!! These are amazing!! Love your out-of-the-box thinking for the Cutie Pie box die!

Oct 20, 2015 - 09:10:39
Judy Nunnally said:

Absolutely adorable! Thank you for sharing them!

Oct 20, 2015 - 09:10:27
Sue Whitney said:

These are so cute and such a clever way to use the Cutie Pie thinlet. I love the turkey box!

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:10:23
joyce pacer said:

I love these and just broke over and ordered the framelit for the boxes. This I must try. Thanks for the idea.
I love your monthly tutorials and looking forward to November.

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:10:08

Adorable treat boxes!

Oct 20, 2015 - 11:10:13
Tricia said:

These are ADORABLE!! just might have to get that framelit now!

Oct 21, 2015 - 11:10:03

These are so cute!!! Thanks for sharing!