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DIY FOIL STAMPING!

This diy comes from www.thedesignercoop.net .  Now go out there and make something!





I’ve had many requests to know how I am able to add custom foils to my projects. The good news is that it’s pretty easy if you have the right tools, or at least have access to them. The basic principle to this technique is that these special foil sheets will transfer onto laser printer toner through heat and pressure. Beyond that it can get a little tricky.


Tools needed (clockwise starting with the artwork):
- Artwork
- Carrier Board
- Heat Gun or Hairdryer
- Small Laminator
- Foil transfers
All of the above can be purchased from PulsarProFX. Tell him John sent you and he’ll… have no idea who I am. If you don’t have access to a small laminator or for some reason don’t want to drop $130 on getting one then you can try using a clothes iron. I’ve never tried it myself but I’ve heard of people doing it with varying levels of success. There are also other items for sale on the site that don’t apply to this tech…

THANKSGIVING TURKEY TRIVIA!!

The red or pink fleshy growth on the head and upper neck of the turkey is called 'caruncle'.

The bright red appendage on the neck of the turkey is called 'wattle'.
The black lock of hair found on the chest of the male turkey is called 'beard'.





Frozen, fully stuffed turkeys, ready to cook, were introduced in 1955.
Long before the Europeans came to America it were the Aztecs who used to domesticate turkeys to use them as food. They also used turkeys for religious sacrifices and their feathers for decoration.








The turkey was considered a sacrificial bird in Mexico.
Turkey is the state game bird of Alabama.









The Wild Turkey is the official state bird of Oklahoma.



The Wild Turkey was designated the state game bird of Massachusetts on December 23, 1991.
Turkey eggs are tan with brown specks.








Domesticated turkey hens that are artificially inseminated, lay around 80 to 100 eggs during a 25 week laying cycle and each egg takes 28 days to hatch.
The typical 15-pound turkey is seventy…

A COSTUME FOR EVERY ERA INFOGRAPHIC!

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to picking a Halloween costume I am not the most proactive. Whether it be shopping for a costume or even deciding what I want to be that year. Out of the past three years I think I have only had one costume selected before the night of, and it was only the day before that I had one that year. However not everyone procrastinates their costumes like I do.
   At the afterschool program I work, as soon as October started the kids began asking what costume I had chosen to wear for Halloween. Some of the better suggestions I was offered included robot, skeleton, dinosaur, and some others. Department stores start their preparation way before any of us are even ready to accept the Summer is over and soon after Thanksgiving is shoved down our throats. Don’t get me wrong I love holidays, but the way they are commercialized these days just takes the joy out of them.
Today’s infographic A Costume for Every Era: 500 years of cultural inspiration gives …

CHOCLATE SNOWMAN BOWLS!

This was found at www.ohparty.net.  It would make a nice Christmas party ice cream or treat bowl.


Do you like hot cocoa with marshmallows? We love it and for this, we have fallen in love with this fantastic (and very simple) idea of chocolate snowman bowl for the marshmallows.
Blow up a balloon in small size (one per snowman), spread a little butter on them and dip in melted white chocolate chips (microwave defrost function). Act fast and create a layer thick enough.




On a parchment lined baking sheet create a base for the snowman and place the balloon on it.
Melt the black and orange chocolate chips (not so much) with the same procedure as above, and draw the eyes, nose and mouth with a skewer. Put them in the freezer for at least half an hour.
To finish them, bring them out, separating the balloon a little sideways, pop it and you'll have a beautiful edible chocolate bowl!