We’re hosting some out-of-town family for Thanksgiving this year which gave me the opportunity to use this log box svg file. I did a prototype awhile back and made some adjustments for the final project.
The modifications include a different embossing folder to make the bark and “carving” names into the log. The bark layer is not part of the original svg file, it’s just a strip cut to size with a guillotine and embossed with a Sizzix Big Shot using an Altenew folder (Masonry Wall). The letters are from a Tim Holtz die set (Wood Slice) meant to look like they are carved into wood. Each one has a different woodsy embellishment made using two more Tim Holtz die sets (Funky Foliage and Funky Nature).
TheMisterT’s is a bit of a prank, as he is wont to “vandalize” things with drawings of “gentleman’s vegetables”. It is not actually graphic at all, but it’s funnier if I blur it out!
For filling, so far eash has a fake mustache and an “ice breaker” card with questions like " If you were a super hero, what would your super power be?" and such. I will add some kind of sweet and maybe something else that strikes my fancy in the next month.
I was able to use my pouch of tiny cardstock scraps to make all the embellishments - so even though the pouch is the same size as when I started, I consider some stash has been busted… or at least justified.
ADDENDUM: As I was finishing these up, I regretted not including Delia. She won’t be eating at the table with us, of course, and would not be interested in answering silly questions or wearing a fake mustache, but she is a member of our family and LOVES packages. I found my prototype and when I opened it, I noticed that I had already cut a new style bark layer with her name “carved” into it! So, I assembled it and stored it away with the others. I’ll find something special to put into it, probably edible.