Easy to Make Happy Thanksgiving Card with a Cricut
Thanksgiving....what a wonderful holiday to celebrate in the United States. This is one of the special holidays when family comes together, if they can, to celebrate thanks; for our country, our families, and special loved ones.
Making a card for Thanksgiving naturally has to include the center focus of the Thanksgiving meal...the Turkey. Old Tom Turkey is such a fun little shape to cut out with the Cricut Personal Cutting machine. The shapes are accurately cut using the Cricut machine and a good heavy cardstock makes the homemade card for family or friends very easy and fun to make.
I chose traditional colors of scrapbooking cardstock for this Thanksgiving Day card; however, you can mix it up a bit and use some "funky" colors of cardstock for your Turkey shape cutout using the Cricut machine.
Cricut Machine cartridge: Simply Charmed
Cricut Machine Depth Setting: #2
Cricut Machine Speed: Medium
Cricut Machine Pressure: Max
Cardstock: Heavy Weight solid and patterned colors
Scrapbooking/Stamping Pen: Black from Stampin'Up! These are the finest scrapbooking/stamping markers I have ever used.
Glue: Stampin'Up! 2-Way Glue. This glue comes out blue, dries clear. You are able to dab small dots or long strips, making gluing of even the smallest Cricut cutouts or Stamping shapes easy.
Essential Items for Successful Card Making
Since I started using the Cricut machine and stamping products from Stampin'Up!, I find that certain tools are essential to the ease of making a card or a scrapbook layout.
Cricut Essentials Kit: Includes tools that will make the entire process easier. Included in the kit is everything you will need to start making beautiful cards.
Step by Step
Cut out, using your Cricut cutting tool, a piece of heavy cardstock measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.
Fold the cardstock for a finished card measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
Background for card:
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 5" using the Shadow key and base keyboard key.
This will be the background for your turkey and sentiment.
Cut of the legs carefully.
Adhere to the base card.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Shadow and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the background turkey shape. I used dark yellow cardstock.
Adhere to the center of your background shape on the base card.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the base keyboard key.
This will cut out the main body of the turkey. I used brown cardstock.
Adhere to the center of the dark yellow turkey background shape.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Layer 1 and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out a smaller version of the turkey's body, feet, and wings. I used a printed black/white cardstock.
Adhere to the center of the brown cutout making sure to cover the brown legs.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Layer 3 and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the "peanut" shaped turkey body. I used yellow cardstock.
Adhere to the center of the turkey body on the card.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Layer 2 and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the wings and beak of the turkey.
Adhere to the wing areas and on the turkey's face.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Layer 4 and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the turkey's red neckpiece. (Not pictured but I used a red cardstock).
Adhere just below the turkey's beak.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Shift, Word, and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the larger, shadow version of the sentiment. I used red cardstock.
Cut one <Turkey1>, pg 61, size 3" using the Word and base keyboard keys.
This will cut out the intricate version of the sentiment. I used yellow cardstock.
Adhere the larger version of the sentiment slanted to the right top side of the base card.
Adhere the intricate version of the sentiment on top.
If you chose to: dot tiny dots around the outside edges of the card, the turkey's feathers, and body.
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