CAS Thanksgiving Cards – Make One or Make a Stack!

If you send a lot of cards – like Thanksgiving cards – then you probably want to make something more clean and simple to be able to turn them all out on time! This card proves that clean and simple does NOT have to be boring or plain!  For this card I used the new Rubbernecker Turkey paired with Thankful sentiment from the Kittie Says Phrases #1 and Inside Scallop Nested.

An example of clean and simple thanksgiving cards handmade using die cuts and ink

The Card Base

  • Cut the A2 card base using white cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die and white cardstock to cut the scalloped layer and the sentiment strip.
  • Use orange cardstock to cut the background layer.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the orange layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scalloped layer and attach to the card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment using green ink.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer, line it up so the edges match and attach it to the scallop layer.

handmade Thanksgiving cards using cardstock, die cuts and water based ink to form an adorable turkey

The Turkey

I wanted to color the turkey parts instead of using colored cardstock so I could blend the colors with inks.  He can easily be cut with colorful cardstock if you don’t love coloring like I do and he will still be really cute.

  • Cut the turkey parts using white cardstock.
  • Color the hat buckle, nose and feet using an orange marker and the hat using a black marker.
  • Use mini applicators to color the body of the turkey using a light shade of brown and his wings using a darker shade of brown.
  • Color the tail feathers using mini applicators and shades of green, orange, brown and red inks.
  • Apply Versa and clear embossing powder to the tail feathers and heat emboss.  Note:  My photo doesn’t show how pretty the colors became once embossed.  Clear embossing seems to create deeper shades of color.
  • Assemble the turkey parts and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the hat and wings and attach them to the turkey.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the feathers and body of the turkey and attach it to the card base.


An adorable die cut and hand colored turkey made from cardstock to decorate Thanksgiving cards

Are you sending Thanksgiving cards this year? I have heard that people ARE making more than they have before because some families can’t get together as they usually do. If you are, try this one out. It’s fun and easy and oh-so-cute!

5334-01D Turkey Die
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #4
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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VersaMark Ink Pad
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Shady Lane
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
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Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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