Cute Thanksgiving Cards To Make

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This year so many people are staying home for the holidays and so people are looking for ideas for Thanksgiving cards to make and send instead of traveling. I wanted to show something that was cute and fun and didn’t take forever to make. As detailed as this card is, I am sharing some tips and tricks to make this go a little faster AND be a perfect card for batch making in case you have to send a few.

To make this card I used the Turkey, Winter Tree, Tiny Leaves with Acorns #3, Picket Fence, Jack-o-Lanterns, Grass, Slimline Clouds, Sun Moon, Leaves and Greenery and Small Birds.

an example of thanksgiving cards to make with a die cut turkey and fall tree

The Card Base, Grass, Fence and Clouds

  • Cut the card base using light blue cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two sections of fence and a slimline cloud layer.
  • Cut the grass section using green cardstock.
  • Attach the two fence section together using glossy accents and trim to fit across the card front.
  • Use double stick tape to attach the fence to the grass layer and then attach them to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Trim the cloud layer to fit the card base and attach it using a strip of mounting tape.

The Tree and Turkey

  • Cut the tree using Kraft cardstock and apply light brown ink using a mini applicator.
  • Use orange, rust, mustard and green cardstock to cut the fall leaves. Note: I usually cut my fall leaves using white cardstock and apply color using green, rust and orange inks and a mini applicator.  Using colored cardstock made making this colorful fall tree must faster.
  • Attach the leaves to the tree using glossy accents and apply sparkle to the leaves using a shimmer pen.
  • Cut the turkey parts using tan, brown, rust, orange, mustard and green cardstock.
  • Assemble the turkey parts and attach them using glossy accents.
  • Apply sparkle to the turkey feathers and hat using a shimmer pen.  Note:  I went a little overboard when adding the sparkle to the turkey but I couldn’t seem to help myself.  LOL!

A cute paper turkey made from die cuts wearing a pilgrim hat on thanksgiving cards to make and send this year

The Pumpkins, Foliage, Birds and Sun

  • Cut the pumpkins using light orange cardstock and the stems using green cardstock.
  • Apply orange ink using a mini applicator and attach the stems using glossy accents.
  • Use mustard cardstock to cut the small birds and the sun.
  • Apply shading to the birds using orange ink and a mini applicator and color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Cut foliage sections using green cardstock.

Finish the Scene

  • Trim the sun to fit in the clouds, tuck it in behind the cloud and attach with a piece of mounting tape.
  • Apply sections of rolled up double stick tape to the back of the tree, tuck it in behind the fence and attach to the card base.

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  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the turkey and attach it to the grass and fence.
  • Tuck the pumpkins in behind the grass and attach using pieces of mounting tape.
  • Tuck foliage sprigs and branches in behind the grass and fence and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the birds and attach them in the sky area.
  • Finish the scene by attaching a couple fallen leaves to the grass using glossy accents.

A die cut turkey sporting a pilgrim hat set in a fall scene to create thanksgiving cards to make and send

I think this turkey card is so fun.  How about you?  Do you have a lot of Thanksgiving cards to make to send to family and friends since we are in this unusual time?

 
5334-01D Turkey Die
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Winter Tree Die Cut 5170D
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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Picket Fence Die Cut 5152-01D
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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Tabed Grass Set Die Cut 5152-03D
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5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5309-04D Leaves and Greenery Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Color Fuse Set #2
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen 2 pk
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Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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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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Save this ideas in your folder of Thanksgiving cards to make for when you do hear of someone who could use a chuckle. Handmade cards are ALWAYS welcomed and because they are so fun to make, it’s a win win!

New Rubbernecker Die Release

Today I am excited to share several cards with you made using fall and winter dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.  If you have been on the fence about starting to make fall and winter cards then these great dies may be  just the push you need.  You can check out all the new dies in the release at the bottom of my post.

This clean and simple Thanksgiving card was made using the new Turkey die. 

This sweet turkey card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

This fun Halloween slimline card was made using the Build an Owl and Owl Halloween add-ons.

One of my cute Halloween cards featuring die cut owls dressed in an assortment of owl costumes!

I love this new Winter Candles in Circle die. 

This lovely candle card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

I fell in love with the Reindeer and Birds set and couldn’t wait to put them in a winder scene. 

This cute reindeer card was made with dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing a few of my cards made using the dies from the new Rubbernecker die release.  I’ll be posting each card with a step by step tutorial this week.  You can see two new cards that I posted yesterday in my Rubbernecker Sneak Peek post.

 
5334-01D Turkey Die
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5334-07D Owl and Halloween Tree Die
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5334-06D Jack-o-lanterns Die
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5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
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5334-03D Tiny Leaves w/ Acorns #3
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5335-01D Build an Owl Die
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5335-02D Owl Halloween add on’s Die
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5335-03D Owl Christmas add on’s Die
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5334-04D Cute Monsters #1 Die
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5334-05D Cute Monsters #2 Die
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5336-04D Stocking’s in Circle Die
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5336-01D Winter Candles in Circle Die
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5336-02D Winter Deer In Circle Die
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5336-03D Winter Trees in Circle Die
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5337-01D Reindeer and Bird’s Die
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5337-02D Santa’s Face Die
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5337-03D Winter Snowmen Die
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5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
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5338-01D Santa Mini Die
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Labor Day Beach Cards and Rubbernecker Sale

Labor Day weekend is the official end of summer so I thought I would look back and share some of my favorite beach cards.  I chose three with unusual layouts to show many ways these fun Rubbernecker die cuts could be used to create beach scenes.  You can click on the photo of each card to go back to the original post to see all the details.

Come see how I made this bright beach pop up card.

I had so much fun making this beach pop up card with all of these iconic beach images. I used the new Rubbernecker Lifeguard Tower, Beach Umbrellas, Woody Die and Palm Trees paired with the Beach Chairs, Waves, Deckle Hills, Sun Moon, Knob Top Fence (turned upside down), Grass #2 and Small Birds.  I used The Paper Cut Square Pop Up Box Card kit for the base of my card.

Come see how I made this beach z fold box card.

This Z Fold Box card was so much fun to make.  I love creating cards with dimension and the z fold card layout provides so many opportunities. I used the new Rubbernecker Woody, Lifeguard Tower and Palm Trees paired the Waves, Deckle HillsSun Moon, Grass #2 and Small Birds.  The base was made using The Paper Cut Easel Card Kit.

This shadow box frame beach scene is so fun and inviting with it'scolorful beach accessories and sparkly ocean waves.

I love how the shadow box frame allowed me the depth to create a diorama with the layers of sand, waves and the blue cloudy sky in the background that draws the eye in. For this project I used the A2 Shadow Box Frame, Beach Bag, Sand Toys, Waves, Deckle Hills, Palm Trees, Sun Moon, Grass, Birds, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds and Cloud Stencil

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Be sure and check out the Rubbernecker Labor Day weekend sale. I hope you enjoyed looking back at some of my favorite beach cards.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.

Rubbernecker Slimline Pre-Sale

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Rubbernecker is excited to announce a Pre-Sale of 15 brand new Slimline Dies from Rubbernecker! These innovative, designed-just-for-you products are sure to make your crafting sessions oh-so-fun and take your slimline card making to a new level!

INTRODUCING THE BRAND NEW SLIMLINE DIES FROM RUBBERNECKER!

There are 2 new Slimline OPC’s and 4 new Slimline Frames, including two nested sets! We wanted to offer designs that were a bit more intricate than what’s currently on the market, and hope you love them as much as we do! Check them out!

Next there are 5 new Slimline Inside Cuts, or Slimline Insert Dies. These are so fun and will pair well with every frame. You can also use them to cut out embellishments for A-2 cards as well. Among this selection, we have two peek-a-boo cuts, that we designed to allow for interactive flaps to be opened on your die cut! This will let you make scenes inside that have to be opened to be viewed! Super cute! We created a simple rounded corner version, perfect for masculine cards, and a fun stitched version, when you’re feeling fancy!

Finally, there are 4 new Slimline Scene dies. This includes layers of clouds, a fun cityscape, two grass layers and fabulous waves. We have so many die-cuts in the shop that will work wonderfully with these slimline embellishments to create gorgeous scenes!

How will the Pre-Sale work? We know that you want to be the first to snag these amazing dies and we absolutely don’t want to risk selling out and not having enough for our crafty friends. So what we are doing is offering customers and fans the chance to buy now, reserve the items you want in advance, and when the stock arrives to us , we will prioritize the processing and shipping of the Pre-Release orders so you are SURE to get first dibs!

Head over to our shop and add your desired items into your cart. At $100 you get 5% off, at $200 you get 10% off and at $300+ you get 15% off your purchases. PLUS you get free shipping over $50. This is the perfect time to ensure you snag this release before everyone else. All items will be shipped once we receive these in the store approximately September 21st. Any additional items you order with this Slimline pre-sale will be held until then and shipped all together

 

Christmas in July Gift Tags

Now is the perfect time to start making tags for your holiday gifts.  Today I’m celebrating “Christmas in July” and looking back at some of my holiday gift tags with a fun assortment for everyone on your gift list.  These tags will look beautiful on gifts and can also be used as ornaments on the tree.  Over the years I have made gift tag sets like these to give to my friends for Christmas gifts and they are always appreciated. 

You can click on the title and group photo of each set to go back to my original post for the step by step tutorials.  I’ve placed links to both sets of tags at the bottom of this post. 

Christmas in July Die Cut Gift Tags

Come over to my blog to see how I made die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made fun die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made poinsettia die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I made snowman die cut gift tags.

Come over to my blog to see how I masculine die cut gift tags.

Handmade Christmas Tags  

Come see how I made this group of handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made gnome handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made scenic handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made fun handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made pretty handmade Christmas tags.

Come see how I made handmade Christmas tags.

I hope you have been inspired to get busy with your crafty holiday stamps and dies.  Just think how happy you will be this winter to have your tags done and checked off your holiday “hustle and bustle” to do list.  You may want to hop over and check out Rubbernecker’s Christmas in July Category that has all their Christmas products in one place.  Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a good week. 

Christmas in July Group 1

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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Deer Family Die Cut 5162-10D
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5165D Tree in Oval
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Tabbed Birch Trees Die Cut 5167-02D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5162-13D Snowman Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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5202-07D Train Die Cut
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Poinsettia #2 5169D
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Holly #1 Die Cut 5162-08D
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5164D Pine Tree Forest
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Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
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Christmas in July Group 2

 
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
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5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
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5217-04D Greenery#2 Die
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5217-05D Winter Lamp Post Die
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5217-09D Gnome Couple Die
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5217-08D Christmas Tree cut away Die
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5217-07D Santa Stuck Die
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5217-06D Winter Coco Die
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Nested Rectangle Scallop Die Cut 5028D
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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5173-01D Stitched Hills Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5162-04D Tiny Leaves
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1231 Splatter Background
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3 Pine Tree Set – 689690694SO
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