Let’s Talk Turkey Thanksgiving Invitations

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Yes, I know it’s June and we are just starting out with summer, but what better time to start on your holiday invitations and cards then now?  I am particularly excited for Thanksgiving this year because it will be the first in 27 years that my family will be home for the holiday.  We will be inviting a few people to celebrate with us and need to know how many plan to come and how much food to prepare so I have created this invitation and wanted to share it with you so you can create it, too.

 Since this is an invitation, I decided to make it a smaller size and chose to use a 4” x 6” card base for it.  The base is made using kraft paper that has been cut using a paper trimmer and scored in half using a scoring board.

A 3” x 5” piece of patterned paper was placed on the base.  I don’t usually cut the patterned paper that much smaller than the base and show that much of the base, but I like the almost billboard affect that it had.  If you want to cut this piece larger, that will work just fine.  This is the Farmers Market by Bo Bunny line that was used for this invitation.

Using Thanksgiving Turkey die by Sizzix and your die cutting machine, cut all of the pieces for the turkey out from cardstock and patterned paper

Arrange the pieces of the turkey so that the colors of cardstock are where you like them.  I wasn’t sure of how I liked just leaving the face of the turkey open and since I hadn’t used the included stamps that come with the set to create his face, I die cut a second body from patterned paper and placed it behind him which I liked better than leaving it open.

Add a 3-d adhesive behind the body of the turkey and attach it to the feather piece.  Now, attach the turkey to the card base. 

Die cut the sentiment and add some leaves, pumpkins and acorns to the base using a glue pen.

Don’t need any invitations for Thanksgiving?  That’s okay.  It makes the perfect card to send to friends and family who won’t be able to join you this holiday season.  Now, is the time to get started on them all while it’s too hot to be outside and once the cool weather hits who wants to spend the time indoors getting ready for the holidays?  Create the ones you will need today so you will be able to check it off your “to do” list later.  Happy creating everyone!

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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