By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
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.
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.
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!