2014 Thanksgiving Greeting Card-Last Minute



Here is the Last Minute Thanksgiving card I made for this year. You will find the art work and instructions to make your own below. This has been the easiest card I have made so far. It also might be my favorite to date.  It is a great activity for kids to do while waiting for their turkey dinner.


You will need the IMAGE PDF and the SAMPLE PUZZLE as well as the items below:

  • Card stock for 5″ x 7″ card base; I used 110lb.  Card stock to print the IMAGE PDF on; I used 80lb.  The cut outs hold up better if they are printed on card stock.
  • Pattern paper for card front, card inside, pumpkin right and left sides, pumpkin center front and back (see below).  Use scraps for the pumpkin, they are small.  I think it looks better if the pumpkin paper is different for the sections.  Every card maker likes things a little different.  🙂
  • Piece of acetate larger than the pumpkin.  You can even use it from cardboard boxes that have the clear plastic windows.  Recycle/Reuse.
  • Scissors.  You may want a blade to cut an X in the center of the pumpkin cut out.
  • Tape and glue or a Xyron X sticker maker and foam or pop dots.
  • Ranger Distress Vintage Photo ink or something similar to edge the images.
  • Pencils, gel pens or markers to color the leaves.  If you use water color pencils, don’t forget the water!  I used a water brush and just wiped it off in between colors.
  • Alcohol marker to color the back of the pumpkin acetate.
  • Zig Wink of Stella clear marker.  If you don’t have one, you really should look into them.
  • A way to curl the leaves, even if you bend them around a pencil.


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