Falling leaves, cornucopias, sheaves of wheat, pumpkin pie, turkey, etc., etc., are what often come to mind when I think of Thanksgiving. (That’s right, I just said sheaves.) I’m a sucker for harvest icons at Thanksgiving time and can’t resist a Thanksgiving card with sheaves of wheat bundled up on the front. But alas, I was feeling in a playful mood and thought I would bring Thanksgiving into the modern age with a trio of fun and cute hashtag Thanksgiving cards.
As cardmakers, it can sometimes be tricky to incorporate 4″x6″ journaling cards with “scrappy” phrases into our card making. But I discovered that with Thanksgiving in mind, almost any touchy-feely-scrapbooky phrase can be turned into a Thanksgiving phrase. Take a look at some of your journaling cards. You’ll see what I mean. I took a couple of journaling cards from the Home+Made collection and made some fun Thanksgiving cards using hashtags to tie everything together.
While this card could be used for any celebratory occasion, I think it makes a super fun Thanksgiving card. An abundant Thanksgiving feast is often anticipated and planned weeks in advance, with the expectation that it will indeed be the #bestdayever.
I used another large journaling card as the focal point of this card and instead of turning the entire phrase into a hashtag, I created my own hashtag by die cutting a short phrase from gold foil paper. I trimmed the journaling card a bit and layered it on top of a piece of patterned paper and gold glitter scallop tape.
The gold foil paper from the Home+Made collection die cut really well. These little letters aren’t much taller than 1/4″ and they turned out perfectly on the first try. The gold foil paper is a little thicker than standard cardstock, so I used a slower cut speed and used the double cut setting.
I had a lot of fun with this card. Like the gold hashtag above, I trimmed the black hashtag down a bit to better fit with the black Thickers. I pointed the gold glitter arrows toward the sentiment and added a fun tear strip that reads “best day ever” because Thanksgiving is, like, the best day ever.
Have a fun and happy Thanksgiving!
HOMEMADE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ SILVER PATTERN
HOMEMADE DOUBLE-SIDED CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ BEST DAY EVER
HOMEMADE FOIL CARDSTOCK 12″X12″ GOLD
HOMEMADE CARDSTOCK STICKERS 6″X12″ 2/SHEETS PHRASE & ACCENT
HOMEMADE DECORATIVE TAPE 16.4YDS 2 DESIGNS – NUMBERS & GLITTER
HOMEMADE LARGE ALPHA STICKERS 5/SHEETS BLACK
HOMEMADE LARGE ALPHA STICKERS 5/SHEETS GOLD
PEBBLES PAPER PAD 6″X6″ 36/PKG HOMEMADE