Hi, Renee here today to share a step-by-step tutorial with two different ways to create Turkey cards using the Jen Hadfield DIY Home collection. With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next week, these cards are a fun way to send Thanksgiving wishes to your family and friends. I was thumbing through a magazine and came across an image of a cutting board shaped like a turkey. I was immediately inspired by the wooden turkey silhouette and came up with these Turkey cards.
Here’s the first Turkey card…
…that I made using this free online turkey silhouette clip art image. All I had to do was download it and resize the image to 4″ wide in Microsoft Word. Print and cut. I traced my turkey template onto the Wood Floors pattern paper…
…and cut it out. I love the way it turned out! No special die-cut machine, no problem.
I added a flower Die-Cut Shape…
…and stamped the “Gobble Gobble” words below my turkey.
Here’s the next Turkey card…
I gathered a variety of pattern papers and punched out 2.5″ and 3″ squares for my turkey feathers. I used the Wood Floors pattern paper to punch out 2″ and 3.5″ circles for the head and body of my turkey.
I quickly punched out and prepped my leaves and now they’re ready to use as feathers. You can click here to see a full tutorial of how I made flowers and leaves using the We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board.
Before I assembled my turkey, I decided to make the body smaller and changed my circle punch size to 3″.
I layered the Stitched and Soft Blue Classic pattern papers to the 5″ x 7″ card base and added machine stitching like before. I added googly eyes, a beak, and a waddle to my turkey head. For the waddle, I traced a paper clip and trimmed it down to the way I liked it.
I added Dimensional Dots to my turkey. I layered the feathers with adhesive dots. I stamped the “Gobble Gobble” words below my turkey. Now, my turkey card is all done. So pretty! Gobble Gobble!
DIY Home Soft Blue Classic (732912)
DIY Home Words To Live By (732913)
DIY Home Brush Strokes (732914)
DIY Home Ribbon Stripe (732915)
DIY Home Buffalo Check (732917)
DIY Home Leopard (732918)
DIY Home Wood Floors (732920)
DIY Home Soft Pink Classic (732921)
DIY Home Stitched (732922)
DIY Home Blue Skies (732924)
DIY Home Family Rules (732925)
DIY Home Die-Cut Shapes (732956)
Cottage Living Gold Circle Stickers (732786)
From Me to You Roller Stamp (732278)
American Crafts Cardstock Pack 12″ x 12″ 60/Pkg, White (71259)
American Crafts This To That Dimensional Dots (61709)
American Crafts Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Tape, .5″ x 11 yd (340266)
We R Memory Keepers Flower Punch Board (71342)