The Pin Junkie: Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Thanksgiving Turkey Card
Thanksgiving Turkey Card

I'm participating with several bloggers in a monthly challenge.  Each month we make something with a theme and this month the challenge was to make something with a turkey.  I decided to make a Thanksgiving card inspired by this pin.  This Thanksgiving turkey card is fun to make (I love those crazy googly eyes!) and easy enough for kids to do.  Here's what you'll need to make your own Thanksgiving turkey card:

materials:
scrapbook paper
scissors
glue
card stock 
googly eyes

Cut two circles from brown scrapbook paper.  The larger circle is for the body and the smaller circle is for the head.  Cut strips of paper that are 1/2 inch wide and 7 inches long.  These will be the turkey's feathers.  I used nine of them.


To make the feathers, fold each strip in half.  Now unfold the strip.  See the crease you made by folding the strip in half?  Use that crease as a reference to fold the strip again, but this time at a 90 degree angle.  Fold the other side of the strip at a 90 degree angle as well.


Fold a piece of card stock in half to make the card.  Position the two circles and the folded strips on the front of the card to get them exactly where you want them before you start gluing.


Once I had the head, body, and feathers glued down, I glued on some eyes, a little orange triangle for a beak and the text for the card.


I printed the text, cut it out, and glued it to the inside of the card.  One of these days I'm going to figure out how to print directly on the card.  (I can get it to print, but I can't get it centered.)



Thanksgiving Turkey Card

Be sure to check out these fun turkey projects too!

Turkey Projects for Thanksgiving


Inspired by this pin for Thanksgiving turkey card.


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17 comments:

  1. Such a fun activity for the kiddos to do while the turkey cooks! Pinning and sharing!
    ~ Ashley

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  2. I'm not much for card making, but I think I could make this one! So cute!

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  3. Super cute little guy! I like the paper you used for the turkey body.

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  4. This card would be super cute to give to neighbors! Pinned It!

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  5. Yay, you were the first to link up at The Project Stash! Happy Wed!

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  6. The card is so cute! And it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is coming up so quickly.

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  7. Bonnie, this is so cute. Pinned! My mom is wanting to make some cards, and I think she would love this.

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  8. Hi Bonnie, this is too cute! Pinning to make with my 3 kids at home :)

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  9. Tis the season for crafts, and you have some lovely ones. We did the thanksgiving tree last year and will most likely do it again this year, but I really like your card. Thanks for sharing! Found you at G'day!

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  10. My grands would have fun making a card like this. Very cute! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. This is too cute! Thanks for sharing it! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday at 8 pm called “Found & Foraged” Can't wait to party with you at http://www.houseofhipsters.com

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  12. I totally pinned this! :) So cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. Bonnie, this card is so cute! We featured it at The Project Stash! :)

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  14. This is so cute! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! I’ve pinned you post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  15. Featured you from Whimsy Wednesday this week!

    You can see the feature here>

    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/thanksgiving/14-thanksgiving-turkey-projects/

    Thanks for linking up!
    Susan

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