Happy Make It Monday!
For those traveling this week, safe travels! Why not instead of buying Thanksgiving Cards this year, make ’em? Today, I have a Cricut Project my mom and I have been putting together. Whether you just want to give a card to someone or give them a bundle of food this year with the card, this two Turkey Day Cards are simple too easy to pass up. Let’s get started…
Turkey Day Cards
- Cricut Explore Air
- Design Space
- Mats by Cricut
- Tools by Cricut
- Silver Pen by Cricut
- 2 Brown Colored Cardstock
- Green Cardstock
- Orange Cardstock
- Tombow Glue Pen/Runner
- Small Scissors
We purchased some cardstock from Hobby Lobby and then since we ran out and needed more, we went to Michael’s Craft Store as it was closer and opened.
The first thing was to find the cards. Now, my mom was actually the one who chose which cards she wanted to used since these are going to people made from her and my dad. To find these to particular cards, you can do a search in the Cricut Design Space under “Cartridges” for “Simple Holiday Cards.” It will come up with all the different ‘card’ cartridges but no worries. All you have to do is scroll all the way to the bottom and then scroll up to the eighth one from the bottom. Click on “View all 50 images” and then type ‘turkey’ in the search box.
Next, select both and insert into your project. Now, here’s a little bit of the tricky part. If you want to have the Cricut write on the card for you, you have to manipulate the card a bit for it to come out correctly. The way I did this was first ‘ungrouped’ the cards so the card and the backing is separated. Then, I flipped the cards over. For both of them you will use the first Mirror function under Edit.
Once flipped, I added a text box and type what I wanted, then clicked the duplicate button at the bottom of the Layers menu. I then moved to the center of the blank side on the Turkey Day Card and adjusted to fit. For the Give Thanks Card, I moved to the center of the blank side also but then in order for it to write correctly had to click both Mirror functions so it was upside-down and backwards. Before continuing to the next step, I changed the font to a writing style font.
After everything was set and ready to go, we started cutting. It was first asked to place the Scoring Pen in the Accessory Holder on the machine. Once the paper was scored, it was asked to place the Pen in the Accessory Holder. After doing it’s thing, the card was cut out. Depending on which one it was, depended on how long it took which was only 4 to 5 minutes. Click here for a quick Turkey Day Card video and click here for the Give Thanks Card video. Both I used Hyperlapse app so they are both super short and fast.
The backings for each card were also cut out separately.
Finally, once each one was cut out, depending on who was putting the card together, we used our adhesive. My mom used Tombow’s Liquid Glue Pen and I used Tombow’s Glue Tape.
**Side Note: There were a few spots that didn’t get cut all the way so we had to use the small scissors to cut for the negative piece to be removed. After it started happening too many times, we decided to change the blade of which we didn’t have any more issues.**
There you go a couple of cute Turkey Day Cards to make and give out to your favorite people or strangers even. We are actually giving out 50 total to go with a turkey and other goodies to a neighborhood down from our warehouse.
Have any questions about the project? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll respond back as soon as possible! Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!