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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Everyone!  This is Alex from www.cardsinthetree.blogspot.com.
I hope everyone is enjoying the day with their families and stuffing their faces with great food!

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving I had to create a traditional type turkey.  He is layered from several cuts from the Create a Critter cartridge.  His body was distress inked and embossed using the alligator skin embossing folder.  The feathers are cut from the feather page from the WeR paper pack.  You can actually see the full paper of this patten on the front and inside of the card.  His eyes are small hot set gems with bronze sharpie eye lashes.  The layer that the turkey is glued to is raised above the base of the card layers with foam tape.

The base of the card is layered again with papers from the WeR pack.  The "Thanksgiving" stamp is stamped in chocolate ink at the base of a layer.  Three colored twine strands were braided together and wrapped around 3 times at the top of the layer.

On the inside of the card a few more layers were glued into place.  The "Happy Thanksgiving" was cut out with M.S. Seasonal Cake Art Cartridge and glued into place.

Here is the full front view.  

Happy Turkey Day!
Gobble til you Wobble! 

Cricut Info & Supplies Used:
Designed By:  Alex B.
Cricut Machine Used:  Cricut Mini, Gypsy, & Cuttlebug
Cricut Cartridges Used:  Create a Critter & M.S. Seasonal Cake Art
Other Supplies Used: Close to My Heart Paper in Colonial White, Chocolate, & Sunflower, & Cranberry; Tulip Hot Set Brown Gems and Setter; Close to My Heart Ink in Chocolate; Close to My Heart Stamp Set "So Grateful"; Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Aged Mahogany, & Rusted Hinge; Alligator Embossing Plate; Assorted We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor Papers; American Crafts Twine in Cream, Green, and Brown; Foam Tape and Assorted Adhesives; & Sharpie Marker in Bronze.


  1. Alex, what a great card, I love the embossing, it makes your turkey pop!!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. So pretty...love all the patterns! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Fun card! Very clever the way you used the leaves for feathers!!

    I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. A very handsome turkey! TFS Christine :)

  5. I agree with Nadia, Loved the turkey as a whole, but using the leaves as feathers was especially creative!

  6. Great job on your turkey card!!

  7. Great card! Love all the colorful turkey feathers.

  8. What a cutie - love the card and how colorful he is. Too cute. Great job.

  9. Cute card. Love the colorful turkey feathers.

  10. I love this! Your colors are perfect.


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