Who doesn’t love gnome puns? The purpose of this Thanksgiving Gnome Card is to give everyone a chuckle. Also to let everyone know that you miss them and you are grateful for them. I suggest that everyone send cards instead of taking the chance of making everyone sick this holiday season. The vaccine is coming. Have a big family Thanksgiving in June after everyone has been vaccinated.
COVID is spoiling the most important of family events this year. I hope that everyone is well and I want you to stay that way. This is a really simple card and the gnome pun is funny! And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
You will need:
I did this Thanksgiving Gnome Card in traditional fall colors. The base card needs to be heavier paper (110 lb. wt.). None of the papers need to be two sided because you don’t see both sides. Patterns would work but make sure the pen will show up. I added some washi tape to the front and the inside to add color and a little detail. It is completely optional. I have so much washi tape and I have to start using it.
Cutting the Thanksgiving Gnome card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a gold gel pen on this card but you can use whatever shows up. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used one of my own fonts, CMV Sirius for this card. My fonts fill in when drawn, something that frustrated me greatly when I started with Cricut. See why it bothered me.
The gnome has lots of little parts. Make sure you keep track of all of them. Also, some of the embellishments are very thin, so be careful when taking them off the mat.
Assembling the Thanksgiving Gnome Card
This one is real easy to make, but if you need help assembling the gnome, see this tutorial. Start by re-creasing the fold line.
Once the gnome is assembled, attach it to the front overlay. Then assemble the acorns and the table. Glue all the embellishments to the card. Lastly, and this is totally optional, run some washi tabe along the top and bottom of the front of the card and just below the crease inside the card. Or put it anywhere you want or need some extra color.
And your Thanksgiving Gnome Card is done! See wasn’t that easy? It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.
Fun Facts about Gnomes
- Garden gnomes bring good luck!
- Gnomes are banned from the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.
- There are three categories of mass-produced gnomes: Worker gnomes, who always carry tools like fishing rods, shovels, or hammers; at-ease gnomes who typically carry a pipe and cultural gnomes who have a musical instrument in hand.
- Gnomes have a life expectancy of 400 years.
- Their main enemies are humans who destroy the environment and trolls
- Male gnomes always wear red caps.
- The world’s oldest garden gnome, called Lampy, has been living at Lamport Hall in the UK for 125 years.
- In the 1980s, the Gnome Liberation Front stole gnomes and sent the owners photos of them from landmarks around the globe.
- Gnomes are generally vegetarian and eat foods like nuts, mushrooms, peas, beans, potatoes, applesauce, fruit, berries, tubers, spices, vegetables, and preserves for dessert. They like to drink mead dew made from fermented honey, fermented raspberries, and spiced gin as a nightcap.
- Gnomes kiss by rubbing noses. They also use nose rubbing as a greeting equivalent to human handshaking.