Make A Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card

This is a wonderfully simple Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel card!  But with the drawing on the front, it looks fancy.  Let them know that you are thankful for them in your life.

Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card
Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card

There are other Thanksgiving cards and projects located here.  This card fits in an A7 envelope but you  can also make your own coordinating envelope using this tutorial.

What you need:

Paper Selection For the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card

I chose to use solid cardstock.  The base needs to be double sided and fairly heavy (110 lb. wt. at least) but the rest does not.  You could use patterned or glitter paper for any of the embellishments.  Just make sure that the writing and drawing shows up on the paper.  Glitter paper does not take the pen easily so avoid using that for any part with writing or drawing.  Otherwise choose anything you would like.

Have problems finding coordinating colors for your projects?  Check out “Coloring Your Designs” in the resource library.  It gives a simple lesson in color theory.

Cutting the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card

The cricut will do the writing and drawing on the card.  I used a black pen for the writing.  The font I used was a Cricut writing font called Alyssa Stencil Script and can be used for free if you are an Access member.

A Quick Word About Access In the Future

After December, Cricut will start limiting the number of uploads and possibly the number of categories you can have if you don’t have Access.  And if this works to increase the subscription rate, I bet more things will be “Access Members Only.”  Think about signing up now because it IS really worth $10 per month and it will probably go up after December for new subscribers.

Assembling the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card

First, re-crease the fold lines to make sure they work properly.  Then glue all the embellishments together.  The black ovals go under the pilgrim cut out with the drawing.  The black puieces are the bottom of the two turkey legs.  Then the light and dark brown pieces go on top of that.

Next glue the top part of the pilgrim cover part to the matching part of the top section of the base card.  This is your easel.  Do not glue it past the fold line or your card wont work right.  Finally, stick the turkey legs on with foam tape so that they sit a little higher than the writing on the base of the card.  This is your catch for the easel.  Make sure that they are at the same level.

Your Thanksgiving Pilgrim Easel Card is now done.  Enjoy!  The card folds flat to ship and fits in an A7 envelope

Pilgrim Fun Facts
  • Pilgrims came from England to worship as they pleased or to find work.
  • The name of their ship was the Mayflower.
  • The Mayflower carried 102 passengers.
  • At the end of the first winter in Plymouth over half the Pilgrims had died of disease.
  • At the first Thanksgiving the Pilgrims thought that deer meat tasted better than turkey.
  • The Pilgrims didn’t wear just black clothes. They wore many different colors.

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