Make This Thanksgiving Frames Card

Through layering, this Thanksgiving Frames Card adds joy to anyone’s holiday!  Easy and fun to make, the card covers all fun parts of the holiday.  Thanksgiving was always the forgotten holiday growing up, which is strange.  I was born on Thanksgiving Day and until I was 6, I thought pumpkin pie was birthday cake.

This Thanksgiving Frames Card is only classified as intermediate because of all the little pieces that must be layered.  Otherwise it is fairly simple to make.   It fits in a A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Paper Selection for Thanksgiving Frames Card

This frames card uses only four colors but they are rotated through the design to look like more.  You can use any colors you want but I chose Thanksgiving colors.  The base card doesn’t need to be made out of two sided paper but if you do the cover layer (the smaller of the brown rectangles) doesn’t need to be cut.  Just hide it on the layers menu by clicking the little eyeball next to it.  It doesn’t need to be heavy weight because of the frame lattice that strengthens the card.  Try some patterns if you want, but don’t use too many.  It would get confusing.  

Cutting the Thanksgiving Frames Card

This card includes lots of little pieces.  They can tear when removing them from the mat, so be careful.  It helps to use a mat that is very sticky.  This helps weed the little pieces.  And you may need to cut twice to make sure everything is cut through.  You can do this by pressing the C on your machine BEFORE removing the mat.  I do this often with intricate cuts.

I started gluing the layered pieces together as I was done cutting them.  It helps when keeping track of all the little pieces.

Assembling the Thanksgiving Frames Card

Start by re-creasing the fold line on the base card and the inside lattice.  Glue the two lattices to the card.  If you cut the front panel, glue the smaller lattice to it then glue the panel to the front of the card. Sort the orange overlays by size and attach them to the lattices.  This can be a little difficult, so I would lay them out first to make sure they are in the right sized place before gluing them.

Next you want to assemble the layers of all the cut out pieces.  Look at the pictures above if you have questions.  Once all the pieces are together, glue them to the overlays on the card.  Again, the pictures above can help.  Each graphic is particularly sized to fit a specific frame.

And your Thanksgiving Frames Card is done!   It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.  There is also a birthday frames card here.

People Born on Thanksgiving Day
  •  Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. 
  • Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American actress and dancer. 
  • Charles Ellis Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is an American politician and Majority Leander of the Senate, serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998. 
  • Natasha Anne Bedingfield (born 26 November 1981) is an English singer and songwriter. 
  • Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976) is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons, primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles.
  • And of course The Crazy Cricut Lady herself(Born November 26, 1964)!

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