Thanksgiving Burst Card for the Pandemic

The purpose of this Burst Thanksgiving Card is to let everyone know that you miss them and you are grateful for them.  But because of the pandemic, you just can’t be there this year.  I suggest that everyone send cards instead of taking the chance of making everyone sick so I will make a lot of them for you to choose from.

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 turkey is just adorable!  And it fits into an A2 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
        • Heavy 2 sided cardstock for the base
        • Various Cardstock scraps
        • Pen
        • Glue
        • Download File
Paper Selection

I found this wonderful Fall patterned paper for the front of this Burst Thanksgiving card!  The base card needs to be heavier paper (110 lb. wt.) but this patterned paper is lighter and that is OK.  None of the papers need to be two sided because you don’t see both sides.  If you want to hand write the “This” you don’t need the cover sheet though..  The turkey really should be done in shades of brown but it doesn’t have to be.  Use whatever paper you want!  The burst frame I made from foiled paper to give it a little extra bling.

Cutting the Burst Thanksgiving card

Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing.  I love this quote from Charlie Brown!  See the fun fact about Peanuts at the bottom  I used a purple gel pen by accident.  It was used on the previous project, but it looks great.  And I used a white paint pen for the eyes.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  You can see the trick here.  I used a font called AR Cena and you can get it free at

The burst frames are thin and flexible.  Be careful when removing them from the mat and use liquid glue to attach them so that you can move them around a little when attaching them.

Assembling the Burst Thanksgiving Card

This one is real easy to make.  Start by re-creasing the fold line.  Then you will want to attach the frames to the burst.  One goes on the cover and the other inside the card.   Like I said earlier, use liquid glue for this step.  I prefer Art Glitter Glue because of the tip.  It adds glue in very thin lines so you can be very precise.  And it takes a few minutes to set so you can move whatever you are gluing a little.  And it drys clear on everything but acetate, which I need sometimes, because I am messy.

Next glue the beak and waddle on the turkey and  apply glue to the back of the turkey.  Close the card and glue the turkey inside the burst through the front of the card.  That way it is lined up properly.    The wings and feet are not attached to the turkey.  They get glued next to the turkey.  Once the turkey is in place, you can assemble the rest of the card.  Look at the picture if you need to.

And your Burst Thanksgiving Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A2 envelope for mailing.

Did you know that Charles Shultz, who drew Peanuts was born on Thanksgiving?  I was too but many years later.  LOL

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