Thanksgiving Twirl Card

I LOVE this Thanksgiving Twirl Card!  It is my favorite card I have ever made.  I was inspired by something I saw on HSN Craft Day.  I think is was Crafter Companion but I saw other people do cards like this too.

This is the last of my Thanksgiving projects this year and I definitely saved the best for last.  You have got to make this Thanksgiving Twist card for someone.

You will need:

        • Heavy cardstock for the base
        • various scraps of cardstock
        • String (at least 6 inches long)
        • Pen
        • Glue 
        • glue gun for attaching the string
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I made this Thanksgiving Twirl card from plain paper but you could use patterned paper if you want.  This card is so impressive it doesn’t need fancy paper though.

I used a black pen but you could use any color that shows up on the paper.  Maybe try using the foiling pens to write in the card.

Cutting the card
This card is fairly easy to cut.  Be careful with the small pieces.  They tear easily.
I moved the pieces around to save paper and combined some colors together on one mat.  To see how to do this watch my video.
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Assembling the Thanksgiving Twirl Card

First you want to re-crease all the folds.  Then you want to attach the string. 

Lay the string  vertically across the large oval hole in the center section of the card.  You want it to extend beyond the ends of the card.  We will trim it in a minute.  Attach the string at the top and bottom with a glue gun.  Use only a little glue.  Pull the string tight before the glue hardens.  Trim off the extra string so that it is shorter than the card.

Next, fold over the oval sections of the card and  glue the sections together with the string inside.  You can use liquid glue for this.  Wait for that glue to dry before continuing.

Glue the writing, leaves, oval frames and acorns to the card.  Follow the picture to see where they go.  Glue a pilgrim to each of the center ovals but don’t attach the ovals to the card yet.

Making the Thanksgiving Twirl Card Twirl

Turn one of the pilgrim ovals upside down and center it under the string.  Then put glue on the back of the other pilgrim and stick the ovals together with the string between them.  Make sure you line them up properly.

Let the glue dry completely before trying this step.  Wind the string with the pilgrims on either side a few times (7 or 8 at least) and close the card.  When you open the card the pilgrims will spin.

The Thanksgiving Twirl card fits in an A2 envelope for mailing.  Be sure to wind the string before putting it in the envelope!

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