This Fancy Pop Out Thanksgiving Card is fun to make and open! It isn’t easy, but with my tutorial and design files, it is a breeze! Make one for everyone on your list. There are other Thanksgiving projects here.
Paper Selection for the Fancy Pop Out Thanksgiving Card
I made this Thanksgiving card in shades of brown which is the traditional holiday color It seemed appropriate. But you can choose any color you want. The base card doesn’t need to be two sided but it does have to be at least 110 lb weight to hold up the rest of the card. You can use foiled or glitter paper if you want, just make sure the pen writes on the paper you choose. I used a subtle pattern for one of the colors even, See the front acorn.
Cutting the Pop Out Thanksgiving Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing and drawing. I used a black gel pen for the writing and a very light tan pen for the patterned background. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here. I used my font Curly Sweetie for this card. You can get it at Creative Fabrica.
If you are using the SVG file, I divided it into layers for easy editing. Make sure you follow the preparation instructions found in the zip file. You can’t cut the file correctly unless you do. The Design Space file is already set up.
There are some very intricate cuts and small pieces in this card. Be careful removing them from your mat so they don’t tear.
Assembling the Pop Out Thanksgiving Card
Start by re-creasing all the folds. The fold lines go like this (click the picture to enlarge):
Next assemble the acorn embellishment on the front. Glue it to the front overlay. Do not attach it to the front of the card yet.
Then attach the overlays to the inside of the base card. And next, attach the embellishments to the inside of the card. Fold the card at the score lines and close it. This can be complicated but everything should fit inside the card and not hang out.
Finally close the card and glue the front overlay on the card. Be careful only to place glue on the part of the card that stays in the front and isn’t folded in. This is basically the outer edge. See the hash marks in the picture below. If you glue it to the folded pieces, the card won’t open.
Check to make sure by opening and closing the card a few times.
And your Pop Out Thanksgiving Card is done. It fits in an A7 envelope nicely for mailing.