Monday, November 25, 2013

Punch Art Turkey Thanksgiving Cards

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it only feels natural to want to express our gratitude to those who help make our world go round. Yes?

This year, I'm thanking friends and family with these mixed-media cards featuring a delightful little paper pieced turkey using layers of basic punched shapes using a variety of my Fiskars punches.

First, punch both scalloped circles and regular circles, in graduating sizes, making sure that the colors of each layer contrast with one another. It's also fun to mix up the textures and finishes of the papers you use. For example, maybe mix in some cork paper for the texture and a bit of metallic cardstock for the shine.

For my turkey, the shapes I used from largest to smallest are:
Fiskars Circle Lever Punch 4XL
Fiskars Pretty Scallops Lever Punch 4XL
Fiskars Circle Lever Punch 3XL
Fiskars Pretty Scallops Lever Punch XXL
Fiskars Round ‘N Round Squeeze Punch XL
Fiskars Round ‘N Round Squeeze Punch Large

If you don’t have these exact sizes, get creative in layering the shapes that you do have on hand. Graduated hexagons would make an adorable graphic mod turkey too! It's a darling way to celebrate the season and embellish those cards we like to gift expressing our utmost gratitude. It's even more fun when you can pull out some fun and funky colored cardstock to create your little turkey masterpieces, don't you think!?

Once my turkey was assembled with finishing details, I misted a kraft card base and layered it with washi tape and a 'thanks' banner made with punched pieces and alphabet stickers. Super easy, yet looks like you fussed over it for hours. Love those kind of projects!

You can see the full tutorial with a bit more detailed instructions on by clicking here.

How many of you send Thanksgiving cards?


  1. Thanks for the useful post! I would not have gotten this otherwise!

  2. I LOVE that little turkey as a card. I always study everything you make, trying to absorb how you pull everything together so well.


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