The One with a Thanksgiving Layout and Card

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Check out the latest and greatest Cricut idea book: Cricut Holidays! Can it be October yet?? I'm SO ready for the holidays! Here is a blurb about this book: It's the most wonderful time of the year... for crafting! Get in the holiday mood with our fabulous, brand new Cricut Holiday Idea Book. We've got you covered with all the must-have basics - from holiday cards, to tags, to holiday decorations - and then take things a step further with amazing ways to present treats, document your holidays in your scrapbooks, and even fun ways to celebrate Thanksgiving!

There were a couple holes to fill in this issue so I made a Thanksgiving-themed layout and card:

JOURNALING SAYS: For your first Thanksgiving we drove down to Newport Beach and met up with all of the Taylor family except Grandpa Tom and Grandma Carolyn. Everyone loved getting to see you for the first time. Especially Great Grandpa John.
1. Using the Home Accents Solutions cartridge, cut the following from your choice of cardstock:
at 1” and 1 1/2” (cut six) | at 1” | at 3 1/2” | at 2” | at 3” | at 3” and 2” | , , and (blackout) at 3”.
2. Drop assorted colors of spray mist across a kraft cardstock background then sew a border using brown thread.
3. Adhere wallet-sized photos and one square photo diagonally across the layout from bottom left to top right, using foam squares under two of the photos for dimension and interest.
4. Place the cut over the square photo.
5. Set the word cuts by and around the photos as shown.
6. Assemble the cut and its layers then adhere it to the top left corner; tie brown baker’s twine in a bow around the neck then add a piece of the 1” cut for a wattle.
7. Type journaling on lined paper using a typewriter, cut it into strips, then adhere the strips to the top left and bottom right corners.
8. Accent the layout with a couple pieces of brown felt scalloped borders, a sentiment sticker atop a photo, a row of colorful buttons, pearls, and an orange star jewel to dot the “i” of the “live” cut.

TIP: A grouping of different colors of border cuts make for the perfect turkey tail - and don’t forget the wattle!

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Spray mist: Tattered Angels; Felt scalloped border: Fancy Pants Designs; Baker’s twine: Divine Twine; Sentiment sticker: Making Memories; Star jewel: Mark Richards; Pearls: K & Company; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Typewriter: Smith Corona; Personal electronic cutting machine: Cricut® by Provo Craft


1. Using the Home Accents Solutions cartridge, cut the following from your choice of cardstock: (shadow) at 2” (cut three) and 1 1/2” (cut three).
2. Sew a border around a cream 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” card base using brown thread.
3. Adhere the three 2” cuts across the top and add matching colored jewels on top.
4. Layer the three 1 1/2” cuts over the first cuts, using foam squares for dimension, then add matching colored jewels on top.
5. Place a dimensional sentiment sticker at the bottom.
6. Tie a mini bow from brown baker’s twine then add it below the sentiment.

TIP: Leaves in fall colors and arranged in a row mimic the feathers of a Thanksgiving turkey.

SUPPLIES: Cardstock, dimensional sentiment sticker, adhesive: American Crafts; Jewels: Kaisercraft; Baker’s twine: Divine Twine; Sewing machine: Brother; Thread: Coats & Clark; Personal electronic cutting machine: Cricut® by Provo Craft

This magazine will be in stores any day now so be sure to check out the full issue soon!


  1. Love the LO so much ...too cute. Love the splatter of colors. Your card is lovely too.

  2. What fabulous projects, LOVE the layout!

  3. love love love!!!!! Okay, can we get together already with our Cricuts for a scrapbooking night? Oh wait, forgot we're going out of town all Sept - DOH! be back in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving though?

  4. these are breathtaking! i adore!! and i agree, can NOT wait until the holidays. But that means that little Fox will be 1! Ah!

  5. I love the little pie on the GIVE THANKS card! Sooooo cute! (The pics of Fox are cute, too. But that goes without saying).

  6. OH, gosh, I love that turkey!! It's so cute and colorful!

  7. OH MY! I wish I was super creative like you--that LO is super amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE the frame around Fox and his Grandpa!! LOVE your card too--I wish I could take a class from you! LOOOOOOOVE:)

  8. Ohh gosh! These are fabulous! Loving seeing your work, Paige and I'm glad you gave us all a little morsel of the creativity to be seen in this issue... can't wait to see it!

  9. found your blog by accident, my baby shower blog is His family is German so I had to make a international "what is it?" page. But I love yours!


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