Good morning! Heather here to share a fun Thanksgiving Card with you featuring a paper-pieced turkey and lots of lovely fall pattern papers – as well as heat embossing and a shaker element!
I have this thing for pattern paper – and fell in love with this beauty. It has a nice mix of large and small patterns, and I love that it is double sided. That way if I don’t care for one side of the paper I usually will be able to use the other side! The only problem is when you like BOTH sides…but then, at least there are two of each design, so that helps!
I started off by choosing some pattern papers (I used scraps from previous cards – perfect way to use them up!) and stamped the turkey from Happy Turkey on each of them, fussy cutting out the layers that I wanted. I started off by cutting the entire thing out in the red paper, then the black polka dots, only leaving off the 4 tail feathers, then the orange for the entire body, then the hello for just the head, and finally the beak and the “snood” (the little red part hanging off the beak – I had to Google what it was called!). Layering up the paper piecing this way makes it look more even and polished, and adds great dimension.
Next, I used both sizes of the Window Frames Dies to create the shaker. I taped them together and used them to die cut a panel of white cardstock. Added acetate to back the window, foam adhesive around it, and then filled it up with my Gold Mini Circle Confetti. Just before I filled and adhered it to my cardbase, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment directly on the pattern paper in white.
Finished off by attaching the turkey on the front of the shaker, adding some Metallic Gold Confetti Mix to embellish, and tying some hemp twine around it.