A Turkey Day Card for The Paper Players

Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP272

Soon will be Thanksgiving Day – Gobble Gobble Gobble!
Children run and laugh and play, but I think that I will stay,
and hide until the day is done – Gobble Gobble Gobble!”

This is a silly Turkey Song my kids and I sang when they were little (and I have to admit I still get it stuck in my head this time of year!)  I sang it with my family as a little girl, so it is hard to think of Thanksgiving week without singing it!


This week is Sketch Challenge #272  at  The Paper Players , and I had turkey on the brain for my Design Team inspiration card.

Thanksgiving Turkey Paper Players Sketch Challenge PP272 Close Up

My turkey looks a bit concerned – doesn’t he?!   I’m guessing turkeys are not so fond of Thanksgiving!

I had fun making this whimsical card and giving it to my sweet daughter-in-law with a few of those decadent Heavenly Hot Cocoa Brownies I made last week as a little surprise.  She works really close to our house, and I practically pass her office to get to mine, so it is fun to drop by with a little surprise every once in a while.  (And sweetheart that she is, sometimes I find little surprises in my mailbox from her too!)  🙂

For my stamping and papercrafting friends, below are the supplies and instructions.  You can certainly improvise with colors and shapes and scissors and stamps, but I thought I would share what I used.   There are lots of cute ideas on Pinterest to inspire you and which inspired me.  I just made due with things I had on hand.  Hope you will join us for this week’s Paper Players Sketch Challenge.  So many fun things you can do with it and lots of other great inspiration from our creative design team.

Supplies & Instructions

  • Card Stock:  StampinUp (SU) Hello Honey Yellow, Pumpkin Orange, Real Red, Chocolate Chip Brown, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Papercraft Nordic Noel DSP
  • Ink:  Stazon Black for greeting, Tim Holtz Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink for sponging around all pieces
  • Stamp:  Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler for “Celebrate”
  • Signo White Gel Pen for white stitched outlines and eyes
  • Paper Studio Embossing Folder for feather texture and swirls
  • Punches:  SU Owl Punch and SU Bird Punch for cutting out turkey parts and SU Scalloped Tag Topper for Tag
  • Framelits:  SU Circles (second smallest for head, third smallest for round body part, largest for scalloped circle for cutting out feathers) and SU Ovals (smallest oval for body)
  • Tombow Mutli Mono Liquid Glue and Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Tape
  • SU Linen Thread to put on top of tag

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  I sure am thankful for all of you!

Cheers & Hugs,

47 thoughts on “A Turkey Day Card for The Paper Players

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Jodi. I must admit your poor turkey looks sad and is about to burst into tears. Overall though he is a little cutie, and you did a darn good job making him. I really must make more “time” to get back to my crafts. Christmas is coming and I really want to print some of my photography to put into frames using them as gifts for those I Love. I remember times gone past I spent hours making things and I had such a glorious time doing it. The only down side of it all, when the gifts were given, I could see they were not appreciated sooooo I stopped making them. That is a long time ago, those people are no longer in my Life, and the people that are in my Life today would appreciate something from me I made. I gotta get busy because once Thanksgiving is here Christmas just flies here for some odd reason. (smile) Have a great day today!!! Love, Amy ❤

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  2. Jodi, you always make me smile! I love the little song and your thoughts on the poor turkey’s fate. This card is beyond adorable!!!!!!!! I love every single detail. I know it was made with LOVE! It will be a treasure to your sweet DNL. Happy Thanksgiving, My Friend! XX

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    • And you always make me smile, Claire, with your sweet, kind comments! You are so special! And yep – made with love, and will likely not make another – haha – lots of steps. But so worth giving it to my sweet Colleen who so loves and appreciates these things 🙂


    • LOL! Never know what we’ll end up doing, but it will be fun for sure.. No special outfits planned as of yet – haha! Thank you for the sweet compliment on enjoying the blog! 🙂 Happy thanksgiving!


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