Free Card Tutorial: Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving Card

Free Thanksgiving Card TutorialFall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

Featuring Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

The changing colors of leaves in Fall inspired this card design. In this free Thanksgiving card making tutorial, I share two time saving techniques. The first technique is how to make the color on the leaves mimic the real thing. The second technique is on assembling.


Cardstock: White, Brown and Orange
Sizzix™ BIGkick,  Accessory – Multipurpose Platform, and Cutting Pads Die Cuts: Fall Leaves Die Cut Strip and 3 1/4 Oval Die Cut
Stamp: Happy Thanksgiving
Stephanie Barnard Colorbox® Premium Dye Ink Pad : Banana, Tangerine, Artichoke, Spearmint, Strawberry, Chocolate
Color Duster
Cosmetic Sponge
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


InstructionsFall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

1-Create Card Base. Cut a piece of white cardstock into a rectangle that is 8 1/2″ length X 5 1/2 ” width. Score the card creating a folded card that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

2-Apply ink to a strip of white cardstock with a color duster in the following order: Banana, Tangerine, Artichoke and Spearmint.Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

3-Apply ink with cosmetic sponge: Strawberry, Tangerine, and Chocolate. You can apply more of the other colors using the sponge, if you think it needs it.

Fall Leaves Wreath Happy Thanksgiving

4-Following the instructions of the die cut machine you own, die cut the leaves out of the paper you just colored. Die cut the 3 1/4″ oval out of brown cardstock.

5-Cut the following:  4″ X 5 1/4″ rectangle from brown cardstock and 3 3/4″ X 5″ from orange cardstock.

6-Stamp Happy Thanksgiving–ink up stamp with chocolate dye. Stamp on white cardstock. Trim creating a 1/4″ border.

Assemble Card

Using paper glue, glue the following:

  • Brown panel to the white card base
  • Orange panel to brown panel
  • Leaves around the oval
  • Embellished oval onto the orange panel
  • Happy Thanksgiving on top of the oval

Time saving tip: Apply glue around the edge of the oval and quickly place the leaves around the edge.

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