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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away so it’s time to start thinking about easy Thanksgiving cards to make and come up with some fun stamping ideas. I love coming up with new ideas to make personalized cards. I think it is so much more meaningful to receive a card that someone made just for you rather than one from the store.
Easy Thanksgiving Cards to Make
I like to experiment with a variety of different card making techniques. Sometimes I use rubber stamps. Sometimes I buy embellishments from the craft store. I also like adding bits of ribbon, dimensional stickers and doodling a bit.
I don’t have super pretty handwriting so I always struggle with adding a nice holiday message to the front of my cards. Plus, I can’t always find a rubber stamp that says exactly what I want it to. I received an Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit that lets me print personalized satin ribbons for crafts, scrapbooks, decorations and more. The kit includes a ribbon printer, two ribbon cartridges for instant personalized ribbons and a carrying case. It works with 6 AAA sized batteries but you can also purchase an adapter if you prefer.
Printing the words on the ribbon
I used my Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit to create a printed ribbon for the bottom of my Thanksgiving card. I could choose from fourteen font types and ten different font styles. There is built-in memory that stores up to 30 different label design files.
It can print one or two lines of text in both lower case and capital letters. It accommodates ribbon from 6mm (1/4 inch) to 12mm (1/2 inch) wide. The ribbon I used was a beige ribbon with black text. When you use the ribbon, it comes with the ink as well so you buy one item.
There are lots of other colors too including gold, pink, blue, navy, brown and red, Having these color choices means I can make lots of different holiday and Thanksgiving cards.
I’m generally intimidated by new technology but this was super easy to use. You just type in what you want to say and play around with the fonts and special characters. Then you hit the big green print button and it prints. Then you hit the cut button on the side (with a pair of scissors on it) and it cuts the ribbon. That’s it. That’s all there is to it.
Making tiny leaves
I really wanted to make a card that showed off the beautiful colors of the leaves during the fall. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any leaf rubber stamps and I couldn’t find any tiny enough at the craft store.
I decided to use the tip of a pencil eraser to make little miniature “leaves” to decorate the tree I drew. I played around with it a few times to get the colors and amount of shading I really liked. If you’re looking for easy Thanksgiving cards to make, these couldn’t be simpler.
Then I just cut out various different sized fall color scrapbook papers and layered them on a plain ivory notecard. I found a coordinating color ribbon to use under the printed ribbon and layered those on as well. And, I love that I can type whatever I want to and have it printed on the satin ribbon.
I have the option of adding over 300 different symbols and over 75 different frames. Of course, the LabelWorks printer can also use a variety of tapes so it’s perfect to use to organize your home. LabelWorks lets you choose lots of different sayings to make your Thanksgiving cards.
If you enjoy craft projects with a personalized touch like these easy Thanksgiving cards to make, you definitely need to get the Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit!
Thanksgiving card messages
Some people like to write a message or poem inside their Thanksgiving card rather than write a note. If you’re looking for Thanksgiving card messages, here are a whole bunch that you can choose from. Just check out this post.
Stampin Up Thanksgiving card ideas
If you want Stampin Up Thanksgiving card ideas instead of using a pencil eraser as I did, check out this card by A Blog Called Wanda. it turned out absolutely stunning.
More holiday ideas
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