Thanksgiving Day Card

Let’s make a fun Thanksgiving Day card. #affiliate @cutcardstock @DCC @gwenstudios

final turkey card

Combining card stock and ribbon makes a fun and wonky turkey card for Thanksgiving. Do you know someone who would enjoy this card? It is really fun to make. Changing the placement of the different elements will adjust the final look making it uniquely yours. The turkey could also make a fun framed piece or kid’s craft.

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This card was made as a part of the CutCardStock and Gwen Studios design team. You can find many more Gwen Studio creations at the Designer Craft Connection site.

basis folded card

The colors I chose to work with are all from the Basis line and they are weighted at 80# cover and come in a variety of different colors. The folded card is also Basis and comes in different sizes: 4″ x 6″, A2, A1, A6, 5″ x 7″, and table tent. Cutting this file on a Cricut Maker, I set it to cut 100# cardstock.


All the pieces are cut and ready to assemble. The Gwen Studios grosgrain ribbon was cut to 4″ in length. You can find Gwen Studios products at Walmart and Michaels.

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Written Tutorial:

folded ribbons

The ribbon was added to the card front first and the turkey elements were glued together separately.

foam tape

Foam tape is added to the body of the turkey.


From this angle, you can see the dimension and the googly eyes. The turkey’s body is applied at a slight angle and held in place with the foam tape.

cut svg file

Please visit the store to download the free SVG file: [Turkey Card]

Creatively Crafty Link Party #348

It’s time to share your creative posts with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party.

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Life Beyond the Kitchen | Try it – Like it – Create it

This week’s Link Party

There are just a few simple rules:

  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
  • ​Don’t link and run. Try to visit at least one link and show them some love. You may make a new friend.​ 

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Make Your Own Ball Tool

You can make your own ball tool with items you probably have on hand.

ball tool

Craft tools can be expensive. When you can make your own, save money, and they work just as well – why not do it? This ball tool is just that and you can make it from items you have around the house.

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They cost nothing for you to use.
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Here is the flower I made using the DIY Ball Tool.

If you would like the free SVG file I used to make this flower you can find it in the store: [wreath card]

Simply Earth – Oct 2022

See what is included in October’s Simply Earth Essential Oils subscription box.

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October Box

I am so excited every month when my Simply Earth box arrives. It seems like each box is better than the last. This month’s box is focused on home remedies. All the materials and simple directions are included. This box retails for $211.29 but you can get it for just about $45. Be sure to use my discount code: TRYITFREE.

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The full-sized oils that are included this month are Relief, Copaiba, Cajeput, and Bergamont.

The recipes included in the October box are:

  • Comfort Compress
  • Muscle Tamer Massage Bar
  • Sports Relief Lotion
  • Home Remedy Diffuser Blend
  • Happy Feet Foot Soak
  • Mover Soother Roll-On

One of the biggest differences I find with Simply Earth is the monthly recipes. In the past, I have ordered essential oils and when they arrive, I don’t remember what they do or why I ordered them. The Simply Earth recipe box contains the recipes for the oils included in the box as well as necessary additional support products to make the recipes.

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With your first subscription order from Simply Earth, you will get the Big Bonus Box free! If you were to purchase these products it would cost $44.84. The Big Box includes:

  • Almond Oil
  • Fractionated Coconut Oil
  • 10 mL Roll-On Bottles
  • 5 mL Amber Glass Bottles
  • Coconut Oil
  • Beeswax

Unboxing Video:


And here is the best part: my coupon code: TRYITFREE
Use this code to get a $45 gift card with your first purchase. Basically, get your second box free!