What Scrapbookers are Thankful For (Plus, a Bonus DIY Paper Turkey Project)

With our always-busy, never-a-moment-to-slow-down lives, it can sometimes be easy to forget all the blessings we have and the things we’re grateful for. Thankfully, that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. We get to deliberately take the time to stop and reflect on everything there is to appreciate in life, which is why it’s such a special holiday. Of course, everyone’s grateful for the basics (a roof over our head, friends, family and good health), but scrapbookers have a few extra blessings to count. Let’s count them now!

Crafty Friends

Nobody understands us quite like our scrapbooking soulmates. Sure, we all have plenty of friendships and connections in our lives, but the bond between crafty friends is something truly special. It’s a bond that’s been forged through countless of hours spent creating and belly-laughing together. Who else could understand all our inside jokes about Tape Runners and 12-inch Trimmers? Oh, scrapbook friends… the world would be a lot less vibrant if you weren’t around.

Peace & Quiet

We all love our families — that’s stating the obvious. When they are all together in the house, it’s like music to our ears. But sometimes, when you want to get some crafting done, it’s just so great when all is quiet. Again, don’t get us wrong — we love talking to them, laughing with them and all the excitement that come with a full household. But all that stuff is counter-productive when there’s scapbooking to be done! When you have a quiet space without interruptions or distractions, there is just so much more you can get done. There’s a time and a place for everything, so enjoy the moments you spend with family, but also enjoy the silence that comes when they’re gone. You can’t have one without the other!

Photos Worth Saving

At the end of the day, photos are the reason we scrapbook. We want to showcase all the best photos and memories that tell our life story. You could have the best papers, the prettiest stickers and the fanciest layouts in the world, but at the end of the day, the photos are what matter. We scrapbook because we want to share those photos, those perfectly-captured portraits of a time and a place in our life, and look back fondly upon for years to come. So yeah, it’s safe to say we’re pretty grateful for photos.

This DIY Paper Turkey Project

Project created by LandiKay Bowen

We’re always grateful for fun seasonal crafts, and this one is no exception!

For this this project, you will need:

Step 1: Cut four different shades of cardstock that measure 4″ x 4″ and punch each of them with the Petal Frame Punch.

Step 2: Cut two different sized circles, one small and one large with the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns and Brown Cardstock.

Step 3: For the beak, simply use All-Purpose Scissors and cut out a triangle. Use a hole punch or any punch that creates small circles for the eyes.

Step 4: Punch a piece of cardstock using the Original Border Maker System and the Simple Leaf Chain Border Maker Cartridge. Use the middle punched-out piece for the feet. You will have to trim off some, as shown.

Step 5: Assemble and layer the pieces together using Repositionable adhesive.

What are you most thankful for this season? Let us know in the comments below!

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