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Thanksgiving Thankful Card Making

Send Thanksgiving cards to show the people in your life how thankful you are for them. Create unique cards with card stock, Thanksgiving Thankful Card Makinggems, embellishments, ribbons, and Mini Bowdabra bows. Inside of the card write a heartfelt message of thankfulness. Send thankful cards or give as a hostess gift at Thanksgiving dinner.

Materials Needed:


1. Begin by deciding on your color palette and cutting cardstock to fit your theme.

Color Palette

2. Assemble scrapbooking paper to your card layout using glue.

Scrapbooking Paper

3. Add embellishments like glitter letters, stickers, gems, and bobbin ribbon.

Create a Bow

4. Create a bow for the top of your card: Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler onto the Mini Bowdabra. Cut a piece of 18? Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold it in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra.

Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

5. Place the 5/8? satin ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra creating a 3? long dovetail.

Use Satin Ribbon

6. Form two 2? loops using the Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler.

Mini Bowdabra and Hair Bow Tool & Ruler

7. Cut the ribbon from the spool at the 3? mark and make a dovetail.

Bowdabra Bow Wire Tool

8. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra wand.

Mini Bowdabra Wand

9. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire

10. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra.

Tight Bowdabra Bow Wire

11. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot.

Separate Two Loose with Mini Bowdabra

12. Trim away excess wire and fluff the bow.

Fluff the Bow

13. Using Glue Dots attach the bow to your thankful card.

Glue Dots for Thankful Card

14. Your card is ready to be sent or given as a hostess gift.

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

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Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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