I love making Paper Toys and posting vintage and antique paper toys. During the early part of the ninetieth century finger puppet postcards were popular. I created a fun little Turkey Finger Puppet for you to have fun with on Thanksgiving. The turkey can’t fly, but can run very fast from the farmer! Each postcard is 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. You can mail these if you like. These postcards print 3 to a page in pdf format. Click on the image to download. Print on card stock and cut. Cut-out the one inch circles for your fingers to fit through. You can leave the postcard as is or cut-out the Turkey. A one inch hole punch works great for the finger holes. This turkey has a fun 60′s style graphic that I created. I used the font, Action IS and you can get this at The Font Diner. I purchased several things from The Font Diner a number of years ago and I will always remember receiving the CD with a paper bag filled with dice, plastic chips and other novelty items. I bought their Casino Fonts. Clever packaging!!! Watch for my fox, hedgehog, owl and other finger puppet postcards that are a part of this series of paper toys.
I love this time of the year! I use to design primitive and folk art stencils and thought I would put them in a graphic format. I like tags that are a little larger than most. I make tags that are 3.5 x 5 inches in size. Download a set of 4 in jpg format at 300ppi by clicking on the image above. You can use these for labels, tags, iron on transfers, collage etc. Don’t forget to mirror the image if using it for an iron on. I love making fabric shelf sitters and this would work well. Make it special!
Thanksgiving is one of those special occasions where “Personalized Place Cards” are always a nice touch. Download a free set of place cards that you can personalize with a name or use for a banquet table to label the foods. These place cards are 3.5 inches long and two inches high after folding. Use the crop marks as a guide when cutting. Score and fold where the image meets the back. I always recommend scoring first because the grain of different card stocks varies. If you have ever folded something without scoring you know what I mean. Right click on the image to download a pdf file. Make It Special!!!
Vintage Jointed Paper Toy from 1920. I like to print these on Kraft card stock. You can print on regular inkjet paper, color and paste to a cereal box. Cut-out and attach the elements with brads. This is the original size of all the parts. You can resize down if you prefer a smaller turkey. Click on the image to download a full size image.
I ran across these utensil shapes for Photoshop from Shapes 4 Free and they inspired me to create this image. If you want to use it for Wall Art click on the image to download a full size image. Print size is 10 x 8 inches at 300ppi. On the left is a second option.
Thankful Wall Art for you to download and print. These are designed for borderless printing and made to fit an inexpensive document frame. Make sure to click the properties box in the Adobe Dialog box and select borderless printing for your printer.
This is a zip file and includes two pdf files, wall art on a burlap background and the same file on a white background. I used a white background so you can print on Kraft paper or Kraft card stock. I love the look of black on Kraft paper. If you would like this white on a chalk board background or 8 x 10 size let me know in the comment section.
Downlod the zip file HERE.