Quick All-Purpose Card

Here’s a quick card I made while I was playing with some feather die cuts (from Spellbinders):



I haven’t added a greeting because I may use it for a fall birthday (this is a good masculine card) … or it may be for a Thanksgiving hello. The card base is 4 7/8 x about 7″, then folded in half. The bottom embossed design is from a Darice embossing folder. The leaves were cut from random scraps, then the tips were embossed in copper powder. This was so fast and easy!

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Thanksgiving Fun

Ack! How did Thanksgiving get so close?

If you have children coming to dinner (or even if you don’t) check out this great Thanksgiving Activity Book (from Penguin):

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It has everything you need for a crafty event, from easy-to-make decorations (including a turkey centerpiece), stickers, games, easy recipes, and more.

And here’s an easy Thanksgiving card:

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For the above card, I stamped and black embossed an old Hero Arts stamp (probably discontinued), colored the wheat using Sparkling H2Os, and just kept layering card stock. Fast and easy!

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Bella, Bella, Bella

In my last post, I showed off some of Bella Blvd’s new paper collection. (check it out here.)

Here are a few more creations:

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I love this leaf paper … and I adore the feather dies from Spellbinders. (I keep looking for ways to use feathers!)
This is a simple card. I cut a piece of the leaves cardstock to create the front panel, leaving about a half inch on the top. I scored the top, then attached it to a plain white base to make a vertical card.

I tied a piece of hemp (Hemptique) around it (twice) and attached the feathers using various adhesives, including a dimensional dot.
I cut “Thanksgiving” from another paper in the set and attached it. However, I SHOULD have layered the word on another piece of paper to make it pop. Right now it fades into the background. (I debated pulling it off and redoing it, but figured I’d just mess it up!)
Oh, I edged the front with Distress Ink Vintage Photo brown.

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This, too, was fast and easy — I cut a piece of the paper a bit smaller than the front of my folded A2 white card, edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, and adhered it. If I had a sewing machine, I would have stitched around it. Wouldn’t that be cute? Added the sticker and poof — it’s a card.

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I truly have many reasons to give thanks.

Here is a Thanksgiving card that started out as a simple card…. but then I had to save it from my own havoc. Sigh.

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I stamped and black embossed the image (Close to My Heart) on patterned paper, then layered it on black paper. Yup, once again, I messed up the cutting (on the lower right corner, which I disguised with a CTMH embellie.) I edged the yellow paper with a punch and added the glitter tape to finish (and hide a less-than-perfect edge. Sigh again). Everything is from CTMH.

May your holidays be wonderful!

And a hearty Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate! May your candles burn bright and your home be filled with love, laughter and the smell of frying potato pancakes.

Happy Thanksgiving to All

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Here’s hoping your holidays are bright and fun and filled with family, friends and love.

I found these two cards that I made years ago for the old Rubber Stamper Magazine. These  cards were from my early stamping days  … maybe 10 years ago.

A very simple card, stamped and embossed in black ink. The wheat was highlighted with Twinkling H2Os (which were brand new from LuminArte when I made this card!!!) The stamp is an old one (long retired) from Hero Arts.

This card is so old I don’t exactly remember how I did it! I believe I used a Hero Arts Shadow Stamp and irridescent inks for the background, then stamped and black embossed the leaves (Stampendous!). The leaves were then colored in with Twinkling H2Os. It’s hard to see the shimmer of the background (or the leaves!) but it’s there. Eyelets were quite the rage at the time as well. How retro!

Have a wonderful holiday. I am grateful to you for stopping by.

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Thanksgiving card from me to you:

The fun part about this card was making the leaves. I black embossed the leaves on vellum, colored with Tombow brush markers and blended the ink with a water brush. When I dried the ink with my heat tool, the vellum curled. A happy accident. The leaves were attached with foam tape. (The card has weird shadows on it — those spots are not on the actual card.) The sentiment was embossed in copper; the edges of the card were distressed with copper ColorBox pigment ink.

All the supplies are from The Paper Source. The paper is the store’s Luxe White, which has a slight texture to it.

I am grateful for so many things, and everyday is a gift. I am sending warm Thanksgiving wishes your way.

Consider this Friday’s post.