Thanks Fall Jar Card

Here is a simple card using the Jar of Love and the NEW Stitched Shapes Thinlits.  Enjoy making your own version.
Jar of Thanks cardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Jar of Love Photopolymer #141587
Ink:  Memento Black
Tangerine Tango
Pool Party Marker
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Other:  Washi Tape or Ribbon of your choice since apparently the one I chose is retired.
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Tangerine Tango card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Choose the second largest Square Stitched Framelit.  Place it on your Whisper White card stock.  Stamp the small jar with Black ink inside the Framelit.  Repeat again for the second jar.  Stamp a small flower on one jar in Tangerine Tango ink.  Stamp “Thanks” on Whisper White card stock with Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  Cut out the two jars with your Stitched Square Framelit and Big Shot.  Cut out the “Thanks” with an Oval Stitched Framelit.
4.  Run the edge of your Oval in your Tangerine Tango ink pad.  Color around the jar edges and screwing rings with your Pool Party Marker.
5.  Put your first piece of Washi Tape about 1-3/4″ from the fold line.  Place the other piece next to it.
6.  Put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of all the die cuts.  Attach to card centered over the Washi Tape.

Enjoy dressing up your cards with the NEW Stitched Shapes Framelits!

Die Cut Leaf Border Card

I saw a card with a die cut Leaf Border and made my own.  It was pretty simple.
Die Cut Leaf Border CardSUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Sheltering Tree  Photopolymer #137163
Vintage Leaves  Photopolymer #138802
Ink:  Cajun Craze
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Delightful Dijon
Crushed Curry
Tangerine Tango
Cajun Craze
Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits #138283
Other:  Linen Thread #104199
Fast Fust or SNAIL
Tombow Glue

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Delightful Dijon card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Whisper White card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″.
3.  Cut your Leaf Border on Whisper White card stock using the smallest Leaf Framelit.  Make a mark on the BACK side of the card stock so you can easily put your card stock leaves on correctly.  Cut the center Leaf first with the FRONT side up, then the two outside edges having the stem go the same direction.  Cut the last two leaves with the stam going the opposite direction.
4.  Stamp your small leaves using Chocolate Chip ink on Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler card stock.  Cut out with scissors leaving about 1/8″ border around the leaf and just cutting to a point at the end of the stem.
5.  Turn your Whisper White over so the mark on the BACK side shows.  Put Tombow Glue around the first leaf cut out.  Hold up the Whisper White card stock and line up the tip of the stamped leaf with the cut out, then finish lining up the rest of the leaf and stem.  Press the edges well so the glue sticks all around the leaf edges.  Repeat with the other leaves.
6.  Stamp your sentiment in Cajun Craze ink on your Whisper White card stock.
7.  Tie some Linen Thread in a bow around the Whisper White card front.  Put some Fast Fuse or SNAIL on the back edges of the card including under the Linen Thread.      Straighten the Linen Thread.  Attach your Whisper White card front to your Delightful Dijon card base.

I hope you enjoy making your OWN Die Cut Borders using smaller Framelits.

Pyramid Pumpkin and Turkey Decorations

I was watching a video about someone making diamond shaped decorations and decided to try and make a Pumpkin and a Turkey using a Pyramid shape.  These were pretty quick and easy.
Turkey & pumpkin decorationsSUPPLIES:
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach Marker – Pumpkin
Tangerine Tango ink pad – Turkey
Basic Black Marker – Turkey
Pumpkin Card Stock:  Pumpkin Pie
Garden Green
Turkey Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Tangerine Tango
Real Red
Cherry Cobbler
Cajun Craze
Pumpkin Pie
Delightful Dijon
Daffodil Delight
Big Shot:  Pyramid Pals Framelits #140618
Flower Fair Framelits #133731 Pumpkin
Layering Circles Framelits #141705
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

PUMPKIN INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE:
 If you want to open the Pyramids so you can put something inside: Put a piece of tape on the inside of the tips, then after decorating, punch a 1/16″ hole about 1/8″ from the  tip of each Triangle.  Decorate the Pyramids.  Close the Pyramids by threading Baker’s Twine through the holes.  Tabs:  You can glue the Front to the Tabs, but not the Back Triangle.
1.
   Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Draw oval like shapes on each triangle with the Peekaboo Peach Marker.
3.  Put glue on the top side of one of the bottom squares.  Attach the other square on top making sure that the sides with the tabs are opposite each other.
4.  Cut a 1/8″ x 5-1/2″ strip of Garden Green card stock for the curly vines.  Run a bone folder over it to start it curling.  Find something round and narrow to wrap it around and curl it.  I used one of my grandson’s metal cooking spoons with the round metal part about 1/8″ in diameter.  Curl the strip around the round piece holding the end to keep it in place.  Gently unwrap the strip so you keep the curl in.  Cut it in half  Glue both pieces to the tip so one part sticks up and the other angles across.
5.  Cut a little stem from Garden Green card stock.  You can cut a Garden Green leaf from the Flower Fair Framelits or just cut it with scissors.  Glue the stem on top of the pyramid tip and over the curly vines.  Glue the leaf to the stem.

TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a piece of Soft Suede
card stock at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Cut two of the Pyramid shape Framelits.  Fold all score lines so both pieces are the same.
2.  Choose one of the Triangle sides without tabs to be the Turkey front.  Cut 3 Scallop Circles from Soft Suede card stock.  Cut the circles in half.  Sponge the scallops with Tangerine Tango ink.  Layer and Glue the circles together.  Glue to the Front Triangle.  Trim off the excess.
3.  Cut a Beak from Tangerine Tango card stock.  Cut two “Bunny Ears” of each color:  Daffodil Delight, Delightful Dijoh, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  Hand cut the two Real Red piece to make the Wattle and the Comb.
4.  Glue the Wattle onto the back of the lower Beak.  Glue the bottom of the Beak to the top of the Scallop Circles.  Draw the Eyes with Basic Black Marker.  Gle the Comb above the eyes.
5.  Put Glue on the two tabs that attach to the Front Triangle.  Repeat with the tabs for the Back Triangle.
6.  Decide what color order to put your feathers in.  Start with the center two and glue them to the back so they stick up high enough to make you happy.  Work your way outward on both sides glueing all the bottom tips on top of the first two pieces.
7.  You are done.  Admire your cute Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!

Give Thanks Card

This is a quick and easy Thanksgiving card.  Choose your patterned paper.  Choose a sentiment.  Stamp and die cut.  Attach to card.  Add some bling if you want to.
Give Thanks CardSUPPLIES:
Bundle #142335:  Banners For You Photopolymer stamp set #141710 + Bunch of Banners Framelits #142335
Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet Photopolymer #141936
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Cajun Craze
Card Stock:  Daffodil Delight
Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack (6″ x 6″) #141642
Other:  Gold Sequins
Glue Dots
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Daffodil Delight card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2. Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach with Fast Fuse.
3.  Stamp your Banner in Always Artichoke.
~Lay your Labeler Letters stamps upside down on the stamped banner in the position you want them.  Lay a Clear Stamp Block on top of the stamps.  Stamp in Cajun Craze ink.
~Cut out your stamped Banner with the coordinating Framelit.
~Attach Banner to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
4.  Attach a few sequins to the card front using Glue Dots.
5.  You now have a quick, but nice looking card to give to someone.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all those in the United States!  If you live elsewhere, find something to be thankful for.  We are blessed.
Happy Thanksgiving 2014

MDS SUPPLIES:
My Digital Studio (MDS) software 
Fall Memories Digital Kit #135910  Label 4
Autumn Spice Designer Series Paper #122175 Pattern 6
Textured Card Stock  #120168  Certainly Celery
Glimmer Brads #123964  Silver, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Hand Penned Holidays #127612  Give Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Curvy Turkey Box

Here is a Punch Art Curvy Keepsakes Turkey Box just in time for Thanksgiving!  It is fairly easy with a printout to use for the front of the Turkey and the wings.  The print out uses MDS Harvest of Thanks stamp brush set which is enlarged to fit the size of the Curvy Keepsakes box.
Curvy Box Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Printout of Turkey body and wings
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Chocolate Chip
Big Shot:  Curvy Keepsakes Box Thinlits dies #135853
Feathers Framelits Dies #135852
Other:  Fast Fuse Adhesive
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Chocolate Chip card stock in half:  two 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ pieces.  Make your Big Shot sandwich:  Magnetic Platform (OR Multipurpose Platform with tabs closed), cutting plate, both pieces of card stock-stacked, Curvy Keepsake Box Die, top cutting plate.  Run thought Big Shot.  Watch this VIDEO for more details on making a Basic Curvy Keepsake Box.  Fold up and close your Box.  It makes it easier to add the pieces in the correct position.
Curvy Box Turkey - Top View
2.  Print up the Turkey Body and Wings page onto Whisper White card stock or 24 pound white printer paper.  (Printer paper used here.)  Cut out the Turkey Bodies.  Lay the Curvy Box on its side so the handle is parallel to the table.  Lay one Turkey Body under the Curvy Box in the position you want it.  Draw a line where the Turkey Body meets the Curvy Box.  Fold on the line you drew.  Add a 1/4″ tab to add adhesive.  (I also cut a “V” shape in the center of the line to reduce bulk when adding the Turkey body to the Box.)  Use Tombow Glue to glue the very front part of the Turkey Body together – from the head to in front of the feet.  Add Tombow to one of Body Flaps and overlap the other Turkey Body flaps.  Add Tombow Glue to the other flap and attach it to the Box (which is now standing upright) so the Turkey feet are at least close to touching your table.  Use your Bone Folder between the Turkey Body pieces to make sure the Tombow Glue is on the Curvy Box.  Yipee!  The hard part is done!
3.  Using the scraps from your Curvy Box cut out 4 small feathers and 8 large feathers.  You can still have the card stock in two layers – so cut out 2 small feathers and 4 large feathers on the doubled card stock.  You can sponge the edges of your feathers if desired.  I forgot, but wished I would have.  Half the feathers use the front of the feather, the other half you see the back – so sponge accordingly.
4.  Use either Tombow or Glue Dots to attach the 4 small feather together in a fan shape.  Attach in the position you want on the back of the Turkey.  Add a few Dimemsionals to the back of the small feather fan.  Now attach the large feathers in a fan shape with Tombow or Glue Dots.  Attach to the small feather fan using the Dimensionals and either Glue Dots or Tombow Glue.
5.  Now cut out your Turkey wings and attach them to the sides of your Turkey Box.  Put your Turkey Box on display!

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Thanksgiving Table Place Settings

We can now make things for each individual place setting for our Thanksgiving table.  Each Celebration Basics Kit has enough supplies for 10 people.
Thanksgiving Table Place Settings

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Celebration Basics Kit  #133007
Stamps:
 Fall Fest Photopolymer #135194  (Bundle with Framelits #137628)
For All Things w#135152  c#135155  French #136985  MDS #138114
I’m Thankful For w#135170
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Chocolate Chip OR Black StazOn OR Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Other:  Tombow Glue or adhesive of your choice

INSTRUCTIONS:
Decorated Goodie Bag
Decorated Goodie Bags
We decided this would be great to put some snacks in for late morning snack if your Thanksgiving Dinner is mid afternoon, or for later that evening when you want something to eat but not a whole meal.  You can also write names on either the bags or tags.
1.  Get out the paper bags, Baker’s Twine, and the round tags.  Choose a Pumpkin to stamp at the bottom and a sentiment to stamp on the round tag.  You can stamp on either the plain or patterned side of the tag.
2.  Stamp a Pumpkin on each bag as shown in the picture.  I used Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  Stamp the sentiment on the Round Tag.  Some liked the plain side, some liked the patterned side.  Use a Black or Brown ink.  We used “Grateful for All Things” from the For All Things stamp set.
4.  Tie a bow in each Round Tag using your Baker’s Twine.  Attach to your Bag.  I used Tombow since children are involved.
5.  You can fill with Treats later and use the long white bag closure stickers to hold the bags closed until you are ready to pass out the treats.

Name Place Cards
Thanksgiving Name Place Tag
1.  There are 20 of the “Ticket” shaped tags.  Use two-still together-and write someone’s name on it.  Do this for up to ten guests.

Thankful for….. Cards

Thankful For..... Card1.  Cut ten (or the number of people at the table) card bases (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″. Fold at 4-1/4″) from Whisper White card stock.
2.  Stamp “Thankful for…” in Tangerine Tango ink.
3.  If desired you can stamp either leaves (Tangerine Tango ink) and/or acorns (Chocolate Chip ink) to decorate your card.

Day Before Thanksgiving
Fill then seal the Goodie Bags using the white long stickers contained in your kit..

Thanksgiving Day (or when you set the table)
Place a Name Place Card, a Thankful For Card, and a Goodie Bag at each place.  Make sure everyone admires your Banner.  😉

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Thanksgiving Banner

We made this Thanksgiving Banner and Table Setting pieces at my Thanksgiving Class Saturday.  We used the Celebration Basics Kit, a couple of ribbons, and some stamps.  Today’s post covers making the banner.  Come back on Wednesday for instructions on making everything else.  It will help put you in a festive Thanksgiving mood and dress up each place at the table.  The Kit contains supplies for the Banner (15 Banner pieces) and 10 people.
Thanksgiving Banner and Table Setting

SUPPLIES:
Kit:  Celebration Basics Kit  #133007
Stamps:
 Fall Fest Photopolymer #135194  (Bundle with Framelits #137628)
For All Things w#135152  c#135155  French #136985  MDS #138114
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Chocolate Chip OR Black StazOn OR Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Ribbon Choices-Choose 1 Orange, 1 Green.  Make sure each ribbon is a different width and type.  You want variety:
Two Toned Trim:  Tangerine Tango #135838 OR Old Olive #135837
Ribbon:  Mossy Meadow 3/8″ Satin Stitched #133670 OR Pear Pizzazz 3/4″ Chevron #130011 OR Pumpkin Pie 3/4″ Chevron #130015 OR Tangelo Twist 3/8″ Satin Ribbon #133669
Other:  Tombow Glue
Letter Options:  I used a retired Bigz Die set since I was out of town and my DH could find it.  🙂
~The letters “Celebrate” come already cut out in your Kit.  You can add a Banner piece at each end with Pumpkins (stamped on card stock, then cut out with the Framelits) on each end.  This is the quickest option.
~The current Alphabet Bigz Die is Perfect Print #133725 which are up to 1″ wide and 1-1/4″ tall.
~You can also use the alphabet stencils that come in the Build a Banner Kit #133507 which are 1-1/2″ wide by 2″ tall for the shorter letters (I measured the “s”) the letters are all lower case.  Use a sponge dauber and ink pad to add the letters to your banner pieces.
~You can also use an e-cutter to cut out the letters if you have one to cut out your letters.  You can use any of the MDS Alphabet stamps or punches and save them as SVG to cut them out.  OR use an alphabet set that comes with your e-cutter.
~You can use MDS Alphabet stamps or punches, print them, and hand cut them.
~You can choose a larger alphabet stamp set and stamp the letter directly onto the Banner piece or onto a background shape cut with a Framelit or large punch.

BANNER INSTRUCTIONS:
Choose a movie to watch while making these projects to help the project seem to go faster since this project involves a lot of repetition.
Note:  The Kit has 15 Banner pieces and enough of everything else for 10 people.  If you have more people coming, order a kit for every 10 people.

Thanksgiving Banner
Use the Banner Pieces and the cord from the Kit.
1.
  Choose “Thanksgiving” OR “Give Thanks”.  Choose your letters and get them ready.  Determine letter placement and if you want to add a background shape behind the letters such as one cut from a Framelit.  I cut my letters out of Whisper White card stock.
2. Choose your Pumpkin Stamp to stamps at the bottom of each Banner piece.  Choose the small leaf to stamp at the top corners of each Banner piece.  I used Tangerine Tango ink for both the leaves and the pumpkin.
3.  Now add your letters and do your stamping.  If you chose “Give Thanks” you can stamp all three Pumpkins on Whisper White card stock and cut them out with the Framelits to add to the Banner Piece in-between the words.  Use Dimensionals behind the pumpkins if desired.
4.  Line up your Banner pieces in the correct order.  Take the cord that comes in the and thread it through the holes.  Just make sure you thread each Banner the same.
5.  Now for the Ribbons.  You will cut 6″ lengths of both of your Ribbons.  (My six inch lengths had the diagonal cut on the outside of the 6 inches so my thicker ribbon is between 7-8″ total length.)
~Celebrate = cut twelve of each ribbon
~Give Thanks = cut twelve of each ribbon
~Thanksgiving = cut 13 of each ribbon
You can tie the ribbons by holding them together and tying it like it is just one ribbon, OR you can tie each ribbon on separately.  Whichever you think looks best.  I did the first option.
Tie the ribbons in a loose knot starting on the outside of the first Banner piece.  Tie ribbons between each Banner Piece and also on the outside of the last Banner piece.
6.  Figure out where you are going to hang it and how long you want it to be.  You will need at least 2″ between the outside Banner Pieces and the loop you will tie to hang it.  Tie the loop.  Even out the Banner pieces and Ribbons so they are evenly spaced.  See how you like the positioning and the way it looks hanging.  Adjust if necessary until it is how you want it.  Cut the cord.  Admire your Banner.

Happy Thanksgiving Crafting!
Nendy Kerr

Happy Thanksgiving Punch Art Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving!  This is a fun little Punch Art Thanksgiving Turkey to make.  This one has zero calories and is less gooey to make!  It doesn’t taste as good as the real thing though.
Punch Art Turkey

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  w#128748  c#127802  MDS#125766
Ink:  Early Espresso
Early Espresso Marker
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Crushed Curry
Soft Suede or Baked Brown Sugar
Witches Brew Designer Series Paper #132185
Tangerine Tango
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder #132174
Punches:  Owl Punch #118074
Modern Label Punch #119849
1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch #127811
Large Oval Punch #119855
Retired Small Oval Punch (sorry)
Other:  Googlie eyes from your craft store or use the pieces from your Owl Punch Adhesive of your choice.  I used Glue Dots for most of the Turkey
Dimensionals
SNAIL Adhesive

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Crushed Curry card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Cajun Craze at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Emboss with the Stylish Stripes embossing folder and your Big Shot.  Adhere to card base.
Make your Turkey.
3.
 Punch 5 Large Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew Designer Series Paper.  Punch 3 smaller Ovals from Soft Suede AND Witches Brew DSP.  Cut the Soft Suede Ovals up the center until about 1/4″ leaving that part attached as shown in photo.  Adhere each Soft Suede Oval to the DSP Oval by placing a Glue Dot or SNAIL on each side of the Soft Suede Oval and spreading it apart to make a mat around the DSP Oval.  Repeat with all the Ovals.
4.  Adhere your larger Ovals together in the desired pattern.  I used Glue Dots.  Now adhere the 3 smaller Ovals together in the desired positions.  Adhere the two layers together.
5.  Punch an Owl from from Soft Suede AND Tangerine Tango card stock.  Trim the ears and feet from the Soft Suede Owl.  Cut the Tangerine Tango Owl so you have just the lower body and feet.  Glue them together with the Soft Suede Owl on top.
6.  Punch a 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle from Soft Suede and use some scissors to cut a rounded indent for the Turkey body.  Make sure there is enough room for the eyes and beak.  Draw scallops with your Early Espresso Marker to resemble the feather pattern on a Turkey breast.  Adhere to Turkey body.  Cut a small beak from a scrap of Tangerine Tango and adhere in desired position.  Adhere Deco Label to card front with Dimensionals.
7.  Stamp ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ in Early Espresso ink on Crushed Curry card stock.  Punch out with the Modern Label Punch.  Adhere with Dimensionals to card front.
8.  Admire your cute Thanksgiving Turkey card and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Nendy Kerr

Thanksgiving Turkey Card with Burlap Fringe

Here is a Thanksgiving Card with another way to use the fun Burlap Ribbon to make fringe.  It also uses some leftover paper from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit.  Enjoy making this Thanksgiving Card!
Thanksgiving Turkey Card with Burlap Fringe

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Harvest of Thanks w#131736  c#131739
Markers:  Pumpkin Pie
Early Espresso
Chocolate Chip
Card Stock:  Cajun Craze
Early Espresso
Whisper White
the white with brown marks is from the Thankful Tablescape Kit w#133341  without stamp #133463
Big Shot:  Deco Label Framelits #130102
Other:  1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon #132140
Scissors
Sticky Strip
SNAIL Adhesive
Dimensionals

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut your Cajun Craze card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the white and brown paper from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Kit.  Or use the paper of your choice.  Adhere down the center of your card front.
3.  Cut two pieces of 5-3/4″ Burlap Ribbon.  Cut down one edge to remove the stitching.  Peel off the long fibers 1 or two at a time until you have just under 1/2″ of the “Ribbon” left on the one edge.  Repeat with the other piece of Burlap Ribbon.  Adhere to the card front using Sticky Strip.  Trim off the parts that hang over the edges.
4.  Color your Turkey Stamp.  Use your Chocolate Chip Marker for the Turkey, Early Espresso for the circle around the Turkey, and Pumpkin Pie for the outer stripes.  Remoisten with your breath several times and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Cut out with the coordinating Deco Label Framelit.  Cut the next larger Framelit from Early Espresso card stock.  Layer with Dimensionals.  Attach to your card front using Dimensionals.
5.  Enjoy the look of your Thanksgiving Turkey card with Burlap Fringe.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!
Nendy Kerr

Day of Gratitude Leaf Wreath Thanksgiving Card

I have seen several cards that use leaves to make a wreath.  Here is my Thanksgiving version using the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  It is relatively quick and easy even with hand-cutting all the leaves.  Have fun making one for yourself!
Day of Gratitude Leaf Wreath Thanksgiving card

SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  Day of Gratitude  w#120835 c#121148
Teeny Tiny Wishes w#115370 c#127802
Card Stock:  Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip
More Mustard
Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive
Cajun Craze
More Mustard
Big Shot:  Wood Grain embossing folder #127821 (Holiday 2012)
Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003
Fancy Fan Folder #127751
Punch:  2-1/2″ Circle #120906
Word Window #119857
Other:  Glue Dots
Dimensionals
SNAIL

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.  Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Chocolate Chip card base.  Score & fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Soft Suede card stock.  Punch a 2-1/2″ Circle from another piece of Soft Suede card stock.  Run them both through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain embossing folder.  Place your 2-1/2″ Circle of Soft Suede in the embossing folder in the position you want it on your card so the woodgrain will match.
3.  Adhere the 4″ x 5-1/4″ embossed Soft Suede to the Chocolate Chip card base. (Hint:  Put the SNAIL on the card base so you don’t flatten out your embossing.)  Adhere the Soft Suede punched and embossed circle to the Soft Suede layer with Glue Dots in the position desired.
4.  Stamp and cut out the leaves using the Day of Gratitude stamp set.  I used 2 Old Olive, 2 More Mustard, and 3 Cajun Craze.
5.  Lay the center point of the leaf and the stem along the edge of your circle punch.  Position leaves as desired.  Adhere with Glue Dots.
6.  Cut out your Label with More Mustard card stock and Apothecary Accents Framelit.  Run your Label through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan embossing folder.  Adhere in desired position on card front with Dimensionals.  (Hint:  The embossed side is facing down so you see the debossed side.)
7.  Stamp Happy Thanksgiving in Old Olive on Whisper White card stock.  Punch out with the Word Window punch.  Adhere to label with SNAIL.
8.  Admire your textured Wreath card!

You can purchase all the supplies to make this card in My Online Store.

Happy Thanksgiving Card Making!
Nendy

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Here is a cute little card I made with My Digital Studio.  I made it with digital punches and Vintage Overlays for the border.

Enjoy your family and friends celebrating your Thanksgiving day!  Make sure and take a few minutes to think of all the people and things you are thankful for in your life.  I am thankful that I will be spending Thanksgiving with most of my children and their families.  I will dearly miss those who are too far away to celebrate with us here, but my thoughts will be with them!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving-Give Thanks

I really like how this card turned out.  I even used colors that I don’t use very often.  We will be making this card at my class on Friday.

Be Thankful.
SUPPLIES:
Stamps:
  Leaves of a Tree (Holiday Mini)  page 43  w#123843
Hand Penned Holidays (Holiday Mini) page 15  w#124310  c#124312
Ink:  VersaMark  page 203  #102283
Card Stock:  Bravo Burgundy
River Rock
Whisper White
Punch:  Tag Corner (retired-sorry)  You could use the Ticket Corner instead
Other:  Gold Embossing Powder201  #109129
Heat Tool page 201  #10005

DIRECTIONS
1.
  Stamp Leaves of a Tree with VersaMark ink on a 3″ square of Whisper White card stock.  Cover with Gold embossing powder.  Remove excess.  Melt with Heat Tool.
2.  Layering:  Bottom Layer:  3-5/8″ River Rock card stock.  Middle Layer:  Punch corners on a 3-1/4″ square of Bravo Burgundy and adhere to River Rock layer.  Top Layer:  Punch corners of embossed Whisper White card stock and place on top of River Rock card stock.
3.  Decide where to Stamp “Give Thanks” on4-/14″ x 5-1/2″ Bravo Burgundy card front.  Ink with VersaMark and use Gold embossing powder.  Melt with Heat Tool.
4.  Adhere Layers to card front.  Adhere card front to River Rock 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, scored at 4-1/4″.
5.  Congratulations!  You have now finished your card!
Happy Stamping!

Rock n’ Roll Leaves

How do you like my new banner and background?  I do enjoy variety!  I made them with My Digital Studio.  Quick and fun!

Here is a Thanksgiving card we made at my last class.  I love looking at Fall leaves, even though I don’t get to see very many where I live.

Autumn Splendor, Hand Penned Holidays

Supplies:
Stamps:
  Autumn Splendor
Hand Penned Holidays
Card Stock:  Whisper White-card base and card front
Soft Suede-card front layer, scrap for punching
Always Artichoke-scallop punch
Pear Pizzazz-scrap for punching
Designer Series Paper (DSP):  Spice Cake for punching
Inks:   Early Espresso
More Mustard
Old Olive
Pear Pizzazz
River Rock
Soft Suede
Punches:  1-3/4″  Scallop Circle
2-3/8″ Scallop Circle
Boho Blossoms
Embellishements:  Gold Brad
Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon
Crochet Trim
Tools:
Paper Piercing Tool
Mat Pack

Directions:
1.
  Stamp sentiment using Early Espresso ink in desired position on card front.
2.  Use Rock n’ Roll Technique to stamp leaves around sentiment on card front.  Rock n’ Roll Technique.  Choose 1 stamp and 2 ink colors-1 light, 1 darker.  Ink stamp with the lighter color.  Then gently roll stamp edges in the darker ink.  Stamp.
3.  Punch a 2-3/8 Scallop Circle from Always Artichoke card stock.  Lightly rub scallops on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.
4.  Punch 2 1-3/4″ Scallop Circles from two patterns of Spice Cake DSP.  Cut each circle in half and rub edges on Early Espresso ink pad or sponge edges.  a.  Hold pattern 1.  Place pattern 2 over the pattern 1 piece, aligning the scallops.  Use adhesive of choice.  b.  Place 2nd pattern 1 piece over the single layer of the pattern 1 piece, align scallops. Adhere.  c.  Place last piece under one side and on top of the other side so the patterns alternate.  Adhere.

Scallop Circle Assembly

5.  Using Boho Blossoms punch, punch largest flower from Soft Suede and small flower from Pear Pizzazz.  (Note:  It will be easier if you poke a hole in the paper first, then center the hold inside the flower, then punch the flower.)  Put the brad through these flowers, then through the DSP Scallop Circle.  Put Dimensionals on the back of the DSP Scallop Circle and attach to Always Artichoke Scallop Circle.
6.  Place Dimensionals on the back of the Always Artichoke Scallop Circle, leaving the backings on.  Decide where to place it on your card front.  Tie Seam Binding Ribbon around card front:  place small piece of Crochet Trim after first part of knot, then complete knot and trim ribbon edges.  Use mini glue dots if necessary to hold the ribbons in place.
7.  Remove Dimensional backings from Scallop Circle and adhere in desired position.
8.  You now have a beautiful Fall/Thanksgiving card!

Thankful It’s a Wrap

This is a nice Thanksgiving card.  I saw a card similar to this and added my own twist to it.
Give Thanks Everyday!SUPPLIES:
Stamps:  It’s a Wrap Holidays (Holiday Mini) page 14  w#122770  c#122772
Card Stock:  More Mustard card base
Crumb Cake  4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″
Whisper White to stamp on
Inks:  Old Olive
Night of Navy
Bravo Burgundy
Cajun Craze for sponging
Big Shot:  Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder page 218  #123128
Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder page 218 #117335
Other:  Stampin’ Sponges

Directions:
1.
  Fold More Mustard card base in half then straighten it back out.  Place Stripes embossing folder on card front.  Run through Big Shot.  Place Crumb Cake card stock in Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Run through Big Shot.
2.  Stamp image on Whisper White using first Old Olive ink, then Night of Navy ink, then Bravo Burgundy ink-cleaning after each color.  Trim with scissors or paper trimmer.
3.  Sponge edges of stamped images, Crumb Cake layer, and More Mustard card front using Cajun Craze ink on a Stampin’ Sponge piece.
4.  Assemble using Dimensionals.
5.  You now have a card ready for Thanksgiving!