Authentique Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving Card

Authentique Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I have the sweetest little Authentique Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving card to share with you.  Thanksgiving is my very favorite holiday of all: family, food, fellowship….pie?!?  How can you beat that?  Growing up, my whole family would gather at my Grammy’s house up on the hill to celebrate together.  All the aunts and uncles, all the cousins, great-grandparents crammed into that warm and gracious home, sharing great food, lots of laughs and lots of hugs is one of my favorite childhood memories!

Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving Card: Tips and Tricks

One of the reasons I love the Gracious Collection so much is that it reminds me of my Grammy’s home and those fabulous family gatherings.  This 5″ x 7″ top fold card practically made itself!

  • Top a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of the plaid pattern from the 8×8 paper pad.
  • Next, mat a 4″ x 6″ panel of the autumn gourds pattern on brown cardstock.  Top with a 4″ x 3″ panel of the teapot/teacup panel.  Mat just the top and bottom of the smaller panel on brown cardstock.
  • Trim the “Thankful” image to measure 2″ x 1 3/4″ and mat on brown card.  Adhere below the center panel.
  • Die cut 4 leafy wreaths from the acorn paper.  Stagger and adhere together with Darice Foam Strips.  Place foam strips on the bottom of the wreath and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Tuck the sides of the cardstock image under the sides of the wreath and adhere in place.
  • Add ribbon, novelty buttons, foliage and flowers.

Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving Card: A Peek Inside

The inside is sweet and simple with a framed sentiment and a lovely treat pocket.

I created little folios with my scraps, then topped them with images and cardstock elements from the 12×12 collection kit.

One folio has room for a small photo and hand written note.  The other has a yummy chocolate pocket!

How does your clan celebrate Thanksgiving?  I’d love to hear about your special traditions in the comment section below.  To see more Gracious projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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8 thoughts on “Authentique Gracious Thankful Thanksgiving Card

  1. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, this is just the most beautiful card! It is absolutely heartwarming with that adorable image of the little girl and pretty sentiment on the front. The way you have framed her with the wreath is gorgeous and the flowers and ribbon accentuate that paper so well! Authentique Fall/Thanksgiving papers are simply awesome. I see why you love them so much. They are so versatile and look different and new every time you use them. Thank you for sharing this lovely creation! Hugs!

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  2. Susan Steele

    Yes …this is a so sweet and gracious looking Thanksgiving card! Very sweet! And yes we all used to gather at our little house in the country…. grandparents and children and grandchildren, aunts and uncles too! I would cook the turkey and dressings and make grandmother’s homemade cranberry salad and pies and all …with lots of help. After dinner …Card games were played …hand and foot, skip-bo, spoons and dukes of hazzard too! Some of the kids played monopoly and clue. ……relish every moment you have together …for you know not what tomorrow will bring …hugs, Suzy Q

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  3. soozyb2013

    nice to have my coffee with this one. Coffee in the a.m. and tea in the afternoon and evening. 🙂 Lovely detail. We had our Thanksgiving already. We do have lots to be thankful for and I am thankful for another day. Today is sunny and cold.

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  4. Sue D

    Beautiful. I love Thanksgiving too. We all gather together and bring food and enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes I come up with a craft for the kids.

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  5. Priscilla Hughs

    This has to be at the the of my favorites ! Just stunning and warm hearted. Great way to start my day with a cup of coffee, checking my emails, etc! Love Authentic paper line!

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