Hello, Friends! Fall weather is moving in to stay, it seems, and with the change in the weather, my mind turns to my favorite holiday: Thanksgiving! I love everything about this wonderful holiday: the food, time with family, taking time to say thank-you for the bounty in our lives, the weather, the way the house smells…and oh, yes..,.baking pies! I love to bake pies, and I have been known to make as many as a dozen pies for our annual Thanksgiving feast. Each family member gets to pick his/her favorite pie, and I make it. And, each year I try to make one new pie that we’ve never had before, just for fun. Today, I have another Crafty Secrets Thanksgiving card to share with you.
This quick and easy cut away card was made with digital papers and images from the gorgeous Digital Thanksgiving Collection. The papers are so beautifully detailed and layered and rich in color and design. The collection is available for just $10.99 and includes 10 different papers, 34 digital images and lots of beautiful ephemera. There’s even a fun printable for making your own place cards and menu cards. I also used my favorite Vintage Cuts: Autumn Blessings. Sandy still has some of these available for purchase at the incredible price of just .75 cents!
The construction of the card is pretty straightforward: a 5×6 1/2″ kraft base was cut away at the 2 1/2 inch mark on the front. I stamped the front of the card and around the inner perimeter. I shaped the corners with my Corner Chomper and then matted onto olive green cardstock. This was glued down onto the front panel, and the focal image was lightly distressed, inked, matted and glued down onto a fishtail banner. I added some copper brads, a twine bow and a button from my mom’s button box . The sweet oak leaves were copied, pasted, sized, printed and watercolored with Distress markers. I find that when I print on Stampin’ Up naturals cardstock and use my heat gun to heat set the ink, it doesn’t run when I watercolor. I added some Crystal Stickles and the front was done.
For the inside of the card, I used another paper from the collection along with another of the images from the Vintage Cuts. The acorns are another image contained in the download, and I treated them just like the leaves. Easy peasy!
I send Thanksgiving cards to my friends and family who live far away from me. It’s a nice way to remember times we spent together in years gone by. Gosh! That makes me sound old…but you know what I mean.
I hope you’ll take a look at all the yummy papers and images in the Thanksgiving Collection. They are fabulously vintage and rich in color. I’ll be sharing more with you in the days to come. Do you make Thanksgiving cards? I’d love to hear from you…your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers. Until next time,