Thanksgiving Wish (Crafty Secrets)

Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 07  A Thanksgiving Wish (Crafty Secrets)

Good Monday morning, friends!  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  We had a lovely time with family.  On Saturday, “the gang” gathered here for lunch, games and general hang-out time.  I even managed to squeeze in some studio time by getting up very early Sunday morning before they returned for brunch.  I wanted to finish this Thanksgiving Wish card for Crafty Secrets. I used papers and images from the digital Thanksgiving Collection.  I’ve always loved these sweet little pilgrims, but now that I can size them any way I want them, I love them even more.

Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 03  I used both sides of one sheet of Stampin’Up Ivory Naturals cardstock to print out the patterned papers..  I love having the ability to do this.  I started with a 5″x7″ kraft card base, then cut a panel of the dark green plaid to cover it.  I layered some Spellbinder die cuts over this using the green vines and the gold patterned paper.  These Thanksgiving papers are yummy!

Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 06  I copied and pasted my Pilgrims into Microsoft Word, sizing them to a height of 2″.  Then I inserted a small text box and added the sentiment.  I printed the completed image off on smooth stamping cardstock then heat set it so the ink would not run when I colored the images in with my alcohol markers.  After coloring, I fussy cut the images out, using a craft knife to get around that tricky wishbone!

Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 02  I also copied and pasted the darling little oak leaf, colored it with my Distress Inks, cut it out and glued it onto the sentiment panel.  The pilgrims were glued down, but I popped the sentiment up on foam tape so that the wishbone would look curved. Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 07 (2) I just glued the top and two bottom bits of the wishbone onto the paper, leaving the rest free so it would bow.  I treated the wishbone and the leaf with a little Diamond Stickles, added a double bow, a word fragment and a button and this card was done. 

Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 08  I computer journaled the inside sentiment onto the gold patterned paper, die cut it and matted it onto the green patterned paper.  That gold paper has a lovely tiny text built into the background and it is gorgeous.

The envelope flap was covered with paper Crafty Secrets October 21 2013 01 and the inside was also lined with the same paper, but I forgot to take a picture of it. 

004 (2)  Sandy has some amazing sales going on at the Crafty Vintage Girl online store. Did you see her wonderful blog post and giveaway?  She is offering a huge bundle of Christmas goodies and albums and all you have to do is leave a comment!  There are some wonderful albums on sale here  and here.  One is an accordion fold album with cute windows and pockets and the other is a wooden file folder album. There is also an amazing Frosty Memories and Garden Gate album on sale. With Christmas coming, these would make fabulous stocking stuffers and gifts!  All the Vintage Cuts are marked down to just .75 cents!  Lots of great bargains for savvy shoppers.  Why  not stop by and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my Thanksgiving Wish card.  If I can answer any questions for you, or help you with anything, please feel free to ask.  Several of you have sent me e-mails with questions about projects.  I love when this happens because I know I’ve inspired you.  Some of you share your finished projects with me, and that really makes my day!  I love hearing from you…it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  Until next time,



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3 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Wish (Crafty Secrets)

  1. Jan Ross

    Yes you are so right – always inspiring and so many levels above my crafty expertise right now. I do love fiddling with paper though, and there just seems to not be enough hours in the day. It’s almost like shopping in a mega store or mall – I want to see everything before I make a buy decision. With casing your projects, there is so much that I haven’t learned yet, especially when it comes to the techniques for distressing and adding depth to different layers on the cards, and it’s always stimulating and exciting to see what creations you will come up with next. Your mind is always working I’m sure. Blogging is without a doubt, very time consuming, but just know that you are very much appreciated. Please do continue your blog with the free flow of your ideas and technical instructions. You are a sweetie and thanks for the little light into your home life and family as well.

  2. Glenda

    Kathy, I really love this! I’ve even been over to the Crafty Secrets site looking around. I have what you did with your card. So many gorgeous layers and that sweet little image is just so cute! Hope you are having a good beginning to the week!

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