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Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends

This week we have a color challenge of Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist and Cajun Craze.  Perfect colors for a fall or Halloween card.  I used the stamp sets Thankful Forest Friends and Vintage Leaves which have great images for fall cards.  To die cut the leaves I used the Leaflets Framelits.  I fussy cut the fox and for the greeting I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color the image and die cut with the 2-1/2″ circle punch.  The background layer I embossed with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing folder.  The Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist stitched satin ribbons are retired from last year.

Stampin Up Thankful Forest Friends leaf cardFor sparkle I used basic rhinestones colored with orange and yellow Sharpies.  For more inspiration visit Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what our design team has created.

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Give Thanks for Thankful Forest Friends card

Size:  5.50″ w x 4.25″ h

Stamp Sets:  Thankful Forest Friends, Vintage Leaves

Paper:  Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Tangelo Twist, Hellow Honey, Cajun Craze

Ink:  Stampin’ Up! Markers; Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze; Classic Ink; Cajun Craze

Accessories:  Leaflets Framelits, 2-1/2″ circle punch, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist Stitched Satin ribbon retired, Basic Rhinestones, yellow and orange Sharpies, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Truly Grateful

Thanksgiving is almost here and it is not the only time to be thankful.  Everyday is a gift and everyday we should appreciate all that is good in our lives.  Stampin’ Up!’s Truly Grateful stamp set has inspired me to create these cards to say Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you.

The first card I CASE’d from the  Stampin’ Success magazine.  The background is stamped with the help of the Stamp-a-ma-jig then stamped with the Truly Grateful background and embossed with gold embossing powder  The Pumpkin Pie banner is layered with a hand cut arrow shape banner and stamped with the lines stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The sentiment is from the Tags 4 You set.  All the layers are layered with Early Espresso twine.  Such an easy card!

Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Happy Thanksgiving Card

For this other card I used the Expressions Thinlits Dies.  To ensure you can remove the ‘thankful’ from the framelit use two sheets of wax paper between the framelit and the cardstock.  I stamped the wood background in crushed curry then stamped the wheat stalks in Versamark and heat embossed with Early Espresso.  To get the very cool ink splatters I used the Gorgeous Grunge set and Early Espresso ink.  I then added Early Espresso candy dots on the top right.  Another easy to make card.

Stampin' Up! Thankful Truly Grateful card

Stampin’ Up! Thankful Card

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Happy Thanksgiving Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge, Tags 4 You

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Versamark

Accessories:  Label Bracket punch, Early Espresso twine, Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Thankful Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp Sets:  Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge

Paper:  Cardstock:  Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Versamark

Accessories:  Early Espresso embossing powder, heat tool, Early Espresso Candy dots, Expressions Thinlits Dies

Wonderfall Leaves

This week I created a card for Hands Stamped Sentiments color challenge of More Mustard, Old Olive, Early Espresso and Elegant Eggplant.  I used the same technique for the leaves as in my fall easel card.  This card was easy and fast.  The Wonderfall leaves stamp set and die make it super easy to create leaves.  I used the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder for the background.  I love the pattern it’s so vintage!  I used the Scallop border punch for the More Mustard layer and I used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies for the Elegant Eggplant cut-out border.  For some sparkle, I die cut one of the leaves from the Champagne Glitter paper.  I love this paper.  Just a little goes a long way.  The sentiment is from the Day of Gratitude stamp set and embossed with clear embossing powder.

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Join us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and show us your color splash.  We’d love to see it!

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Wonderfall Leaves Card

Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp sets:  Day of Gratitude, Wonderfall

Ink:  Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Paper:  Very Vanilla, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, Champagne Glitter Paper

Embellishments:  Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Finishing Touches Edgelits Dies, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions folder, Basic Rhinestones, Linen Thread, Naturals Designer buttons

Gratitude Paper Pumpkin

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge.  I’ve been wanting to make these 3D paper strip pumpkins and today I did!  It was so easy!  These would make beautiful decorations for your Thanksgiving table.  Another option would be instead of the stamped sentiment you could do place cards.

I cut 14 strips  1 inch by 6 inch, of DSP then sponged the edges with Soft Suede.  I used my Crop-a-dile to make 1/8″ holes on each end of the strips.  If you use the Crop-a-dile you can make a hole all at one time.  What a time saver!  I then used two brads to make the pumpkin.  I die cut the leaves using the Leaves #2 die then I embossed them with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I also used Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent ink on the leaves and on the tendrils.  To add more dimension to the leaves I also sponged them with with Soft Suede.  The sentiment is from Day of Gratitude and I used the Decorative Label punch to die cut and frame it.

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I hope you’re inspired!  We’d love to see your project.

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3D Pumpkin

Size:  3.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card Stock:  Early Espresso, DSP:  Paisley Petals

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espress, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent ink

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Leaves #2 die, Decorative Label Punch, Old Olive Brights Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine

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