Thanksgiving Cards 2015

Holidays are so much fun, and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  I just love this time of year with the leaves turning, cooler days and nights, wearing my sweaters but not needing a heavy coat, and playing with autumn colors.  Stamping is part of that and once again I want to do a few cards for some special people. So, I got out the autumn colors and stamps, and started to play with the papers. Those little Happy Harvest window sill sitters are for the office staff.

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I learned this little trick at a Stampin’ Up class. Start with a four inch square, and glue a motif in the middle.

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Fold the corners in to the middle.

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Then fold back the points.

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This pumpkin color paper is just perfect for the card base, and I added some fall inspired plaid ribbon. I put the motif on the card and then stamped Give Thanks on the bottom right. I really do need to get some new ink pads. (Santa – hint, hint!)

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Inside is this nice wording. This one is for my cousin.

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Of course the back has my signature stamp.

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All done with the first one.

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Then I needed several more for the office. These papers with leaf designs were perfect with a brown card stock.

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I really love these little stamps, the pine cone, pumpkin and acorn are just say autumn. I wanted to use them all in a small motif, so I stamped them together, then punched them out with my scallop punch, and mounted them on a dark brown punched larger scallop.

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The pumpkin color ribbon was added, along with the scalloped element, and Give Thanks stamp on the right.

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Later, I added the little turkey, but I probably should have left well enough alone.  I cannot find a Happy Thanksgiving stamp, so I’ll just add that by hand inside.

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I have a few more to make, I just need to have a bit more time to stamp.  Giving thanks for all the blessings in my life to some special people who help make those blessings real.   Happy Autumn, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Cards 2015

  1. myrna

    I am not a “stamper” but being Canadian I loved your Maple Leaf Card for Thanksgiving, this could be done in material and added to the front of a journal. Lovely thanks for posting. Myrna J

  2. Thanksgiving is another American tradition that is not celebrated here. But we would need to celebrate it in May I should think 🙂 I like the idea of giving thanks for the year’s bounty. A much more meaningful tradition than say Halloween. I haven’t stamped for a while. Its something I do once in a while, but have run out of steam at the moment. Well done for organising these pretty cards.

  3. Carole, your cards are beautiful! Knowing that you created and them makes them extra special and even more beautiful! You are such a brilliant and talented artist; I am so glad that we have become friends because you inspire me everyday, make me smile and laugh plus I look forward to commenting and receiving replies. You, my friend, are such a special person and you definitely make the world a better place! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

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