Thankful for Autumn Days

Falling Leaves

Since it’s my favorite time of year when the air gets crisp and the leaves are changing their colors I had no problem with finding inspiration to make these cards.  The first card features the leaf from the Autumn Days stamp set along with the saying from the Days of Gratitude.  I love the way the leaf, no matter which way you turn it to stamp it, seems to give off that effect of a leaf as it gently falls to the ground. So pretty, yet sad at the same time. A gentle reflection of the year soon coming to an end. And I love the Gratitude saying bumped up with dimensionals and laid on an embossed background of the new “Cajun Craze” cardstock that has been embossed with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I then made a bow to finish off the card using our new Crochet Trim.

Days of Gratitude

The second card I again used the new Days of Gratitude stamp set featuring that lovely medallion stamped in “Cajun Craze” ink which is quickly becoming my favorite ink color for Fall.  I then used the “Happy Thanksgiving” saying from the set Thankful For.  This is a quick and easy duplicatable card if you are running short on time to get those Thanksgiving cards out to friends and family.  I placed one of our new antique brads in the center of the medallion which really dresses up the card.  I embossed the Always Artichoke cardstock background with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  Gotta love those embossing folders for adding just the special touch.

These cards were created for a corporate customer  who wanted to send Thank You cards to their customers for Thanksgiving.  I made three samples, two of which are featured above, and I will post the third after I have delivered the final product to my client on the 15th so watch for an additional Autumn Days posting.

Supplies – Falling Leaves

:  Stamp Sets:  Autumn Days and Days of Gratitude; Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, & Very Vanilla; Ink:  Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, & Always Artichoke; Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Crochet Trim, and 2″x1-3/8″ Oval Extra Large Punch. 

Supplies – Days of Gratitude:

  Stamp Sets:  Days of Gratitude and Thankful For; Cardstock:  Crumbcake, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze & Very Vanilla; Ink:  Cajun Craze & Early Espresso; Accessories:  Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Paper Snips; Very Vanilla 5/8″ Satin Ribbon & Antique Brads.
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Published in: on November 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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“Praying for You” – A Healing Time

Praying for You Medallion Card

My friend and neighbor, Heather, asked me recently to make a card for her brother’s father-in-law who was just recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. I am happy to say that he underwent a successful surgery and is already home after just a short stay in the hospital. I hope this card helps to speed along his recovery. I used some beautiful wording from the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set and the inside of the card reads “Sending thoughts of love and praying for the Lord to sustain you with bright and restful days”.  I thought the wording from this stamp set was so appropriate for such a healing time.  This card was made while I attended a scrapbooking crop benefit event this past weekend in Federalsburg for the American Cancer Society.  I felt very inspired while making this card at such a benefit. There are so many people suffering from this dreadful disease and the money raised at this event will help them.  Susie Goodnight, my friend and one of my downline, attended this event with me. It was her very first crop and she made a ton of 6×6 pages with pictures of her 3 beautiful daughters and amazing granddaughter, Mackenzie. I was very impressed, especially with it being her very first crop. I met a lot of nice ladies at this crop and look forward to seeing them all again very soon.  I also was surprised when I won a door prize at the event which was a beautiful hand-knit PINK hat and scarf shown here. When attending a crop, I have a hard time deciding what supplies to take with me.  Even though I know I can’t take all my supplies with me, I sure try to. LOL! Unfortunately, I didn’t have the right color ribbon with me so I remembered this trick I had done before.  I used my Aqua Painter (which is a special brush pen filled with water and used for watercoloring) to dye my Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  To do this, place your ink pad between your fingers and press the lid down into the pad which will leave ink on the lid. Open your ink pad and drop a few drops of water from your Aqua Painter into the ink on the lid to dilute it.  Then brush your ink on to your ribbon. You can determine how light or dark you want your ribbon to be by how much ink you apply to it.  Then put your ribbon aside to air dry for about 10 minutes. 

Here are the supplies I used to make the Medallion card: Stamp Sets:  Thoughts and Prayers, Medallion, & Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Shimmery White; Ink:  More Mustard, Night of Navy; Accessories:  Vintage Brads, Large Oval and Wide Oval Punches, Circle of Fire Rhinestone Brad (Pumpkin), Aqua Painter, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin’ Sponges and Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 11:47 am  Leave a Comment  
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