Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!



In honor of Thanksgiving tomorrow, I just wanted to share a card that I originally posted on the Everyday Cricut blog when I was guest designing there in August.  This is an A2 size card, so I began with an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of brown cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".  The cream layer is 4" x 5 1/4".


I made this gorgeous background paper on my Imagine!  I took a 6" square of orange wood grain paper from my stash, and I printed the Thanksgiving collage from the Word Collage Cricut cartridge in brown ink on it.  I printed it at 4.7", and then I cut the paper at 3 3/4" x 5".  I really love this look!  To see how to do this, you can watch my video in which I used this same Word Collage print on a wall hanging.


Next I cut three leaves from the Art Philsophy Cricut cartridge at 2" each.  Remember, the Art Philosophy cartridge, from Close to my Heart, comes with coordinating stamps.  The stamp packaging lists what size to cut the shapes with the Cricut to be able to use the stamps with them.  I wasn't sure how the leaf stamp would turn out heat embossed because of the fine detail, but it turned out to be gorgeous!  I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.



 I used the My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die on balsa wood, which cut very well!  I was even able to use my Crop-a-dile on it to punch holes for my brads.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time's  Mixed Holiday Sentiments.  

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday (with maybe some Black Friday shopping thrown in) with your families!

Recipe:

BasicGrey "Life of the Party" Patterned Paper
Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, & Terracotta Tile Cardstock
Balsa Wood from Joann Fabrics
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Satin Ribbon
Close To My Heart "Celebrations" Stamp Set
My Creative Time Stitched Oval Die
My Creative Time "Mixed Holiday Sentiments" Stamp Set
Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate Ink
Versamark Ink
a la Mode Clear Embossing Powder
ColorBox Cat's Eye Chalk Ink

12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful fall card!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

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  2. I just LOVED this card. I'm so glad you showed it on your personal blog. Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs- Glora

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  3. lovely card and love the colors!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours !!!
    Paula

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  4. Very pretty card! I'm sad that the colors of fall will be "out of style" after tomorrow!

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  5. Love it! I saw it in August and loved it then as well. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  6. Katie this is just beautiful.. i hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving... you are such a blessing... hugs from ukiah

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  7. Wow... this card is just so beautiful Katie, I absolutely LOVE it!! :)
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Lori

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  8. Great Card Katie!
    Happy Thanksgiving Day to You and Your Family!
    Blessing AJ

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  9. Very Pretty makes me want to go out and get this Cartridge Now.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Eric my Friend.

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  10. What a beautiful card! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    hugs
    Cassandra

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  11. katie, I thought this was beautiful the first time I saw it and still do!

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