I’m really feeling the rush now to get my Thanksgiving cards completed. For these cards, I used Paper Studio’s Natural Botanical patterned card stock. The colors reflect Autumn so they work well for Thanksgiving greeting cards. After this mailing, I have to get started on Christmas cards because I have a longer list of recipients! I hope I can get it done in time. I love making cards but I tend to over think most of them so this will be a challenge, but I can’t wait to get started because I love this hobby!
Pumpkin Card ~ I used Cricut’s Wild Card cartridge for the pumpkin card (you might remember the Halloween jack-o-lantern variation I made in an earlier posting). This time, I cut the pumpkin in blackout. The card base, grass, and stem layers were cut at 5 inches. The Thanksgiving sentiment is cut at 7 inches which is also from Wild Card. I tied brown jewelry cord around the stem and threaded it through a brown button to add interest. I also used a brown stamp pad and a Q-tip to highlight the cut lines in the pumpkin.
Blessings Card ~ I used a square card from Walk In My Garden (WIMG) cut at 5 inches. I don’t know why I am so attracted to square cards! 🙂 This shape requires extra postage but I love the look of it. I used a paper trimmer to cut the various mats for the front and inside of the card. I love the chocolate patterned paper with the autumn leaves and I didn’t want to cover up too much of this beautiful paper so I simply added a ribbon, some pearl embellishments, and a stamped sentiment in brown ink using cream card stock on top of a coordinating mat. The sentiment is raised up with dimensionals. For the inside, I used another mat of the chocolate/leaves paper and then added a cream card stock mat stamped with another Thanksgiving sentiment. This also allowed me an area to write a personal message. This was mailed using WIMG’s coordinating envelope cut at 5 inches.
Thanks for looking!