Monday, November 7, 2011

Thankful Thoughts

Greetings stampers and welcome to another week of The Classic Card! 

I hope that you all enjoyed a relaxing weekend and that you made some time to just "be" instead of doing, doing, doing like I did!  Being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator, my weekends are pretty packed, as that is when most people want to have their stamping parties.  So my rest and relaxation time has to happen during the week.  As many of you know, I have a brand new granddaughter, Allie, who is two months old.  John and I take care of her on Tuesdays, so you won't be seeing any blog entries on Tuesdays and I hope you are OK with that. 

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, I have another fall card for you.  This one features the great a la carte (single) stamp Leaves of a Tree, which is found on page 43 of the Holiday Mini-catalog.  What a great addition this stamp would make to your collection, and it sells for only 9.95.   Let me show you the card before I tell you about it...

This is another gate-fold card.  If you'd like to have the dimensions and measurements for scoring, please email me at and I'll send them along to you.  The base of the card is a panel of Early Espresso card stock.  Then adhered to the base is a gate-folded Very Vanilla card.  The panels for either side are More Mustard card stock, embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder (p. 219). The focal panel is Very Vanilla, with a contrasting panel of Early Espresso behind it.  Here's how to get a nice variegated look on the tree stamp:  first, ink up the entire tree with either Crumb Cake or Soft Suede ink (here I used Soft Suede).  Then using a separate sponge dauber for each color, randomly daub on Old Olive,  More Mustard, and Cajun Craze ink.  Breathe on the stamp to re-moisten, then stamp.  Voila! -- a lovely fall tree with multi-colored leaves!

The sentiment "thankful thoughts of you" is from the set Grateful Greeting (p. 27 of the big catalog).  This versatile set has paired sentiments (one for the outside of the card and another for the inside)  for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Valentine's Day.  I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla card stock, then punched it out with the Large Oval punch (p. 212) and popped it up on a dimensional on an Early Espresso oval punched with the Scallop Oval Punch (p. 210).

I'm sure there are many friends and family members that you are VERY thankful for, and what a nice way to remind them on Thanksgiving that you are thinking of them with thankful thoughts.  Speaking of being thankful, I'd like to remind you that I'm thankful for all of you, my readers and customers!  You are the reason for this blog.   I'm so enjoying the time we spend together here on my blog and stamping together at parties!  Many thankful thoughts of you all are heading your way today.  Thanks for stopping by and I'll meet you back here on Wednesday for another classic card.


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