I hope you are doing well today! Thanks for spending time with today! Today’s card is an autumn scene made with the Sheltering Tree (137163) and Winter Woods (wood mount 147658/clear 147661) ink stamps. I also used with the Cat Punch (144666) and a retired thinlit set called “Hearth and Home” (139666).
Today’s card is made with the colors Cajun Craze (ink 147085/card stock 119684), Crushed Curry (ink 147087/card stock 131199), Granny Apple Green (ink 147095/card stock 146990), Smoky Slate (ink 147113/card stock 131202), and Whisper White (100730).
Card Recipe: Cutting
I started off by cutting a 5 1/2” X 8 1/2” piece of Cajun Craze (119684) card stock. Then I scored and folded the card stock at 4 1/4”. Next I cut Granny Apple Green (146990) card stock 4” X 5 1/4”. Using my trusty Big Shot, (143263) I cut a window in the Granny Apple Green (146990) card stock. Then I used my Big Shot (143263) to cut a Crushed Curry (131199) card stock window frame. I cut a 2 1/2” X 3” piece of Whisper White card stock (100730). Lastly, I punched two cats out of Smoky Slate card stock (131202) using the Cat punch (144666).
Next, I stamped the bunch of trees stamp from Winter Woods (wood mount 147658/clear 147661) stamp set. i used Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) ink and my Stamparatus (146276). When I use my Stamparatus, I can stamp multiple times, if necessary, to get a dark clear image. Then, I used the leaf canopy stamp from the Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163) and Cajun Craze ink (147085). Next, I wiped off the tree stamp and then used Crushed Curry ink (147087) to stamp the “leaves” on the trees.
I wanted to make my kitties look like my mom’s kitty, Willow. She is a Balinese and is just gorgeous! She has dark tipped ears, toes and tail. I used a Stampin sponge (141337) and Smoky Slate ink (147113) to lightly color the kitties’ ears, toes and tails.
I positioned the Whisper White (100730) piece so that the trees looked good out of the window. To do this I used my trusty release paper trick! I applied double sided tape to the back of the window frame. I laid the Whisper White (100730) piece right side up on the release paper. Then I could easily position the frame in the best spot and not get adhesive all over! I trimmed any Whisper White peeking out behind the window frame.
I stamped the sentiment “thankful for you” from Sheltering Tree stamp set (137163) with Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) as pictured. I stamped “Thinking of You This Season” using Cajun Craze ink (147085) on a piece of 4″ X 5 1/4″ Whisper White card stock. Then I attached the 4” X 5 1/4” Whisper White (100730) card stock piece to the inside of today’s card.
Well, that’s it! What do you think? I am pretty happy with how today’s card turned out. Makes a pretty good Thanksgiving card I think. If you would like to purchase any of the items for this card I would appreciate your business. You can contact me to order or just go to my 24/7 online shop here.
FYI: My next Stampin’ Up! Event is Tuesday November 6th from 1-4pm! Put it on your calendar now and plan to spend some fun time making Holiday cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Stamp Club Group starts Friday November 30th from 1-4pm! Looking for new members-still have room for 3-4 more! Stamp Club meets each month on the fourth Friday at my home. You will have a chance to make cards and other projects as well as learn new techniques. Requires a six month commitment of ordering minimum $25 Stampin’ Up! order each month. In this way each member has a turn being the hostess. The hostess brings the snack for the month and receives the hostess benefits (a value of at least $15). JOIN NOW!
Another Upcoming Event: Holiday Workshop at Westend Christian Reformed Church at 1015 Westend Ave NW Grand Rapids, Mi 49504
Saturday November10th from 9-4pm
(Profits to benefit Christian Education for the children of our church)
Have some projects to finish up for Christmas? You can “rent” a table for the whole day! Bring your quilting, sewing or paper crafting projects, bring your friends and plan a fun day together! We will have lunch available.
For an extra fee you can participate in the following special activities:
- one on one ‘Learn to knit’ session with a seasoned knitter
- Learn to make jewelry with my friend Jane
- Learn some tips for Holiday food preparations with Pampered Chef Demonstrator my friend Beth!
- Make a wooden Palate sign with my friend Teresa
- With me you can make some Christmas cards ($2 each), decorate a special Holiday Notebook ($5) or 2019 Calendar ($5), make some simple gifts for your friends or Sunday School kids ($1). I will have Annual and Holiday Stampin’ Up! catalogs available. You will have a chance to sign up for some new Events I have planned for November and December.
There will be lunch available for a nominal cost. More details will be coming soon so stay tuned!
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stampin’