Thanksgiving Sheltering Tree in Autumn Colors

This Thanksgiving card for today is made with the Cat Punch and the Sheltering Tree stamp set. The colors chosen to make this card include Granny Apple Green, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate.

Hi Friends,

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).

Color Combination

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).

Stamping

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.

Details

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.

FInally, I inlaid the Crushed Curry (131199) Window in the opening in the Granny Apple Green (146990) card stock. ThenI attached the two kitties so they would appear to be looking out of the window.

Sentiments

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.

Some Announcements

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’

LuAnn

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I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!

Author: LuAnn

I am a retired RN. I am also an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and owner of SunnyLu Card Designs. I love paper-crafts and strive to share this love with others through both businesses. Working with other Stampers in my Stampin' Up business is such a fine thing! I love all my customers both those whom are brand new to stamping or have been stamping for 20+ years! As a result of stamping for a bit, I have a wealth of beautiful, handmade greeting cards and gift card holders for your enjoyment. My hope is that each of you will give the gift of a hand made snail mailed card to a family member, friend or just someone who needs a lift. What a joy to receive something other than bills and junk mail in your mailbox!