…are in the mail!
I'm finally finished with my Thanksgiving Cards and they're all safely in the mail. Some of them I've posted here since this year's Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog was published in September, whle some managed to slip through the blogging cracks. I thought I'd share a few of them here with you today just in case you have a last minute card or two that you might want to get in the mail early this week!
This first card uses the Rock and Roll Technique on the large motif. Otherwise, it's about as simple a layout as you can get! I will feature more information about this card in my upcoming sketch book. The stamp set for both the large motif and the greeting is Day of Gratitude from the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog.
This little girl is from the Build-A-Bear-Workshop collection from Stampin' Up! and was featured in my blog of September 15, 2010. Her basket of goodies and the sentiment are from the Holiday Mini Catalog set Season of Hugs.
The leaves for this card are from another stamp in the Day of Gratitude Set. I colored them in with Stampin' Write Markers and then cut them out to overlay the sentiment on the card. Notice that in both this card and the one at the beginning of this post, I've sponged ink around the edge of the white or vanilla card stock – it gives it some nice texture, I think!
While the greeting for this card is from the Day of Gratitude Stamp Set, the other elements on the card aren't! These are all cut or punched from a sheet from the Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper Set. I love the colors in this paper set, and will be using some of the sheets long after Thanksgiving is over. Not too many, though, as we used most of it up during my class this past Saturday.
Day of Gratitude wasn't the only set I used for Thanksgiving Cards this year. For this card I used an "oldie but goodie" stamp set, Loads of Love, along with the companion set, Loads of Love Accessories. The "accessories" part of this includes the pumpkins and the woman sitting in the cab. I colored her hair to look just a bit like mine and actually sent this off earlier this season as a harvest card. Fun to make! More information is in the original blog post.
This card, as well as the first in this post, were parts of classes that I've taught this fall. I love the layout with four squares (or even circles) grouped together to allow you to show off a stamp in four different ways. In this case, there are four different colors of ink used in the leaves, and the leaves face in four different directions. Lots of ways you can do this! More information, and a picture of the class, is in my October 1, 2010, Blog Post.
So there you are! Hopefully if you have some last minute cards to make, I've given you some ideas! In fact, as I was writing this, I realized that I missed a few people in my hurry to get things out in the mail at the last minute. So I'll be making a few more cards myself to mail on Monday – I'm glad I have some ideas for layouts!
Whatever you're doing this Thanksgiving week, have fun with it!