I finally finished making my Halloween cards and mailing them and now it’s time to move to Thanksgiving. This time of year is so packed with opportunities to get crafty and send happy mail. Sending cards to loved ones, even with just a brief note, is a wonderful way to let people know how grateful we are to have them in our lives. Thanksgiving is nearly universal. So, I’ll try to give you several cards over the next few weeks, with some Christmas mixed in, to inspire you to tell someone you’re thinking of them with a grateful heart!
The Falling for Leaves bundle inspired me along with the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper. You know I can’t resist anything sparkly. The card base is Shaded Spruce because I happened to have a half-sheet handy. The glimmer paper is Tranquil Tide, but the paper has several shades of green, so it works. The card front is Soft Suede stamped with the same color ink with two of the vein stamps from the Falling for Leaves stamp set. The stamps are designed to add detail to the leaf outline stamps in the set, but they were ideal for adding texture to my card front.
The detail on the leaves is amazing, right? That’s probably why Stampin’ Up! calls this die set Detailed Leaves. They’re smart like that! I ran the glimmer paper through the Big Shot a couple of times to make sure the die cut all the way through this paper because the glimmer adds a little thickness. But look how pretty they are!
I used a piece of Crumb Cake Classic Weave ribbon for a bit of contrast to the sparkly leaves. I saw someone comment that there aren’t enough ribbon choices in the catalog. I had to laugh since the two pages have over 65 choices and there are more in the Holiday catalog. Don’t be without ribbon to add a little something to your projects.
The sentiment is from a different stamp set, Pleasant Pheasants. You’ll be seeing more of this set in my future posts, but I love having a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment. I stamped it in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla and die cut it with the Stitched Shapes dies. Then I sponged a bit of Soft Suede ink on the edges to add more dimension before I mounted it on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock cut with a Layering Ovals die. It’s mounted with Dimensionals.
What’s your favorite time of year to send cards to everyone you know.?