Friday, November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving Week!

Happy Thanksgiving Week!  My daughter and I are enjoying the week off from school as we get ready for Thanksgiving.  Yes, we are getting ready for Thanksgiving….not Christmas.  That will happen around Saturday.  Thanksgiving is a special holiday for my family and we are often annoyed by the skip from Halloween straight to Christmas!  We just think you should take the time to be thankful for what you have and there’s no better time than Thanksgiving!

One of the things that I am most grateful for is the wonderful people I’ve met along the way during my Stampin’ Up! journey.  Last Friday, one of my customers hosted our monthly class at her home (again).  We had a great time creating this project.

I promised the ladies in attendance that I would share some more ideas for projects to create using the Acorny Thank You stamp set and Into The Woods designer series paper that we used to create our class project.  So, here is the first project.  This card design was inspired by a project featured on one of the display walls at Stampin’ up Convention this past summer.  It was a pillow box that I just changed to a card.

To create this card, I started with a 5 ½ by 8 ½ piece of Soft Suede cardstock folded in half.  I cut a piece of the lighter wood grain print from the Into the Woods designer series paper to 5 ⅜  by 4 ⅛.  I used a sponge with Tip Top Taupe to darken the wood grain and mounted the paper to the card front.  I folded a doily in half and attached it to the card front about a third of the way down the front of the card.  Next I stamped 5 acorn caps (2 diamond pattern and 3 crosshatch) using Tip Top Taupe.  I stamped the acord bodies (alternating between solid and striped) using Mint Macron, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, and Tangelo Twist.  After putting the caps on the acorns I arranged them along the top line of the doily and added a piece of gold glitter ribbon behind.  I stamped the greeting in Tip Taupe Top, bannered the edges and attached using a dimensional with a twist of gold metallic thread behind.  I just love the way it turned out.  Give it a try!

Products Used:
 Into the Wood Designer Series Paper - 139586
Acorny Thank You Stamp Set - 139718
Acorn Builder Punch - 139681
Gold Glitter Ribbon - 139614
Tea Lace paper Doilies - 129399
Classic Stampin' Ink - Mint Macron 138326
Classic Stampin' Ink - Old Olive 126953
Classic Stampin' Ink - Rich Razzleberry 126950
Classic Stampin' Ink - Daffodil Delight 126944
Classic Stampin' Ink - Tangelo Twist 133646
Classic Stampin' Ink - Tip Top Taupe 138325

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