Holidays are so much fun, and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I just love this time of year with the leaves turning, cooler days and nights, wearing my sweaters but not needing a heavy coat, and playing with autumn colors. Stamping is part of that and once again I want to do a few cards for some special people. So, I got out the autumn colors and stamps, and started to play with the papers. Those little Happy Harvest window sill sitters are for the office staff.
I learned this little trick at a Stampin’ Up class. Start with a four inch square, and glue a motif in the middle.
Fold the corners in to the middle.
Then fold back the points.
This pumpkin color paper is just perfect for the card base, and I added some fall inspired plaid ribbon. I put the motif on the card and then stamped Give Thanks on the bottom right. I really do need to get some new ink pads. (Santa – hint, hint!)
Inside is this nice wording. This one is for my cousin.
Of course the back has my signature stamp.
All done with the first one.
Then I needed several more for the office. These papers with leaf designs were perfect with a brown card stock.
I really love these little stamps, the pine cone, pumpkin and acorn are just say autumn. I wanted to use them all in a small motif, so I stamped them together, then punched them out with my scallop punch, and mounted them on a dark brown punched larger scallop.
The pumpkin color ribbon was added, along with the scalloped element, and Give Thanks stamp on the right.
Later, I added the little turkey, but I probably should have left well enough alone. I cannot find a Happy Thanksgiving stamp, so I’ll just add that by hand inside.
I have a few more to make, I just need to have a bit more time to stamp. Giving thanks for all the blessings in my life to some special people who help make those blessings real. Happy Autumn, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.