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Thanksgiving Tablescape and Blog Hop

Here it is November, and my favorite holiday is coming up.  I love Thanksgiving more than any other day of the year.  I’ll get up early, make coffee, put the egg casserole in the cold oven and start it baking.  Then DH and I enjoy breakfast while watching the parades, and start in on football after that.  At the right time, the turkey goes in the oven to fill the house with that aroma of Thanksgiving, turkey and dressing.  Bubbling gravy on the stove, warm yeast rolls in the little oven, a side dish of spinach or broccoli, and cold jellied cranberry sauce in my grandmother’s cut glass dish complete the meal.  Generally we eat at half time of the afternoon game. Of course, a beautiful tablescape is essential for this holiday.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I began my tablescape this year with the Autumn Leaves and Pumpkins quilted runner from last year’s Autumn Jubilee as the base of the tablescape, taking advantage of the vibrant colors. I put it on top of the ecru tablecloth.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

The centerpiece was built with the tallest elements first, my pilgrim couple. Inherited from my mother, these statues are tall and heavy, and the most precious of my Thanksgiving decor items.  The pilgrims go in different places in our home each year, and this year I decided to put them on the table, flanked by tall rust candles in my Fostoria depression glass holders.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

There is so much detail in the faces, hands, clothing, and the items they hold.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

This year I left the gathering baskets on their backs empty, but those could hold small bunches of flowers.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Garlands of fall leaves were added next.  See the detail in her dress and apron, and the pumpkin and tree branch at his feet?

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Then, turkeys from my collection of more than 20 ceramic turkeys were added to one end…

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

and the other end.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

This centerpiece display was taller than I usually like, so larger turkeys from my collection went in the very center, creating a lower spot for diners to see the guests on the other side of the table.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

This one is really a cookie jar, and last year sat on the kitchen counter.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Small ceramic pumpkins and smaller ceramic turkeys fill in the open spots, and candle rings were added to the candles.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

A new acquisition for this year, I found some turkey place card holders, how fun is this!!  I’ll create some place cards with our guests names for them.  This year we are having a dinner on Friday instead of the holiday itself.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

The nutmeg spice napkins are held with turkey napkin rings that say Happy Thanksgiving, also inherited from my mother.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

When my friend, Teresa, told me she had a set of gold flatware, I talked her into letting me borrow it. The warmth of the gold works wonderfully with the plates and copper color chargers.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

White china plates go on the chargers, with my fabulous turkey salad plates. These were a Pottery Barn score, I just fell in love with these plates.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I use them for breakfast and lunch during the month of November too.  Plates this fun have to be used as much as possible during the one month of the year they come out. The gold rims and the metallic gold in the design pick up the warmth of the gold flatware nicely.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Two gold rimmed wine glasses from a thrift store score last summer are set at the end places, then the other places got pretty cut stems, also thrift store scores.  Individual salt and pepper shakers, and crystal knife rests complete the place settings.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

These colors make my heart sing at this time of year, mirroring the colors in the trees outside.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I just realized that I didn’t put the bread plates on the place settings, so I’ll add those later.  No, I don’t mind one whit about having to wash a lot of dishes, there are only a few times a year that I get to go all out!

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I hope it will be cold enough to enjoy a fire in the stone fireplace during the meal.  There is room on the four corners of the table on the sides for dishes of food.

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

One more look at the completed table.   What are your plans (or what did you do) for Thanksgiving this year?  If you don’t have Thanksgiving in your country, do you have a celebration of Autumn?

Thanksgiving Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Now for more fun and great ideas, I am part of a Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate. Visit all these fun blogs for more wonderful tablescape ideas.

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Autumn Jubilee Stamping Fun

One of the things my family looks forward to every year is a Thanksgiving card. I started sending them years ago, when it was very difficult to find them in card boxes in the stores. But I liked sending a card when it wouldn’t get lost in the deluge of holiday cards. One year I didn’t send them, and everyone missed them. Now that I stamp my own, it is much easier. I have so many ideas, everyone will get a unique card.  Beginning with the card stock, I pulled some pretty colors.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I wanted to give you some ideas for autumn inspired cards, some Thanksgiving, but any could be changed to a birthday or friendship card just by changing the sentiment. I had so many elements to play with, pretty papers, leaf stickers, ribbons, lots of stuff!

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I got out my embosser, and embossed rust card stock with the closest thing I had to a leaf design.  I like the addition of some texture to the cards.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I stamped a pumpkin scene on ecru stock, and colored it with pencils. It was mounted on dark brown card stock for a frame, then on the gold color card base with the embossed paper on the upper left. A nice small sentiment is stamped in the lower left corner space with a pine cone accent.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

It looked like it needed just a bit more, so I added some leaf die cuts, like they were falling. The envelope got a leaf and some acorns.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Inside, a sentiment of Thanksgiving stamped in brown with more leaves stamped in rust.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Of course, all the backs got my personal stamp, some with a pumpkin too.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

On the next card, I did one of my favorite things, stamping lots of leaves in different colors of ink.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I put the leaf ribbon across the middle, adding a framed sentiment on top.  While mine says Happy Thanksgiving, it could just as easily say Happy Birthday for a November birthday.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I really like this ribbon, so used it on the next card with some pine cone design paper.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Over the top, I added another embossed rectangle, with an accent of dark brown to set off the leaf stamped on gold.  The sentiment again is Thanksgiving themed, but also could be something else.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

While looking at the papers, I found this leaf one and wanted to use it too.  Starting with a rectangle on the side, I had room to stamp another Thanksgiving themed sentiment.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Using the same idea from the previous card, I added a brown accent, then topped it with a stamped turkey framed with an embossed rust paper.  On the left, the card uses the same leaf paper across the bottom with the brown accent above.  A sweet stamp of a harvest scene is framed with embossed rust paper, and the sentiment Happy Thanksgiving is stamped above.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

So there you have it, five cards all variations on a theme with stamped envelopes ready to sign and mail.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

One more card, I needed to send with a gift, and I wanted a Friendship theme.  The leaves are the piece left over from die cutting leaves out of a piece of card stock.  I backed them with some of the patterned paper and glued them to the bottom front.  Friendship was stamped at the top, and then thin ribbons were added on the left and across the top edge of the plum card stock.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

So there are all the cards.  Just to let you all know, if you are a stamper, I have a number of new listings in my Etsy store of stamp sets, and my pin cushions make nice gifts too.  I have nice quality fabrics and vintage items as well.  Check out my listings Craftnuts Studio on Etsy.  Today, I’ll give away two Stamp sets to one lucky reader!  The one on the left is a build-a-flower set with friendship and birthday messages, and the one on the right is suitable for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Do you enjoy stamping for holidays?

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a joyful holiday weekend!  I wanted to share again my Thanksgiving post from two years ago about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, as the great majority of readers haven’t seen it.  It really feels like the holidays are beginning when this day comes each year, my favorite holiday. I always wake up with much anticipation for the day. After making a pot of coffee, I’ll enjoy it while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I have been spending the holiday morning doing this for many years. Seeing Tom Turkey kick off the parade is exciting every time!

TomTurkey©Macy’s, Inc

Did you know that they use the same floats year after year as well as balloons? Each year, some are the same, and some are reworked into something new. I think my favorite float would have to be the Marion-Carole Showboat float which has been in the parade more than 35 years. It is one of the few times I have seen my name on something spelled with the E! Usually the performer on that float is one I like to see. The Big Apple float is also a favorite.

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©Macy’s, Inc

Sometimes the balloons get a change of clothes. In 1946 Harold was a baseball player, and had a role in the 1947 release of Miracle on 34th Street. At another time, the same balloon was a Harold the Fireman. The Macy’s Parade website says this was 1948. But, the same site says the baseball player was 1949, when we know it was 1946 because of the movie.

HaroldBallplayer HaroldFireman

©Macy’s, Inc

The scenes of the parade in the movie were made in 1946, the year before it was released, with the actual parade seen through the window! They had to time the scene to correspond with the appearance of the baseball player to match the script. Plus, all the parade scenes had to be shot that morning, as doing them over wasn’t possible.

Natalie-Wood-and-John-Payne-watching-parade©Twentieth Century Fox

Edmund Gwenn was really the Macy’s Santa Claus in 1946 so the scenes could be shot with him in them. I love this version of Miracle on 34th Street, and I’ll watch it sometime this weekend. None of the remakes have even come close.

EdmundGwynn©Macy’s, Inc

Santa©Twentieth Century Fox

Snoopy is a classic too.

snoopy ©Macy’s, Inc

They even have floats perfect for foodies! The one on the left is by Lindt called The Enchanting World of Chocolate. And on the right is Domino Sugar’s Stirrin’ Up Sweet Sensations.

WorldChocolate Sugar

©Macy’s, Inc

And more floats!!

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Sesame 83rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

©Macy’s, Inc

A couple of years ago I started a Pinterest board to save pictures of the iconic parade – Thanksgiving Parade!! I wish I could share more of them on the blog, but you’ll just have to go to the link to see them. There are images pinned from before WWII, modern images, and even some from Miracle on 34th Street. Images I have used here are from the Macy’s media release, and are used with permission.

The holidays are now officially on, so I wish you all a very merry season!  Happy Thanksgiving!


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Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving is upon us, and I like to set the table ahead of time.  It lets me know if I need to do any chores, like polish the silverware.  Usually I do need to do that.   This is the time to get out all the good stuff, the china you don’t use much, the special heirloom silverware, all the special cut glass dishes for serving, and not mind that some things need to be hand washed.  It is only a few times a year, and I don’t mind doing that.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Last year I saw these wonderful turkey salad plates in a catalog, and after the holiday scored them on clearance.  I was so excited, but had to wait until now to use them.  I got them out early in November and have been using them for breakfast and lunch all month.  Aren’t they marvelous?

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

I started with my damask placemats in off white to show off the rust color chargers. Then, white-on-white china plates are added and the turkey salad plates on top. This holiday meal calls for grandmother’s silverplate, rarely used.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

I put the Nutmeg Spice color napkins in the Happy Thanksgiving napkin rings, and set them on an angle at the top of the place setting.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Wine glasses are added.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

The centerpiece began with the Autumn Jubilee table runner, with my mother’s tall pilgrim couple placed back to back in the middle. I put two candles between them.  I usually like to keep the centerpiece low, but I do love these pilgrims and haven’t used them on the holiday table in some time.  I think we can look around them since they are in the middle.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Autumn leaf garlands were put around the bottom, and turkeys are put on the ends.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Each end has different turkeys.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Small pumpkins and the turkey salt and pepper shakers are put in the scene.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Another view of the table.  The turkey on the bottom right end of the picture is a gravy server.  I have wonderful memories of my mother absconding with it the year I bought it.  She was having Thanksgiving that year and said she’d wash it first before returning it.  I didn’t get it back.  Even though it made an appearance at every Thanksgiving, it always managed to go home with her, in spite of my best efforts to keep it.  Now it lives with me, and holds lovely memories of holidays past.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

I’ll add the individual salt and peppers to the place settings after breakfast, as half of them are on that table right now.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Even though the table is set for Thanksgiving, we won’t be using it until the weekend.  We usually spend Thanksgiving day by ourselves to watch parades and football games, and just enjoy the day without any stress.  I’ll be having a dinner party on Saturday, inviting a few friends over to an Italian dinner.  I’m making lasagne.  Everyone is usually tired of turkey by then, but we still like to be grateful for friends too before the weekend is over.  It will be cool enough to have a fire in the fireplace for dinner.

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Thanksgiving Tablescape 2016 at From My Carolina Home

Are you hosting a dinner, staying in, or going somewhere else for Thanksgiving?

 

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Decorating in November

This is such a fun month to decorate, I get to see all my turkeys again. This year, the kitchen counter is graced with a lovely bouquet of flowers that DH brought me recently, just because. The pretty apricot color flowers went nicely with a large turkey and a small pie pumpkin.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

I like this grouping a lot. They are sitting on my Autumn Jubilee quilt along two-block mat. Speaking of quilt alongs, I have had a few new followers in the past couple of days, I think to participate with the Scrap Dance Waltz quilt along.  I want to welcome to the newcomers, and I hope you like the variety you find on my blog. It is a lot of quilting, and a variety of other things too.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

The colors in the flowers also go well with this turkey, the largest one I have. The little ones are salt and pepper shakers.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

This collection gets a bit bigger from time to time, but it isn’t often that I find ceramic turkeys. I did find one earlier this year at the thrift store, and I was so excited about its coloring! I put it on the small bookcase table at the end of the kitchen counter, with the leaf decoupage plate and a cookbook for Thanksgiving. I needed to show you that I did in fact finish the replacement table topper I talked about in September. It matches the other one on the pie safe in the kitchen.  Isn’t that border print cute?

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

Have I shown you these candles before? I have had them for a very long time, turkeys on the sides!

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

They are on the cookbook bookshelf, with the Thankful plate and another ceramic turkey.  I choose a few books that sound like comfort food and bring to mind wonderful baking aromas.

November Decorating at From My Carolina Home

I still have an autumn color quilt draped over a chair, it has been used on a chilly day while reading. The table topper is my Moda Bake Shop recipe called Maple Star, link on the sidebar.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

The Autumn Jubilee mini quilt is still on the stand, and more turkeys are displayed with it.  I put the leaf topper back on, and changed the jack-o-lantern back to a pumpkin.  See the link to understand that statement if you weren’t following that quilt along. Some of my little tiny turkeys are set with this mini quilt.  The cornucopia wall hanging is on the wall beside the cabinet.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

I love these little guys, and I haven’t seen any like this in many years. They are about 2 inches high.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

On the coffee table, I set a turkey on a wool applique penny rug I made a while ago.  The Autumn Jubilee Wool Applique leaf penny rug is in the guest room now.

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

This is my most special turkey. It is one my mother bought when I was a child. It was carefully stored in her cedar chest each year, and brought out in November. It just seems like the holidays are here when it comes out at my house. It is a wax candle, and it cost 25 cents, the sticker is still on the bottom. Of course, that was a few years ago, LOL!!

November Decor at From My Carolina Home

Yes, there are many more turkeys around the house, on the bathroom counter, near the fireplaces, on the tables.   I’ll show you the breakfast table tomorrow.

How are you decorating for Thanksgiving?


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Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake Dessert

Pumpkin desserts are perfect this time of year, and I wanted something special for a dinner party.  Looking around on the internet for something different, I came across a really interesting recipe called Pumpkin Dumpkin at Kraft Recipes.  Naturally, I thought I could make it a bit better by changing a few things.  I did want to credit the inspiration, though, as I don’t think I would have thought of this method on my own.  Now that I have made this, expect to see more variations in the future!  I have always liked toffee flavor with pumpkin, and thought that would be better than the cheesecake pudding called for in the inspiration recipe.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

So, out came the ingredients.  I made the pudding first and let it sit overnight to really have it firm rather than the 5 minutes in the original recipe. But I think as long as you make it first, it would work with just the baking and cooling time to set.  I cut down the Cool Whip, changed the flavor of the pudding to vanilla, and garnished with toffee chips.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

I sprayed the pan with cooking spray, then lined the pan with parchment instead of wax paper, and sprayed it with cooking spray.  I mashed the corners well, so they fit closely.  Preheat the oven.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Then I mixed up the pumpkin layer ingredients.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Pumpkin mixture was poured into the prepared baking dish.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Dry yellow cake mix was evenly spread over the top of the pumpkin mixture.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

One and a half sticks of melted butter was poured over the top, trying to distribute it evenly across the cake mix.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

After baking, the ‘crust’ is formed from the cake mix on the top.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Of course, now I have to flip it so the flaky crust is on the bottom. This is why the pan is lined with parchment. I can lift the cake out easily, and set it on a towel for a moment. The cake is still hot at this point, I only let it sit for a 10 minutes before doing this part.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Invert the baking pan over the top of the cake.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Using the towel for leverage, flip the entire unit over, so the cake is back in the pan, pumpkin layer on top.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Take out the pudding from the refrigerator, and add 1/2 the tub of Cool Whip to it. I liked the richer topping made with less Cool Whip, but you could add the whole thing if you like a lighter, fluffier topping.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Sprinkle the top with toffee chips, and refrigerate until ready to eat.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

I have made this a couple of times now, and find I really like it with the topping of crushed Heath bars. That little bit of chocolate really made the dessert just that much more special.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Yum, guests ate it up both times!! I barely got the photos, LOL!!

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

It makes three lovely layers of yum with a light topping, crunchy crust, and rich pumpkin flavor.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake

(adapted from Pumpkin Dumpkin on Kraft Recipes)

1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup milk
15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 box (16.5-oz.) yellow cake mix
1-1/2 sticks butter, melted
1/2 of an 8 oz tub Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
6 oz (about 1/2 pkg) Toffee chips or crushed Heath bar chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Begin with making vanilla pudding by combining instant vanilla pudding with milk, mixing well and put in refrigerator. Mix pumpkin with next six ingredients and mix well. Line the bottom and sides of a 13x 9 baking pan with parchment paper, and then pour in the pumpkin mixture. Spread dry yellow cake mix over pumpkin. Drizzle melted butter over cake mix as evenly as possible. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown in color. Let stand about 10 minutes, then lift cake out by the paper, invert the baking dish over it and flip it over. Carefully remove parchment paper. Let cool completely; refrigerate. Mix pudding with 1/2 tub of Cool Whip. Spread over the top of dessert. Top with toffee chips or Heath bar chips. Keep refrigerated.

Pumpkin Toffe Dump Cake ~ From My Carolina Home

I think it would be wonderful with butterscotch pudding flavor, but DH isn’t a fan. I can envision making one all chocolate too, yum! But I’d have to figure out the recipe substitutions for the pumpkin. Ah, maybe later. For autumn special meals, the pumpkin is perfect. I think this would make a great dessert for Thanksgiving, something new instead of the same pumpkin pie.

Here’s a pdf for you! Pumpkin-Toffee-Dump-Cake

What’s your favorite pumpkin dessert?

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Stamping Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving is coming soon, time to get some Thanksgiving cards done. I know I have said this several times, but Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is family and friends, football and food, all with my favorite autumn colors!  A nice long weekend of fun, with all the anticipation of more holiday fun to come. I am the only one in my family that does Thanksgiving cards, and the cousins have come to expect one every year. The one year I didn’t do them, I surely heard about it! I was told the holiday just wasn’t complete without a card. So, time to get out the golds and oranges, and get some stamping done. I have this neat veggie ribbon that was in an estate sale box in just the right colors.

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I was lucky to find the Happy Thanksgiving stamp at a thrift store a few weeks ago. I have been looking for that stamp for quite some time!

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I have these marvelous die cut leaves, so I got one out and put dimensional mounting stickies on the back.

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This sets it up a bit from the mounting cardstock. I framed the unit by mounting it on green cardstock.  I  added a pumpkin color grosgrain ribbon in the center of the other ribbon before mounting the leaf unit.

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Using a pair of the decorative scissors I scored in the stamping stuff bag, I cut a decorative edge on the front lower edge.

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Inside, a sweet sentiment and a little pumpkin.

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My personal stamp on the back goes nicely with its leaf, and I added a pumpkin there too. All the cards got the same two stamps on the back.

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The envelopes got a turkey, after all, the recipient needs to know this is important, right?

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For the next design, I wanted to use my wheel with the leaf roller. I glued the same ribbon to the bottom of the next card, then using the ruler, lined up the edge and rolled leaves.

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Three rows of rolled leaves looked good, and I added the sentiment “Thankful Thoughts” on top, matted in orange.

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Inside, the sentiment from the same Stampin UP set, along with some leaves.  I stamped the Happy Thanksgiving at the bottom.

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While I had the roller out and loaded up, I did another card all over the front side at an angle.

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Rolling the entire card gave it a pretty pattern, but a bit boring by itself.

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So, I got out some other leaf stamps and different colors, and added those between the rows.

Thanksgiving Card overstamp 1

Happy Thanksgiving is placed in the middle with a frame, on top of the same veggie ribbon.  Inside is the same sentiment as the first card.  All three got my signature stamp on the back.

Thanksgiving Card overstamp 2

So there you are, three new designs for Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Cards 2016 ~ From My Carolina Home

One more thing, I am thrilled to announce that I now have a Craft Designer page on Fave Crafts!  No, I don’t get any compensation for this, but it is exciting to have my blog seen by a larger community.  See it HERE.  The projects are all crafting projects that I have on my blog.  You can look around their site for all kinds of great project ideas from bloggers like me.  If you are visiting from Fave Crafts, I invite you to look around while you are here.  I have a lot of projects and a variety of subjects including crafting, quilting, sewing, recipes, tablescapes and more.  In 2017, the next mystery quilt will begin.  To see more of my crafting projects, click on the Crafting category on my sidebar.  Thanks for visiting!  You can follow my blog by using one of the choices on the sidebar.

Are you stamping cards for Thanksgiving or Autumn?

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