Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Parade of Cards

Happy Thanksgiving Week!

I'm pleased to be able to post my Thanksgiving cards BEFORE Thanksgiving this year!!  I'm usually up late until the last minute getting these things done and don't have time to post them!!  Anyone else out there like that??  LOL!!  So to get on with the "parade"....

First up:

This card is a CASE from Karen Barber's gallery -- I lost the direct link to this specific card, but here's the link to her blog (you'll love going through it anyways!!), it's in there some where!!.  All the products used on this card are SU!


A super simple CAS card using a Making Memories glitter chipboard sticker, a clear plastic leaf embellishment that I colored with Copics, and 4 small scalloped circles from Cuttlebug that I folded, embossed and then glued together to make the pumpkin.  I sliced very thin green CS to make the vines.  The sentiment is by SU!  Fortunately this won't be going in an envy!  It will be hand-carried to the hostess (my sister) of our Thanksgiving dinner this week!

Next up:

This card is made using new Basic Grey Pyrus paper that I got from Frantic Stamper!!  Oh how I loooove this paper pad!  The sentiment is a chipboard sticker from the same collection and the flowers are miscellaneous Primas that I ran through my Big Shot along with the panel to give a sort of faux "pressed flowers" look.  (And can you see one of my beloved Peel Offs on there that I managed to sneak in!!)

Next, my over-the-top card:
Sometimes, there's nothing you can do to "save" a card, no matter how many flowers and doo-dads you stick on it!!!  This card was evolving and changing even as I posted it.  Now I just want it to go away!!  :)  

And finally, my Thanksgiving Do Over:
I made this altered tin "card" last year for a DT project.  I never really finished it because I didn't like how it came out.  So this year, when I pulled out my Thanksgiving box of crafting goodies, it was in there, so I sat down and re-did all the parts I didn't like.  I'm ok with it now and so it's going in the mail to mom and dad this year!

This is the inside of the top of the lid.  The hardware piece in the center is keeping the little flap closed.

 Little flap open...
This is one side of the accordion "card" that is tucked inside the tin.   
This is the other side:

And that concludes this year's Thanksgiving Card Parade!!  May your own Thanksgiving Day bring you and your family peace and blessings as you gather together to thank God for His many blessings!

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Anonymous said...

As always, I am amazed at the colors, creativity and cute embellishments on your cards. Love 'em! Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend.

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy sakes, Anne...you have been one busy stamper!!!! I just love every little detail on all these beauties...you are sooo talented, gf!!!!! You need to send a little of your mojo my way!!!!

StephC said...

My goodness you've been busy! Everything is wonderful!