Tuesday, November 17, 2009


How appropriate that it's so close to Thanksgiving and that today's featured stamp is called Gratitude. Using the Everlasting paper set (remember I used one of our bulk card making patterns for most of these cards this month so the paper is nearly all the same). Cut your paper as follows:

8 1/2 by 5 1/2 colonial white card base, folded in half
5 1/2 by 4 1/4 cranberry cardstock
1/2 by 5 1/2 ponderosa pine striped pattern paper
1 1/2 by 5 1/2 floral pattern paper
2 by 2 1/4 striped pattern paper
1 1/2 by 2 1/4 colonial white cardstock

Distress everything with desert sand ink if desired.

Use your trimmer and a dry embossing tool to impress lines into the cranberry cardstock, then sand to show off the white core. I was very haphazard on my lines for this one so it would be even more of a rustic, used look.

Put your skinny striped strip on the bottom of your card about 1/8 inch up from the bottom.

Add the floral paper 1/8 inch up from that. Sorry about the angle on these photos.

Stamp one of the small flowers from the Gratitude set in a random way on the small piece of colonial white cardstock, using cranberry ink.

Add "Thank You" in ponderosa pine centered right over the flower stamped image.

Glue striped piece 1/2 inch from left hand side of card and the Thank You piece to the right of that piece, about 1/4 inch from right hand side of card and 1/4 inch from striped piece.

Add three colonial white brads to the left hand side of the card in that small spot of cranberry cardstock and down at the bottom on the stripe about 1 inch from left hand side.

Add matching ribbon across the floral piece of pattern paper, glue down with Tombow.

Tie a bow in another piece of red ribbon then glue down on the ribbon strip, so much easier than trying to tie a knot once the ribbon is on. One thing I'm grateful for is the wonderful viewers like you who check in to see what I'm doing on my blog, it means more than I can say!

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