Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Card

Wow, interesting day here in West Michigan. I had to spend much of the day in the family room in the basement due to that huge storm system that went across the entire midwest activating tornado warnings everywhere. Luckily all of my paper crafting supplies are down here and so I had a chance to make up just one more card kit for the card workshops I have coming up in November. This one is so easy. You just need some Olivia paper, a little ribbon and the Harvest Home stamp set.

1) Cut some barn red paper 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches.

2) Choosing three of your favorite papers from the Olivia set, cut one with a big pattern 4 by 2 1/2 inches and one less busy pattern paper 4 by 2 3/4 inches.

3) Cut some of the barely patterned paper 2 1/2 by 3 inches and a piece of barn red cardstock 2 3/4 by 3 1/4 inches.

4) Round the corners of the small barn red and plain pattern paper pieces.

5) Distress the edges of everything with cocoa ink.

6) Stamp the pumpkin on the Harvest Home stamp set in cocoa and color in (if you wish) with a blending pen and some sunset and sweet leaf ink on the plain pattern piece.

7) Glue that to the barn red piece.

8) Attach the bold pattern paper to the top of your card front barn red piece leaving about 1/8th of an inch border.

9) Add the less bold piece at the bottom, even overlapping the bold piece a bit making sure there is an 1/8th inch border.

10) Glue a piece of cocoa ribbon across the seam between the two pieces making sure to wrap around the back and glue. Cut small piece of ribbon, tie in knot and glue to left hand side of ribbon.

11) Stamp the May the Bounty phrase down at the bottom of the card as shown.

12) Using pop dots, attach the pumpkin piece 1 inch down from the top of the card, 1/4" from the right.

13) Cut a card base 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, fold in half and glue your whole card to the card base.

Now, that was simple, right? You could make a ton of these. Click on these links below to buy your own paper, ribbon and stamp set in time for Thanksgiving.

Supplies: Olivia Level Two kit, Harvest Home Acrylix stamp set, Cocoa ribbon, Sunset ink,
Cocoa ink, Sweet Leaf ink, Pop Dots, Tombow Adhesive


  1. This is a great card Barbra!!! Love it!

  2. Thanks Carla, hope you get a chance to send out Thanksgiving cards this year. People hardly ever do that.