• Category Archives Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving Turkey

    A Thanksgiving card featuring a new crazy turkey die. This turkey is so fun to make & I love being able to choose what colors I want for the individual feathers, Add a few or a bunch, like I die. Also a great way to use of scraps of different paper.

    A big congrats to Anita, the newest Featured Stamper (FS873)! She has a wonderful gallery & I chose THIS card to case.  I kept the layout & big circle element, but I used different dies, some designer paper, a turkey in place of the flowers, & made mine a Thanksgiving card.

    After die cutting all the turkey parts, I put them together, using die cut pieces of card board to elevate the turkey body, heat & feet & also to give them some stability. I cut a bunch of colors of the feathers & ended up using all of them. I like a turkey w/ a full tail. For the background, I die cut the designer paper, then die cut a circle into it & placed a harvest gold circle behind it, before attaching them to a piece of olive green. The partial greeting was stamped onto the gold circle & I used 2 circle stitch dies to cut the rust colored circle frame (see pic below).

    so much for stopping  by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Give Thanks Sayings
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, scraps of rust, gold, tan, dk brown, ivory, lt brown, dk orange, olive green, pine green, maroon, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Harvest Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Circles, Crazy Turkey,  dies, Crossover II, Misti


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  • Be Thankful Pumpkin

    An easy to make Thanksgiving card w/ a gorgeous new fancy die cut pumpkin & solid back layer. Make it any color or leave it all white. Add a greeting & done!

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC934), we are visiting At Home & their Pinterest Board. I found THIS pillow to inspire my card. This fancy new die cut pumpkin made this whole card easy. I die cut it in white & 2 shades of brushed gold & paper pieced some of the gold pieces in. I used the cut out background die of the pumpkin to cut the blank burgundy red piece to back it. I also used a couple of heavy weight white layers behind the pumpkin cut out to give it some depth.

    The greeting was added below along w/ a couple of gold branches from the cut out areas. The white layer was cut w/ a new sm & lg circle edge die & also backed w/ the burgundy red.

    so much for stopping by! 




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Give Thanks Sayings
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt & dk brushed gold metallic, burgundy red
    Ink:   Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories: Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangle w/ Lg/Sm Holes, Pumpkin Cutout dies,  Crossover II, Misti


  • Kitty Halloween

    A fun & colorful Halloween kitty card using a couple of new sets and some Halloween paper. Great way to use several left over scraps of paper.

    A big congrats to Pat, the newest Featured Stamper (FS872)! She has a fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the pumpkin theme & layout, but used different images & dies, moved the greeting & changed the vertical band to a horizontal band.

    For my card, I colored & die cut the cat coffee cup & cute little kitty along w/ his hat & broom. I trimmed off the bottom & between the ears of the cat cup & added “pumpkin” lines w/ a Copic marker after I colored it.  I also cut out an extra pair of ears for the little kitty & made little slits on the hat brim to insert them.  It’s just a little detail I wanted to add so the kitty would look like a kitty w/ the hat on.  I had just these size pieces of paper leftover from another project so I married the 2 large one together & used the circle piercing die on them. The black patterned strip was attached across the join & then I die cut them as one piece using the stitched rectangle die.

    The cat cup & kitty were popped up just a bit & the greeting stamped along side them. For the sparkly button in the corner, it was clear & I used the 2 Copics I used on the kitty hat to color the top of it. The purple frame was made by cutting w/ 2 sizes of Deckled Rectangles.
    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by! 






    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, purple, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Spooktacular paper)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Nested Deckle Rectangles, Cute Ghosts set, Spooktacular Coffee set, Circle Pierced Cover,  dies,  Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers 


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