Saturday, November 14, 2009

Thanksgiving Card Tutorial

Time for a new Card Tutorial...and what better time to make thank you cards than during the month of November when there are so many neat fall colors and Thanksgiving is just around the corner!

This adorable 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" card is simple yet sincere in its warm wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving or an all occasion thank you. It also makes a great "I'm thinking of you" card or a "welcome fall" wishes card.
Combine the Thanksgiving tradition with a little nontraditional shape to your card.... and you get a pleasing warm card that shows that special someone you're thinking of him/her. I just love the look of a square card. :)

All the supplies used are Close To My Heart. There were just so many beautiful releases this fall I couldn't resist.

Twitterpated Paper Packet Level 2 (autumn/winter 2009)
A small scrap of Colonial White card stock is also needed, 2" x 4" will work nice
Many Thanks Stamp Set -- D1271 (autumn/winter 2009)
Ribbon Rounds: Chocolate Collection -- Z1127
Sparkles -- Z1004
Adhesive Pop dots, or some type of Dimensional adhesive
Sponge or Dauber Duo
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Pull out a sheet of Sweet Leaf card stock, a sheet of Sorbet card stock, a sheet of the light blue Gingham B&T Duo paper, and a sheet of the striped paper trees with orange leaves.

It really helps to have everything pre-cut. Complete items 1-6 and have all your supplies ready, then follow along with the video to make your card.

1. Cut the Sorbet CS to 9" x 4.5"
2. Using your black scoring blade score at 4.5"
3. Cut the Sweet Leaf CS to 4.5" x 2"
4. Cut the blue Gingham B&T Duo paper to 2.5" x 2.5" and a smaller piece to 1" x 1"
5. Cut the 1" x 1" gingham piece in half on the DIAGONAL.
6. Cut two pieces of the chocolate dots organza ribbon: one to 5.5" and another piece at 4"

Now that you have the main pieces cut and ready to go...
7. Stamp the two acorns (see video for rock-n-roll technique)
8. Sponge the edges of all B&T Duo papers, card stock, card base and the bottom pieces of the acorns (see video for technique).
9. Assemble the card as shown above and in video.
10. Stamp your saying.

Hope you enjoyed your video tutorial. See you next time when we make our Christmas cards!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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