Thursday, November 19, 2020


 Happy Thursday, everyone. Hope you are well. 

Another Thanksgiving card to share today. A 5.5-inch square card made flat to mail to my cousin. 

PAPERS: SU card stocks, vellum, misc. paper scraps
IMAGES / STAMPS: premade scrapbooking tags, EKS
INKS: Versafine Clair
DIES: Avery Elle, Lawn Fawn, W Plus 9
OTHER / STASH: Crafters Companion 6x6 Geometric Motif embossing folder, brads, Tim Holtz Seasonal Chit Chat stickers

I used Split Coast Stampers sketch SC608, which was already a square shape, so I made no PSE tweaks. I did not keep the 1-3 elements straight and symmetrical, instead choosing to give them a little loose movement, as if more casually tossed on there, lol.

I've mentioned my themed card bits boxes before. I had saved the 3 tags (plus one more still to be used) leftover from a very old scrapbooking kit that had premade elements. They are very, very dated to our eyes that stay up on the trends and styles, but my card recipient won't see them that way at all and only in a positive light. So, no real reason not to use them. I like their vintage collage-ness. 

The base mat is a sheet of gold vellum I dry-embossed using a 6x6 folder. I fussy-cut trimmed the outside perimeter to lose the straight edges, then I used my trusty Fiskars finger knife to cut the centers of some of the geometric interconnecting rings (some may know this as the wedding quilt pattern). 

Going back to my box, I found the large THANKS die cut. I matted it with a bit of scrap card stock that I also used to cut the bottom banner strip. I cut an orange strip leftover from the card base with an XOXOX die and adhered it on top of the horizontal banner strip that's underneath the THANKS.

I attached leaf brads to the top of each tag and added the words We and Give from Tim's Seasonal Chit Chat sticker book, then matted with more card stock scrap before adhering to the leaf tag.
Inside, I used the same inner sentiment as I used in my last card. I printed out a few because well, I like the quote and this year is unusual since we are not gathering as a family.

For the back, I collaged together a few scraps of papers from the theme box, and stamped the siggie directly on top.

A final view. I will have one more Thanksgiving art share. Thanks for dropping by! XOX

3.   Crafty Gals Corner #213: Thankful -- Entry #3/3
4.   Die Cut Divas Nov: Thanks/Thanksgiving -- Entry #3/4 -- I've used an embossing folder and 3 dies.
6.   Use Your Stuff #410: Tic Tac Toe  - I chose diagonal row Any Sketch (see above)/Favorite Color (right now, it's the Fall oranges/browns)/Button ( 3 on the center tag) Entry #1/no limits
9.   Double Trouble #71: All the Trimmings Partnering with Paper Funday -- Thing 1 Trouble Maker: This time I chose diagonal Embossing/Free Space/Dies. Thing 3 Twisted Sister: Sentiment-al I have "We Give THANKS" on front. Thing 2 Double Dare: I have shared with PF, see Challenge #7 above.  
10.  Sisterhood of Crafters: Embossing (Wet or Dry) -- I dry-embossed the vellum base mat.
11.  The Crafters Cafe #255: Embossing, Wet or Dry -- I dry-embossed the vellum base mat. Entry #3/5 + 11 challenges max.


Vicki said...

Beautiful fall card! I love the embossed vellum. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood of Crafters, "Emboss" Challenge.

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Beautiful card, love the background and the pretty tags on the card!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I love everything about this, a wonderful thanksgiving card to bring you all together.
Faith x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a great background die and love all of your embellished tags and colors... beautiful fall card. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble and The Paper FunDay.

Cindy C. said...

Great take from the sketch, and wonderful textures!! Thanks for linking up to our November challenge gallery at Die Cut Divas.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Fabulous fall card, all the work you put into the vellum background paid off! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

Monique Nicole Fox said...

Very cute. Thanks for playing along with us at UYS.

Darlene said...

OH Aimeslee this is awesome! What a fabulous design ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

So bright and beautiful, Aimes. Indeed, a nice flat mailable card. I really like how you decorated three tags and put them all together. Very intriguing. You're such an inspiration.

Paperesse said...

Wow! I'm impressed! You did the front and the back! Lovely autumn collage look here. Bravo!

Alyson Mayo said...

I am in love with that circle background - what a lot of work! All the little elements you add to your cards amaze me. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

ahlers5 said...

Sorry it took me so long to get here. Life has been a tad stressful. I'm dealing wit it. I love these tags and how you always finish the back of the card. I did that . once, and I mean one time only, when I accidentally got ink on the back of the card. I do think it gives it a much more finished look. I like the idea of special boxes with little bits and pieces put away for certain occasions. I have so much clutter in my craft room, I would probably lose those too, never to be seen again. Oh well, off to church. I don't go a lot, but I told my daughter I would go today. She's having a rough time of it.

Chana Malkah said...

Hey, Aimeslee! I am catching up on visiting my favorites blogs! I have been doing a lot of volunteer work and the more you do, the more you are asked to do! I love it!

I think your tag card is awesome and what a fabulous way to use your stash! Nicely done!
Chana Malkah

Arlene said...

I love how you tweaked the tags and made a random selection. Wonderful card. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas for our November challenge.

Jinny said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card, Aimeslee! Love your color choice and the gold vellum. Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Cafe, and I hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Jinny

cass said...

Thanks for entering your wonderful creation in our Embossing Challenge at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight.

Helen said...

Beautiful - love how you cut the vellum layer.

Thanks for joining us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge.

Helen x

Helen said...

Me again!

Thanks for joining us at the Paper Funday Challenge too.

Helen x

Jana Forrest said...

What a splendid pretty card. Love the elements that you have used. I also save bits and pieces is a box. Never know when you might need it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest