Hello Friends. Days are growing shorter and cooler signals the arrival of fall. In fact, Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away! Yikes! Today I have several cards to share with you ... some fun ... some pretty. Please stop in soon to see what's new in the store -- there are so many fun items to use for cardmaking and gift making. Over the next few posts, I will be sharing with you some holiday gifts I have made for friends and family. Please send me photos of what you are making. It's fun to share and inspire each other.
This is such a fun card! And yes it did take a while to make. I made the background by blending Distress Oxide Inks then die cut all the images and put them together. I love the new Little Bit dies Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Pie from Taylored Expressions -- they are perfect for Thanksgiving cards. And the Little Bit Turkey really looks scared!
Turkey Color Block – Taylored Expressions dies Color Block Mini, Sitting pretty Accessories Fall, Mini Caps Alpha & #’s and Stitched Banners; TE Little Bits dies Turkey, Silverware, Turkey Dinner, Pumpkin Pie and Talk Bubble 2; TE stamp set Thanksgiving Blessings; design inspired by Keia Shipp-Smith
This turkey looks a little more relaxed as he stands among the swirling leaves. I love, love, love the new Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop die. It cuts a large rectangle and all the swirls that are perfect for leaves or snowflakes! Patchwork Turkey Happy Turkey Day – Impression Obsession die Patchwork Turkey; Taylored Expressions stamp set If Turkeys Could Talk; TE Little Bits die Leaves; Lawn Fawn die Stitched Windy Backdrop; design inspired by Karen Amidon
The turkey (above) and the leaves/acorns below are all from the Impression Obsession Patchwork collection and I love the homespun look they have when cut from paper stamped with some of the IO Mini Patterns stamps. The new Memory Box greeting is perfect for fall cards.
Next I am sharing several cards I made with the IO Wheat die which is one of my favorites. The first card is an easel card.
Wheat Happy Birthday – Impression Obsession dies Wheat and Greetings Edgers; Taylored Expressions stamp Woodgrain Background; Memory Box die Stitched Ovals; design inspired by Jenny Gropp
For this next card I die cut the wheat then colored them with various inks (mostly Oxides).
Same for this card: cut then colored. Very simple but so pretty.
Another Oxide ink background, wheat in a more natural color and a lovely sentiment.
Finally, three stitched leaves cut and colored (Oxides) and mounted on the card front with a sweet sentiment. I could have cut the front panel of this card with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Windy Backdrop for more texture and interest.
Black Friday Promotions for Nov 24 and 25
For Black Friday we will have these promotions:
- Spend $25 and get 2 free dies.
- Spend $50 and get 3 free dies.
- Spend $75 and get 4 free dies.
Fine print: Only non-sale merchandise counts and totals are before taxes. Your choice of dies from a preselected group.
All Sale merchandise that's 30% off will be 40% off for those 2 days only. Plus I am adding more merchandise to the sale table.
Happy Fall to all and please shop at your local papercrafting store. Thanks!