Thursday 28 November 2013

Let's Talk Turkey

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American blogging friends. Hope this day finds you eating lots of yummy turkey, surrounded by family and celebrating the occasion!

Seemed only fitting to make a Thanksgiving card to join in on the festivities. We had Canadian Thanksgiving in October so I already had a lovely assortment of fall and Tday papers and embellies out on my desk. Since I still had snippets of Forever In Time, Autumn Art on my worktop, I decided to use up some more of that line. I have three different papers from this collection and managed to use pieces from all of them. I did not have to cut into any new papers at all, as I even used snippets of leftover 12x12 scrapbooking card stock.

I used a kraft corrugated card base and boy oh boy, do I love those corrugated bases. The enture outside of the kraft card is corrugated, so even though the DP covers most of the front, there is still the lovely side edge and back exposed. These are the cards that are quite thick. They have a double fold so you can comfortably fit a chocolate bar or small gift inside. It goes without saying that they are best suited to hand delivery!!!

The sentiment sticker is by Bo Bunny and I was worried that it was a bit small for this card. I stuck it to another snippet of card stock and fussy cut that into a mat. I wanted the scarecrows to show up so didn't want to use a Spellbinder die as it would obscure too much of the background.

Once I got the snippet of jute tied round the top layer, I felt like it needed something more. I cut a couple of Memory Box Woodland  and Grove branches from a bit darker card stock, and tucked them under the jute. Then I thought they looked a little too bare, so I fussy cut some leaves out of one of the Autumn Art papers and glued them down at random, around the bottom of the branches. Not too fond of the dark one that sort of slid to the bottom of the card...but I am stuck with it there as the glossy accents had dried by the time I noticed it!!!

Card base and envelope - from my stash (Michael's Recollections corrugated kraft square card pack)
DP - Forever In Time, Autumn Art, and a snippet of wood grain MME
Cardstock - from my stash, snippets of rust, terracotta and brown card
Sentiment - Bo Bunny Sticker
Dies - Memory Box Woodland Branch and Grove Branch
Punches - Martha Stewart  border punch
Jute - snippet from my stash
Glue - Glossy accents to adhere the branches to the card

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Oozak Challenge - #26 Holidays and Anything Goes
4. Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Holidays and Celebrations
5. Craft Your Passion Challenges - # 190 Thanksgiving/Give Thanks
6. Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - #148 So Thankful
7. The Paper Girls Challenge - #44 Time to Give Thanks
8. Word Art Wednesday - # 108 Anything goes with an uplifting sentiment


Brenda Brown said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Love your card with the fab images and particularly the branches and leaves. Hope you have a fun filled day.
hugs {Brenda} xOx

May said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family...Beautiful card, Love the design & colours.... Hugs May x x x

Hettie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mo! Tho you did say you celebrated in October, I guess you are near the border!
Lovely card there. Love that turkey eyeing up the leaves!

Karen P said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too Mo!
Beautiful card, love the thought of corrugated kraft - would love to get me mitts on some of that in future.
A beautiful use of snippets, I always feel like I've been a good girl when I use up these snippets and a naughty one when I cut into new papers lol! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a beautiful rich autumnal card!

Karen Letchworth said...

What an AWESOME card, and SO perfect for our SO Thankful Challenge this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
The Kraft Journal

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, such lovely rich colours and I love the arrangement of leaves and branches.

Unknown said...

Anything with a Dragonfly is a winner in my book. Using scraps is a winner in my books. The glitter around the leaves is a winner in my books. So in summation I say this is a super card. I am in Canada as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week. Hope to see another card really soon ( up to five).
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Tracy said...

This is a perfect card for Thanksgiving.
I really like the fall colours and papers you used on it :)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow Maureen this is fabulous, love the autumnal colours. The leaves look fabulous too! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and have your sensible shoes on ready for Black Friday!!! Susan x

Di said...

Great card Mo - just perfect for Autumn and Thanksgiving. Wot leaf slid where, me no can see it?

Sounds as if you managed to have a good Black Friday trip - as you say, JoAnn's can wait until the after Christmas sales :)

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Super colours on your card and do love those little scarecrows.
So what is this all about your buying up half of America then!!!
Hope your back is getting better.
I have just been for my weekly acupuncture treatment and now sat here waiting for the Doctor to call as I now have an alergic reaction to something. My back is covered in a rash and quite itchy too. It never rains but it pours. Hugs Mrs A.

Pia S said...

Maureen, you're the queen of snippets! You're great at using those scraps and get the most out of your stash! This is a wonderful design for the autumn season/Thanksgiving occasion. You mentioned turkey - that's typically something we eat New year's Eve in Norway, as we don't have the Thanksgiving tradition either. Now I look forward to the turkey dinner...

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love the fall themed papers and what you did with them. I've never seen corrugated cards before but only recently I discovered a small pile of corrugated papers in my stash. The kraft paper just screams fall!

Barbara said...

What a great card! I love the branches with leaves. It's perfect. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

MaryH said...

This is a perfect Thanksgiving card, and you used my beloved MB branch. Papers were wonderful, and I quite liked your brown leaf on the bottom. Our leaves looked just like that as they were coming off the trees,with the pretty ones a-top a pile, and the older, darker brown under all the blazing ones. Your Bo-Bunny sticker looked great the way you did it. I'll have to remember that technique...because sometimes you just can't find the correct size S/B die that doesn't obscure the pretty papers. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

This is autumn splendor at it's very finest! I love all the earthy elements you added to this, and those scarecrows really are cute!!

Shelby said...

Love the rich lush Fall colors you've used! Beautiful card.


Anonymous said...

Just love the rich earthy tones.Great layout and paper choices.The leaves and branch arrangement are the perfect finishing touch.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Debs Willis said...

Terrific thanksgiving card, great colours! Really like the variegated leaves, the colours are perfect & the turkeys made me smile :-)
Debs x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Mo, I love how you've added the fussy cut leaves.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx