Thanks for All You Do

Thanks for all you do.  Yes that’s something we need to say all the time.  There are so many people to thank for the various things they do in our lives.  I’ve been trying to be good about sending out thank you cards this year.  Making the cards isn’t the problem – its writing the note inside, addressing them, getting the stamp on them and getting them in the mail box. 

So when 2018 started I challenged myself to be better – I started doing #mailacardmonday – every Monday I mail out cards – sometimes it might be just one and other times it might be 10 or 20.  I had a few slips where instead of Mail a Card Monday it was Try Again Tuesday!  And last week not only was it a holiday (which normally I still try to have them in my box) but it was pouring rain and cold – really POURING rain – so I didn’t even try to go outside.  So my cards went out on Wednesday and more on Friday.  But today I’m trying to get back on schedule to finish out the year and plan to keep it up in 2019. 

Today’s card is a sweet Thank You card.  Really a very easy design that could be adapted with any designer series paper for any time of year. 

The pumpkin paper is from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series paper pack from the Halloween Suite in the Holiday Catalog.  It was a perfect pattern for a fall card after Halloween.  Cut the paper into 4″ squares and you can get 9 cards out of one sheet of 12×12 paper.  I added one of of the metallic Leaves Trinkets from the Annual Catalog tied on with Linen thread for added touch of fall.  The stamp set is Friendly Expressions also in our Annual Catalog. 

Supply List

  • Friendly Expressions stamp set
  • Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper
  • Early Espresso card stock
  • Cajun Craze card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Linen Thread
  • Leaves Trinkets
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Now I think I’ll get out some of my Christmas paper and try this same idea to make a stack of Christmas cards – what do you think?

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Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy time with your family and friends today! I’ll have all of mine here at my house and I’m very thankful for that!

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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This is the Suite Seasons stamp set which is part of the sale through the end of November.

Enjoy!
Monika Davis

 

 

Suite Seasons & Paisleys

November is here – can you believe it?  Where did September and October go – I swear they just started!  Now it’s time to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas if you haven’t already started.  We will be having our family here for Thanksgiving this year – all three of my boys will be home again and I’m so excited.  This week I’m still finishing up things for OnStage this weekend and next week I can focus on Thanksgiving preparations.  I do have a Thanksgiving card for you today.  I wasn’t sure I liked the Paisley paper but I did order it and I do love it on this card.

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I used the copper embossing powder on the greeting from the Suite Seasons stamp set.  Did you know that the Suite Seasons set includes sentiments that coordinate with suites throughout the Holiday catalog.  This one goes with the Petals & Paisleys Suite.  The Specialty Paper has cooper foil in two of the designs.  And I also added some linen thread with a little copper pinecone tied to it.  I love those little pinecones!

Also today we have a new early release of the Stitched Shapes Framelits plus a sale on select stamp sets through the month of November.  Click here to see the full PDF.

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Here is a video about the new Framelits:

Thanks for stopping by today!

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“Reclaimed Wood” Skinny Pilgrim

I have another edition of my “Reclaimed Wood” Skinny cards.  Just in time for Thanksgiving it’s a Pilgrim!  I made this little guy for my last Card Maker’s class and he was a big hit.

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Here are a few tips for making him:

  • The card base is Basic Gray – it’s a 3″ wide card and the brim of the hat is 4-1/4″ wide – so he will fit in a regular envelope if you want to mail him out.  He would be cute for a place card too.
  • The hair is cut with the Fringe Scissors.
  • The gold foil buckle on his hat is the small letter o from the “no.” that is part of the Little Number Thinlits. And the black centers of the eyes are the centers of that same little o.
  • The white part of the eyes are the small pumpkin shape in the Square Pillow Box Thinlit set – trim off the stem.
  • For the mouth I traced the Stampin’ Mist bottle
  • The rosy cheeks and nose are a cotton swap dipped in Pink Pirouette ink.
  • The bow is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die set.
  • The notch in the collar is made using the top of the Tree Punch.
  • Faux stitching is added with a Project Life Journaling Pen.

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with you and your family.  I have all three of my boys back home.  Kyle flew in from California last Thursday.  Ryan flew in from Indiana Sunday night.  And Tyler came over too (he doesn’t live too far away).

Don’t forget this week is the Online Extravaganza – Click Here for the list – or shop online in my store.  The Magnetic Platform is on the list and so are a bunch of the dies for the Big Shot!

There are new Weekly Deals posted today and there is always the Clearance Rack.  Do your shopping from home and don’t fight the crowds at the store.

Here are the supplies that I used for my Pilgrim card.

Product List
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$18.00
113439s

$110.00

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Thanks for visiting today.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Enjoy your day with family and friends!  I’m very thankful for all of my Stampin’ Up! friends, customers, downline and those that support my little business!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Fun Turkey Treats for Thanksgiving

One of my most favorite new dies from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is the Curvy Keepsake Box die.  When I saw it in the catalog I think I might have squealed with glee!  I’m so glad that I ordered it right away as it has been so incredibly popular it is currently on back order!  It is definitely one that you will want to have,  It is actually super easy to assemble – I use the Fast Fuse adhesive on mine – you could also use sticky strip or even the multi-purpose liquid glue.  You just want a strong adhesive so that you can put something fun inside and it won’t come apart.

Are you ready for this fun project ready for Thanksgiving!!!

turkey-boxI made a TURKEY!!  Originally I hadn’t planned on ordering the Four Feathers stamp set and framelit bundle but when I realized they could be the feathers on a turkey I added them to my next order.  Really I bought it just to make this project.  However I have been using the feathers for other things too.

Here is a better look at the turkey face from the front.

turkey-box2Just a couple of notes on the face.  The nose is the little heart punch – I attached the eyes to each lobe of the heart.  And the waddle is the little flower with two opposite petals cut off.  Both punches are part of the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Below is a full list of the supplies that I used.

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I hope you like this cute little critter.  I wonder what else I can make with this die?  What do you suggest?

Thanks for stopping by.  Come back tomorrow for a special surprise.

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