I have removed all things "Halloween" from my worktable. Everything is packed in a clear storage container and is ready for my classes. I have created all of the Halloween cards that I need and it's time for me to move onto Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving has been on my mind for a while now so this year I have already purchased a set of clear stamps called "Gobble Gobble" from PaperTrey Ink, a Quickutz turkey die, a Northwoods "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp, and an Inkadinkado "Eat Ham" stamp.
In my Thanksgiving storage container I found leftover fall leaf brads and some turkey and fall Recollection stickers, I also already have turkey, Happy Thanksgiving, pumpkin, leaves and other Thanksgiving stamps. Happily, I also have twine, ribbon, and lots of paper for Thanksgiving cards.
I started my day by rereading posts and studying pictures on the PaperTrey Ink site about their "Gobble Gobble" stamp set. Then I flipped through a few of my books and magazines, jotted down a few notes and got to work.
I decided to cut some red tag into 4" x 11" pieces and score and fold along the 11" side at 5.5" to make today's cards. This means 3 cards came from one sheet of 12" x 12" tag. The tag is red on the inside and the outside so I lined the inside with a piece of white tag to make it easier for the sender to write a message and stamped a little wheat image in the bottom right hand corner.
The idea for using the brads to fill in the circles in the word "gobble" came from papertreyink.com After I stamped, embossed, and cut out the turkey's body I attached it to the card with foam tape to give it dimension.
I used an EK Success maple leaf punch to create the feathers for this turkey. Wouldn't that be a great way to make napkin rings for Canadian Thanksgiving and for Canadian Thanksgiving cards! Come on, Su, I know you can do that!
Here are a few tips for today's cards...Wrap twine around the layering paper before you add it to your card so that the back of it doesn't show. Same suggestion for brads-put them on the layering paper before you add it to the card.
Try using some silk leaves for the turkey's feathers. I will do that when I have some! The rectangle that I mounted my turkey on is 2.5" wide by 3" long.
Will be back in a day or two with more Thanksgiving cards. Have a great night!