Giving Thanks this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is such a great time to remind us of all the wonderful reason to give thanks in our lives. Today Raechelle Bellus is showing us how to make this beautifully designed card, whether you are saying thanks for a gift given or a special friends, hand made cards are just the special way to do it.

 

Instructions:

  • Adhere top sheet of patterned paper to orange sheet allowing at least a ¼” border.
  • With the top patterned paper as your guide, with a pencil lightly mark a dot 1/16” out from the corner using The Perfect Ruler.
  • Again, using The Perfect Ruler top paper as your guide, move up along each side of the paper and lightly mark a dot with a pencil 1/8”.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath the papers. Align The Perfect Ruler along these two (or more) dots and cut along the ruler edge. Repeat on other side.
  • Adhere the two layers to a third piece of patterned paper (blue in this case) allowing at least ¼” allowance.
  • Using the second layer (orange paper) as your guide, with a pencil lightly mark a dot 1/16” out from the corner using The Perfect Ruler.
  • Again, using The Perfect Ruler top paper as your guide, move up along each side of the paper and lightly mark a dot with a pencil 1/4”.
  • Place the Perfect Cutting Mat underneath the papers. Align The Perfect Ruler along these two (or more) dots and cut along the ruler edge. Repeat on other side.
  • (optional step) Add some machine stitching around top edges.
  • Your end result will look as shown:
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  • Adhere finished layers on top of card base in desired position (you can use above photo as a guide).
  • Flip card over, align The Perfect Ruler along card edge, and trim off excess:

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  • (optional step) place a sheet of paper over the patterned paper and add some Navy and Gold misting allowing a little to get on the edges of the patterned papers.
  • Add thanks sentiment and burlap flower. Add a small dollop of glue to center of flower and coil small piece of twine. Finish with bow and some enamel dots.
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  • burlap-flower-thanks-card-detail
  • Supplies:

Perfect Paper Crafting: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini, and The Perfect Ruler

Patterned Paper: Target; Burlap flower and card base: Hobby Lobby; twine: Trendy Twine, thanks tag: American Crafts; mists: Heidi Swapp and Bo Bunny; enamel dots: Simple Stories

Thanksgiving Card

As Thanksgiving is at the end of this month we asked Roxie to inspire us with a Thanksgiving Card, and she has not disappointed us with this wonderful card. Those leaves look real right?

By Roxie Glaza

These leaves remind me of the last few maple leaves blowing around the yard on Thanksgiving Day.

The leaves were created on white cardstock with acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate, black was the first color on the cardstock and then apricot, yellow, flesh, red, butterscotch, terracotta and lettuce green. Just continue rolling on colors until you like it. I wanted just a little more red so using a sea sponge I rubbed on a little distress ink. Then cut the leaves with a die.


This was my first time using the border dies and I did some thinking on how to place them evenly on the card panel and decided I could line up the panel to the Perfect Cutting Mat‘s markings and then use the markings to evenly place the die. Worked perfectly for all three borders!

Since I held the die in place with inexpensive painters tape on the section that wouldn’t be used, it’s easier to emboss first and cut second.

The Perfect Layers Mini made it easy to cut my borders and have them perfect on the first attempt.

Sentiment Image: Just For Fun Rubber Stamps
Paper: Bazzill – colors, The Paper Hallow (local stamp store) – black, AC Cardstock – white textured, Georgia Pacific for leaves
Ink: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Ranger – Festive Berries

Paints: Ranger, Apple Barrel, Art Deco
Dies: Impression Obsession – leaves, Spellbinder – Borders, Punch – Martha Stewart – inside leaf
Accessories: Eyelet Outlet – enamel dots, black gems, Paper Glaze to attach gems

Perfect Paper Crafting tools: Perfect Cutting Mat, Perfect Layers Mini: 3/16, 1/16, I use an Xacto craft knife for cutting

Thanks for joining us today, please let Roxie and the team know what you are thankful for this year, we would love to hear!