Thursday, August 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

   I was still in a "Fall" mood today after making a Halloween card yesterday. So I thought I would get a head start on my Thanksgiving cards.

I had recently bought a Swirl embossing folder by Darice. Perfect time to use it since Artistic Inspirations' challenge this week is "Swirls/Anything Goes."  I found some swirl paper in my stash and I also used a swirly flourish embossing folder on the leaves.  A few strategically placed die cut flourishes around the leaves, a computer generated sentiment and organza ribbon and bow finish off the card.

I had a few extra leaves punched (I had originally planned to put them on the front, but decided 2 leaves looked less busy than 3 or 4). Rather than waste them, I added them to the inside. You can see the DP better on the inside (I didn't realize I had covered most of it up on the front with the leaves).
For some reason, leaves and swirls just seem to go together . . . or at least it works for this card.  Happy Fall to everyone ~ it will be here sooner than you think {smile}.

I'm also entering this card in the following Challenges:
  > Oldie But a Goodie Challenge: Embossing (my leaf punch and ribbon are over 1 year old; the DP is at least 5 years old).
  > Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Goes (Dies: I used Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio Two for the label and Die-namics Flourish; I used Darice Swirls Embossing Folder)
  > Craft-Dee Bowz: Anything Goes + Handmade Bow
  > Created With Love Challenges #55: Anything Goes
  > Kaboodle Doodle Challenges #186: Season of Fall or Fall Colors
   > Sketch N Stash: Sketch Challenge #120: New item-swirl embossing folder; old items-DP, leaf punch and ribbon . . . I tend to hoard my ribbon and DP's rather than use them like I should.
Keep Crafting,


  1. Love the embossing and die cuts. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

  2. Love this embossing folder, I seen it the other day at ACMoore and almost bought it, now I am kicking my butt for not....Great fall card and colors!! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

  3. Heather, you'd fit right in here. In Canada our Thanksgiving is the second Monday of October! I love making Fall/Thanksgiving/Gratitude cards too. :)hugs

    1. I grew up just outside of Canada, so very familiar with all the holidays. Fall/Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year.

  4. Wow, Heather, this is perfect! Could it be that the swirls are reminiscent of the autumn winds blowing those leaves around after they've been raked? :D

    1. That's exactly what I was thinking as I put this card together. Can't wait to get back to MI this fall and see all the colors.

  5. Oh, Heather! What a wonderful Fall card. Bright and wonderful lay-out, cute swirls and embossing. I also want to say thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement you left for my latest card post. It is impossible for man to come clean before the Lord without accepting the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus. There's nothing we can do in it ourselves to acquire righteousness---it is God's gift to us accessible only by faith in Jesus Christ. He is more than able to renew and transform us as we yield our hearts to Him. God bless you, always and continue to be a blessing for the Lord! Hugs!

    JO ANN

  6. Oh I love this one so pretty and I love the fall colors as well. Great card!!
    Thanks for joining us in the fun at Created with love Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  7. Hi Heather, love your card and especially the fall colors. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Artistic. Abbie xx

  8. Gorgeous Thanksgiving card. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

  9. So beautiful. I love the embossed leaves and wonderful swirls which work so well with the design. The colours are gorgeous too.
    Thank you for taking part in the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge
    Sue xx

  10. This card just screams Autumn with si]uch great layering and embossing. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ August challenge.

  11. wow fantastic project

    thank you so much for joining us at Artistic Inspirations

    Kerrie DT x

  12. Wonderful card! I love all the details. Thank you for playing along with us and sharing your work at Kaboodle Doodles challenge blog.

  13. Gorgeous autumn card. Lovely embossing on leaves.
    Thank you for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie. We hope to see you again.
    Have a nice day,

  14. This is such a beautiful autumn- card!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch 'n' Stash - challenge!
    Hugs Merkku


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