We did a couple of great Thanksgiving projects at the Fall Retreat last Saturday. First up, a fun turkey card made using a Heart Treat Cup and the Build A Blossom punch. Who'd a thunk it??? The background is stamped with the Circle Circus stamp set in Fall colors and the treat cup is filled with candy corn. What a fun card to send to someone you are thankful for! If you are wondering about the polka-dot paper, it is in the catalog too. You might not notice it at first but it is the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack on page 186 of the Idea Book and Catalog. You get 40 sheets of patterned paper, 2 of each color in the color collection you choose. In Colors come with 4 of each color since there are only 5 colors.
The second card is beautiful, I love the sentiment from the Hand Penned Holidays set in the Holiday Mini Catalog. This set has 4 beautifully scripted sentiments.
The card uses the Square Lattice Embossing Folder, I think it is perfect for Fall paper crafting, it just has that harvest feel to it. A square of Spice Cake DSP adds a great touch, I love that paper! We used one of the leaves from the new Gently Falling set. I need that stamp set! It is so pretty and very versatile. We stamped the leaf, sponged on several colors with some sponge daubers and then cut it out before adding some Stampin' Dimensionals to add more depth to the card. Then a length of Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon finishes off the card perfectly. Isn't that ribbon beautiful? It comes in 2 colors, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler. I'll be using more of both of these yummy ribbons on my upcoming holiday projects.
Someone asked about the "toe party" mentioned in a previous post. Sometimes my friends and I need a little girl time so we go to my friend Christie's house. We go about 8PM when her kids go to bed and we visit, paint our toenails and then she has the equipment to paint fun designs on our freshly painted toenails. I chose the paisley last time but she has flowers, butterflies and many other designs. The designs are etched into a mirror like circle and she smooths on permanent white paint and then uses a stamp thing that looks like a very large sponger dauber to pick up the painted image and roll it across the toenails. Very cool. And it is great to get together and visit. I try to leave by midnight but it is usually after 1AM before we wind down! It's almost as fun as a Stampin' Up workshop :~)