Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bringing Dessert for Thanksgiving

     I found this delightful, pre-colored, image on Dearie Dolls where every day there are new freebies.   It's called "Pumpkin Everything" and it so reminded me of myself.  In recent years, Thanksgiving dinners have been at my daughter's house, partly because they have the biggest dining room table and partly because my SIL loves to cook for everyone.  I have to beg and grovel to be allowed to bring anything (he loves to do it all and never expects anyone else to help out, bless him) and what I bring usually ends up being dessert.

     To say that I love all things pumpkin is an understatement!  Whether I bake them myself or find them at the bakery, each year I try to find or make something a little bit different, but I always end up with at least three different pumpkin-somethings.  :-D


     Because I used the pre-colored image, I had plenty of time to do other fussy details on this card and that somehow turned into creating as much dimension as possible.  The image is printed onto plain white CS but I printed it three times.  The base image was cut to 5.25 x 5.25 inches.  I added the polka dot ribbon before layering that onto polka dot dp which made up the card front, 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

     I grabbed the other two printed images and hand cut the pie, the "I Love Pumpkin" flag, the pumpkin sign, the bag of pumpkin cookies, and her coffee cup.  I layered them up, using Pop Dots and that gave some really wonderful depth and dimension.  Here's a close up photo from the side.


     I added one of my bowtie bows, this one made from burlap ribbon and without the fancy dovetails I usually do, then layered the sentiment onto three layers of white CS, fussy cut it, and inked the edges before adding it on top of the ribbon.  It was a time consuming process for a rather CAS design but my granddaughter will love it.  She's the one who collects all the cards I make for members of her family, and that includes Thanksgiving cards for each person.  Regardless of who originally is given the card, they all end up in her stash of "Nana-made" cards.  I do believe she has cards from as far back as 6 or 7 years ago.  This one will serve as my Thank You card for the Host & Hostess.  :-D

     Challenges:
Aud Sentiments
Card Mania
Craft-Dee Bowz
Crafty Ribbons
Creative Fingers
Creative Ladybirds Creations
Hiding in My Craft Room
My Crafting Stories
Send a Smile 4 Kids

     I'll have a second post later today so I hope you check back.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie  

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14 comments:

  1. What a fab card,love the images.xxx

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  2. Brilliant card Connie, love the image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. This card is a terrific thank you card for your host and hostess. I love the dimension you were able to get here. I also found out something great from you today. I am not a big ribbon girl so I had no idea that made burlap ribbon until you mentioned it here. Thank yo so much for that info. I need a tiny bit of burlap and didn't want to have to buy a ton, so now I can just get the ribbon and use the little amount I need. Thanks, Connie. Enjoy your week.

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  4. Great card no great little story of your Thanksgivings. I love how you made extra copies to make areas dimensional...always add a little more eye candy.

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  5. A super card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

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  6. Too cute and I love the dimensional look of it, wonderfully done. I agree, pumpkin is delish!!
    hugs
    Glenda

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  8. Connie, this card is adorable! You have added lots of great dimension to it. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

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  9. Cute card thanks for playing at crafty ribbons

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  10. So cute! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative ladybirds creations
    Veronique DT

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  11. Such a fun sentiment for this great image with fabulous layering.
    Faith
    x

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  12. Connie, what a cute card and it's perfect for your story. Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

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  13. So sweet:)
    Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck :)

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  14. Lovely funny creation!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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