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Thursday, November 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

Well, I finished another Thanksgiving card last night.  I really stepped out of my comfort zone on this one!  I'm a plain and simple kinda girl, so the fussiness of this card was a change.
I had purchased the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge a while back and had never taken the time to play with it ~ I decided a couple of days ago that I needed to learn how to make the flowers from that cart that everyone is using.  So, I sat down and worked with them.  They're really pretty easy!!  I decided I'd use them on a Thanksgiving card, along with using the cartridge to make the card base, the contrasting panels, and the leaves.  I LOVE this cart ~ so many pretty things to cut with it!



The papers are all from my stash.  I added the inside and outside sentiments with Studio G stamps from Walmart using Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink.  The bow was made using my Bow Easy and some satin ribbon from Walmart.  The pine leaves were punched with MS and McGill punches.  I dry embossed the gold leaves with the SU square lattice embossing folder.  The flowers were sprayed with Smooch Shimmer Spray, and I added a couple of gold rhinestones for the centers.  A couple of orange and gold rhinestones finish off the card.

I visited my local Walmart this morning, and they had just put out all of the new Christmas stuff from Studio G.  Love it ~ quite a bargain at 97 cents each!!!  Those bins will be empty within a couple of days!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. WOW! I am in LOVE with those leaves! Those are just gorgeous. I love fall!
    Love the way you girls always say you grabbed papers from your 'stash'. LOL
    Love it Betsy. Just breath taking!!!!
    Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl's Challenge this week.

  2. Beautiful - really pretty!

  3. Wow absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Wow you did a fabulous job on this card!!!!!!

  4. Very pretty Betsy! Love those beautiful leaves
    Hugs Julie P

  5. I love all your cards Betsy. You have done a super job.
    Hugs Maz

  6. Oh How Lovely! what a fun shape to play with.. your flowers are so sweet! Great Thanksgiving creation!
    So glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl Challenge this week!

  7. Gorgeous thank you card! I love those leaves!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  8. Your card is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's challenge. Hope to see you again next week too.

  9. Great card, love the flowers. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  10. What a stunning card! Love the shape and all of your embossing!
    Thank you for playing with us at Sassy Cheryl's this week!

  11. Very pretty, Betsy! I love those layered leaves!

  12. This is beautiful! I love those flowers and leaves, they are very cool looking!