16 posts categorized "Thanksgiving"


Tue 27

Jolly, Happy & Grateful
by Jennifer Van Pelt

Hello everyone,

Today I bring you a card I made using one of my favorite quote stamps from the new Winter Collection. I used the Jolly Holly Frame but instead of using Christmas or winter colors I did it in Fall colors with Color Burst powders.


I stamped the quote on an octagon from the Studio Octagon Layers set that I also did in the same Fall colors with Color Burst powders and popped it up with foam tape to give it some dimension on the card and a little more emphasis for the sentiment.


This sentiment really speaks to my heart and had me thinking of all the things and people in my life that I am very grateful for...my husband Eric and son Riley, my mom & dad, my church family & friends, the ability to craft and create...just to name a few. In this season with Thanksgiving approaching, I love being reminded to think about and remember all the blessings I have in my life. So what are you most grateful for?



Wed 30

Watercolored Autumn Border
by Jean Okimoto


MenoryBoxAutumnBorder-OpenStudioManyThanks-OpenStudioALovelySmile-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-Kaleidacolor-ThanksgivingHi there - hope you're enjoying our Design Team's fall cards this week!  We're inspired by the great designs in our latest release and can't wait to share more projects with you.  Let's fast-forward a bit and make a Thanksgiving card today.

I love the new Autumn Border Die.  It's great for watercoloring in rich, earthy tones - try the Tomato Vine Kaleidacolor for the perfect color combinations.  Just press the inks onto a large acrylic stamp block (use it as a palette) then paint them onto the diecut layers with a damp brush.


The greeting is a combination of the Many Thanks and A Lovely Smile die sets.   Combine the "S" from "SMILE" with the "THANK" - then print "GIVE" with a labelmaker.  It's a great way to create custom greetings for any occasion.

Please visit our Ideas Gallery for detailed directions and supply lists for this project.

Big thanks to everyone who took all of my September classes.  See you again on October 3rd for a fun Spooky, Spooky class at the Tukwila Impress.

Thanks for visiting...see you again this evening!





Fri 28

The final gathering


I know I am really stepping outside the box with the final card in my gathered blooms series. For this last card I stamped just the blossoms multiple times with Memento toffee crunch, morocco and my favorite- bamboo leaves to create this fun autumnal pattern. Add  a strip of washi and a sentiment and this quick CAS card is finished.


Here is a recap of all of the cards in this series.


I hope that all of you have had a blessed Thanksgiving.



Mon 24

Thanks Giving: Gratitude Jar

I saw the idea for a gratitude jar in a magazine and adapted it for use at my Thanksgiving table.  I used an old blue Quick Seal glass canning jar that had belonged to my grandmother and made a large tag for it using Memory Box dies.


Memory Box Materials Used:

  • Pavilia Bloom Background die no. 98899; Mango Dots Paper
  • Pavilia Bloom Outline die no. 98888; Squash Moroccan Paper
  • Holly Branch die no. 98912; Dill Cardstock
  • Pinecone Corner die no. 98685; Dill Cardstock

Other Materials:

  • Brown Cardstock, The Paper Cut
  • Hero Arts Forever Green Ink
  • Jumbo Dauber, Imagine Crafts
  • Glue Dots; Glue Pen; Dimensional Dots; Ribbons from my ribbon bin

Steps to assemble tag:




I stamped a stack of small tags using the Simple Wreath stamp D1949 and Hero Arts Forever Green ink.  I will place a few at each place setting with a pen so that everyone can write down the things they are thankful/grateful for before placing each completed tag in the jar.


Maybe this will be the beginning of a new tradition in my home.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!!

Happy Crafting!


Sat 22

Gathered blooms again


Hi Everyone! here is the second card in my gathered bloom series. I began this series with a straight up use of the stamp.


No I am going to move into other ways we can use this stamp. I have learned to look at my stamps- well for a lack of a better word- OUTSIDE THE BOX!!!! This way I can get the most use out of them.

Today, I die cut the cosenza tree border background. I then stamped the gathered blooms on each tree and colored them in autumnal colors with my copic markers. Each of the tree dies adhered back into the cardstock they were cut from with foam tape for a popped look.


When I look at this card, I see the view from my studio window of all the leaves changing colors and am reminded that Thanksgiving is just a week or so away!

Hope you enjoyed this "outside the box" use of gathered blooms. stay tune for my last installment- where I get really crazy!!!



Sat 08

The gathered blooms series



October is past and the weather is getting really chilly now. You can sense winter in the air. The leaves are falling quickly and there has been frost on the windows. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I have so much to be thankful for. I am especially grateful for the wonderful stamps that Memory Box is making.

Gathered blooms was on the top of my list to get. I knew I was saving it for Thanksgiving cards. This month I will be focusing on this stamp and showing you a variety ways of using it.

Today, I am channeling my best Dave Brethauer and keeping the cards simple and colored. I stamped the blooms in Memento expresso truffle and watercolored the first card, the second stamped on kraft paper I colored with copic markers.


To showcase the sentiment I stamped and embossed with gold. I embellished the card with some twine and this CAS card was complete. 



I hope if Dave sees these cards he is smiling and thinking I taught this girl well!

Stay tune for the second card in my "gathered blooms" series.