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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Thanksgiving is right around the corner...

...so I've been busy making some cards for the occasion. I didn't make many--just a few for close family members. Here are two examples:

I'm sorry that this photo is slightly blurry, but I think you still get the essence of the card. It was a dark and dreary day, so I didn't have enough light to see clearly whether or not I was focusing the camera properly.

The leafy rectangle and the pumpkins are both unbranded dies. I used the pumpkin dies in a previous card that you can see here. I cut the leafy rectangle out of green paper and then colored in all the stems with a brown marker. It was adhered to the front of the card with spray adhesive. I can see in the photo that I got this one a bit askew. It was a little tricky to get it all stuck down properly!

This is the inside sentiment for this card. It was computer-generated.

Here's my second card, made with cream/yellow/gray patterned cardstock and embellishments. The dies I used are all unbranded on this one, too. The sentiment was heat-embossed with silver embossing powder.

The die I used for the leaves was actually a "sprig" with multiple leaves on it. I just had to cut it apart to get what I wanted.

Here's the inside of this card, showing more shadows from the lack of sunshine. I should just be patient and wait for a sunny day to take photos, but patience isn't one of my strong suits!

Starting last year, we began celebrating Thanksgiving at my daughter's home. She lives only blocks away, so it's easy to get back and forth. It's so nice to have someone else take charge of the meal! We generally have a turkey with all the fixings, and I expect that is what we'll have this year, too. And I'm pretty sure I'll be in charge of the pies again. I usually make pumpkin, apple and cherry.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Cute cards. I don't send Thanksgiving cards. But I have a regular customer who wanted me to make 25 Thanksgiving cards for her. She does that instead of Christmas cards. I love fall colors so they were really fun to make. How nice that the next generation is taking over holiday celebrations. We are going to my neice's house this year.

Darnell said...

Yum, you started my juices going with all your talk of pies, Cheryl! All three sound marvelous and I'm with you on letting someone else do the work! (I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it, lol!) You've made two warm and lovely Thanksgiving cards and I really love the inside verse!! ❤Hugs, Darnell

Lynette said...

Those are both great Thanksgiving cards, Cheryl! We are invited to our daughter-in-law's sister's house for Thanksgiving. That is very awesome of her. In turn, our daughter-in-law invites her sister's in-laws for other holidays.

Glittered Paws said...

Love both of your cards - I do send Thanksgiving cards to a "few" friends and family. How nice to have daughter take over the main turkey dinner, and you had me at cherry pie. My favorite - and my Grandma always made the bestest.

Lynne in NI said...

You must have a huge room full of lovely dies Cheryl! These leafy ones are just perfect for your Thanksgiving cards. (I hadn't noticed your first one was wonky till you pointed it out!)
Have fun at your daughter's - dinner always tastes so much nicer when someone else cooks it (I should know, we still go to Mum's for Christmas dinner heee)
Send a slice of your cherry pie over ..... yummmmmmmmm x