Thursday, October 31, 2013

So thankful....

Good morning and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! It's my favorite holiday of the year! YAY! So what am I sharing with you? A Thanksgiving card! LOL!! I made this for the Paper Smooches Sparks: Picture Perfect Challenge, and I'm also going to enter this for the Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes challenge:

Here is the finished inside:

...and the inspiration picture:

Isn't that picture gorgeous?! I just love all the different colored leaves. After stamping the tree, I used two different colors on the large leave stamps to mimic them turning (orange/red; yellow/orange, green/yellow,), and just one color on the smaller leaf stamps. This is a pretty large tree stamp, and after I had everything stamped and colored, I trimmed the panel down so that some of the leaves went off the sides. I rounded the top corners, added a strip of green DP to ground the tree and wrapped some twine around it before adhering it with foam squares on my card base. 

So, are you all ready for the trick or treaters today? I love to see what costumes the kiddies are wearing. My favorite ones are the home made costumes. There are some really clever and talented parents out there! 

Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Fanciful Fall; Jive Turkey; Hero Arts - Celebrate Everyday
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Cantaloupe
DP and card stock: Recollections - Simply Autumn
Accessories: Doodlebug Twine; Fiskars corner rounder; Spectrum Noir markers
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares; Recollections red tape; Glossy Accents 


  1. Fantastic card Chris! Love the colours and those images are adorable!

  2. Chris, this is so pretty! I love everything about this card - the squirrel, leaves, tilt, twine - yup, everything!

  3. This is lovely, Chris! The multi-coloured leaves are perfect. And the tilted panel adds so much interest!
    I'm not sure we'll get any trick or treaters tonight, it's such a deluge outside...

  4. Super card, cute squirrel, Great take on the inspiration picture. We didn't get as many trick or treaters ths year, it was such a nasty night, at least it was warm. I'm in Ontario too.

  5. I love your autumnal tree, those leaves are such pretty colours...... Fab take on the photo this week :0)
    Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)

  6. You rebel, you & your mixing it up for the holidays :) That squirrel totally looks thankful. Love your layout too - and I can't leave without saying SQUIRREL!!

  7. Ooooh, I love this sweet have used the Paper Smooches stamps beautifully!!!!

  8. Pure sweetness here! Love all those happy polka dots and LOVE the fall scene you created!

  9. Oh, how adorable is this?! I love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  10. LOOOOOOOOVE that little squirrel! How adorable! What a fab card-- inside and out! You always amaze me, Chris! LOVE LOVE LOVE! THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)


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