Give Thanks, Always

Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with this Come to Gather Suite, which includes traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving colors.   While the majority of the colors are darker and traditional, there are some lighter, more southern Thanksgiving colors.  However, for this Global Design Project card, I used the darker, traditional colors., including Pretty Peacock, which I totally love in this suite.  

Let’s get right down to it; here’s the Global Design Project #206 challenge banner:

Here’s the card I created:


Layers and More Layers

While the challenge sketch is clean, for some reason, I went with a collage approach for my card.  In order to get all the layers and depth I wanted, I used dimensionals and mini-dimensionals.  The Pretty Peacock stamped leaf on vellum cardstock, and one of the embossed maple leaves are flat on the background.

I used dimensionals under the horizontal banner and also for the sentiment banner.  I adhered the two maple leaves in the front with Tombow liquid adhesive flat on the horizontal banner.

The double pumpkin cropped set are adhered flat on the sentiment banner.  I popped up the larger pumpkin on dimensionalson the left and Tombow on the right.  

The double bow I created using the Cajun Craze twine for this card is one of the first ones for which I’ve liked the outcome.  I used glue dots to adhere it to the very bottom of the pumpkins.  

After I dry-fit, then adhered all the pieces down, I decided I needed to add some bling.  I didn’t want to add pearls or metallics, so I grabbed my clear Wink of Stella and colored all the fully colored Cajun Craze leaves on the DSP background.  

I finished up this challenge card with the background DSP for the envelope flap.  Then, on the bottom left front corner, I stamped a large pumpkin in full strength Cajun Craze, then a stamped off double pumpkin.  

With that, another Thanksgiving card was complete.

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


You Know You Want to…….


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pink and green leaf kit


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Wednesday was a HUGE day for Stampin’ Up!  Not only did the Holiday Catalog go live for customers, the Buy 3, get 1 Free DSP sale from the annual catalog starts!  I already have my FOUR sets of DSP picked out!  Get yours now!  


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20190904_HOL19_en-USSupply List:

Come to Gather bundle, item # 153036


Gather Together stamp set, item # 150589

Gathered Leaves Dies, item # 150662

Come to Gather DSP, item # 150454

Come to Gather ribbon pack, item # 150456

Pretty Peacock cardstock, item # 150880

Crumb Cake cardstock, item # 120953

Cajun Craze cardstock, item #  119684

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Pad, item # 150083

Cajun Craze Stampin’ Pad, item # 147085

Vellum cardstock, item # 101856

Clear Wink of Stella, item #  141897

Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-Stampin Dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755