Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Wishes and Some Cardmaking


 To everyone celebrating Thanksgiving Day tommorrow-a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.Be safe in your travels.

 I made a few Thanksgiving cards similar to the one in the photo. I have been diligently whipping up lots of cards in preparation for a friend's community holiday gathering where local people will be selling a variety of products and handmade items. I had been asked to do this last year and didn't but I felt this was the time to give it a go. I've made 50 cards so far but also want to make necklaces. I have up until Dec 1 so I must keep at it if I plan on attending and hopefully selling.

  Here are scans of some of the sets of cards I've done along with matching envies. I just hate when a scan doesn't show them as well as I'd like but you get the idea:

  You can't see that the flowers on the papers are a bit  raised and shiny. There is also a little sparkly sticker that dots the "i". These have a birthday greeting inside.

  This is the somewhat masculine version of the same card. Again, the scan doesn't do justice! These papers are gorgeous and have a metallic finish.

  These are blank inside. The stamp on the envie is an old Magenta stamp and one of my very favorites for adding a simple little something to a blank envie.

  The sympathy cards were made with a layer of floral vellum. There is a sentiment inside.

  And lastly, this a very favorite (and popular) card of mine. It was first published in Stamper's Sampler some years ago. I absolutely LOVE this Hero Arts poppy and the simple elegance and delicateness of it.
  Well, that's it for now. I've got a lot of Thanksgiving day prep work for tomorrow's dinner!
"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



  1. beautiful cards! Sorry that I haven't been online for sometime.You're so kind and I am so happy and lucky to have stumbled upon your blog.It makes my day when you comment on my every post and I feel so happy that you genuinely wanted to ask me where I had been.Thank you so much and I am going to go and look through your blog to see the posts I have missed over the past few weeks....


  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Linda!!. WOW, you made 50 cards already?. My favorite is the soft poppy one too, they are so delicate :).

  3. Happy Thanksgiving, dear Linda! I love the cards you have made; hope you sell out!! The coordinating envys make these extra special.

  4. I just LOVE those cards, Linda, specially the first Make a wish card. By coincidence I have been reading about wish projects and also went to a talk where someone explained about a community project where parents make wishes for the future of their children so your card really spoke to me! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I'm so thankful to have you as a friend in my life!

  5. My favorite is the friendship one and of course the grazile poppies ♥ Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hope you had a great thanksgiving.
    Loved reading this post and looking at all of these wonderful cards. Love the last one, simple but beautiful. Hope all of them sell out. Thank you for making my day with your comments, you don't know how happy they make me. Enjoy!

  7. Beautiful cards dear Linda and I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely too!

    and guess what I just happen to have one of your swan votive candle holders :) ...


  8. your cards are gorgeous Linda! I've been listening to a Philly "Christmas" radio station online...and it makes me think of you (even though it is a drive away). I miss Pennsylvania!


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