Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Papercrafting: 2023 Thanksgiving Cards in Pink Copper Gold and White


I make Thanksgiving cards for friends and family to show my thankfulness about having them in our lives. Some years I set out to buy specific paper stacks based on color but this year I went through a bunch of stacks I already have (imagine that!) and pulled out coordinating papers from different stacks or from my loose papers. I found myself drawn to these colors which may not be traditional but neither am I! 

I had a bunch of these gold foiled transparencies from stocking up on past sales. I love how stylishe they make projects look! So those became the background panel for the cards, cut at 4.75 by 6.75. To maximize the yield from my 12x12 patterned papers, I cut these panels 4x6 and got 6 panels per sheet. 

I'm a Creative Fabrica subscriber so I downloaded this beautiful Floral Pumpkin to use as the focal for my cards. 

I imported into Cricut Design Space, sized, and cut my layers. This is where Mr. Chocolate usually appears in my craft room to say "Too much work!". 

I attached layer 2 to layer 1 with foam tape, layer 3 to layer to with my tape runner, and layer 4 to layer 3 with spray adhesive. 

You can see that some of the cards had a solid base layer in different colors, others had a patterned base but they're ll the same construction and color palette. 

To finish, I attached iridescent sequins with dimensional glue, and then tiny rhinestones to the center of those. 

I hope the recipients like them! 

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Stephanie said...

The cards you created are beautiful. They are going to love it!

Kathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Between minor health issues and our church Christmas fair, the grands didn't get homemade Halloween cards and I just added embellishments to new (thrifted) Thanxgiving cards! That's how it flows some years!! Kathy A