Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re spending a wonderful day with your loved ones. Since it’s Thanksgiving, I thought I’d take a break from Christmas cards and share a Thanksgiving project instead.
My family is all together visiting some of our dearest friends. We picked up my son from college in Hayward this morning and continued on to the Bay Area for fun festivities. Since our friends were so kind to invite us to join their Thanksgiving, we came bearing gifts. My daughter and I have been baking for the past two days since we’re in charge of desserts (lemon/blackberry cupcakes and pumpkin pies — our specialty!), but we also brought a few other things. So, I thought it would be fun to decorate them:)
My only problem was that I didn’t buy any Thanksgiving stamp sets or supplies this year! (Gasp!!!) I have to confess that I don’t typically send out Thanksgiving cards. After Halloween, I go straight to making Christmas cards. But, I was able to resolve my problem with a little ingenuity.
We’re bringing several bottles of wine, so I made a cute tag to go on one. I used the Antique Tags hostess stamp set to create this card. That stamp isn’t just for Christmas and New Years! I covered up the bottom part about New Years and added a Happy Thanksgiving message from Teeny Tiny Wishes.
I used a couple retire products here, but you could substitute the paper and ribbon for current items.
I stamped the tag with Basic Gray Archival ink and then used a Blender Pen to color it with Hello Honey, Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe, and Blushing Bride ink.
We also had some chocolate covered macadamia nuts to bring, so I wrapped them with some old retired designer series paper. (I meant it when I said we were in charge of sweets!) I created this fun tag out of Christmas stamps as well, but by using Fall colors, I turned it into a Thanksgiving tag.
I used the Wonderland and Winter Wishes stamp sets, as well as some Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum. This time, I cut the banner out of Shimmery White paper so I could watercolor the sky with Soft Sky ink. Then, I stamped the trees with Hello Honey and Delightful Dijon ink. I used Basic Gray Archival ink to stamp the skis so I could watercolor them with Soft Suede, Tip Top Taupe and Smoky Slate. (Our friends are fellow cross-country skiers, so they’ll appreciate the skies!)
Supplies used on my card:
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