Sunday, November 4, 2018

Thanksgiving Cards

This post shows the three Thanksgiving cards I have made so far for this year using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for October. Here is a photo of what those dies look like:

Spellbinders has a small die of the month club and a large die of the month club and not sure if I would like a monthly club I signed up for the small die of the month club to start. This is my second monthly die set and so far?? Loving it.... Like that it is a die set as I will be able to use them over and over again unlike the Paper Pumpkin from Stampin Up where you can get punch out shapes or bags or whatever they include in their kits. Plus this small die of the month club is only $12.50 per month and that is affordable to me!!  We pay more than that for most of the die sets at the stores.

My first card I used the wishbone die from this set:

The card stock base is a kraft card stock and the autumn stripe card stock is from the stash. The cream card stock used for the wishbone was a piece of scrap card stock. Cut the cream card stock larger than the die piece and put Stick It Sheet on the back of the cream card stock. Cut out the die and set that piece aside. Wanted to have the wishbone have dimension so using the top tab to a kleenex box I die cut the wishbone from that. Put the cream die cut piece on the kleenex die cut piece and that gives this die cut piece some shape and dimension -- here is a photo to show how I do this using a word die:

Cut and scored the kraft card stock base with the scored line on the side of the card. Using card stock from Close To My Heart (Saddle) I cut a piece of that to fit behind the striped piece. Put them together using the ATG.   Put this on the card stock front using the ATG.  Added the wishbone using small glue dots and tied a twine bow for the top of the wishbone. Using glue dots I put three brown sequins on the card front.  Tore off a small piece of washi tape from my stash and put this on the lower right corner of the card:

The next two cards I used the acorn dies in this die set. The first card is more rustic looking:

The acorn dies in this set has the decorated acorn top, the acorn shaped bottom, as well as another die that you can use to cut out "hello fall" on the acorn body.

I wanted my acorn top to have some dimension and colour so first I cut the top out of a darker brown. With this die cut I left the cut card stock in the die and cut up small pieces of Scotch tape to put on the back of the die cut piece - the tape keeps all the small die cut pieces in the acorn top piece so I would not loose pieces when I took it out of the die. Then I cut out another top piece using a lighter brown card stock that was backed with Stick It Sheet. With that die cut I put it over the taped darker die cut piece. Here is a photo to show the back of a die cut acorn top piece with the Scotch tape all over the back:

With the Scotch tape all over the back of this piece I can easily remove this piece from the die and keep all the tiny pieces in tack. With the dark and light acorn top pieces put together I set them aside. Cut a piece of the leaf printed card stock larger than the acorn bottom die. This printed card stock is thinner paper so I used the ATG and put the leaf print onto a scrap piece of kraft card stock to make it stiffer. Die cut the acorn bottom out and sponged the edges with brown ink.

Cut and scored a piece of rust card stock for the card base with the scored line on the side of the card. Cut two pieces of cream card stock - one for the card base and one for the piece I was putting the acorn on. Then I cut a piece of the rust card stock for the card front to fit behind the smaller cream piece. Put the smaller pieces together using the ATG. Using the ATG I put the acorn top and bottom die cut pieces onto the smaller cream piece for the card front. Set this aside.

Using a small piece of the leaf print I cut a piece to fit across the cream card stock front. Put the strip on the cream piece using the ATG and then put this onto the card stock base. Used double stacked large glue dots behind the acorn piece and put that on the card base front. For the "thankful" I die cut that out of glittered card stock backed with Stick It Sheet and the kleenex box top. Put those two words together and used TomBow glue to put this on the card front. Used small glue dots and added sequins to the acorn piece. Used a tiny bow die and cut out a bow using the glittered card stock and added a brown crystal to that. Put this onto the acorn top using a micro mini glue dot.

Used the same layout for this card with a foiled print:

For this card I used a printed card stock from a pad of holiday printed card stock on sale at Mikes:

Used a multi purpose print for the bottom of the acorn:

Used the foil printed square in the upper left corner of this page and backed this with a piece of solid card stock that matches the card stock base to give this print more shape. Die cut the acorn bottom out. Set it aside. Used the same solid colour as the card stock base and die cut the acorn top out. Left it in the die and covered the back of this piece using the Scotch tape pieces. Removed it from the die and then die cut gold foil card stock backed with the Stick It Sheet for the acorn top. Put the gold over the rust piece for the acorn top:

Cut and scored a piece of rust card stock with the fold on the side. Cut a piece of cream card stock for the card base front. Using scraps I cut a strip to put across the card front. Put this onto the card stock base using the ATG. . Cut a piece of rust and cream card stocks for the rectangle for the acorn piece. Put those together using the ATG.  Used the ATG and put the acorn pieces onto the cream rectangle and put this onto the card stock base using doubled up large glue dots. Used a small bow die and cut out a rust bow and put that at the top of the acorn and added a gold bead from the stash to the center of that. Put it on the acorn top piece using micro mini glue dots.

For the "thankful" again I used the gold foil card stock backed with a card board die cut piece. Used TomBow glue to add this to the card front:

Nice dies from Spellbinders and they easily cut through the card board pull tab on the kleenex box. Did not have to use shims in the die cutting machine or anything - the dies cut with one pass in the machine. Easy cards to put together and another fun die set of the month!

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

Wonderful Thanksgiving cards, Candee! I especially like the foil acorn! Great job on photographing that too!