Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Sheri CRAFTS - Challenge #73 Be Thankful

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Challenge #72 is Be Thankful - we would love for you to create a card or project with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. I had a blast creating my card for this challenge. I played with my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and used the design on page 51. I cut the card at 6 inches and the circle and decorative layer at 5 inches. The image is from C1473 Remarkable Wreath.
I stamped the main wreath in Cocoa and then made a "puddle pad" to stamp the leaves and thank you sign. I cut the image out and added a couple of waxy flax bows. I distressed everything using a sponge and Cocoa ink pad. I popped up the design layer to give dimension. All supplies are Close To My Heart.
How to make a "puddle pad." Take a piece of felt and 3 - 5 bottles of reinker. Place drops of reinker on the felt at random places. I usually squeeze 2 or 3 drops in each place. The ink will run together and give you a perfect color for Fall leaves. This becomes your ink pad. Make sure you clean your stamp between so you have a nice image each time you stamp.
So jump on over to My Sheri Crafts Challenge Blog to check out what the Design Team has created and submit your project. You could be our next guest designer!

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Card Makin Mamas - Challenge #33 Thanks
Fun with Shapes and More - Challenge #96 Make 3 - something should be used 3 times
Pattie's Creations - Challenge #33 Birthday or Thanksgiving
Phindy's Place - Challenge #81 Thankful
Aud Sentiments - Challenge #41 Thank you or Thanksgiving
MelJen's - Challenge #84 Orange and Brown
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Giving Thanks


  1. Oh, Sue, I LOVE this wreath and that FABULOUS Thanks banner!!! GORGEOUS!!! TFS your fun inking technique -- hadn't thought to do that & it is PERFECT for fall leaves!!!

  2. Wow, I love your wreath with the thank you banner inside of it! It is fantastic!

  3. This is just beyond fabulous!! Thanks for giving the directions on making a puddle pool. I will have to try it out. This is such an elegant card. I just lov eeverything about it!!

  4. Gorgeous wreath and banner! Love everything about this lovely card!

  5. This is so adorable i love everything about it!! great job on the nontraditional shape of the card, those are a doozy for me!!! :)

  6. This is just beautiful and thanks so much for sharing the "puddle pad" technique! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood 'Give Thanks' challenge and please come back again soon!

    one of the 'Sistahs'

  7. Stunning card Sue! It is beautiful!

  8. Beautiful wreath Sue!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Birthdays OR Thanksgiving' Challenge #33, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  9. Sue your card is beautiful! And thanks for sharing the puddle pad instructions. Sounds like a fun idea!

  10. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining our Orange and/or Brown challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

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  11. What a beautiful card, Sue! Thank you for joining us at Meljen's Designs!  Hope to see you again soon!

    ~ Di, Meljen's Senior DT Member

  12. Lovely, Sue! Like your tutorial, too!

    So glad you joined us for the Phindy's Place challenge.

  13. This is so cute, love the shape. Thanks for joining us at Phindys Place this week...

  14. Very nice wreath! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments!!!
    audrey gzls