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Cute Fruit and Thanks -Fun Tutorials with Paper Smooches-

Don’t you smile every time you see a project using cute images? I do! I couldn’t resist playing with these sweet, sweet images from Paper Smooches recently and just had to share with you what I came up with using them.

Today I have 2 projects and tutorials to share with you. They were also created for my Fun Friday edition on social media.

First I made a card that features a fun multicolor stamping technique and a bunch of cute fruit in bright neon colors. Check out the tutorial HERE.

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I also made a sweet Thanks card using die cuts and pear images! 
Find the tutorial HERE.


These were so fun to create and I know they will make someone happy soon. The tutorial guides are easy to follow so I hope you are inspired to create these projects too! You can find more ideas using today’s stamps and die on Paper Smooches blog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s projects and tutorials! A complete list of supplies is included in my tutorials here. Remember to like my tutorial guides by clicking on the little heart on each of their covers, which will let me know that you enjoyed them! 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Main Supplies

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A Blessed Thanksgiving to You Fall inspired card with deco foil

Today I’m sharing a very layered  Thanksgiving card, in Fall colors and with lots of little leaves in different colors and even some gold foiled ones.

I used a beautiful Fall themed paper pad from my stash that had just the perfect tones and patterns for this card. I have been planning this card for a week or two now, so I am glad with how it turned out! I die cut many, many tiny leaves from Impression Obsession from white cardstock, sponged them with Distress Inks in Vintage photo, Old Paper and Peeled Paint and sprayed them with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz from Imagine Crafts. I die cut other leaves with adhesive sheet and foiled them with iCraft Decofoil in Gold.

I layered a few other beautiful dies from Spellbinders and Poppystamps and added a piece of gold ribbon and glittered gold lace to finish off my design.

I hope you are inspired by today’s post! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharing with: Poppystamps – Home for the Holidays / SSS Monday – Thanks or Thanksgiving / Dies R Us – Thankful /

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Thankful Blooms – Dies R Us

November is the month to celebrate, and be thankful with family and loved ones. What better way to share how thankful we are than with a card? This time at Dies R Us we invite you to join our Thankful challenge. For your inspiration I made a Fall themed card, with lots of die cuts.

Supplies
Dies – Spellbinders – Nestabilities – A2 Tranquil Moments / Cheery Lynn – English Tea Party Doily / Spellbinders – D-Lites – Decorative Wrought Iron / Spellbinders Donna Salazar Collection – Carnation Creations / Poppystamps – Dies – Pine Garland / Avery Elle – Elle-ments Dies – Simply Tags: Everyday / Cas-ual Fridays – Casual Vine Fri-dies
Inks – Ann Butler’s Crafter’s Ink: Tangelo, Sunshine, Berry / Distress Inks: Old Paper, Vintage Photo, Embossing
Stamp – Flourishes: Zinnia stamp set
Papers: Leather textured cardstocks in beige, light brown and white/ Shimmery embossed paper in green / Craft metal

Adhesives – Elmer’s Glue-All / Uhu All Purpose adhesive
Tools – Grand Calibur die cutting machine / Zap! heat tool
Other: Inkadinkado embossing powder in Glam Gold / Merletto pearls and crystal stickers / Lara’s Crafts Jute twine

The die cut card base sure add lots of detail to the card, but that of course wasn’t enough. I layered one side of the card’s front with part of a doily die cut and wrought iron die cut. I added die cut leaves, jute twine, and some handmade flowers that I colored with different inks and Inka Gold (see how to here). To finish my design I added pearls, crystals and of course a little tag with a Thanks a Bunch sentiment.

For added inspiration visit Dies R Us Challenge Blog, and check out what my teammates have created. Link up your project for a chance to win a $10 voucher to the store! Our winner and favorites will receive a badge too!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my card.

I’d like to submit this card to: 
Thankful – Poppystamps

Sketch #110 – Cardabilities

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Thanksgiving Greetings

Thanksgiving was celebrated recently in Canada, but it’s yet to be celebrated in the United States, so I still have time to share some crafty ideas for it. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving where I leave, but we used to do some abundant and fun dinners at the american school where I studied… Good old days!

Today I have a card I made using a cute vintage collage from Ewe-N-Me Printables called Collage Sheet – Thanksgiving 102. I used the image of the girl holding a mirror for the turkey that simply blew my mind… How adorable and vintage is that image!

I made a card with lots and lots of layers and though this is a Fall card the color palette is very different. I picked the colors on the image for my card’s color combination. I framed the image and made it the focal point of the card. I added a rosette, embellished with Fall leaves I die cut, colored with pigment and distress inks, and with Inkagold in yellow gold, to give them a nice shimmer. Other elements added were a die cut doily folded in half, gold cording and some crystals.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and if you need to make some cards I highly suggest you visit Ewe-N-Me Printables’ store, because they have lots and lots of beautiful files for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back in a bit with a new card for you, so stay tuned.