The Nearly Forgotten Holiday

After a chilly weekend, we’re looking forward to a week filled with beautifully mild days!  We’re going to enjoy them by grilling, visiting the park and going for some long walks!  Winter is coming and this kind of weather won’t be here very much longer.  Funny how you appreciate things more when you know they won’t be here forever.

Today, I’m sharing a card I made with Thanksgiving in mind.  All too often, things move from Halloween to Christmas without much thought going into this holiday other than the delicious meal that is devoured in a couple hours and the Black Friday deals the following day.  This year we won’t be spending Thanksgiving with my parents or siblings as we usually do, so I want to send some warm gratitude their way.  I used a clear stamp set from Prickley Pear to make a simple card and played along with the current sketch challenge over at Card Patterns.

Stamps – Prickley Pear (Oak & Maple Leaf Clear Stamp Set)
Paper – SU Early Espresso & Daffodil Delight CS, Basic Grey DP (Mellow)
Ink – SU Early Espresso
Accessories – Prickley Pear Scalloped Circle Die, SU scalloped border punch, American Crafts stitched ribbon, SU Brights Buttons, SU Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie markers (for sentiment), baker’s twine


  • TesaB Posted Monday, 10/03/2011 7:49 pm

    Ahhhh, what a super duper GORGEOUS card!!! FAB papers and love that scalloped die!!!!

  • afilatreau Posted Monday, 10/03/2011 7:55 pm

    Ooh, I love this! What a great mix of colors! It is absolutely beautiful!

  • jimlynn Posted Monday, 10/03/2011 9:36 pm

    Great take on the sketch and a beautiful card1 Love that DP and those buttons you added. FABULOUS!

  • Mrs Starling Posted Tuesday, 10/04/2011 2:05 am

    Love the background!!

  • Arielle Posted Tuesday, 10/04/2011 6:53 am

    I LOVE it!!! Great job!

  • Audrey Pettit Posted Tuesday, 10/04/2011 11:45 am

    How very adorable, Melissa! Love the fun paper and love the colorful sentiment. That scalloped circle die is just my most fave ever! LOVE the 3 buttons you added, too.

  • Nina Brackett Posted Friday, 10/07/2011 8:54 pm

    This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week.

  • Kristii Posted Saturday, 10/08/2011 1:33 pm

    Absolutely wonderful!!! I just love the papers and the scalloped die is absolutely perfect!!! Gets me in the mood for fall!!!

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