November has finally arrived which means that my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is right around the corner! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's uncommercialized and a calm day to reflect on the many, many blessings that the Lord has showered me with over the past year. I love spending the day before Thanksgiving in my kitchen, listening to classical music and whipping up heirloom recipes that have been passed down to me from my dear grandmothers. It means the world to me to spend Thanksgiving day fellowshipping with my family and enjoying lots and lots of yummy food...we are fortunate to have a family of AMAZING cooks! To celebrate my favorite holiday, I thought I'd share a random stamped Thanksgiving card that I created using the discontinued CTMH stamp set, "Summer's Wave".
Start out by cutting a piece of Desert Sand cardstock 4 1/4" wide x 12 long". Score at 3 1/4" and 8 3/4" on the 12" side of the cardstock. Using a scalloped border punch, punch design out of each end of the card. Random stamp the flaps of card and then sponge ink around the edges and on the flaps of the card to give an aged look to it. Using a Glue-Dot, attach a 16" long piece of 3/16" wide chocolate grosgrain ribbon to the center of the back of the card, (the tails of the ribbon hang over the ends...my scanner wasn't long enough to capture the entire length of the ribbon), as shown in photo:
Stamp Thanksgiving sentiment on a piece of 3 1/2" long x 2" wide piece of Colonial White cardstock. (I used the CTMH "A Little Everything" for the sentiment). Distress the edges and sponge with Desert Sand ink. Attach to the inside top flap of card. Stamp various leaves in fall colors, (I used Terra Cotta, Barn Red, and New England Ivy inks), and cut out. Attach to inside of card, along with a family photo, as shown in photo below:
Sign your card, fold on score lines and tie closed with ribbon and your card is ready to be mailed in a standard A2-sized envelope.