Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sending Thanksgiving Blessings....

Hello Friends,
Here today with a card for this week's Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #53 - Give Thanks.

I love Cheery Lynn Designs challenges and their beautiful purple dies.  I have my eye on some of the dies from their newest release including a beautiful angel that looks like this:

This is the Lacey Angel die and I think it is gorgeous!!!!  I just love angels and have so many angel friends and family members in my life that I know this die would get a lot of use by me!  It may become a Christmas gift to myself this year!

For today I decided I wanted to use their beautiful embossed leaf and acorn dies and incorporate them into a Thanksgiving card for my parent's who are once again hosting this year with a lot of help from all of us 7 kids and families.

I decided to go with a negative die cut panel and insert the leaf /acorn die cuts into it.

My die cut panel is a frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs called "Fiona's Magic Mirror".  I think it is just beautiful and perfect with these leaves and a little bit of wild honey distress ink on it to brighten up the edges of the kraft cardstock! 
 To balance out the yellow on the card I added a small scalloped circle die from Cheery Lynn Designs with my sentiment.  The sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink Stamp set called: Autumn Hills.
I then added a yellow ribbon and some roses to create a triangle of yellow on the card.  I distressed the edges of my yellow and light brown cardstocks and then used my 1/8" corner chomper from We R Memory Keepers to slightly round the edges.   I took my pictures outside today but it was still gray and overcast here in Seattle so the colors are not perfect....but it will have to do for today!
Thanks for taking a look at my Thanksgiving card.  It is hard to believe that it is only 3 weeks away now!  My son loves making cut-out turkey and leaf shaped cookies each year so we may start on those this weekend and freeze the cookies to be frosted just before the big day! 
Happy Crafting and cooking all!
: )  Jill
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  1. Hi Jill, that is a very nice card. I especially love the negative die cuts. I love to see dies used differently and that Angel die is amazing. I was playing with it today. You will definitely have to get one. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  2. Jill, what a beautiful card...the colors ares to stunning and I just love the leaf cutouts and your background paper. So pretty.

  3. Love the negatives and the sweet patterns showing through!! They do have some fabulous dies and the angel looks great~!! Yikes, better get planning! Hugs, Rebecca

  4. so stunning jill.i love the gorgeous leaves and colours and fab effect with the die cuts.
    the mary and jesus stamp is used on my christmas blessings card is from a stamp set by was their september stamp kit from 2010 and is called christmas blessings.I have had a look on their website and it is still available as a set, i know they did release them as single stamps too.hth :D

    xx coops xx

  5. What a great idea to use patterned paper for your leaf, I love that!! (and yes, we do need to give Apple a call ... colored keyboards here we come!)

  6. Very pretty card, Jill, love the use of the negative cutouts! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  7. this turned out just beautiful!! thanks for joining in the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  8. Great card! I love how you used the negative cuts. I agree - that angel is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  9. Gorgeous card Jill!
    And lovely leaves!
    Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week!
    Good luck!
    love from France, Kianel.


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: ) Jill