Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Almost Thanksgiving!

I thought I'd share my Thanksgiving cards with you on this Thanksgiving Eve. I had a lot of fun making them! The photo is of the first batch - the batch with all the guessing and figuring out. WAH! I ran out of time to get some pics of the better, second batch, when I knew what I wanted to do.

Things change so many times at the Sally Card Making Factory - so many ideas flying around and the right one never seems to take hold unto the last moment. Anyway, I had initially been inspired by a Dalai Lama quote, something about roots and appreciation - so I knew I wanted to do a tree on my cards.

And then I happened upon Aimee Ray's book, "Doodle Stitching" at the bookstore (I already had her other book but not this one) and there was this darling tree pattern in it. I didn't have time to hand embroider so I did it on the machine and just cut snips of felt for the leaves and tacked them down with french knots.

And then I decided I wanted another quote for the inside - of course - how could it be otherwise?! The wonderful quote was now too elegant and lofty for my cutesy card. So the hunt began for a new one. ay yi yi.

I had the darling scrapbook paper on hand in the mountain of supplies and I had bought some upholstery remnants at the flea market and one became the grassy mound. And I used wonderful stationery from Paper Source - I usually make my own cards but it was really a joy and time saver to have PS stuff this time around. The most wonderful thing was that PS had craft colored paper for the inside sheet WAHOO! I'm going to be living at PS now.

And I'm still crafting as we speak over here. The number of attendees for Thanksgiving dinner keeps growing. Which is wonderful but - WAH! So today will be crazy busy. Here's a sneak peek of my cornucopia's, inspired by Heather Bullard's DIY tutorial. I didn't do a collage of vintage postcard backs like she showed, I just scanned and printed out a vintage manuscript and am using that instead. I'm using a vintage postcard and clip art for the tags on the cornucopia's.

Hope your holiday prep is all finished and you can sit back and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

I'm hoping to do a Vintage Thingie Thursday post tonight but in case I run out of time, wishing you all the most wonderful of holidays with all your dear ones!

Happy happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Sally - I love my card. Thank you so much! :)
    I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow with your dear ones. You deserve to get pampered. xoxo! Pam

  2. Hi Sally,
    Your cards are just amazing once again! I love the stitching and all of the little details. I am looking forward to seeing how your cornucopias turn out when finished too. I bought some supplies to make some too this year, but I'm not sure I'll get to them in time. Next year I am starting my Christmas crafting in January!!
    Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)

  3. I love your cards; I am fond of trees! Really unique and special! I was thinking of you today and then there you were on my blog, Nice surprise! I love your cornucopias; enJOY Thanksgiving, I am sure your decor will be a big hit!

  4. Sally, The cards are wonderful! You are a really creative girl. Happy Thanksgiving to you and have a wonderful day!

  5. Sally! Busy going ons at your house! Wonderful every single idea! I hope you had a fun filled, tasty day! Elizabeth