Thursday, November 22, 2012

Crafty Card Gallery November Challenge

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Turkey Day!

For those in the US...Happy Thanksgiving! I am here to share the Crafty Card Gallery Design Team Challenge for is to use a stationary item on our card. Right off I knew I'd use one of my spiral paper clips. But, I wasn't sure how. Then, as I was creating a project for a PK sketch challenge, it hit me...I started on the task of grabbing my stamps and cutting various paper before forgetting my idea. I was on a mission! Best thing, the receiver of this card can even frame it to use as a Thanksgiving Kitchen/Dining Room decoration for years to come. Yes, I think it's THAT cute!

Items needed:
PK-  141 Lil'Tweets Thanksgiving (Can be purchased from Peachy Keen Stamps HERE.)
Red, Orange, White, and Patterned Papers (one with fall leaves, the other decorative with spiral pattern and light enough in color to stamp on)
Copic Markers
White Gelly Roll pen
Matching ribbon
Matching Bling (I used pearls)
Spiral Paper Clip

Here's what I did:
Decided my base color would be white and cut that out to the size I wanted my card to be.
Then I cut the red paper a bit smaller than the white one and the orange one a bit smaller than the red one.  (After folding the white paper in half to have the top and bottom/front and back of my card.) The patterned paper I cut a bit smaller but then took an extra 3/4 of an inch off the longer side.
I cut a strip of leaves one and a half inches wide.
Cut the banners from scraps to a length that looked good. Using the darker color first and stamping my sentiment on the lighter banner.
I then stamped the prayer on the light patterned paper and the bird on a piece of white cardstock. I used my circle punch to punch out the bird, then I colored him with my Copics. Assembled the card using my TOMBO glue and double sided sticky foam. Trimmed the red papers with faux stitching using my white Gelly Roll pen. Tied the ribbon onto the paper clip and placed it on the corner of the card. Added my three dot pearl bling to finish it off.

Oh...and if you haven't purchased your copy of Creations, by Crafty Card Gallery...may I suggest you do. It has a lot of great articles and cards featured in it! You can purchase it HERE. A few of my cards are featured in this current issue!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for looking at my blog! Please become a follower. Once I have 50 followers, the giveaways will begin. (With a new set of my favorite stamps!) Until next time...TTFN!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
My Craft Spot


  1. CUTE, cute, cute! I love the layout of this card and the fabulous papers! Super duper cute! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  2. Really cute card. Fab colors and papers. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  3. Aw, how adorable..i love this! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  4. Love the little poem on the card, such a cute birdie, thank you for joining us at My Craft Spot :)