Saturday, July 28, 2012

Thanksgiving cards already?

OK, I know it makes no sense that today I'm sharing 3 cards that are suitable for Thanksgiving but there is actually some logic behind the choice. Earlier this week I visited my LSS (Cherish the Thought) and as usual Jessie had some great grab bags of scraps for sale. I purchased one bag that held an assortment of fall-themed papers (apples, trees, lots of oranges & browns) along with embellishments (flowers, chipboard, die cuts) and I just couldn't wait to make something. I figure I'll put the cards away and donate them in the Fall to Send A Smile 4 Kids - I've already started collecting Halloween and Christmas cards but Thanksgiving often seems to be the forgotten holiday.
I used the current sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday for all 3 cards. The fronts are a digi stamp (Pollycraft), colouring page (a freebie off the Dover newsletter) and a die cut (part of the grab bag). The digi and colouring page image have been sitting in my drawer coloured for months so it's good to use them up. Every layer is popped up so these cards have lots of dimension.

Crafts and Me - anything goes
Crafty Creations - buttons
Fab 'n Funky - no stamped images (3rd card only)
Shopping Our Stash - use something new (all the papers & embellies)
Simply Create Too - use it at least twice (I've used the same sketch 3 times
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch  (rotated to the left)


  1. Nothing like getting a start on things!
    3 wonderful cards, love fall papers and colors. So glad you could join us this week at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  2. I love all three of your cards! They were done beautifully! Nice take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

  3. Awww how sweet are these! Never too early to get going on holiday cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  4. What adorable cards. I lvoe your takes on the sketch and how fun to use the sketch three times. I am glad you like this sketch. It really is a fun one. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  5. I love all of your cards, its always a god idea to get a headstart! - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challeges this week hugs Judith x

  6. Smart lady getting a start on fall cards! These are all wonderful with some terrific images. Great job with sketch on all of them. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  7. How fun it must have been to open up that goodie bag for the surprise inside! Gorgeous cards, all three. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  8. Great cards - that grab bag sounds good!

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

    Helen x

  9. Shelley these are all gorgeous, those papers are scrummy.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  10. Who doesn't love Fall?! These are all terrific creations! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  11. Oh Shelley you have been busy with all your lovely cards. Such yummy colours pretty design papers and embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  12. Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with these fabulous creations. Hugs...Mona

  13. I love all three of your cards . So fun to see that same sketch but different image. Have a sweet day!!! HUGS Arlana