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Pumpkin Happy Thanksgiving Card

Several more pumpkins have appeared in my house since I posted about our love of all things pumpkin!

I’ve started to put together Thanksgiving cards, so in keeping with the pumpkin theme, I used my Cuttlebug Pumpkin Spice (37-1822) cut and emboss set. I trimmed off the leaf and vine and used just the pumpkin.

The green background is Core’dinations paper embossed with the Crafts Concepts Cottage Floral embossing folder then sanded. I stamped the inside with a Happy Thanksgiving stamp.

Earlier this month I read about an October Challenge to post every day. I’m not participating as a blogger, but I have found some great blogs that I’ll be sharing with you from time to time.

If you’ve enjoyed the Unlock Your Creativity posts I’ve been doing on Wednesdays, check out chatting at the sky. Emily is truly inspiring. Below are two of her posts that struck a cord with me. Enjoy!

Day 9: Be Impractical

Day 10: Know Your Passion

Father’s Day Cards

I’m a lucky, lucky girl. I have two of the best dads still here on earth with me. My daddy and my dad-in-law who treats me like I’m his very own. Both are in their 80’s so I treasure our time together.

This first card is for my dad-in-law. He enjoys working with wood, making small projects to sell at the church Christmas Bazaar, so I thought the Woodgrain Embossing Folder from Craft Concepts was perfect for his card. I used Spellbinders Label Four die for the wording. Rather than frame it in a different color using the next size die, I sponged the edges with Memento’s Rich Cocoa Ink.

The second card is an experiment. My dad is visually impaired so I went larger with everything hoping he’ll be able to see some detail. The card is a piece of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock folded in half. I know colors stand out for him, so I used an old Stampin’Up stamp set called Posie & Bee. I’m not sure if color bleeds together in Daddy’s vision, so I used only two bright inks. I dotted the center of the flowers with gold Pearl Pens to add texture. If Daddy can’t see the individual dots, I hope he’ll be able to feel them. The lettering was done on the computer at 48 pt. and cut using the Spellbinders Label Four die. I sponged color on the edges. For an envelope, I’m using a mailing envelope with clasp from the office supply store.

Have you ever made a card for someone with special needs? What did you do that was different?

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