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Happy Thanksgiving to You


We’ll all be celebrating Thanksgiving Day this month in the United States.  Our family might risk the addition of a ham to the feast, but that was just once, not that it wasn’t good, but we all love our turkey.  It’s a big Turkey meal with mashed potatoes and gravy plus some veggies and of course crescent rolls, which are not to be confused with French croissants. My boys do not like cranberries, most pies, cakes, stuffing or croissants – ME, I LOVE IT ALL.  I don’t know what I did wrong, but there you have it.  I’ll be enjoying a good Thanksgiving and hope you do too.

I made several cards and I hope you enjoy them and how I put them together.  Have a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours this month.


a2z HA Large Thankful Nov 2015

I used the same masking technique I used on the first card above to stamp the pumpkins and leaves.  The background from the green up is done in Distress inks, Fosslilzed Amber and then Mustard Seed and and Spiced Marmalade upper right.   The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa.

a2z Scrapbooking Hero Arts “Thankful for You

SECOND ONE LAYER CARD – See tutorial below.

A Thank you card for Thanksgiving and it’s all one layer.  I used the masking technique to build this card plus a Hero Arts Jar die.a2z HA Thankful for yuo Nov 2015

  •  Die Cut the jar
  • I did not use the Winter Scene stamp, as I didn’t have it at the time.  It would certainly have made this so much easier to just stamp the jar top.
  • Use the bottle top of the die to create the label.  Place the “THANK YOU”  or your choice of stamp to judge width & length of label.  Then die cut the bottom of the label.  I had to shave the sides on the label to fit the label inside the jar.
  • Use the die-cut label you just made to trace your label onto the jar.
  • The jar top is drawn by using the bottom of the die itself.  Die cut a piece of paper using the bottom of the die so you can use the shape to draw the jar top.   It really was perfect, however, you can see my drawing skills are not.
  • You now have the jar top and label drawn on the jar.
  • Choose your stamps to decorate the inside of the jar.  I chose the Hero Arts “Thankful for You”
  • To do a bit of masking, you have to think ahead and plan your design.  What do you want to see first?  Since there are matching dies with these, I just cut copy paper and started layering to see what I wanted to go where.  I also used the “THANK YOU” label I had cut first.
  • Here’s the order I stamped each item.  Stamp the leaf down the center first.
  • Tape your paper masks to avoid stamping over your previously stamped images.  I used Washi tape to hold down the masks.  Stamp the two pumpkins (I stamped the left first).  Stamp all the leaves wherever you think they should go.
  • If you want to stamp leaves over the “label”, make sure you mask around the “label”

a2z Scrapbooking Hero Arts “Thankful for You” and Hero Arts Jar Frame Cut die.

This photo is for the comparison of card sizes.  Funny, is it not?a2z HA Large & Small Thankful Nov 2015

An additional card, background made with “Autumn” clear stamps and lots of Distress inking.   To order anything not in stock at the moment, please use the email on the a2z Scrapbooking store.

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a2z HA Autumn Nov 2015

Hope you’ll join in our November Challenge and make a “One Layer” card with your Hero Arts stamps, dies and stencils.

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3 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving to You

  1. Beautiful projects Arlene!! Love the rich warm palette!!

  2. Now look who’s putting pumpkis in a jar! 😉

  3. Wow Arleen, you have been busy and I love all these wonderful projects! Great job and the colors are perfect! 🙂

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