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In the Holiday Way :: Thanksgiving Card

Even in Florida now, the weather is starting to change.  Not quite yet cool enough to turn up the A/C but enough to get me in the mood for creating.  I am not sure what it is about this time of year but it makes me want to craft.  I spent the last weekend cleaning up my scrap room preparing to start my holiday cards and gifts.  Along with regular gifts at Christmastime, I always give something handmade.  Sometimes I have an idea months and months before and other times it takes me a long time to figure out what I want to do.

Last year, Mark and I matted and framed some of our own photographs.  The year before, I transcribed an old family recipe book, added graphics, printed and bound it.   The year before it was handmade blankets that folded into pillows.  Those were special as the pockets were made from a blanket that I had made my grandmother that she loved and was with her until she passed.  I am not sure yet what this year will be yet.

Here is my first card for the holidays.  It is a Thanksgiving card I made some time ago to submit to a magazine.  I can now share it with you now.  I really love it.  The base is dark brown with a Martha Stewart Punch edge.  I used a Cornish Heritage Farms (now out of business) wood grain stamp stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink Old Paper and Vintage Photo with Clear Embossing on peach cardstock.  I wanted to go for a table cloth look and used a Gingham patterned paper from K & Company.  I used a scallop punch and the Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Dinner punch.  I just used some letter stamps for the sentiment.  The inside is also decorated with a little dinner plate.

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