Saturday, September 3, 2011

Grateful for Friends

Tomorrow's post will start a week of Halloween cards (because I have five children to make Halloween cards for), and then I'm done with Halloween because, really. Just really. For those who, like me, would rather Halloween be like it was when we were kids (fun, not over-commercialized, with homemade costumes, yadda, yadda), I've got some fun ideas for quick and easy cards. If you don't do Halloween at all, you could just change the theme and use the ideas anyway.

While Halloween might be overdone (IMHO), gratitude cannot be overdone, so here's another Thanksgiving/Gratitude Collection card.


Burlap is big this year, if the magazines are any indication. It's a very cool way to add some fabulous texture to a card. I used 1/4" ScorTape to attach this, but it's still not terribly sturdy. Sewing is the only truly sturdy way to attach burlap to paper, and, alas, I don't sew unless someone holds a gun to my head...which would be a silly reason to hold a gun to someone's head, don't you think? This card will, therefore, be hand-delivered.

BTW, if you CASE this card, please use dark red floss in the button instead of a string from the burlap. I'm sure it would look even better that way.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Supplies
stamps: Papertrey First Fruits
ink: SU cherry cobbler
paper: PTI vintage cream
accessories: punches, burlap, button, glue dots

30 comments:

  1. Love this one, Susan! I think you're right, I keep seeing burlap everywhere, too.....

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  2. Hear hear! I think it's the commercialization that has killed my enthusiasm for most holidays, and I LOVE your Gratitude theme. :) I also kinda love that you expect people to CASE your cards, because you KNOW we want to. :) Thanks!

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  3. What an awesome fall card! This one is going to be cased!

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  4. Just gorgeous Susan. Love the colours you have chosen.

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  5. Love the colors of your card! I make two Halloween cards - one for my grandson and one for a grand niece. I make tags for two other grand nieces and two young neighbor children. that's it for me :)

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  6. Yes, I don't really need to start seeing Hallowe'en STUFF in early August. I did pick up a few stamps this year from the Michaels bins, as I too have a few kids' cards to make.
    On to today's card... which is amazing! Love the touch of burlap and the rich autumn colours.

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  7. I am taking up your gratitude challenge and have just completed a thank you card. The burlap looks fabulous with those cute little leaves.

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  8. Love the burlap, love the card! Fabulously done. As for Halloween, I can live without it.

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  9. I always have to use the glue gun with burlap. I like it because it doesn't stay sticky like tape does in the holes. Hope that makes sense to you - LOL. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - you are a CAS genius! Hugs, Audrie

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  10. Totally awesome CAS card! I SO see me casing this one... *smile* TFS!

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  11. Beautiful card. Such terrific design work.

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  12. Great natural looking card...just so right for this time of year.

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  13. i love all the cards you do, i'm a little embarrest to ask but what do you mean by CASE ing cards?

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  14. CASE = Copy and Share/Steal Everything. It's an acronym used when you copy someone else's work.

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  15. Yep lovin the added texture! Ok - what does IMHO mean. I am comp talk challenged.. :)

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  16. Now this one I like a lot. I am not such a big fan of too much space without color so this fits my love!

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  17. Gorgeous card, Susan! It pops right out at me and makes me smile :)

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  18. Oh my, I am totally in love with this card! The layout is spectacular .. and the colors ... and the texture!!! I hope you don't mind if I borrow the layout for a take 3 challenge ??!!

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  19. I love this card! I'm not a big Halloween fan, but I do love the Grateful for friends theme! My friends are very important to me.

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  20. What a great card! Of course we will CASE so thanks for the suggestion :<)

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  21. Totally, completely and absolutely agree with you about Halloween!!! A fun day for the kids is all that it should be.
    Great card the colours just pop.

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  22. This is a wonderful card! The textures, colors and sentiment are in great accord. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love this card!! I must go find my burlap! I bought it several months ago and then never used any of it. LOL!!

    And while I totally agree that the commercialization of Halloween is way overdone and the fact that it pushes Thanksgiving out since they jump right to Christmas annoys me even more, I have to say that I do enjoy making Halloween cards. I don't have a ton of people that I send them to, but I usually try to make and send Halloween cards just for the fun of it even though I'll be sending Thanksgiving and then Christmas cards shortly thereafter. What can I say?? LOL!! I just like to make cards for every holiday, big or small.

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  24. Lovely card. I love the colors and textures. I
    agree with you completely--Halloween is not what it used to be.

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  25. I had to stop and pin this card -- it's completely lovely!

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  26. So tickled to see you using fabric and buttons!

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