Monday, November 5, 2012

Thanksgiving

Living in Florida, it's a bit difficult to relate to the gorgeous Fall colors so I tried to capture the warmth of the holiday with this Thanksgiving invitation. I used the center step up card so that I could create a focal point with the Spelbinders die and give it a 3D effect. The amber tuille ribbon softened the look and the best embellishment , the copper metal leaf, belonged to my Dad. He passed away 20 years ago, and I am fortunate  to have been able to "inherit" many of his embellishments. that he used to create with. The border tape was from Recollections (Michael's).
The brackets and "You're Invited" was from Tags Bags, Boxes & More 2....love that cart! The paper was from my favorite company DCWV Fall collection. The golds, orange and rust colors are gorgeous. It's too bad, the glittered leaf doesn't show up as well as it should!  I inked the edges with my next favorite product, Quick Quotes  Powder Puff "Mocha Mama" brown ink. The copper pearl dots around the die cut are from Viva Decor....LOVE them!!!!
Hope you enjoy all the cards....now, off to plan the menu for 20.

 Matching envelope with the turkey stamp


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41 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, thanks for joining CTVS!

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  2. Wonderful cards!! The texutre and colors look so nice!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!! (Oh and by the way, you have a yorkie!! Is is a good breed?? We're considering adopting one!!!)

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  3. This is gorgeous I love hese colors.

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  4. Very beautiful!!!Love the cardstock!!Pretty!

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  5. Love the colours of your leaves thanks for sharing your card with us at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

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  6. Hi Claire! Love your card, awesome! Especially the matching envelope w turkey stamp.
    I totally understand how hard it is getting ready for fall, Im in SoCal with 80 degrees weather lately. However, you channelled fall really well in your card :)

    See you around!
    ClaireR
    ThreeWatersCreations.com

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  7. oh and PS: I thought I was following your blog but I guess not, now I am as a new follower :) anyway just wanted to say that I love your blog make over!
    Cheers
    ClaireR

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  8. Beautiful cards - gorgeous colors and wonderful dies. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 'ABC' Challenges for our 3 in a Row.

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  9. Hi Claire wow what a super design and fabulous shape too. What a fantastic card .
    Thank you for joining us this time for our Falling Leaves Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

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  10. What a bautiful card. Love all the embossing. Thank you for joing us at ABC Challenges. Hugs Xx Rosie

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  11. Beautiful creation! Your design is just amazing and the colors are so rich and wonderful -makes me want to go jump in a pile of leaves! Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  12. This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  13. WOW!!! LOVE the different textures you used on these--just stunning creations! :) Fabulous!!!

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  14. this is very pretty and you did a great job capturing the colors of fall! Thanks for joining us at Cardz TV STamps "I'm so thankful" challenge!

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  15. Your stepper card is beautifully done and those leaves are amazing! Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

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  16. so stunning the colors and your leaves well done thanks for joining the CTVS "I'm so Thankful" challenge Karen

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  17. Hi Claire, thanks for the invitation to follow you on pinterest. I'm following your boards and would love it if you'd follow mine. There's a link on my blog: http://capturingamomentintime.com

    Cheryl

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  18. I think you captured fall colour very well lovely card Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge
    Sandra DT xx

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  19. WOW, I love your card. Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Eureka Challenges. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

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  20. Claire,
    Oh my goodness, your invitations are beautiful! Love the colors and design! How awesome is that that you have and get to use some of your father's things? :) I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  21. Very detailed creation you have here! Its a very unique design! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create!

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  22. This is gorgoeus! Thanks for playing along with us @ ABC Challenges!!!!

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  23. Wow, your invitiations are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Blog Challenge this week!

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  24. You nailed it! They're beautiful!!

    Susie

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  25. I love the fold you used. Your cards are beautiful!

    Thank you for participating in this week's ABC Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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  26. Gorgeous fall invitations!! What a great touch to add something special from your father

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  27. How sweet you were able to use something from your dad. Your cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with ABC Challenges this week!

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  28. What a beautiful piece of your Dad's that you chose to use. The limited inspiration in Florida didn't slow you down! It's a beauty!

    Thanks for playing along with The Ribbon Carousel Crew

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  29. Gorgeous colors! What a beautiful invite:-) Thanks for joining us at FCCB:-)

    ~Tammy S

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  30. Hi Claire back to thank you for joining the LSP Thanksgivng challenge with your beautiful invitations. Karen

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  31. Gorgeous card! You have truly captured the beautiful fall leaves in your card. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

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  32. Stunning card design. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge!

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  33. Such a unique creation! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

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  34. This is so very pritty! Really so autum like! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. xx Bianca

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  35. Thank you for showing so many different views of your project. I really love the way your invitations came out. I'm sure the invitees will love them, too. How very special to be able to use some of your dad's leaves. Those gave the cards that finishing touch. Thank you for sharing your care with us at The Perfect Sentiments challenge.

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  36. such pretty cards, beautiful colours. works brilliantly for a thank you card.

    thanks for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments

    Rx

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  37. Love the shape of your invites! Wonderful fall paper, and great texture! Thanks for sharing them with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

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  38. What a lovely card. The texutre and colors look so nice. Love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Ohhhh, these really are gorgeous! The tones you've chosen are beautiful! Lovely invitations!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  40. Beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight with your wonderful creation.
    Hugs TC x

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  41. Such lovely fall step card, you did a great job! thank you for joining us at My Craft Spot :)

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