Sunday, November 19, 2017

Christmas Presents

Most of the cards I make go into bins and are saved throughout the year. At Christmas time, I divvy them up, and fill small boxes with at least a dozen cards and envelopes as presents for special people. I was one short. One. One stinkin' card. And naturally, the box that was short has to be ready to go this week...so my son can take it back to the Twin Cities after our Thanksgiving together. One short...*sigh* On the up side, I had to play in my craft room today! I think I can live with that! The inspiration for this one came from the photo over at Curtain Call. Acorns. How perfect for this time of year.


Thank heavens this sweet image spoke very loudly to me, and the idea for my card made a very loud Ping inside my head. It looks like this:


Those sweet little acorns and the sentiment are from an RC set that Darnell was kind enough to give me. They're perfect! The oak leaves are from an NBUS set from The Market Street Stamps. The circle die is from MFT. The 'dots' are from a PTI set, and I added a little kraft twine along the left side. I think this has a bit of a masculine look to it. And it's back to the 'company preparations' for me. Tons to do, but it will be so worth it. Hope your Thanksgiving festivities are full of family, friends, good food, and blessings. As always...


12 comments:

Lynn said...

I have to get a move on with cards for card sets that my mum asked me to make! Love that you do this too.This card is fabulous! Reminds me of the gorgeous birthday card I have sitting on my mantel from you! Thank you for thinking of me my dear friend. xx

Susanne Vargas said...

You "poor, poor" girl - you had to go in your room and play! Sorry, but I don't feel too, too bad for you, hehe! Especially because you made this fun card and shared it with us!
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Such a fun card! Absolutely in line with the challenge you are playing along.

lostinpaper said...

Great stamping and design Bev!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your acorny card, Bev! Happiest Thanksgiving to you, and yours!
=]

Anita in France said...

Sweet background, Bev ... those acorns put me in mind of our little white squirrel-y friend, Snowflake!! Imagine HAVING to go and make a card ... life's tough sometimes :)! If I don't get back again to say it, have you a Happy Thanksgiving mon amie, filled with every blessing! Big hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Brenda said...

Don't it figure you would be one card short?! lol But love that it gave you a reason to be in your crafty room! I love the card you made, the background is fabulous and I just adore the sentiment. Too cute! Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Eliz Stewart said...

Bev... love your stamped background... it is so much fun to put small stamps to good use! Great birthday card.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the inspiration photo!

Bobby said...

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I'm just getting around to commenting. This is a darling card, Bev, and I love the sentiment. I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving.

Kim S said...

What a wonderful gift idea!! I love your boxes of cards. And how fun that you just HAD to squeeze in one more card! The background you created with the acorns, leaves and dots is just right for the sentiment!

Kylie said...

How frustrating to be one short! BUT, it is our gain as we get to see more creations from your fabulous and inspiring self! Totally love this!