Thursday, September 8, 2011

Lawnscaping Blog Hop


Welcome to the first ever Lawnscaping Blog Hop!  So glad you’re here!  You should have come to me by way of Ashley.  This month's theme is magical...holiday projects! The hop runs from Friday, September 9th - Sunday, September 11th! Make sure to comment on all of the blogs because there are LOTS of prizes to be won! All the details can be found on the Lawnscaping home page (http://lawnscaping.blogspot.com).
This year, I've decided to mail out Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards.  With my love of the season, the colors and the pumpkins...I thought it would be fun to do something out of the box! It was a lot of fun making my first Thanksgiving card using the Lawn Fawn set, "Harvest Season." 
 After making the card base from brown craft card stock, I stamped the leaves using my Ranger Distress Ink in antique linen.  Next, I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment.  You can see that in order to fit it on my card, I stamped each word separately in two lines. Next, I worked on my pumpkin, stamping it on some off white card stock and also stamping it on the plaid paper from my stash.  I used my Stampin' Up markers to color the pumpkin, and after cutting it out, I used pop dots to adhere the pumpkin over the image stamped on the plaid.  I distressed the bottom of the plaid paper and used my sewing machine to stitch the zig-zag pattern in a chocolate brown.  I used some yarn and off white string near the top of the card to add some dimension.  A Martha Stewart punch was used for the top in a gold-orange card stock and for the bottom of the inside of the card.  
To finish off my card, I stamped the sentiment, "You are a blessing to me," and some more leaves in the Distress Ink on the inside of the card.  Now I just need to pull out that Christmas card list and get to making a lot of Thanksgiving cards!

Next head on to Cathy's blog. If you've gotten off track, don't worry! Head on back to Lawnscaping to see the complete list of designers and prize information!

76 comments:

Cris said...

Lovely! Great coloring!

Isha said...

Lovely card. TFS

Tracy said...

Great card :)

Elena said...

love the cozy plaid background and your simple pumpkin! great job!

CraftyDee said...

Nice card!

Manasa said...

Cute card !

~amy~ said...

sooooo fun...love the plaid!

Chari M. said...

Simple and lovely!

Shelly said...

Great card! Love how you kept it simple yet added some little details! :)

Heather Innusa said...

Very sweet card! I love the addition of he yarn!

Laurel said...

This is so cute. I love it. Love the patterned paper and your stitching! Super cute!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the added touch of the yarn =) TFS!

Kelly said...

love the plaid and that is such a great sentiment to give someone!

Tamara said...

great card
xx Tamara

Divine said...

Love the card. TFS :)

Maya said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!

*Alison* said...

what a fun card.. the colors and paper picks are perfect!
Off to the next stop on the hop :) HUGS
familybubbles at hotmail dot com

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

What a fun card!! TFS! ;o)

Peggy Jean said...

Darling card. I like the muted plaid for fall, a much softer look than bright colors - I like that and I love the use of border punch on the inside.

Priya Mohan said...

Nice card

gscrapbooks said...

So pretty! Love that you stamped on the inside too!

Samantha Mann said...

I love the muted colors! Such a great card for fall in general!

Katie said...

I just love that patterned paper. Great Card.

Christiana said...

Aw, very sweet! Great job.

Nona said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card! Great design and colors :)

Rachel W K said...

perfect for autumn, and love the rustic paper you chose

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Tami B. said...

This hop is killing me. I've been wanting this set for a couple of weeks now and it's been out of stock. Can't wait till I can get it. You did a great job on your card.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love the soft colors! Very sweet approach!

Donna Bowman said...

Pretty card!

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

beautiful and sumptuous, perfect for fall

Karen B. said...

The yarn adds such a homespun feel to your wonderful card.

Nickery said...

Cute card :)

glowegal said...

So cute! I love the scalloped edge at the bottom and the light colored leaf stamp in the inside! Such great touches!

Yainea said...

Love your card! The patterned paper you used is perfect for the entire look, it matches perfectly with the yarn and how you colored the pumpkin :)

Eve said...

luv the zig zag stitch and distress edge! Luv the inside of the card too! :-)

Annette said...

awesome card...thanks for sharing..

Indy said...

Great Thanksgiving card.

Emily Keaton said...

Very nice! This is a beautiful Thanksgiving card. :)

melania deasy said...

Adorable Thanksgiving card :)

Carol said...

Adorable project! I love the colors and the design!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Terri (blindstamper) said...

You guys are making me so excited for my first Lawn Fawn stamps...they are already on their way to me...yeah!

Ujjwal said...

love the addition of yarn :)

Anya L. said...

Thanks for sharing with us!

osirisandloki said...

what a cute card i love it!

Kellann said...

Very cute! I really like it!

michsmith1973 said...

So cute!

lydiawalker said...

such a cute card xxx love it xxx

Helen said...

Thanks for showing us your card. Very cute.

Heidi said...

Love all the texture in this card - the cute border punch/yarn/twine/stitching. Adorable!

Hussena said...

very sweet and simple like your card very much.

Misty said...

Cute..TFS

Sonia said...

very sweet!

Lora Oliver said...

Such a lovely card. TFS!

ivy said...

love that border punch! nice card!

Deanna said...

I like the yarn!

Ruby said...

Lovely card, great colouring and I love how you've used the wool too!

Jenny said...

Love the plaid paper and the matching wool trim :)
A real homely card :)
Jenny x

Kristy Smith said...

Corey, this is super cute! I love this stamp set and NEED to buy it! =)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love the soft colors in the background!

Jenny said...

Cute card!

Sue D said...

Lovely card--I like the stitching.

Crafty Math Chick said...

I adore this pumpkin (well, I adore all pumpkins, LOL) - you colored it with some much depth and I love the plaid background and fancy border too.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Super cute!

Froggietalks said...

I like the choice of the lighter background with the pumpkin in front. LOVE the card.

yenni said...

Lovely card. love how you colour the pumpkin :)

hugs
yenni

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) very cute pumpkin and the colours and design are fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Kathy B said...

Sweet card!

marjon said...

nice card!

Angie said...

cute card. the distressed eges add a nice touch.

Lauren said...

Your pumpkin and stitching are great!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing this delightful card.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Lovely card!

Kelly Braund said...

Adorable!

The Paper Pundit said...

Great idea for that punch, I have it, but haven't used it yet. You've inspired me!

JodieC said...

I love the colours you have used. TFS

MicheyMoo said...

Lovely patterned paper in the background which perfectly sets off your Thanksgiving card. Really sweet, and I love the sentiment inside. xx

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