Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift Card set

Hello Friends!!
I hope you are having a fabulous day!
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I wanted to share with you my new 
Vintage Thanksgiving "Thankful Memories" Card set.
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Those of you who have been following me for a while may remember the set that I made 2 years ago 
(who knew it was that long ago??)
I created these Thankful cards using some images I found from the Graphics fairy.  The idea behind the cards was to create a new family tradition.  Each member who will be attending our Thanksgiving Dinner will receive one of the cards to write what they are Thankful for on.  Then when Dinner conversation starts, and we go around the table asking what everyone is thankful for, people can refer to their cards.  The great thing about writing it all down, is that the cards can be kept and revisited in years to come!
All I know is that my boys and my 4 nephews all love to share what they are thankful for, and they are young adults and teens now.  So it is nice to have their thoughts on paper!
If you would like to start this tradition with your family and don't have time to create some cards of your own, you can find my collage sheet set in my etsy here.

You will receive 4 sheets.

Pg One
Pg Two
Pg Three

Pg Four
(notice there are two extra smaller focal images, that you can use on cards).

Here is a look of how it I put mine together.
First I printed out a few sheets of music background and one dots background papers.  Then I put them back into my printer so that I could print out my sheets on the other side.  I used my MTC program and my Black Cat cougar to cut them all out.  Then I inked the edges with Ranger's Vintage Photo.
Here are the backs, I recommend doing just the dots type paper, because it will be kind of hard to read text that is on the music paper.  Lucky for me, my kiddos write dark, and I will give them a sharpie.  I did ink both sides.
Here is how it looks when you fold over your pocket tabs, and then glue them in place.  The cards fit inside nicely.
Next I added some Tombow foam tabs to elevate my focal image.  I also added my "blessings" text box to my tab.  I placed a piece of Really Reasonable Ribbon vintage looking Edna crochet trim across the front.  
I used my new Bow it All to with my Gold Organza, both from Really Reasonable Ribbon to create my fabby bow!!
Next I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply some glue and hold down my bow ends.  You can place them artistically on your piece, or clip them shorter so you don't have to play around with them.
I added some of my favorite Really Reasonable Ribbon Deep Ivory Mulberry Roses to help hold my ribbon in place.  I did the same thing with the other tie.
Next I used my Art Glitter Designer dries clear Glue & Ultra fine Metal Tip to apply glue through out my piece and I added glitter.  #300 Camel was added to the hat, coat and pants.  #236 Clementine was added to the some of the veggies in the wagon, #208 Fauna was added to the collar and cuffs, #295 Ensalada was added to the greenery, #196 Lion's Mane was added to the edge of focal image oval, and boot cuff.  #91 Orange Crush was added to my pumpkin, #349 Garnet was added to the wheel barrow.  I also cut two piece of Gold Shimmer Satin which I tucked in under my focal piece on top of the crochet lace.
Next I tied my cards with a piece of Moss green Micro gingham, added a cafe latte button which was tied with Brown Sugar baker's twine.  I also added my text box off to the left of my focal image.  Securing the left side of it with a pop dot and the right side just glued down on top of my focal image.  #196 Lion's Mane glitter was used on both text boxes, and #160 Rose Gold was added to the outer pocket edges.
I am super happy with how it turned out!
Here are some close ups
The bow it all really makes beautiful bows!!
Here is another close up
One last look at the set together

You can see it on my Youtube channel here.

I will be sharing with the following Linky Parties
DIY Show Off

Night Owl Create & Inspire Linky Party
Brag Monday at the Graphic Fairy

Share It Sunday Linking Button
Share it Sunday

I will be playing along in the following challenges

Digi Haven:  We Give Thanks
Hiding in my Craft Room:  Thanksgiving

Thank you for visiting!!
I would love to hear about your Family's Thanksgiving Traditions!


  1. Super cute! Love all the images you used! Great idea too!
    WOW, Has it really been 2 years? Time flies for sure!
    BOLB Hugs!

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  3. Lovely cards and great tutorial. Thank you for joining us at Digi Haven for our "Giving Thanks" challenge.

  4. What a fabulous idea. Your cards are so lovely, everyone will be inspired to write on them.

  5. What a wonderful idea and beautifully presented. I wish we would have done this when the family was able to all get together. Now we are so spread out.

  6. Beautiful cards! Love the added sparkle. Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
    Lena’s Creations


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