Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sending Many Thanks--PPA 269 and Cards In Envy

November 1, 2015

Lots of changes today.  New month, new time  and the days are getting shorter.  I always have a difficult time adjusting to it getting dark at 4:30 in the afternoon.  I feel like it is time to put on your pj's!  LOL!

It's Sunday, and I am the hostess for The Paper Players challenge this week.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  It reminds me of my Daddy.  He always loved this special day to spend with family and enjoy delicious foods all day.  I decided I wanted the theme to be "Fall Thank You" projects.  We all have so many things to be thankful for.  I thought it would be special to take time to write a special note to someone you want to express those feelings to.  I am also entering my card in the Cards In Envy Challenge.  Their theme is Gratitude this week.  

My card is designed for my Mommy.  She loves these gorgeous fall colors and I wanted to thank her for all she has done for me.  I started with an Early Expresso card base.  All the patterns on this card are from a Carta Bella paper pack called "Fall Blessings.  This card was very easy to make.  I used the Vintage Leaves dies from Stampin' Up and cut three leaves with the DSP.  I also cut a tag using "Tag, You're It" from Lawn Fawn to cut the tag that is under the leaves.  I made a small bow using Linen thread and added a button.  Glue dots were used to attach both of these.  I heat embossed the sentiment using Vintage Versa Fine ink and clear embossing powder.  The sentiment is from a retired Stampin Up! set (Petite Pairs).  

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Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!
All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!!


  1. Beautiful card, Claire! I love the colors in this paper and those big, bold leaves. Great layout too--just fabulous!

  2. Stunning Claire! The colors that you chose are perfect and I love your combination of designer papers. Fantastic fall thank you card! :)

    1. Thank you so much, Amy! So sweet of you to comment! XX

  3. Beautiful fall card Claire! I bet you mom will love this one...the colors are gorgeous.

  4. Beautiful fall card Claire! I bet you mom will love this one...the colors are gorgeous.

  5. Oh Claire! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration! I love your card, and I love that you refer to your parents as Mommy and Daddy! :) Makes me smile. These next two months are such exciting happy times focusing on thankfulness, so thanks for starting us off right! You have been a busy stamper too! XXOO

  6. Four blog posts in one day?!! You amaze me, Claire! Where do you find the energy? Well your Paper Players challenge is just perfect for the season, and I am loving your card! What a delicious mix of patterns and colors. Off to read your other posts now!

  7. Beautiful card! I love how you did the leaves and I especially love the different paper layers and the colors! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy for our Gratitude card challenge!

  8. Girl, you are a stamping maniac! I never realized how many DTs you are must stamp in your sleep!!! This card is fabulous, I wish I had some of that plaid paper myself! You have such a knack for combining colors, prints and embellishments! Your momma will love this card!

  9. I just love the paper mix on your card and those gorgeous leaves - a perfect thankful fall card.

  10. What a cute mix of patterns Claire, this is a charming card!!

  11. Claire, I bet your Mommy loved this card! you captured the feel and colors of autumn beautifully. Fabulous card and great challenge

  12. ohhhh love your cute leaves!!! thanks for playing along with CArd in Envy!!!!


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