Ok so when I saw this stamp set I just fell in love with it.   It was one that I knew I had to have from the Holiday Catalog.   I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it until I got it.   So I came up with this cute card that would be perfect for a Thank you, Thanksgiving, or just because.   I mean when could you not use the phrases Thankful for you, or Give Thanks.  Not to mention the little animals are so cute and adorable.   Who wouldn’t think that the bear, fox, and rabbit would make a fun addition to any card.

Things to know:


Thankful Forest Friends comes in both clear and wood mount stamps so you can pick which you like better.   (Wood #139720 Clear # 139723).   As you can see from the photo the stamp images are so fun and festive.   I can see these being used in so many different ways.


  1. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4 & Fold in half.   This is your card base.
  2. Cut a piece of Sahara Sand at 5 1/4 x 4 this is the mat for the card. This gets attached to your card base first.
  3. Cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss at 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 this is your next layer.  Attach in the center of the mat.
  4. Cut a Tip Top Taupe piece at 5 1/2 x 2.   Emboss this with the Wood grain embossing folder.   At this point you want to sponge on either Early Espresso or Sahara Sand to enhance the wood grain.   You can also you a piece of the wood grain Into the Woods Designer Series Paper that has the wood grain pattern on it and skip this step.   You will Pennant both ends before attaching your 5 x 2 1/2 piece.   I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach all my card stock to the card base.
  5. Take a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock and stamp your bear image using Early Espresso Classic Ink.  You will cut this out.   Stamp the Give Thanks image using Rich Razzleberry Classic Inks and punch it out using a 2 1/2 inch circle punch.
  6. You will attach your sentiment & bear using Stampin’ dimensionals.  I used some of the skeleton part of the dimensionals for the bear.
  7. Next make a small bow using the Linen thread and attach with a glue dot.

Way to go you did it!   Be on the look out my next post about the card box to hold these cards.

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