With Thanksgiving being yesterday it’s very fitting that today I am sharing with you a quick and easy fall thank you card.    We should be very thankful for a lot of things in our lives I know I am.   I am thankful for Stampin’ Up!.  I am thankful for being a demonstrator and I am very thankful for all my friends and customers.   I am even thankful for Black Friday even without being out their in the shopping frenzies.  I am very thankful that I am in my studio working instead.   So we all have things big and small that we are thankful for.    A thank you card is a nice way to show everyone that you are thankful for them.

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How to Create:

To create this card we are going to use a little unconventional stamp set for a fall wreath.   We are going to use a Christmas set to create it.   I know you are thinking what?   But, it is true we are going to use the Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, along with the matching framelits and A World of Thanks background stamp.

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The first thing that we have to do is create the wreath.  So we are going to take the image with the most leaves, and we are going to ink it up using Crushed Curry Classic Ink and stamp it on Whisper White cardstock (make sure that the little piece that is sticking out of all the stamps is always facing the same direction.)   That'[s pretty easy right?

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Next we are going to ink up the second leaf stamp with Pumpkin Pie Classic Ink. With the stamps arrow lined up the same direction as the previous stamp we are going to stamp this image on top.   This stamp lines up on top of select leaves and adds more color to the image.

Now we are going to stamp the berries in versamark ink and add copper embossing powder to them.  Once this is heat embossed we need to set this aside for a minute and stamp out three of the flowers from the stamp set in Cajun Craze.

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Now that we have the images for the wreath stamped we are going to take the Wonderful Wreath Framelits and the Big Shot and cut out the wreath, the flower and the bow and the ribbon hanger.   To cut out the wreath you are going to use both the wreath framelits by lining up the little tabs that are sticking out in the same direction as the arrows that were on the stamps.  Doing this will will line up the framelit with the stamped image.  Before we run everything through we are going to get as many pieces on the cutting pads as possible.  So go ahead and place your flowers on the plate and place the flower framelit on top.  Now put the small copper foil piece on the cutting place as well and the ribbon hanger.  Once you have all this on the cutting plate of the Big Shot and you place your top cutting pad on it is now time to run everything through.   If you can not fit everything on the cutting pads get everything that you can so that you can save on how many times you have to repeat this process which saves time and energy.  And we all want to save time and energy when it comes to crafting and card making.

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Before we start layering everything up lets stamp our background.  The card base is a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of Early Espresso Cardstock scored at 4 1/4.   Ink up your A world of thanks background stamp in Early Espresso Classic ink and stamp it onto your card base.  Since this is such a large stamp it is easier to to lay the stamp on it’s back and bring the ink pad to the stamp instead of trying to ink the stamp up by holding it over the ink pad.  To stamp the image place your inked stamp on a piece of scrap paper and place the cardstock on top of the inked stamp.  Press it firmly and make sure that you don’t move the cardstock.   Place a piece of scrap paper on top and hold with one figure so that the cardstock doesn’t move.  Press it firmly with all the other fingers all the way around the card, making sure to add the same amount of pressure over the entire stamp.  This will give you a clean crisp impression.

Once this is done place the ribbon holder at the top of the card with snail, fast fuse or your favorite adhesive.  Next place stampin’ dimensionals on the back of the wreath and place it over the ribbon hanger so that it looks like it is hanging.  Now you are going to add the bow and the flowers.  I found that this process was easier with mini glue dots.   Once this is complete so is your lovely fall thank you card.   I told you that this was a quick and easy card.

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope that you are not to busy from black Friday shopping.   If you would like to recreate this card you can pick up all the supplies in my online store by clicking here, by clicking on the shop 24/7 tab at the top, or by clicking on the items in the product section.  You can download a complete supply list by clicking here!

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