Sunday, November 7, 2021

Gorgeous Thanksgiving - Stampin' Up! Gorgeous Leaves

 Are you counting down the days until Thanksgiving?  The Paper Players will help you pass some time with our new challenge this week.  Claire has given us the theme of "Give Thanks" so use the inspiration photos or the phrase to get your card started and show us what give thanks means to you.

  I'm giving thanks that I was able to get ahead for this week and used this challenge to design for my last class as well as my design team commitment; two birds, one card.  I was inspired by the beautiful fall leaves to make a Happy Thanksgiving card to send out to relatives we won't be seeing this time around.

   The base is Very Vanilla thick with a piece of Early Espresso embossed with the Bark embossing folder. A narrow strip of the fabulous Gold & Rose Gold metallic paper adds some subtle elegance.  The splatter stamp from Gorgeous Leaves is stamped along the seam in Early Espresso ink stamped off once.

  The little branch is cut from Early Espresso.  One leaf is stamped in Cinnamon Cider and the other is inked in Bumble Bee with Pumpkin Pie ink sponged on the edges with a dauber before stamping.

  The sentiment is from Banner Year and is stamped in Early Espresso and popped on dimensionals.  The final touch is a linen thread bow.

  For more 'Give Thanks' inspiration check out the rest of The Paper Players Design Team: 

Anne Marie

   Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Gorgeous Leave, Banner Year

Ink: Early Espresso, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie

Paper: Very Vanilla thick, Early Espresso, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty paper 

Accessories: Bark embossing folder, Intricate Leaves dies, dimensionals, linen thread


  1. Amanda this is so beautiful! I Love the embossed EE and the beautiful leaves! The splatters and twigs with the pop of gold is fabulous! You certainly rocked my theme this week! Have a great week, My Friend!

  2. So pretty! I just love the colors and textures!!!

  3. I adore this card! Will definitely be copying many aspect of it! Thanks for the inspiration, Amanda!

  4. I love that gorgeous texture behind your beautiful leaves. This card just screams fall and I absolutely love it.

  5. Amanda, I Love the texture and the branch peeking out from behind your leaves! A great job with the challenge and hope you are doing well!

  6. Amanda, I immediately saw the beautiful texture you added to your design. These leaves are my favorite and I love ink splatter. This is sweet and expresses your sentiment perfectly.

  7. Very pretty card. I like the texture of your card and the pretty fall leaves.

  8. What wonderful texture, Amanda! I love your cluster of leaves with the branch. It's the perfect focal point! A perfect fall card!

  9. So beautiful Amanda! Love the color combo against the clean white background and the texture really pops.


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