Giving Thanks – How to Create a Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card

Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s that time of year when schedules start getting hectic and those holiday stresses start surfacing.  So, this year, I thought I’d try to get ahead of the game a bit and create a few cards to be prepared for visits with family and friends over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Die Set is a really versatile die set that has fun applications throughout the year.  Check out this cool Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card project using the leaves in her die collection.

Fall Thanksgiving Card using Julianna Hudgins Dies from SpellbindersI started this Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card project by cutting all of my pieces using autumn colored papers – most of which were scraps.  I cut my card base and an overlay flap (that will hold the leaves) using my Westcott Brand Rotary Laptop Paper Trimmer.  Then, I cut the other leaves and pieces for the card using Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Die SetLeafy Squares Dies and Fancy Framed Tags Two.

Cutting the Fall Leaves by Julianna Hudgins to create a Fall Thanksgiving Card

Next, I chalked all the edges of the fall leaves using Powder Puff Amaretto Chalking Ink by Quick Quotes to clean-up the white edges of the papers.  Then, I glued all the leaves onto the overlay flap using Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue, randomizing the pattern.

Gluing Leaves to Mixed Media Fall Thanksgiving CardAfter gluing the remaining pieces of the card together, I used a rub-on to create the sentiment on the Fancy Framed Tag I cut.

Creating a Sentiment Tag Using Rub-Ons and Spellbinders DiesUsing 24 Gauge Gold and Copper Artistic Wire by Beadalon, I wire-wrapped the card to add some shine and a different element.

Wire Wrapping a Mixed Media Thanksgiving Card using Artistic Wire

Finally, I attached the sentiment tag using All Natural Hemp Twine, threaded through the Fancy Framed Tag and tied on the back of the card.

Attaching the Sentiment Tag using Twine

Here is a list of supplies used on this Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card Project:

Julianna Hudgins’ Jewel Flowers and Flourishes Die Set by Spellbinders S5-143
Westcott Brand Rotary Laptop Paper Trimmer
Leafy Squares Dies by Spellbinders S4-332s
Fancy Framed Tags Two by Spellbinders S5-128
Powder Puff Amaretto Chalking Ink by Quick Quotes
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Rub On Sentiments
All Natural Hemp Twine
24 Gauge Gold and Copper Artistic Wire by Beadalon
Scrap Paper – Assortment of Autumn Colors

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card Project.  I’m really looking forward to spending my first Thanksgiving in Phoenix this year, thankful of so many things.

Until next time….Make Heads Turn…every day!
Jeremy


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3 Responses to Giving Thanks – How to Create a Fall Leaf Thanksgiving Card

  1. MargieH says:

    WOW!! Lovin’ the rows of leaves to create such a wonderful texture and color palette. Great way to use wire and natural twine – super combo! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration :)

  2. Gorgeous! I am loving the colors!!!

  3. Today, I went to the beach front with my children. I found a sea shell
    and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear
    and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off topic but I had to tell someone!

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