Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian followers and friends. I hope you’re able to celebrate today in some way. While most of us enjoy a welcome day off, not everyone is so lucky. I’m thinking particularly of all the medical and emergency workers who will spend their day doing their job as usual while the rest of us relax. And it’s not just those who are officially employed in those roles who deserve our thanks. Living in rural Nova Scotia we look to our volunteer fire department for immediate help not only with fires, but road traffic accidents and medical emergencies too. They’re the ones who will not hesitate to leave their homes and families to help us when we need it most. My hubby is a volunteer and I know how hard everyone works to train and prepare for the unknown. Today of all days I want to acknowledge their contribution to our community, and say how grateful I am for all they do.
This quick project was one I made as part of my World Card Making Day “24 cards in 24 hours” marathon. It uses on the versatile Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, but first I needed to create some quick layers.
I started with a single sheet from the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. I cut a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece as well as a 3″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Sahara Sand Card. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the two together. This would give the DSP a little more strength for when I added it to the card later. Next I used Tear & Tape Adhesive to attach some gold 3/8″ Fine Art Ribbon along one of the long edges. Then I set the assembled piece aside while I got on with the rest of the project.
Taking the colours on the DSP as my inspiration I decided on Sahara Sand Card for the card base. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
From the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set I chose the large “So grateful” sentiment and smaller “for all you do”. To help with placing them I rested my layered DSP piece onto the card front up against the crease. Then after stamping the smaller sentiment towards the bottom using Evening Evergreen ink I added the larger one above it.
With the sentiments in place I then attached the DSP layer to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Turning back to the rest of the DSP sheet I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ strip. Using liquid glue I attached this to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed off the excess paper using the edge of the flap as a guide.
All I had left of the DSP was a 3/4″ x 6″ strip and I trimmed that down to 5-1/4″. Then I cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic White Card and glued the DSP strip along the bottom edge. Finally with more liquid glue I fixed the layer inside the card base, and my project was complete.
I have to say that I love the versatility of the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. The large “Thanks” and “Thank you” as well as “So grateful” are gorgeous. Plus there’s 16 smaller sentiments to mix and match giving you a huge variety of options. If you haven’t seen the set, do check it out. I wouldn’t be without it.
For a couple of other projects featuring the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set see these earlier blog posts: