Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dark and Dreary Day

Well today was one of those dark and rainy days where I woke up feeling sick and didn't feel like doing a thing. It didn't help that Easton has been sick for a few days and wanted me to snuggle with me. Not that I was opposed to that at all! :) Finally around 1:00 I decided if I wasn't going to be productive around the house, I might as well be productive in my stamping studio and I managed to do two cards in not very much time at all!  The first I have to share is a fall card. I used the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary  and the Paper Players challenge.
I thought this would be a good time to make a thanksgiving card to show someone my appreciation for them!
I went to my cardstock files to see what I had (I am running low because all of the new Stampin' Up! goodies seem to pushing cardstock to the bottom of my list!) and I found this perfectly embossed Always Artichoke scrap!  I die cut it with the Label Framelit and then stamped a variety of "thanks" inside in Tangerine Tango and Always Artichoke. I finished it off with a fussy cut leaf from Gently Falling.

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Banners, Gently Falling, Oh Hello, Fabulous Phrases, Gifts of Kindness
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
Ink: Always Artichoke, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Label Framelits
Accessories: Dimensionals


  1. I really like how you used so many different "thank you" stamps. Very clever and it makes a great Thanksgiving card since that is what it is all about! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary.

  2. Love this....such a cool TY card and a fun way to use the sentiments! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

  3. I love your die-cut window framing the sentiment and the perfectly trimmed leaf. Great job combining the challenges...Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Love how you used all the different "thank you" stamps! So clever!! And that leaf really is beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. So fun to use the "graffiti" background of thank you's! Clever! Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Oh hope you are feeling better by now, Shana. Maybe some craft therapy helped? Great card for both challenges. I love that gorgeous embossed frame. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  7. Lovin' that "word cloud"! Nice idea for any occasion! Thanks you for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Don't you love it when you can use parts you have already prepared!! The Artichoke panel is perfect and love how you cut the window with the framelit. Your beautiful leaf is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  9. What a lovely thank you card! I think it is great how you used the "thank you" from several different sets and put them all together. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

  10. That single leaf is just so striking! I love how you kept your card very clean and simple but still using a lot of color! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!