As I was making today’s card, my family’s meal time prayer came to mind:
Thank you for the world so sweet, thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the birds that sing, thank you, God, for everything.”
You might think the prayer would become meaningless, because of the constant repetition, but it doesn’t. It brings about a calm and peaceful atmosphere, every time. And, the funny thing is, we have a yard full of chirping birds. So, my family will understand the meaning, and humor, behind this Thanksgiving card.
The colors are from this week’s Global Design Project. I had everything stamped and cut in all three colors, and decided this was my favorite arrangement.
The card base is Mint Macaron, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, layered with Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″.
Before gluing the white layer to the cards base, I stamped the middle with Mint Macaron Ink, using a stamp from the Textured Essentials Stamp Set. I also gave it texture with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.
Next, I used a Birds & More Die to cut a branch from Cajun Craze Cardstock. The three flowers are from the Wreath Builder Die Set, cut from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. There are some dots on the branch that made handy spots for gluing the flowers.
I stamped the bird, and his feet, from the Birds & Branches Stamp Set in Pumpkin Pie Ink, and used the Birds & More Dies for cutting. After gluing his feet in place, I positioned him on the branch with a Dimensional. The stamps and dies come in a Bundle for a 10 % savings, which you can see in my Product List below.
“Give thanks” is from the Arrange A Wreath Stamp Set (also in a bundle), stamped in Cajun Craze Ink, and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly Die. I was happy how this die fit the sentiment perfectly!
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