Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge - Thanksgiving








I hope you are having a great week!  We've been working in the yard when we get time - getting ready for winter - emptying and putting away flower pots, taking out the garden, and cutting down a dead tree.  Fall is defiantly in the air!  In the Midwest fall is a celebration of  color and overflowing with the bounty of the harvest - bushels of apples, and loads of pumpkins, gourds, and colorful indian corn.  Decorations of corn stalks and bales of hay are everywhere!!  Trees are putting on a beautiful show of color - each one perfectly painted in shades of yellow, red, orange and apricot. 

The Serendipity Stamps blog challenge theme this time is Thanksgiving!  And don't you know it will be here before you know it!   This is the perfect time to take inspiration from outside and add it to one of your projects!   The specials Serendipity offer make it even more affordable!  The special this time is a 40% off coupon. Customers who enter the code 40FROMHIGH during checkout with receive 40% off their highest priced item. Good through Oct 24th. 

I made a Thanksgiving card / invitation featuring the wheat sheaf stamp.  I colored it up in Copics and matted it on some pretty yellow Authentique paper.  I went over the vine leaves with a soft green shade, and the wheat sheaves themselves are colored with only two shades of yellow red.  This image would be stunning uncolored, or embossed.

I also made some easy place cards.  I stamped and partially colored the swag image, cut the shape into a rectangle, and then cut a few more rectangles in yellow and orange.  I  used a corner punch to round the corners and added a monogram stamp that I punched out with a circle punch to personalize each place setting.
Why not grab a drink, sit back and blog hop with us - enjoy the burst of fall color provided by the Serendipity Stamps design team and get a jump on some of those Thanksgiving / Fall projects!  Just click on the name below to jump to their blog!

Helen Berry - Helen Berry Designs
Amy Cokley - So Amused
Sue Eldred - Sue's Creative Workshop
Jenny Gropp - One Krafty Kat
Miriam Napier - Miriam's Delirium
Pauline Pollington - Craft Obsession
Cathy Weber - Empty Nest Crafter

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!  Get outside and enjoy some of the beautiful fall show!!!

Jeanne

Wheat SheafWheat SwagHappy ThanksgivingElegant Alphabet Cling Set

Supplies Used:   Card Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps:  Serendipity Wheat Sheaf, Wheat Swag, Happy Thanksgiving, Elegant Alphabet
Patterned Paper:  Authentique Blissful Collection "Prosperity"
Card Stock:  Papertrey Ink Terracotta Tile, Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, White
Ink:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Momento:  Rich Cocoa Copic Markers
Twine, Buttons, Crop A Dile We R Memory Keepers Corner Rounder, Round Punch, Trim
Die:  Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 2

8 comments:

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne! What lovely little place cards, and the card is beautiful!great colouring and blending!

Amy Cokley said...

So pretty! I love the way your coloring looks! Great cards.

Jinny Newlin said...

WOW! Gosh, this card and your place cards just exude fall in their every ounce! LOVE them to pieces!

Cathy Weber said...

Oh, wow. You have me dreaming of turkey and dressing right now! I love this card and placecard, the coloring of the wheat sheaf if spot on and I love how you created the little placecard with the alphabet letter on it. Very nice project once again Jeanne.

Marybeth said...

Oh this is so beautiful! You did an amazing job with these , the card and place cards. Such a pretty stamp and colored perfectly! I love the new die ( new to me) you used, it looks like it was made for this stamp.

Lisa M said...

Autumn gathering at it's best and the place seating labels are terrific. I love the monogram idea instead of the name. Gives you more space for pretty decorations! :)

Helen said...

Hi Jeanne - just catching up after a week away with my family. This is such a rich autumnal delight - absolutely love those colours, you really have brought out the true beauty of these stamps! I love the die cut labels you used on these and the beautiful alphabet letter stamps. Out of this world! Wonderful as always my friend x x x

Miriam said...

Love your invite and your placecards. The spray is a perfect size for your placecards. The initials are the perfect touch.