Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Bushel of Thanks...

If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas. ~George Bernard Shaw Happy Friday All! It has been a LONG week for me, I am soooo tired and ready for the weekend!! Last night I sat down to make a Thank You card for this week's Blogger's Challenge and just sat there staring at my stamp table. Then I saw this little image sticking out from under a pile of Christmas paper. :) It was already colored, stickled and diecut! All I had to do was mount it on a card base and tie a bow! That is my kind of tired crafting!

I used the Apple Basket stamp I won from Denami Designs thru Etsy Inspired Challenge, Cut it out with a round Nestie, Mounted it on a Scallop Circle Nestie then added it to a 4.25" Square card embossed with the Argyle Cuttlebug Folder. I added some dimension to the embossing with White Craft Ink. Then I added a big bow with this Pretty Green ribbon...

For the inside I just added a 2nd Gen (stamp off the first layer of ink and use the residual for a softer look) stamped basket...
Supplies:
Stamps:
Apple Basket (Denami Designs,) Thanks Script (Memory Box)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Vanilla (PTI,) Orangy Red CS (?)
Ink: Copic Markers, Soft Sky (SU,) Old Paper (Ranger Distress Ink,) Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Misc: Argyle Cuttlebug Folder, Stickles, Ribbon

Challenges:
Bloggers Challenge: Thanks
Stamp Something: Thanks
Cards Blog: Thank You Cards
Raise the Bar: Grateful
Paper Sundaes: Pick Your Topping (Ribbon, Embossed)
Stamp with Fun: Square Card
Pals Paper Arts: CAS
Paper Pretties: Thank You
Sisterhood of Crafters: Thankful
Creative Card Crew: Give Thanks
Papertake Weekly: Autumn Skies

Thanks for stopping by!!


28 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. Love your apple basket and then the embossed panel just sets it off so well. I also like how you just stamped the apple basket by itself on the inside without coloring it. Very nice.

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  2. Wow, so pretty! I love how the background looks. Nice simple card!

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  3. Great image- love your CAS card- great background too- and love the stamped image to adorn the inside as well!

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  4. Adorable! Love the ribbon choice and the way you added extra texture to your background! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Love how you did the BG...its looks great! The inside is prettyt oo. :) {SMILES}

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  6. Love the sparkles on the apples.

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  7. love the way you colored around the image

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  8. Wonderful TU card, the added texture looks great under your image.

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  9. Very pretty Rachel! LOVE the ribbon! :D

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  10. Fabulous background with a sweet image - love the sparkle on it!

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  11. So cute! LOVE the texture!!!

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  12. Love the colors & the sparkes...oh and the sponging on the embossing. Great card! And I love the GBS quote at the top , too. Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.

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  13. The sponging really brings out that embossed background. Great idea!

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  14. A very pretty CAS card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Papertake Weekly and good luck in all the challenges. x

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  15. Rachel, this is awesome...love the image on the front and the softer one inside! And, I love the quote, as usual!!

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  16. Very pretty, I really like the embossed background with the inking.

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  17. The layout may be simple, but this card is just stunning! Cute little image that works so perfectly in this layout and has just the right touches! LOVE IT! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  18. Great card - wonderful color and motiv. Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug
    Andrea-Emmi41

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  19. This is such a gorgeous card!
    Love how you used the apple basket. So pretty!

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  20. This is really nice! I love how the background ties in with the basket. Bravo!

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  21. Pretty card. Love the image for this card. And the embossed and highlighted background gives a great effect.

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  22. What a fab. blog you have! Love the card--simple but so nice. Great apples and I love that you did it on the inside too. H/Thanksgiving to you and yours, Nola

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  23. How Elegant! I love the distressed background and glittery apples! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again next week!

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  24. Amazed by the background. Love how you used the embossing to really add detail to the card. Great job with the bow. Thanks for playing along with us at Pals Paper Arts!!!

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  25. This is PRECIOUS and PERFECT for the occasion!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again real soon!

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  26. Such a beautiful card, wish I could get that results when I sit and wait for the stamps to start dancin'! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  27. Hi Rachael!! WOW!! This is just adorable!! Love those apples sparkle!! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

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