Autumn Is Not Quite Finished

This time of year has been a favorite time of year for me. It wasn’t always that way, as I’m sure as it is for you, Christmas is a favorite. When my brother was killed just three months after my husband left, our entire family fractured. I didn’t see that at the time, but looking back to 1978, I see how it all came tumbling down, and Autumn became my favorite time of year stopping shy of the Christmas rush. I’ve never been “home for Christmas” since.

Here we are just shy of my favorite reason to send cards: GRATITUDE! My customers and team members have been super supportive in my recovery from long Covid, death of my doctor, and the struggle of Protocol life changes. Ugh! Not what I planned for this age at all.

This week I’m getting pieces together to make 28 Thanksgiving cards, and just look at these yummy colors. They are the colors I like wearing, decorating my home with, and Lord knows I love the side dishes of Thanksgiving, too! While many focus on the potatoes, I focus on the colors of green and orange and brown and some good beetroot if you can find some fresh enough.

I’ll post the stamping later this week, but if you’re making along with me, here are some measurements:

  • Crumb Cake card bases with an interior panel of Very Vanilla
  • Mango Melody is 5″ x 3-3/4″ and will be embossed with leaves
  • Very Vanilla panel for stamping is 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″

I’m going to use Linen Thread and Champagne Rhinestones on the panel, and pop it up on Dimensionals. The embossed panel will be adhered with liquid glue – I like having some wiggle room and time to get things straight because at this sized panel, there’s a lovely amount of Crumb Cake left showing.

Do you make cards specifically for Thanksgiving? I would love it if you left a comment or sent me an email!

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