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Thankful for . . . A Holiday Transition Week

I look forward to this week every year, as it is time to finish up my Thanksgiving cards and begin my Holiday Helper for friends, family and customers.

Tablescape Thankful

These tutorials will continue to be posted here for the next few weeks to help get your mojo running. In between will be other tutorials for your holiday needs.

I am so blessed to have so many supportive people in my life and hope that you do as well. This Transition takes me from the earth tones to the holiday colors that bring out the joy in all of us. Good bye to the beautiful earth tones of fall and onward to the colors of the winter season.

First idea is to get those gift cards all wrapped up nice and pretty. Oh What Fun!

Gift Card Holders Oh what fun


PAPER: Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730), Gumball Green (126840), Silver Glimmer Paper(124005)

INK: Real Red (126949)

STAMPS: Christmas Messages (131793)

ACCESSORIES: Pretty Presents Designer Bows  (132186),  Pretty Presents Designer Tags (132179), Basic Pearls (119247), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

Construction of gift card here. Thanks to Lorri Heilling!

Thankful for . . . Knowing How to Express your Gratitude!

People with a strong sense of gratitude, love and appreciation don’t necessarily have more than others; they aren’t “luckier”. They simply recognize and see more beauty in their lives. People who count their blessings are generally happier and healthier than people who don’t. If you ever feel as if anything in your life isn’t “enough”, try practicing an attitude of thankfulness. You might realize how good you have it after all. When I make a card, I realize the beauty I have when feeling my papers and ink between my fingers, the sound of the blades precisely cutting my papers, all my senses are working in tandem.  My mind continues to work. How shall I create today? Wait no more. Here is today’s card!truly grateful step card
Create a card that has step folds on one side. Begin with  One 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of cardstock


Step 1 
Line up the short side of the cardstock at 3″ in a paper cutter. Start at 1″ and cut all the way to 6 ½”

Step 2 
Score the 2 1/2″ wide section of the card at 4 1/4″


Step 3 
Score the 3″ wide section at 1″, 2″, 3 1/4″, 4 1/2″ and 6 1/2″.

Step 4 
Fold the score line at 4 1/4″ down.

Step 5 
Fold the first score line on the right hand side of the card down (mountain fold),
 fold the second fold up (valley fold).

Step 6 
Continue to fold the score lines mountain valley style.

Step 7 
Fold the last score line down to finish the card base.

Step 8 Finish decorating your card

Making an impression one stamp at a time!

Happy Stamping