November 21, 2017


In honor of Thanksgiving, I'd like to share with you two similar cards. The only differences between the cards are the choice of Designer Series Paper (both are from the same DSP pack, Painted Autumn, on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog), the color of embossed cardstock and the treatment of the basket of veggies.

The card below features the filled basket colored with alcohol-based markers:

The following basket of veggies is colored with Crayola colored pencils.

A close-up of the alcohol-based markers:

A close-up of the Crayola colored pencils:

And the two cards side by side:

The girls at my November Stamp-In created the card on the right. Following you will find the supplies and instructions for making that card.

Basket of Wishes stamp set

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Crushed Curry cardstock
Early Espresso cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Colored Pencils or Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils

Big Shot
Cable Knit embossing folder (page 211)
Circles dies
Stitched Shapes dies
Water to spritz
Filament trim (or 5/8" Burlap Ribbon on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog)
Scotch tape
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter (if you are using the Watercolor Pencils)

Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Mist with water on both sides of a 1 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Crushed Curry cardstock. When you are finished, run it through the Big Shot inside the Cable Knit embossing folder. Set this piece aside to dry while you are coloring your basket of veggies.

On a 2 3/4" circle die cut from Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the basket, then the veggies inside it, with black ink. It is up to you which colored pencils you would like to use to color in your focal point, either the Watercolor Pencils with an Aqua Painter, or the regular colored pencils. I did not spend much time on my coloring with the colored pencils.

Mount this circle to an Early Espresso circle cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. Set aside.

Now, take a piece of scrap cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4". This will be the base upon which you will build the next layer. Adhere the piece of DSP to the top of the base, followed by the embossed piece, lined up flush with the bottom of the base. Adhere a 1" x 5 1/4" strip of Early Espresso cardstock over the intersection of these two pieces. Stretch a piece of the filament trim (or Burlap Ribbon) across the brown strip, and carefully tape the ends to the back of the base.

Adhere the finished base to the card front.

Glue the colored basket piece to the card front.

Add sentiment of choice to the inside of the card, stamped in black ink.




  1. Very pretty cards. Great coloring and awesome paper.

  2. These are really pretty! Love the Fall colours.

  3. This pretty basket is overflowing. Makes me think of my bounty of blessings!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  4. It's so interesting to see the difference in the colours - but both cards are gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing them with us at the Hearth and Soul Link party.