Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving....{MCT Designer's Challenge}

Good Morning everyone!
Today is an awesome day....for 2 reasons
~it is my BIRTHDAY :)
and it's time for another
~My Creative Time Designers Challenge Thursday!

For today's challenge we have 2 inspiration pictures for you. A gorgeous color combo/photo inspiration as well as a fun sketch!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I used the picture inspiration with those beautiful fall colors and kinda incorporated the sketch (flipping it upside down)
to make this card......
To make this card, I started with a brown cardstock base and then die cut the middle size Stitched Rectangular Die so I could pop it up onto the front of the card base. Using my Versamark ink and the Grainy Wood Background stamp, I was able to add the beautiful texture look to the kraft cardstock.  Next I used some scrap designer paper and cut out a few of the leaves from the A Thankful Heart set. I also die cut 2 of the Stitched Leaves(using green cardstock to match the color combo in the pic) Placing those die cuts aside, I used some burlap from my stash to mimic the sketch (kinda...LOL) Next I layered the leaves onto the burlap, attaching them with my hot glue gun to ensure they stay put! I wrapped some hemp twine around the whole embellishment set and finished it off with a beautiful wood button.
Finally I stamped my sentiment, again using the A Thankful Heart Stamp and placed a few random enamel dots for some extra embellishing (plus I think I am addicted to using them...LOL)

My Creative Time Products Used:
Other Products Used:
hemp twine
enamel dots
wooden button

So there is my Designer Challenge inspiration. I hope you like my Thanksgiving card
Make sure to head on over to the My Creative Time blog for more inspiration from the rest of the DT and for all the details on linking up your project!
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!


  1. Your card is so Gorgeous....I love all the different textures and the dimension gosh you really did one outstanding creative job. Love the way you used Miss Emma's goodies and great idea for the burlap & twine.
    Girl you totally rocked this challenge!!

  2. Happy birthday, Jessica!!! Your card is stunning!!!

  3. So GORGEOUS Jessica...LOVE! Happy happy Birthday!!!!!

  4. Burlap and wood grain elements...what a perfect card for Fall! Absolutely lovely, Jessica!

  5. What a beautiful card Jessica! The leaves are so pretty (perfect fall colors) and I love the addition of twine and that great button. Simply beautiful ♥

  6. Lovely card - the woodgrain background is pretty too.
    Oh BTW - Birthday wishes enjoy your awesome day filled with well wishes and pressies~

  7. Happy, happy birthday, Jessica!! I hope you have a wonderful, amazing day!! Your card is so beautiful!! I love the wood grain and the gorgeous leaves!! The twine is such an awesome touch!! Fabulous as always my friend!! HB2U!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Happy Birthday Jess! Hope you are having an awesome, celebratory day! Beautiful card you created, I love the background of your card and how you added the burlap! It looks amazing! Have a wonderful birthday my friend!

  9. Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have a fabulous special day! Beautiful job on your card. Love the wood and leaves.
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  10. Such a beautiful card, I love the wood grain... It looks awesome!!

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday my friend :) Enjoy!!

  11. Hey Jessica, I hope and I am sure that you had a great day!! I have slowly getting back to my crafting, and I am also been trying to keep up with my other blog, wwwtherealrealhousewifesreality yes that is a little plug for my other blog!! I know and on your birthday and everything!! Sorry, but I think that I have 6 followers, and I think that I am up there twice!! So as usual, love everything that you have been doing!! Karen♥

  12. Jessica, this is beautiful! Fall inspired cards are my favorite!

  13. love the natural embellishments and texture. fall/leaf cards are my favorite :)

  14. Stunning & Beautiful my friend!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  15. Fabulous fabulous card. Love the wood grain and what wonderful leaves. Have a great weekend.

  16. Jessica, I just love everything about this! I love the rustic feel with the woodgrain background. Awesome job!

  17. Jessica ~ GORGEOUS! You and I were on the same wave length!! So PERFECTLY and BEAUTIFULLY done!!!

  18. Beautiful card Jessica! I love the wood grain background! I need to use that stamp-have it and not used it yet...I love the look!
    Sherrie k