Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am Thankful for...

Today marks the start of another Die Cuttin' Diva's challenge. This week the theme is

"I am Thankful for..."
I am so thankful for my family... I love how they help around the house, give me crafting advice and my kids love to create along side me.  So when I received the project assignment of "I am thankful for..." I naturally asked my two boys what they think I should make. 

My oldest son had watched Mary (CardsTV) make a hot chocolate packet card on herYouTube channel. So that was his suggestion.  Here is my take on a Cocoa packet made as a small Thanksgiving gift for a loved one:

I used "Me and my Big Ideas" fall paper stack and matching stickers (but it would look wonderful with turkey die cuts too).
 I made the sentiments on my computer using the Gabriola font. 

Here is the project all opened up. As you can see the hot cocoa packet attaches at the top with two holes (I used my crop a dile, but any hole puncher will do) and tie a bow with ribbon to hole the packet. 

On the inside, I added more of the same orange patterned paper and a white piece to serve as the message portion of the card. I added white gel pen stitches (yeah, I'm kind of addicted) and a couple chip board leaves from the sticker pack.

Here are the dimensions for this project:
Card body: 4" x 11" - scored and folded at 1" and 6 1/4" 
Front mats: 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" and 3 3/4" x 4 1/2"
Inside mats: 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" and 2 3/4" x 4"
Ribbon: about 10"

We'd love if you jumped over to Die Cuttin' Divas to join in the challenge this week. The prize sponsor this week is CricutDirect.com.


Amy said...

Very pretty card- I love the patterned paper on the leaf! :)Amy

Pat N. said...

Oh Cheryl, your card (packet) is beautiful. I love that leaf on the front--is that a sticker? So gorgeous, and that's so sweet that your boys craft along with you!!--Pat N.

Karen said...

wow that leaf is amazing!

Annette said...

The is so pretty! The leaf on the front has such a nice shimmer:)

Sherrie K. said...

Very nice card-love the leaf!
Sherrie K

Georgiana said...

Love this project. I still haven't made one. I bet the teachers at school would like one for the holidays. Fantastic fall colors.

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Unknown said...

What a beautiful card!!!! Love it!!!!!

Creative Diva said...

Sensational card! What a great idea to add a Hot Cocoa Mix.

Yvonne said...

This is a super fun project!!! Love it! ~Yvonne OneCreativeMomma.blogspot.com