Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thanksgiving Hope and Christmas Wishes

Every year my sister starts off strong, beginning her shopping early.  She tries to get going before Thanksgiving because lots of her gifts need to be mailed to Hawaii.  However, as the Christmas crunch really  sets in, she falters and eventually gives up.  This year I decided to send her a Thanksgiving gift to nudge her to the finish line.  To accompany this gift, I've made an autumn-ish card to encourage her.  I thought the Sister Stamps, BFF's,  would be the perfect image to use because it reminds me of the small-kid times with my sister.  I combined the stamped image (colored with Copic pens) with Bo Bunny double sided 12x12  card stock sheets from the Collection Pack. (One card stock sheet will make two 6x6 cards,) The fancy label was cut from one of the sheets and the largest lantern is a stamped image made from a Bo Bunny clear stamp set.  For embellishments, I added a  Coin Collection tassel (purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) and tiny pearls from the Bridal Collection (also from BFC).  (If you cannot find the pre-made tassels, you can easily make one from embroidery floss or thin cording,)  Oh yes, the 'thinking of you' came from a Hero
Arts Clear Design set.  My favorite part of the card is the large lantern which is free hanging from the black cord (attached to the back of the panel) so it provides some interesting movement. All the pieces were attached to the card base with foam dots. I am sending the card with a Xmas tag making kit (purchased from Ben Franklin Crafts) because I hope it will cheer my sister on to the finish of the season with a smile on her face.  Happy Crafting, Shopping, Wrapping and Mailing Sis!

11 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Adorable and your sis is going to be so proud of you for making her this beautiful card..
Great coloring and detailed so perfectly...

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You are such a great sister nudge and help her to the "finish line". That card is SIMPLY GORGEOUS too. WOW!!!!

Annette said...

aww so special. Your sister is going to love it..

haumeaola said...

Great card! I love how everything goes together. This cards really brings back memories of childhood times - missing my sister too.

Jenny V. said...

Such a lovely card!Good job,love how you put everything together. I'm so sure your sister is going to love it!

Tammi said...

This should get her going again, love it, those girls are so sweet and adorable! Beautiful card! ~hugs

eunice said...

OMGosh, Lynn I just LOVE this fabulous card you created for your sister! All the work and details you put into this...the paper piecing, stamping, coloring and the neat-o embellishments... everything pulled together so perfectly!!! What a great way to cheer your sister on...lucky her!

Kim Y. said...

That is so sweet of you! Your sister is so lucky! I am like your sister, I do my Christmas shopping early..started already. :)

This is one gorgeous card, Lynn! The lantern goes so well with the images!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card Lynn! Oh my, wish I was your sister... I somehow have never started my shopping early. Your card will surely help her finish and brighten her day!

Cami said...

Beautiful card for your sister...how lucky she is to receive this. Now you've inspired me to get going and also to ink up this cute BFF stamp! The lantern is the perfect touch!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.