Thanksgiving


Eve and I put together a flock of Hershey Nugget Turkeys to take with to Thanksgiving Dinner. We used retired Designer Series Paper and a whole bunch of punches to whip these up. Here’s a close-up:

Hershey Nugget Turkey

And here is the whole flock:

Flock of Hershey Nugget Turkey

The punches we used were the Owl Builder Punch, 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, and the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah from my home to yours!

As promised, here is another Thanksgivukkah Card. (Learn more about this once in a lifetime occurrence.) I combined the colors from The Friday Mashup (Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, and Crushed Curry) with the Paper Players Challenge for “clean and simple with leaves.”

Thanksgivukkah Card by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Birthday Candles Jumbo Wheel, Harvest of Thanks, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Delightful Dozen
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Other: Natural Trim, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

This one is not digital, so it was a little trickier to get the greeting right. I combined the “Happy Thanksgiving” stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes with the “Happy Hanukkah” stamp from Delightful Dozen using my Baked Brown Sugar Stampin’ Write Marker and my Stamp-a-Ma-Jig. They are not quite the same size, but I think it conveys the message pretty well. You can see my first Thanksgivukkah card here.

This year we have a truly once in a lifetime event. Hanukkah overlaps with Thanksgiving! We’ll be lighting the second candle during Thanksgiving dinner! This won’t happen again for another 79,000 years, so I figured I’d better make a special card for it. I used this week’s great card sketch from MDS Monday to make a fun digital card.

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I knew I wanted to start with fall colors, and combine a turkey with a menorah, to celebrate the true essence of Thanksgivukkah (I didn’t make that up). I used the Orchard Harvest paper download along with the digital versions of the Jewish Celebrations and the Harvest of Thanks stamp sets.

Happy Thanksgivukkah by Yapha Mason

I have an idea for another Thanksgivukkah card. If it works out on paper as well as I am imagining it in my head, then you’ll see it sometime next week.

I made one of these super cute turkeys two years ago, and I ave been itching to make one again. Luckily for me, this week’s Friday Mashup was to make a project with Woodgrain and a Woodsy animal image, so it was just perfect!

Ribbon Feather Turkey by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Tags 4 You
Ink: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Tangerine Tango, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Owl Punch, Label Bracket Punch, Oval Collection Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Early Espresso Syitched 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Tangerine Tango Dotted Scallop Ribbon (retired)

Oddly enough, it was exactly two years ago — the date on that post was Novembe r9, 2011!

There are some great Fall colors over at Fab Friday this week. We don’t get a lot of Fall colors here in Southern California, so I just had to play along.

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I have seen some great cards made with the giant Thank You stamp in the Another Thank You photopolymer stamp set. One of the techniques that it is just perfect for is called Joseph’s Coat. It is a variation on Emboss Resist.  I started with a square of 4″ x 4″ Very Vanilla card stock, and I sponged it all over with Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive. Then I used clear embossing powder to emboss the Thank You. I finished it off by sponging Early Espresso ink over the entire piece.  Of course the ink doesn’t stick to the embossing powder, so the sponged colors show through.

Joseph's Coat Thank You by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Another Thank You
Ink: Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Early Espresso
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, Regals Candy Dots, Brights Candy Dots

There is paper piercing around the edges. It doesn’t show up well, but adds a hint of extra texture to the card. The finished card is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, so you can put it in a regular envelope, or make your own with the envelope punch board.

I am so excited to announce that I was invited to be a guest designer over at Craft Project Central! Craft Project Central is a subscription service that gives you detailed, full-color, step-by-step instructions for 10 different projects each month. My project is the first one up in November.

This lovely boxed set of four decorated tea light candles with a matching card and envelope makes a gracious hostess gift wherever your plans may take you this fall. The candles by themselves will add a charming touch to your fall holiday décor.

Gently Falling Tea Lights & Card by Yapha Mason

Here’s a closer look at the candles, since it is hard to see them in that picture.

Gently Falling Candles by Yapha

To get the instructions for this project, you need to subscribe to November!  Want to win a a subscription? Leave a comment on my post over at Craft Project Central sometime between now and Sunday night. On Monday morning I will pick the winner for a free month. Good luck!

Tammy has a great sketch for this week’s Nacho Average Challenges. Isn’t that a nice big space for either stamps or designer series paper?

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I pulled out a classic set, Lovely as a Tree, to make a fall scene for this card. I stamped the trees in Chocolate Chip and dotted on the leaves with the tips of my Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Markers. I also put small circles of Tangerine Tango card stock behind my buttons so they would show up more.

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Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Other: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 1/2″ Circle Punch

I hope that you will play along with us this week! I can’t wait to see what you make with this sketch.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too sure about this week’s sketch from Retro Sketches at first. But once I sat down to make something with it, it came together surprisingly easily.

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I haven’t used a lot of Soft Sky in the few months that it has been back. I am much more drawn to Pool Party. But since it is in the Sweater Weather DSP, I had to use it. And I do really like it. It is a very nice shade of blue!

Thanksgiving Plaid in Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Tags 4 You
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Paper: Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper
Other: Burlap Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch

I like that little pop of Crushed Curry in the plaid. I tried to echo it with the Crushed Curry sponged around the edges of the sentiment.

 

This week’s challenge from the SUO Challenges is to make a Harvest themed card. I decided to pair that with the new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

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The first think that came to mind was the awesome Sweater Weather DSP. That is just perfect for fall cards. I used the wheat stamp from the Truly Grateful set as a background to the sentiment. This would be a great card to send to the people that you can’t be with on Thanksgiving.

Thinking of You on Thanksgiving by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Truly Grateful, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

Have you checked out the 25 stamp sets that are on sale for 25% off? There are some amazing deals! The sale lasts through October 28, 2013.

I had a great day at work today! We had an inservice afternoon, where my some of my colleagues presented the great ways they were using technology in their classrooms, and then we as a faculty got to try out a bunch of fun new tools. It was really fantastic. And to top it off, I got home in time to make a card! This one combines this week’s Friday Mashup (orange and leaves) with the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.

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These two challenges worked together really well. I loved how the Woodgrain embossing looked on the Very Vanilla card stock on this card, so I just had to do it again!

Falling Leaves Gratitude by Yapha Mason

Stamps: Gently Falling, Harvest of Thanks
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Other: Wood Grain Embossing Folder, Bitty Banner Framelits

I realized that I am using this Woodgrain folder quite a bit lately. I can’t help it. It is just so perfect for Fall cards!

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