Sunday, October 11, 2015

Cornucopia Thanksgiving Card

This month at the From The Heart Stamps Progressive Challenge, Faith Skrdla has designed a lovely set called simply "Cornucopia" with several sentiments for us to use. If you haven't joined the FTHS monthly challenge before, you can purchase this month's image (or get it free if you spend $10 or more at FTHS which is easy to do with all the fun digis you'll find there!) and play along. Then you'll automatically get next month's set FREE. Just keep playing along, and you'll have a new set to play with at the start of each month!
This card kind of evolved as I went along. Sometimes when I'm starting a card I know exactly what I want my layout to look like. This card wasn't that way! I actually had something completely different in mind, but I scrapped that idea after sizing and printing my digi with my Silhouette Design Studio software and coloring the image with Copic and MEXPY markers. I decided to add some decoupage elements, so I printed a few more copies of the image, colored and cut the pieces I wanted to use, and adhered them to the image with foam squares. I cut out the image by tracing the inside of a Sizzix die from the "Ticket Fold-A-Long Card" set I had originally planned to use for the base of this card. Then I chose my papers for the card and mat behind the image.
Here's the digi before the decoupage elements were added. It's such a great arrangement of different fruits and vegetables that it really winds up being quite colorful.
Here you can see how I've added two layers to the eggplant, an apple and the corn:
The card base is cut from some burgundy cardstock that is sparkly on one side. I decided to leave the sparkles on the inside for this card since the front already had so much going on. I used a Spellbinders Grand Labels 4 die to make the card base and then cut another piece of the burgundy cardstock for the front of the card to cover the part of the top that had to be cut through below the cut line on the die so the card would be connected at the top.
For my purple mat behind the image, I chose the largest Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28 die. I added some orange ribbon to go behind my digi and then popped up my cornucopia image with foam squares and adhered the purple mat to the card with more foam squares. I embellished the card front with a leaf I made with Sculpey clay cut with a cutter from Premo's "Nature" clay cutter set. The light brown color matches the cornucopia. My "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment is from the same FTHS "Cornucopia" digi set. I die cut it using the smallest die in the Spellbinders Ribbon Weaving set.
Here's a close-up of the sentiment and clay leaf:
For the inside of the card, I used another sentiment from the Cornucopia set which I die cut with a Spellbinders Elegant Ovals die and matted with purple cardstock cut with the largest in the Spellbinders Fleur de Elegance Ovals die set.
I used 3 more clay leaves I cut from the same Premo "Nature" set I used for the leaf on the front of the card. I also added a pumpkin from The Paper Studio's Knick Knacks "Fall Icons" set.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
From the Heart Stamps Progressive Monthly Challenge
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week
2) Fall is in the air
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Autumn in the Air
The Paper Girls - 1st & 3rd Mondays, layouts, cards - (Week 1) Food

Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - M, SIO - (October) Hand colored image
Colouring in Scrapland - M, 1st Monday, E2, No digital colouring - (October) Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Ribbon or Lace, Oh My
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (October) Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween

Retarte 2W, E3 - #62 Anything Goes  (Week 1)
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  All About Autumn
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #111 Autumnal Hues (Week 2 of 2 )

Crafty Creations - 2W - #299 Falling For You  (Week 2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #78 Always Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 2 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #8 Anything Goes (Week 4 of 4) 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #54 Always Anything Goes 
Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Get Your "FALL" On
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #222  "Xtra Vaganza"
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #27 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  Pumpkin Patch  (Week 2 of 2)

The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E #2 - Anything Goes and Autumn Color Palette 
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #204 - Anything Goes
The Male Room - 2W, masculine projects only -  #20 Theme- Autumn/Fall (Week 2 of 2) 

As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Monochrome or Colour (& Why) Definitely Color! I like the cheerfulness color can convey. Monochrome is elegant, but using color works well for fun, bright cards.

C.R.A.F.T. W, 5E -#332 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #8 Anything Goes (new blog owner)
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
Digital Delights by Louby Loo (M, 4th Thursday of the M, E1, must use a stamped image digital or stamped) #3 Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #166 Halloween --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Hanna & Friends - 2W, cute/stamped/person/animal (W2 of 2) #232 Special Card Form 
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W2 of 2) #2-Anything goes with optional twist: Bling
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - 2W, 1E, SIO (challenges listed in tab at top) (W1 of 2) - #122 Anything Goes
Scrap & Craft Challenge M 1st Thurs, 3E - #14 Colours Of Autumn
Star Stampz Challenge - 2W, E3 SIO - (W2 of 2) Add A Sentiment
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.42 - (W2 of 2) - Anything Goes

Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Cut it Up- 2W, 1E, Must have Die Cuts - No. 81 - (W2 of 2) - Back To Nature
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.95 -   Always Anything Goes 
Digitally Sweet - M, Digital images/projects - (Does not have to be 100% digital.) - No. 143 - October - Feeling Fruity
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.41 - Autumn / Christmas Colors
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.149 - (W2 of 2) - Autumn Colours
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 15 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Fall or Halloween Image
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, (2nd & 4th Friday) SIO - No.68 -  (W1 of 2) - Use Purple, Orange, Black
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.151 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 163 - (W2 of 2) -  Use A DieCut
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1) halloween or harvest related
Sweet Stampin W, 2E
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO Favorite Stamp
The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (w1) Darks - Halloween/ autumn 
Classy Cards 'n Such - W, E3 - #106 Colors of Fall
613 Avenue Create - W - #145 Anything Goes or use any of their free sentiments
Come and Get It WUnlimited - Happy Fall Ya'll

Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #19 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2)
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  October - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using only Digital stamps)
The Ribbon Girls - W, must use ribbon – Any image Anything goes
We Love 2 Create  - 2W, E1, SIO - #20 Anything Creative / Mixed Media/ Creative (W2 of 2)
Crafty Time  (M, P1, E3) Shaped Cards

Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) # 48 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #33 Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas (M,P1,E4) Shaped Cards
Digi Galore (M,P1) Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #116 Anything Goes (Optional Twist = B)

Crafts Galore Encore (M,P1,E3) Halloween OR Make a Card
Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Fall is in the Air
 One Sweet Challenge (M,P1,) fall colors

Paper Sweeties (M,P1) #36
Petal Lu (M, P15) Anything Goes
 The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes

Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 
Taylored Expression Share Joy Challenge
House of Cards: texture and/or color inspiration


  1. What a beautifully colored cornucopia and lovely fall card! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  2. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  3. Beautiful shape Card, Carrie and great coloring !!

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month October Challenge and @ From the Heart Stamps !

  4. Another stunning card to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 204th AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  5. Very pretty card. That purple layer really make the focal pop and love the inside too. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

  6. This is STUNNING! I LOVE your amazing coloring--the shadows are brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd LOVE for you to link this up with us at House of Cards, too! :)

    1. Thank you so much for linking up with us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Gorgeous card-awesome image & coloring skills! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Shaped card challenge!

  8. Nice image and fun colors, great job! Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  9. beautiful, love the colours, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

  10. Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, “Halloween or Make a Card”. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, CGE DT, InvisiblePinkCards

  11. I really love the combination of dies you've used and the fun way you've threaded the ribbon through. Beautiful decoupage, too. Fun texture from the popped up elements. Thanks for joining us at FTHS.

  12. Such a lovely image and beautiful design. Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy, good luck and I hope you will join us again!
    Gina xx

  13. Don't you love it when things take a course you hadn't planned and they turn out this great! This is such a lovely card. Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  14. I think the bold colors are just stunning. It may not be what you originally planned, but it turned out really pretty!

    Thanks for coming Back to Nature with us at Cut it Up!


  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at The Crafty Addicts love the colours
    Lyn - DT

  16. Beautiful shape and colors! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. Donna DT

  17. Very pretty card! Love the shape...

  18. Lovely card thanks for joining us at color your world at lacy sunshine. Good luck.
    Caroline senior ct

  19. Pretty fall card, great image! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our Colors of Fall challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  20. Carrie very beautiful thanksgiving card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


  21. Wonderful Thanksgiving card!
    Thanks for joining us over at Color Your World by Lacy Sunshine
    Sandra (Senior DT)

  22. Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine.

  23. Stunning shaped card inside and out. Great color combo. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.

  24. What a wonderful card. Love all the colors and cutting too.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  25. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.


  26. Lovely card with such a gorgeous image. Liking the shape too. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Creations Challenge

  27. Beautiful card! Love how you "3D'd" the apple and eggplant. Thanks you so much for joining us at House of Cards challenge blog.

  28. So pretty. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  29. I love how you left the sparkle for the inside--it's like an added surprise for the recipient. Adding the dimensional parts to the cornucopia adds a fab touch!

    HOC DT

  30. Gorgeous card, Carrie. I like the stamp and your colouring. Pretty colours and details too. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  31. Absolutely beautiful inside and out. I love all of the layering you did. The clay pieces are gorgeous. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything goes OctoberChallenge

  32. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Mary DT xx

  33. Very pretty, and lovely colors! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  34. Beautiful Card!
    Love your colour painting :)
    Thanks for join us at Stampartpapel!

  35. Love the rich colors and the pretty image as well as those gorgeous frames! Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

  36. Love the cornucopia on your beautiful Thanksgiving card! The dies you used and the bold color paper work together perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  37. A great card and love the dimension in your image.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Creative Craft Cottage this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

  38. Great card! I love this image from FTHS. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Time Challenges.

  39. Love the image! Also love the shape of your card thanks for joining us at the stamping boutique challenge blog -Annalisa (DT)

  40. Great coloring and your card is nice both inside and out. Thank you for joining our Challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create. I hope you join us again for another Challenge that started a couple of days ago. Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  41. Gorgeous card inside and out, lovely colours and design. Thanks for sharing on AYL
    I. Carol xx

  42. Such a great fall card! Great job with the Copic coloring :)

    Thanks for joining in at Love to Scrap! Best of luck in your entry!
    Tammy - DT

  43. What a beautiful card, love the layers, dies and colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet Feeling Fruity challenge.

  44. This is so adorable! Love the paper piecing and colors~ Thanks for playing with us at One Sweet Challenge and Sweet Pea Stamps!
    Carolyn, DT

  45. Beautiful card for our challenge this month...good luck in the draw and hope we see you next challenge again. ♥
    {One Sweet Challenge DT Member}

  46. What a pretty image with beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Paper Sweeties this month :)

  47. Very pretty !! Thanks for joining us at Scrap & Craft challenge !! Margot xx

  48. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise DT x

  49. So pretty, thanks for joining us at Noor this month

  50. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

  51. Great card and love the beautifully coloured image ----Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

  52. What a pretty card! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us in the October Paper Sweeties Challenge!