In this day and age, I don't imagine too many people send invitiations to their family members for Thanksgiving. I know I don't, it is just assumed that Thanksgiving will be at either my house or my son's house and word is spread via phone or email. My parents, however are a different story. They are getting older, very forgetful, yet still get insulted if we assume they might forget something as important as birthdays or holidays. They are still old school, the types who send handwritten letters and thank-you cards, so lately, I have been giving them their "reminders" in the form of a written invitation. They don't realize they are the only ones who get this particular type of "invitation".
Here's a little card I made to invite them to Thanksgiving at my son's house this year. I know they will save it because they think it is coming from their grandson and hopefully it will remind them where and when to show up for Thanksgiving dinner.
This weeks sketch is by Claire Brennan and since I am mailing it, decided to make it fairly CAS. I used Waltzingmouse Stamps Join Us for the embossed sentiment and Bountiful Basket Additions for the main image and tag sentiment. I have really enjoyed coloring these little basket and pumpkin images this season. I have used them several times and they are so nice for a novice Copic colorer like me. This time I added a little snippet of lace along the basket edges. I used a woodgrain stamp in versamark for the cardbase and Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #3 diecuts with some Bo Bunny Forever Fall patterned paper. I wrapped a little twine and a button onto the tag and with all the Thanksgiving details on the inside of the card, my Mom and Dad should have no trouble remembering Thanksgiving this year.
you awesome coloring those adorable pumpkins...
don't you just love this little set?
And I LOVE that paper!
That little touch of lace is perfect...
as is the twine and bow!
And what a great idea for your parents...
a great way to remind them about important things!
This is fabulous Cathy, love the little lacy trim around the sweet basket, love it!
You are so sweet and caring to do this for your parents, and particularly in a way that allows them to keep their dignity. And, the card is so precious. I love how you have colored everything, and I never would have thought to use patterned paper like that, but it looks great. The lace is a great touch.
we don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but I like the beautiful card.
Love from Holland
Hi Cathy! You've got me peeking before I got mine done!! I love your card - especially that sweet detail of lace on the basket. Your wood grain background is perfect! I always send my parents an invite too! Perfect reason to make such a beautiful card.
Oh LOVELY, Cathy...and such a sweet idea to boot. The rusty woodgrain is fabulous, and your basket absolutely charming with the lacy edge. Love the autumn-colored polka dots, too!
What a beautiful card and even more beautiful message. You are so sweet to go the extra mile for your parents and I am sure they love the thoughtfulness too.
A beautiful thanksgiving card Cathy, gorgeous rich colours and perfect touches with the lace and twine.
Oh this is such a good idea - and one I might borrow for my mum! So many great details in your card - love the woodgrain finish and the lace around the basket! It's fab!
What a lovely card Cathy! The wood grain background looks great with the WM basket of pumpkins! Thanks for joining along with the WMSC :)
Super creation, i love this set
Love that you've inked up the woodgrain on red... great texture.
Love the richness of colour! Great use of the sketch too, thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!
OMG, Cathy--this is just GORGEOUS! You chose the perfect colors and added all the right details! The woodgrain looks fantastic and I love the basket. Adding the piece of lace is such a great touch! What a sweet invitation to send to your parents!!
Beautiful, nice way to help your parents,remember.The lace for the basket is a nice touch too.
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