I wanted to make an Thankful Card for The Paper Players Challenge this morning.
This week I am grateful that our heat pump has finally been delivered and will hopefully be connected and operating this week. Due to a long, complicated series of events (specialty order required, wrong unit ordered, hurricane hitting manufacturing plant, etc.), we haven't had working heat or air conditioning since June, so we are thrilled that we're close to controlling the temperature in our home again. I am also grateful for how mild our Autumn has been so far, so it hasn't been much of an issue for the last month.
I also took my inspiration from this week's Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge with a theme of Felt.
I found some pretty felt leaves in my stash that were so old the adhesive had dried (Glue Dots to the rescue).
When I saw the off-set layers in this week's Freshly Made Sketch, I knew I wanted to do the off-set die cut technique I learned from Sankari at Stamp Joy ... it is so easy, and adds mailable elegance and the appearance of dimension. I used Taylored Expressions Retro Cutting Plate for my background.
I layered paper flowers and also fished out some vintage buttons from my stash inspired by the Curtain Call Photo. Somehow the only Taylored Expression Thank You stamp I have is Graphic Greetings Thankful, so I trimmed one of the sentiments from that collage to complete my design.
I'm also joining the Crafty Calendar Challenge which is Autumn Colors.