Nov 26 2014

Banner Blessings



I have many things to be grateful for…pictures of two of them are at the bottom of this post!  My grandchildren and family are a blessing beyond measure!  Both sets of our parents have good health and we’re able to host Thanksgiving for our family tomorrow!  When I saw the Freshly Made Sketch 164 sketch for today, I knew I wanted to use the brand new Banner Blessings Photopolymer set from Stampin’ Up!  It was released last week and I love all the greetings in it…they are large enough to be the focal element on the card, but small enough to be the accent, too.  A great new set!


Banner Blessings

I combined Banner Blessings with Color Me Autumn Designer paper for my card:


Banner Blessings

Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cajun Craze, folded in half.
  • The Very Vanilla layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and placed on top.
  • I cut two pieces of Color Me Autumn Designer Paper (in my favorite pattern!) 1 1/2 x 4 and adhered at top and bottom of the Very Vanilla.
  • Two 1/4 x 4 strips of Mossy Meadow hide the seams.
  • I stamped Banner Blessings with Mossy Meadow ink in the center panel of Very Vanilla and used the Cajun Craze Marker to color in the letters.
  • I cut a small piece of Burlap Ribbon and tied Linen Thread around it with a bow, adding the Autumn Wooden Element to it.
  • I added Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze and Hello Honey leaves cut with the Fun Fall Framelits and embossed with the Woodgrain Folder to the Burlap Ribbon and below the greeting for accents.

OK…new photos of the grandkids.  I know it has been a while!  Carter is 17 months and Quinn is 6 weeks!


Quinn Nov 24 small

First Snow 2014 small

Very, very blessed!  I wish you and yours a very Happy Thankgiving and safe travels!


8 People have left comments on this post

Nov 26, 2014 - 01:11:54
SUE said:

these 2 little munchkins are so innocent & perfect looking….thanks for sharing their photos; your card is quite nice.

Nov 26, 2014 - 05:11:41
Kathy Kartak said:

Your grandkids are totes adorbs! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

Nov 26, 2014 - 07:11:12
Laurie U said:

This is fabulous! I like the burlap bow with wooden element. Perfect touch! Cute grandkids and the snowy scene outside the window looks fun!

Nov 27, 2014 - 09:11:12
Cindy Lovell said:

Pretty card!! Love the paper and the burlap!!
Thank you for joining us at FMS!!
Your grandkids are SO cute!!
Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

Nov 29, 2014 - 09:11:18

Oh Connie, your GRANDS are just beautiful! Love the snowy scene out your window, too! Love your card, too! The burlap and wood element look fabulous! XX

Nov 30, 2014 - 02:11:54
KarrenJ said:

Fabulous card, Connie, using gorgeous autumn colors. Your grandchildren are just adorbale! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Dec 1, 2014 - 03:12:55

I love the card – but I’m blown away by the view of snow out the window – WOW! (This is from a Queenslander in Australia who’s only seen snow twice in her life)

Dec 2, 2014 - 01:12:43
Kim S said:

I love everything about this – the colors, patterns and sentiments – and especially your fun accents! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.