Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's Up Wednesday: Thanks is for Giving

Hello there peeps,

It's Shay here to bring you some more autumn inspiration which is a pleasure with all the new autumn stamps.

This season is a great time to thank all those wonderful people in our lives.  For the busy crafter who wants to make simple handmade cards I have some examples.  Using mostly the same products, colors and just two stamps: the single leaf from the Leaf cling stamp set or Leaves cling stamp set and the thanks is for giving sentiment from the Thanks is for Giving cling set you can make cards easily and still alter them to make them each unique.

My cards all began with the single leaf from the Leaf set or Leaves set.  I really love how elegant it is and perfect for any autumn project.  I stamped the leaf three times on a piece of teal patterned paper, cut them out and them edged them with Distress Ink in walnut stain.  I then started shaping the leaf to give them more dimension.

I decided to split the leaves to make two cards.  The first card with a single teal leaf and the second card with two leaves.  The first card has less stamping with only one ink color and is even faster to make, while the second has more stamping (in two ink colors) if you feel like inking up your stamps a bit more.  The first card also has very little embellishment on the leaf other than a little twine bow while on the second card, the leaves are given a much bolder look using Stickles.

Card No. 1 (less stamping)

This particular card relies more on bold patterns from paper and washi tape.  I love these bright, but fall friendly colors.  Nearly everything is edged with Distress Ink in walnut stain as I believe brown is a very welcome neutral during this season.

Card No. 2 (more stamping)

This card relies mostly on a leaf stamped card base with some accents of patterned paper and washi tape.  Again nearly everything is edged with Distress Ink in walnut stain.  For the cut out leaves I outlined them with Distress Stickles in walnut stain.

I hope this inspires you to pull out your Paper Wings Productions stamps and make something to celebrate autumn by giving thanks.  We would love to see what you make with Paper Wings Productions stamps.  Add your projects to our flickr group, to Pinterest, comment with a link on this post or even email pictures to us!

Take flight,


Stamps: Leaf or Leaves and Thanks is for Giving
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger in walnut stain and peacock feather
Cardstock: Neenah Paper in recycled 100 natural white
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon
Other: Inksentials ink blending tool by Ranger; K & Company die cuts; Distress Stickles by Ranger in walnut stain; Freckled Fawn woodgrain washi tape; hemp twine; dimensional adhesive


  1. These are so good and I love that teal color - I never would have thought of that!!!

  2. Tooooooo pretty....lovelovelove the peacock color!!!

  3. Shay I really love these too, the color combo you used is gorgeous. Beautiful job!!


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