Giving A-Latte Thanks

Hello crafty friends! Kathy here with a project that goes hand-in-hand with the holiday we celebrate here in the US during the 3rd week in November – called Thanksgiving. We take time from our busy schedules to express our gratitude for all the blessings we have in our lives…so today I bring you a special multi-textured, fancy-folded Thank You card!

 

I started today’s project with 2 square White Card Blanks that are about 6″ x 6″. I then cut the corners off the opposing sides…
 Glued them together with the folds on opposite sides and the squares in the middle over-lapping.

 

Next I traced, cut and glued two triangles from the Retro Color Stripes Napkin to the front of each triangular flap.

 

Using a piece of  white cardstock, I trimmed a 5″ x 5″ square for the inside card panel and covered it also in a piece of the striped napkin. From the Natural Burlap Stack, I cut a 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square from the black flower print and glued that on top of the napkin layer.

 

I then cut two Vintage Doily Thin Cut shapes from black cardstock using my die-cutting machine.

 

I glued all three of the bottom sides from the first part of our project together to make a pocket envelope for our card. Then I glued the 2 black doilies together around the top of the card insert to make the pull tab so that it would be easier to remove from the pocket.
Using a circle punch, I cut a white circle to layer on the pull tab and stamped “thanks” on it in black ink before I glued it on. Look at all the lovely detail you get from that doily die -LOVE it!!!

 

To decorate the card insert, I cut a triangle from white card to stamp my latte cups on using the new Donuts and Treats clear stamp set.

 

I knew I wanted more than one cup, so I stamped the image that I wanted in the front down first using Black Chalk Ink. I then stamped it once again on a small piece of sticky Post-It-Note paper and fussy cut it out to make a mask for stamping in the foreground. Placing that blue masking image over my first cup ensured that the lines don’t cross of the images when I stamp one more on each side…instead, it looks like they are stacked behind the first cup.

 

I stamped those adorable little faces and some hearts next, then colored them with Color Pencils.

 

To help this image pop from the background, I sponged some of the black ink around the edges before I adhered it to the burlap using the mini sized Foam Dots.
Once everything is assembled and tucked into the pocket, the main image is hidden, so it is a surprise until you pull up on the doily tab!

 

So cute when the little trio of latte cups pop out!
That’s it from me today – I hope you remember to give thanks for all the good things you have in your life and happy crafting with Itsy Bitsy!

 

Blank Cards Value Pack -White
Retro Color Stripes Napkin
Natural Burlap Stack
Vintage Doily Thin Cut
Donuts and Treats Clear Stamps
Black Chalk Ink Pad
Mont Marte ColourPencils
Adhesive Foam Squares

 

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