Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Sheri Crafts Ch# 73 - Be Thankful

Happy Saturday and welcome to Glenda's Cards! It is time for a fun challenge at My Sheri Crafts. Our challenge is to create a card/project with a Thanksgiving or Thank You theme. With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, my card is to celebrate the holiday. I have truly been blessed in my life and very thankful for God's love, forgiveness and salvation,  Family, and Friends.
This card is a Twisted Easel and if you are unfamiliar with this card style, I am including a link to Mary's tutorial at Cardz TV.  Thanks Mary for sharing your great video! This card style is not hard to make and I encourage you to try it!
The 4 1/4 X 9 3/4 card base is cut from the Paper Studio Earthtone Cardstock Pack. The front of the card is layered with a patterned paper from K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween and Fall pack.
Cricut Cartridges:
Cricut Lite Celebrate with Flourish - Cornucopia is cut 2 1/4". To add more color, I cut the Layer image in green and purple plus the brown. This cartridge has cute images, but only has one layer plus the layer on shift feature, so you do not get many colors.
Giving Thanks is cut 2 1/4".
Heritage - Corner accent #9 page 62. Oops, I do not see the recorded size!
Stretch Your Imagination- Brown leaf is an extra cut from a previous project.
Cuttlebug folders:
Birds and Swirls - Green leaf
Swiss dots - Grapes
Divine Swirls- Pumpkin
Houndstooth - Brown cornucopia

I have seen so many pretty and unique rosettes on projects lately that I just had to give the rosettes a try. The rosette in the corner is 1" x 12" and is scored at each 1/4 mark using the Martha Stewart scoreboard. After the valley/mountain folding, I glued it to a cardstock circle. I added a yellow leaf button with a raffia bow in the center of the rosette.

Visit My Sheri Crafts to see all the pretty inspirational projects by the design team. We look forward to seeing your projects. Remember you must use the Thanksgiving or Thank you theme and link your project by midnight central time Nov. 26. One lucky winner will be the next guest designer at My Sheri Crafts!

Bitten by the Bug 2 - Heritage- corner accent 9
The Cuttlebug Spot - Anything goes
Frosted Designs - Embossing
Cooking With Cricut - Ch 59 Fruits, Cornucopia or a Harvest theme
Paper Playtime - Cricut Creations - Thank you projects
Die Cuttin Divas - Ch 40 Let's Be Thankful

Hope you enjoy my card! Thank you for your comments!


  1. Oh, Glenda, I DO need to make a twisted easel card -- yours is an elegant example of this unique card! I LOVE your rosette and that perfect leaf button!!!

  2. I am loving the look of this twisted card must give it a shot! love the sentiment part of this one!

  3. I just love easel cards! I really love how you made a rosette with the leaf button on top! The colors you chose are so warm and inviting!

  4. Glenda, this is just GORGEOUS! I love everything about it. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  5. Cute - I love these twisted easel cards :) Thanks for playing with us at Cooking with Cricut!

  6. Glenda, Ilove the new blog look!! Your card is so beautiful! And all of that embossing is jsut amazing. I love the design of the card and that you made it an easel card. The colors are great and I love the rosette wth the little leaf in the middle of it. As always your work is wonderful!

  7. Gorgeous card. Love the style. Thanks for playing along at BBTB2.

  8. Very pretty card, thanks for joining us at BBTB2!

  9. Glenda - love your card! You totally rocked that fold!

  10. Wow!! This is just beautiful!! Love the colors. Thanks for playing with us at BBTB2!

  11. Oh My Goodness!!! This is fantastic!!! Beautiful!!! Love the colors, the rosette, the cuts, the embossing. Well, just everything! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

  12. Beautiful card Glenda!--Pat N.

  13. Glenda this is so pretty! You nailed the rosette perfectly! I'm not familiar with twisted easel cards, so I'm going to have to check out the video. I can't picture in my head how this folds up and fits into an envelope!

  14. Oh gosh Glenda!!!

    This card is FANTASTIC! Your detail work is truly, truly amazing. Thank you for the link on the card. I have never done a regular easel and now this!!! Man I am BEHIND!!! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us at!!!


  15. This is so pretty. It really makes a difference to cut extra layers in different colors. Time well spent. It's gorgeous.

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joing us for a challenge over at Frosted Designs.

  17. Great card. Thank you for joining us at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.

  18. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2

  19. Such a beautiful card! Love the twist shape. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cooking With Cricut.

  20. Great card! Love the design! Nice rosette and fancy corner!

    Thanks for joining us over at the BBTB2! DT Member Carri

  21. Your card is so inspiring! I love all of the brown shades, and embossing! It is such a great technique, and you incorporated it well! I hope you'll create with us again at Frosted Designs!

  22. Gorgeous easel card!! Love the fall colors:)
    Sherrie K

  23. Glenda,
    this is SO fancy! I LOVE the colors and how pretty it is. I will have to try this type of card!! ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking With Cricut

    CWC DT

  24. Beautiful card, Glenda! I love the rosette and the background paper is lovely, too. Thanks so much for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  25. What a beautiful Twisted Easel card. Love the colors. That rosette is a perfect touch. Thanks for playing at CWC. Smoohces... Sous Chef Feli'

  26. Glenda, such a pretty card! The rosette is a wonderful touch.