Thoughtful Journey Autumn Thanks

by Joanne James9. May 2024 15:02

Today I'm having a lovely day sat in my office with the sunshine streaming through the window and working on some projects to share with you. Whilst I was working on some design commitments, I decided to make a quick card to squeak in an entry over at Sunday Stamps, where their current sketch is too good to pass up:

I've been working my way through a pack of Thoughtful Journey designer series paper as I design projects for my upcoming Thoughtful Wishes Tutorial with my lovely friend Jan Clothier and whilst I haven't shared any of them with you yet, this layout was just asking to showcase one of the beautiful designs in this fabulous paper pack take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I created both of the layers from my card from one sheet of paper, showcasing the warm Cajun Craze shaded grasses and using the right-hand side of the sheet with the lighter colours for the layer behind for a hint of contrast. I diecut my banner pieces in Old Olive using one of the Nested Essentials Dies and added a simple thanks sentiment from 'Thoughtful Wishes':


A simple green linen twine bow and sprinkle of copper sequins was all that I needed to complete my card. The thoughtful Journey papers really do contain such beautiful scenes, it's a shame to cover them up too much. I will have lots more cards to share featuring these papers in the coming weeks, so be sure to stay tuned.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy the rest of your day; it does feel strange to be making a card in autumnal colours given that I think summer has finally arrived here in the UK, so much so that I enjoyed lunch in the garden today. Dare I say if this keeps up, we might even be able to BBQ at the weekend - fingers crossed! I'll be back tomorrow with another project for our new challenge over at As You See It. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Amy Koenders
Amy KoendersUnited States
5/9/2024 7:54:52 PM #

Just beautiful!  The colors and your layering are so pretty.  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!


Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
5/10/2024 12:06:45 AM #

So very pretty!!  Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our “Front & Center” sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps!!  I love this designer paper...I keep seeing it pop up all over blog land...very tempting even though I do not need any more designer papers!!  
Deb Horst, DT #SSC334


Melissa Grant
Melissa GrantUnited States
5/10/2024 10:17:47 AM #

Wow, I love these papers for a simple, quick but beautiful card! Great job with the sketch!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/11/2024 7:48:54 AM #

Isn't that paper just amazing. i can't believe I've already used a whole packet of it - just a couple of pieces and the scraps left over. Fortunately, a new pack in enroute. I like it when the paper does all the hard work. Those stitched details add an extra level to the card. Great work. Smile


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/11/2024 4:42:35 PM #

These papers really are the best Jan - and so good for beautiful yet quick and easy cards! Yay for getting through a whole pack already!


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