Banner Year With Grateful Heart Thank You Card PP566

by Joanne James7. November 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Claire to host this week and she has a timely theme challenge for you to work with:


With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Claire's theme is a timely one although it's fair to say that there is plenty to be thankful for all year round so a card that gives thanks is always a useful one to have on hand. I couldn't resist another card with Jen M's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches this week (this layout is definitely a 'go to' for me!). No wreath this time though, instead totally inspired by the current challenge photo over at The Card Concept - take a look:


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

I loved the colours and foliage and pumpkin elements in the Card Concept photo, along with the striking black and white tablescape, complete with gingham napkins and I incorporated all of these elements into my clean and layered card. I used black and white mats, layers and some gingham paper from the Pattern Paper hostess DSP pack, and layered a variety of foliage around one edge of a (retired) stitched circle onto which I heat-embossed my sentiment from the stamp set 'Banner Year'. I added some of the yellow decorative matt dots to my berry sprigs for a little extra dimension and detail which I really love:

Another trio of Evening Evergreen decorative matt dots onto my base complete my card. My foliage elements were taken from various die sets - all listed in the supplies list below. This is one of those cards that turned out exactly as I intended, first time - and I love it! I often spend ages procrastinating whilst card making, so it feels like a bonus when ideas translate exactly how you envisaged, don't you think?

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

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 your day; we had a busy day of sport yesterday so nothing special happening here today, but I'm not complaining. The next few weekends are super busy, so I'll take the calm before the storm! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Edit: This card was Jen T's choice for Princess of Clean for FMS510 - yay!

Comments (22) -

Kathy United States
11/7/2021 3:08:45 PM #

Your card is gorgeous, love the black background for the white sentiment and all the other colors and shapes.   It's just great for the FMS sketch for sure!    

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
11/7/2021 3:41:26 PM #

I love how all the elements on your card came together! Beautiful! Isn't the Pattern Party DSP great?! Love that black and white gingham design!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/7/2021 5:50:28 PM #

Joanne, this is so beautiful!  I love the black and white checks in the background!  The white sentiment on the black just pops and the little pumpkins and foliage are perfect!  I love everything about this card!  You certainly made my challenge shine!  Have a wonderful week, My Friend!  

Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
11/7/2021 10:17:03 PM #

The buffalo plaid background looks fantastic with the black circle and the spray of colorful leaves and pumpkins.  This is so pretty!   Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
11/8/2021 12:36:50 AM #

What a sharp looking fall card!! I love that buffalo plaid and that wreath... well it;s just perfect!

Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
11/8/2021 7:39:20 AM #

This is gorgeous!  The patterned paper creates such a warm backdrop for those wonderful elements.  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Shahaada Ahmed
Shahaada AhmedMaldives
11/8/2021 8:22:43 AM #

all these colors re so lovely against the bnw. great card

jaydeeUnited States
11/8/2021 9:05:01 PM #

Joanne, what an amazing representation of the inspiration photograph!  that black and white buffalo check is wonderful and is the perfect backdrop to your wreath.  I agree with Laurie - it's a sharp looking card - and it's perfect Smile

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/8/2021 10:10:31 PM #

Fab card Joanne - you're always so good at being able to arrange floral die cut groups and those pumpkins are just perfect!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/9/2021 12:52:00 AM #

I love the generous cluster of foliage, popping against the dark background! The way you've added colour to some of the tips really lifts the bouquet. The plaid background adds another layer of warmth and texture. Lovely!

Karen Ksenzakovic
Karen KsenzakovicUnited States
11/9/2021 1:27:35 AM #

This is just beautiful Joanne Smile  Love all the details to the artwork and the check background is perfect with your design.  Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts this week.

NancyUnited States
11/9/2021 12:57:16 PM #

Joanne, I love how you mixed solids and patterns to make the perfect card! It is well thought out and executed! I may have to PIN this for a future layout reference, it looks great! Hope all is well!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
11/9/2021 5:40:44 PM #

I love this!  The mix of different sprigs/leaves from various die sets is perfect and the colors are spot on.  I agree it's the best when a vision works out just like you wanted!  have a great week!

VickyUnited Kingdom
11/10/2021 8:08:15 PM #

The gingham makes a wonderful background and you've showcased the dies brilliantly! A wonderful card! Vicky x

Esther Asbury
Esther AsburyUnited States
11/11/2021 12:59:35 PM #

What a pretty little pumpkin spray, and I love the black n white checks! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
11/11/2021 5:13:51 PM #

Joanne,  I love this!!   The details in the die cuts and the colors against the black and white are beautiful together.  I absolutely feel a CASE on this one.  It's simple and stunning! Hope you're having a great week.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/12/2021 1:11:45 AM #

This is wonderful, I love the country feel you’ve achieved here. Pretty wreath and of course, the checked background is one of my favorites!

Carol L
Carol LUnited States
11/12/2021 1:57:28 PM #

The black & white check background makes a wonderful backdrop for that great autumn swag of greens, berries and pumpkins! I love the design, colors and perfect elements for this heartfelt card!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/12/2021 4:38:24 PM #

Absolutely stunning, Joanne! The fall colors pop against the black and white. What a perfect way to showcase all of these dies!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
11/12/2021 4:39:55 PM #

So festive looking.  Love all the different die cuts and the buffalo plaid.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
11/13/2021 4:43:24 AM #

Buffalo check and a fall there anything better? Such an awesome card, Joanne!

Karen Letchworth
Karen LetchworthUnited States
11/13/2021 9:01:27 PM #

Hi Joanne:
What a pretty card.  I just LOVE that bold plaid and your gorgeous Autumn design and colors.  This is really awesome.  Thanks for sharing at The Card Concept, and I'd sure LOVE to have you stop by and play along with us also at Word Art Wednesday.  You can find all that FUN here:


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