Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot Thank Yous


Well we've been working on Thanksgiving dinner all month at the Cuttlebug Spot and our last offering is a thank you to our dinner host. This whole set of challenges would have been alot easier had I kept the same design scheme, but I'm kinda ADD, so of course nothing matches. It's okay I'm not hosting Thanksgiving anyway, just making butternut squash lasagna and pumpkin and pecan pies.

I always like the idea of Core'dinations card stock and have a bunch so I pulled out some whitewash with an orange core to try it. I used my Cuttlebug Autumn Type folder and sanded away. It never really comes out as dark as I imagine it will. The card itself is the reverse side of that color card stock. Oh well, we've got a sort of pastel Autumn thing going but this was my 3rd attempt for this challenge so I just went with it. The lighter orange is also Core'dinations with a brown top (obviously used in the reverse). The "Thank you" is a Sizzix folder cut with my Nesties rectangle with the window cut with the scalloped version. the leaves were cut with my Nested Maple leaves. One was obviously embossed with Swiss Dots, and the other, scored with my MS score board. I used the Nesties instead of my Cuttlebug maple leaf because it was a tad smaller.

Then it was just a matter of a little popping and voila! DH said the muted color of the Core'dinations make it look Southwest but I kinda like it. Now rush over to The Cuttlebug Spot to check out the fabulous creations from my teamies and be sure to leave a comment because we have a fab new sponsor and you don't even have to make anything to WIN! WooHoo!

22 comments:

  1. I pretty much love the whole package, the peachy tones are wonderful, the embossing and distressing yum, and that gingham ribbon PERFECT! Hugs

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  2. This is really beautiful Donna!!

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  3. Donna,
    How simple and easy you make it look. I love the soft colors. It is the perfect thank you.
    JoAnn

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  4. Mmmm! butternut squash lasagna and pies sound great! Can I come to your party? Great card. I love coordinations paper too. Great embossing. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. Hi Donna,
    This card is gorgeous. I love the layout and the background is brilliant.
    Hugs,
    Fiona x

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  6. Very pretty nice clean fresh card
    Fi xx

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  7. I like how you pulled this off using all the different folders and die and just your Cuttlebug. I really like the shades of orange. The leaves here in NY have all just about fallen from the branches and the few stragglers have lost their vibrant colors as well. UGH, you know what that means.... here comes the "S" word!

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  8. This is so pretty! The colors are delicious. I never have very good luck with the core'dinations paper but you make me want to try it again ;) Your lasagna sounds divine!!
    {{{{hugs!}}}}

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  9. I have been looking for an idea for a thank you card for a guy (nothing fussy) and this is perfect...I love love love your designs..

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  10. your card is very pretty anyway...did you count the times I used the scarecrow? lmbo

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  11. oh, oh, oh, how I love this card....all those great embossing folders put together really look amazing.

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  12. This is just gorgeous and anyone receiving such a Donna creation will be so pleased. The colors are wonderful, the leaves with their embossing (and the rest of the card)....perfect. And that sweet ribbon wraps it all up to a grand finish.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  13. LOVE all the embossing...so pretty!
    xoxo Joy

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  14. Gorgeous card - love all the texture!
    Helen x

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  15. Beautiful card!! All the diff embossing is great! And i really like that tip/trick with the MS score board. I must try it soon.
    Thanks!
    Jess M

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  16. Really really lovely Donna! I love the soft, subtle colors...

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  17. Oh I love this Donna the soft colours are gorgeous and love how you scored your leaves
    Hugs
    Juliexx

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  18. I love this card and think the whitewash paper is fabulous. A perfect Thanksgiving Thank You card!

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  19. Fabulous girlfriend! Love the colors.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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