Practicing Creativity

Baby's 1st Thanksgiving Card

If you read Paperesse regularly, you've seen my posts regarding my new great-niece who was born at the very end of last year (my best belated Christmas gift EVER!). So far this year I've made her 1st Valentine, 1st Easter, and 1st Halloween cards. I was trying to cover the major American holidays, but I plum forgot about the 4th of July. Oh well, I did send a 1st month mini-album I made to her folks this summer, so I guess that makes up for it. Which brings us to this card post today – her 1st Thanksgiving!

My niece always dresses her with cute little bows around her head, so I thought this digi from Prettygrafik's Thanksgiving Stamps set was perfect. The paper is from my scraps folder. I've had that center paper (American Crafts Night Fall Autumn Harvest) a long, long time. I first published this Happy Fall vintage look card back in 2012 with it, then this Scarecrow fall card in 2017. I've got one little bitty rectangle of it left I could use for an accent, but not enough to use as an entire card base. I liked this paper; I'm sorry to use it up.

In lieu of ribbon, I used a no-brand border strip die-cut layered with a ric-rac die-cut. Sentiment font is Segoe Script. A wooden leaf and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ripened Pumpkin give a bit of embellisment.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, paper scraps
Digital stamp – Prettygrafik Thanksgiving Stamps set
Dies – no-brand postage stamp edged square, stitched rectangle and border strip dies, Crafter's Companion Gemini Fancy Borders ric-rac
Embellishments – wooden leaf, Ripened Pumpkin Nuvo Crystal Drops
Font – Segoe Script
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
Art-n-Fly white pen

I'm linking up with the following challenges: A Gem of a Challenge Wk 24 – ATG, Allsorts Week 703 – ATG w/opt. Trees & Leaves, Polkadoodles Wk 47 – ATG, Creative Fingers #243 – ATG, Leigh SB Designs #11 – Falling Leaves, Most Magical Time of the Year #2 – Falling Leaves, and Pattie's Creations #200 – ATG.


  1. Such an adorable image and perfect for a 1st Thanksgiving card! Many thanks for sharing your project at Allsorts and playing with the Trees & Leaves option.

  2. How wonderful that you send all these cute cards for all the occasions! You found the perfect Thanksgiving image and the card is absolutely adorable!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. Love the cute image! Fabulous fall card!

    Thanks for joining in our challenge!
    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  4. A fun Autumnal card and perfect for our theme at Allsorts this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  5. This is completely adorable and so beautifully coloured and put together - your great niece will certainly ahve some keepsakes to treasure from her first year! Thanks so much for joining in this week's Allsorts challenge.
    Pauline xx

  6. This is just adorable. Love the autumnal colours too. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

  7. Awww, what a sweet card for your niece! I remember that paper....I bet I still have some of it around here somewhere...


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