Monday, November 23, 2015

Family Roots

This week is a time to focus on family and friends, being thankful for each person, and taking the time to let them know how much they mean to us.  Nothing is more important to me than that!

I created this card for the Stampendous October 2015 Catalog and really meant it as the perfect wedding, anniversary, or "congrats you're pregnant" card, but you could do it up in fall colors and it would be a wonderful card to give your parents for Thanksgiving too! Sadly, I no longer have my parents to give it to, but maybe you do! Although I may make one up for my 94 year old father-in-law. He loves getting mail!

R243 Roots of Love
SSC1224 Forest Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic Sketch Markers - RV00, RV02, RV04, RV09, E01, E31, E33, E37, B0000, B00, YG03, C1, C2, C3, 0, 100
May Arts Ribbon
Glue Dots
McGill Sm Heart Punch
Double-sided tape
Foam tape


  1. step 1 Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of Light Pink cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  2. step 2 Stamp the Roots of Love stamp on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white Mixed Media paper
  3. step 3 Color with Copic markers then trim to 3 1/2" x 5" and edge with a black marker
  4. step 4 Mount the tree on a 3 3/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Dark Pink cardstock
  5. step 5 Wrap a piece of green and white May Arts ribbon around the front of the tree and hold in place on the back with glue dots, then attach to the card front with double-sided tape
  6. step 6 Stamp the saying from the Forest Sayings on a 1 3/8" x 1 7/8" piece of white cardstock, edge with a black marker
  7. step 7 Mat the saying on a 1 1/2" x 2" piece of Dark Pink cardstock and add to the card with foam tape
  8. step 8 Tie a small pink bow from May Arts pink sheer ribbon and add to the card with a Glue Dot
  9. step 9 Punch two small hearts and attach them to the upper left corner of the saying
To see who else is playing along today, head over to the Stampendous Blog.

Wishing you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving week, and for those of you not in the US, I still wish you a wonderful week!


Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the colors you used. I know someone this card would be perfect for.

Jamie Martin said...

Very pretty card :)

Shari said...

This is so beautiful. What a perfect card. ♥

Stampendous said...

This is SO BEAUTIFUL! It is a versatile stamp and I think great to use for a Thanksgiving card. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us this week. Have a wonderful week and a Happy Thanksgiving!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card!!!
LOVE the image and sentiment, LOVE your colouring and card!!! Your Father-In-Law will truly appreciate getting a Thanksgiving version of it.
I'm so sorry you no longer have your parents, we lost my Grandpa, Mother-In-Law and my husband's last Uncle this year, so I feel some of your pain. May they remain strong in your heart and help you continue to share happiness with your BEAUTIFUL CREATIVITY Louise!!!

Late Blooming said...

Family trees. .what a good idea. Thank you for sharing.

Jean said...

Wow - this is gorgeous!

Pam Hornschu said...

Okay. I'm an idiot! I never realized that there were two hearts in the tangled roots on this image. Now it all makes sense. Lol. Beautiful card, Louise!