Thursday, 22 November 2012

Back to Basics #3

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends - may you enjoy all the celebrations this weekend.

Finally getting back to basics.  Although maybe not that basic but effective, I think.

I have decided to do an oriental theme gift set, as hubby found the most beautiful DCWV  12" by 12" card stack, called The Far East Stack, whilst we were in the USA in the summer.

These are the two thank you cards, to start off with.  Same card, just changing the orientation.

On the Pagoda cartridge was the perfect branch of flowers, page 46, cut at 4.5".  I have popped up the branch of flowers and put it slightly outside the main layer.

For both cards I used my scoreboard and scored two lines in a border 1/8" apart.  I think it frames that centre panel beautifully.

I was able to cut a piece of card stock for each card with a bird showing.  I felt the card really didn't need any other embellishment.

Here is the inside of the card - both are the same.

I will do another four cards and then of course it wouldn't be a gift set without a box :-)

Entering this card in the following challenges.

Crafting for all Seasons - Challenge #40: Thank you (closes 26 Nov)

Pause Dream Enjoy - Challenge #46: Thank you projects (closes 22 Nov Noon EST)

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Challenge : Thank you (closes 25 Nov)

Love to Create - Challenge #42: Give Thanks (closes 25 Nov)

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Challenge #138: Be Ye Thankful (closes 25 Nov)

Crafty Sentiments - Challenge : Thanks (closes 26 Nov)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.


  1. Gorgeous card beautiful colours and layout. Caroline xxx

  2. Two beautiful cards

  3. Karon love the scor line beautiful addition to the card. Pretty colors the background paper is so perfect for your branch!

  4. Such pretty cards.
    You are so right, it doesn't need any other embellishments.
    I really like how you scored the card around the image.
    I have that stack...I may have used one sheet out of it though ;)

  5. Very pretty oriental flair to your card... I have that cartridge but haven't done
    that image on it yet.....TFS!
    Can't wait to indulge on our turkey feast today - yum yum!

  6. This is gorgeous! Love the oriental simplicity,

  7. Karon your card is beautiful! Simple elegence. Thanks for the Thanksgiving blessings to us here in the US. Cooking for my father and family today. May your day be filled with blessings too!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving Karon,-- from the us. Love the CAS looking your card.

  9. Thank you all so much ladies and those celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope all of you are stuffing yourself silly:-)

  10. Happy Thanksgiving Karon! Love this paper! The 3-d looks great! I should be cooking! Have a great day! Carri~Abusybee

  11. What a beautiful card. Happy Thanksgiving to you sweetie

  12. Beautiful card Karon as always. I love seeing your creations...always so inspiring.


  13. Hello Karon!!!
    What a stunning set! Love that paper stack, your hubby did good ;) Sometimes, I think my husband is more of a craft supply junkie than I am, he's always looking for things I need, especially Cricut cartridges :):):) Thanks for visiting my blog and for always leaving such sweet comments, you're too kind. I'm very thankful for crafty friends like you. Happy holidays.

  14. This is so pretty Karon, I really like that image! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  15. Like the branch & flowers Cricut image. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Thanks challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    PDE DT Group B

  16. Fabulous idea. I got this cartridge and still have not used. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments.

  17. Thank you all so much - for your wonderful comments.

  18. What a clever use of your score tool! This is very pretty and effective card. Nice job!

  19. These are lovely thank you cards Karon, such pretty colours.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  20. Your cut coordinated beautifully with the paper you chose! Thank you for joining us at FCCB.

  21. Beautiful paper and love the coordinating branch. Sweet cards! Glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  22. Gorgeous, Karon. Love the delicate branch - maks a truly elegant card

  23. such a beautiful design Karon, love the added branch! elegant & gorgeous!!

  24. Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge, "Give Thanks!" We can't wait to see you back really soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  25. These are stunning really beautiful, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

  26. What a lovely card. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Enjoy the upcoming holidays.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  27. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at FCCB.
    Jayne x

  28. Hi Karon, my new crafty friend! :o) I was away from Blogger for a very busy holiday week, but will be playing catch up over the next couple of days! Thank you for your sweet words on my ice skate card. :o) These cards are gorgeous, Karon! The paper is stunning and showcases such beauty all on its own. I look forward to catching up on the rest of your recent work soon! Everything you make is stunning. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  29. Hello Karon wow these are so pretty in both colours well doen .
    Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge
    Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

  30. Wonderful cards!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  31. Your card is stunning xhugsx Nikki

  32. Saw your cards on FCCB and just had to stop by and tell you how beautiful I think these are! Congratz on top 5.

  33. Beautiful card. I love how you popped the branch up to give the card dimension. Thanks for entering it at PDE challenges.

    ~Sarah PDE DT


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