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October 8, 2017

Happy Heffy Doodle Thanksgiving Canada!!!

Hello everyone,

I´m Maria from  My Craftway to Happiness and I´m one of the lucky ladies that made it into Lesley´s amazing Design Team. I´m beyond honored that I´m in it with all the super talented ladies.

As fall/autum is in full swing here the holidays are getting closer and closer. I have a few canadian friends and we also have a canadian Member in our Design Team, which is Jessica McAfee . In Canada Thanksgiving is celebrated in October ( This year on 9th of october) and so I thought about using my Heffy Doodle stamps for a nice Thanksgivingcard for my canadian friends.

I picked the Unbearable Without You stampset and it´s coordinating dies to stamp the happy little bear and turned him into a little pilgrim using the pilgrim hat from a new Lawn Fawn Set.

I tried different shading using watercolors on shimmery white cardstock from Stampin´Up!. Aren´t they just adorable? One of my favorite HD stamps, to be honest.

For the cardbase I used a 5´ by 3,5´inch notecard and diecute a stitched rectange to layer on top.  I then smooched some fallish inks ( real red, pumpkin pie and crushed curry) on it using a little piece of window sheet. That way you have more control over the ink and how your background should look like.

After it dried completely I stamped some maple leaves on top. Guess that is my special little detail for my canadian friends. Wondering how many of them will spot it 🙂

To finish of f the background I stamped  the sentiment “gather together &give thanks” from a Stampin´Up! fall set in Tuxedo black and also put some burlap ribbon arround the cardpanel. Of course I had to add some bling in form of golden sequins on the card too. Every card needs some bling (!!!), especially fall cards, don´t you think?

To finish off my little bear pilgrim I used somewhite gel pen for refecting details and some  black glaze gel pen from sakura on his eyes and nose to give him a special detail and shine. I also formed some golden thread in some circles and adhered them under him.

Before sticking him down I punched out two labels out of woodgrain paper and also some vellum . I stuck them together to create a special panel for my little pilgrim bear.

And there you have it. My Heffy Doodle Thanksgiving cards for my canadian friends 🙂 Two of them already arrived at their destinations, which makes me just as happy as our little pilgrim bear.

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!!! Have a great time with your family and friends while gathering together and giving thanks.

Have a wonderful and creative day!!!

Maria 🙂

October 8, 2017

3 Comments on “Happy Heffy Doodle Thanksgiving Canada!!!

Ina Grehan
October 8, 2017 at 9:21 pm

Well done on your first card for the Heffy Doodle DT Maria. Loving your cutie bear and your colourful background with the maple leaf. Nice touch with the bling thread ribbon and labels. How cute the white dotted cheeks are also. Adorable!

October 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Love this Maria!!! So perfect for a Canadian Thanksgiving! ❤️

Marjorie Dumontier
October 10, 2017 at 3:55 am

That’s an awesome card !! The little pilgrim-bear is so adorable and so well colored !! And your background with the maple leaves is just stunning!! Great GREAT card !!


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