Thanksgiving Words with The Cutting Cafe

Our challenge with The Cutting Cafe is to use any cut file or printable of our choosing from the store.  Wow, what a job that was!  There are so many files from which to choose!  Since Thanksgiving is coming up next month, I decided to narrow my search to that.  I finally selected this Happy Thanksgiving Printable Set.  Turns out it was in a $.99 Cent Special section. 

And here’s what I did with it!

Thanksgiving|Card|The Cutting Cafe

I’m very happy with the finished card!  Especially since I had no clear idea of what I wanted to do.  Here’s a recap of how I meandered from the start to the finish of this card.

  1. Using Photoshop Elements, I colored the words in beautiful autumn hues and dry embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder.
  2. I traced the Happy Thanksgiving in my Silhouette…what a job that was.  I also created two Internal Offsets and cut the letters in three coordinating cardstocks.  Then I cut them and layered them on the printed greeting.  Here’s a closer look at that:

Thanksgiving Words wm 2


    3. I matted the panel on the same three colors of cardstock.  I realized once I did that I created an odd-sized piece, so my only option was to place it on a long card and             add triple-matted panels on either side.  They looked too empty, so I looked through my stash and found these wooden leaves:

Thanksgiving Words wm 4

    4. As a final touch, I coated the center greeting with clear Wink of Stella and added copper Nuvo Drops randomly.

Thanksgiving Words wm 3

    5. Just a simple sentiment for the inside, but to jazz it up a bit I created internal offsets, changing them to print only after I color-matched it to the mats and increased                the line thickness to 1.0.

Thanksgiving Words wm 5


If you’d like to see the projects the rest of the design team created for you this month, just visit The Cutting Cafe blog.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Leave a comment for a chance to win three free The Cutting Cafe files of your choice.  No cutting machine?  No problem!  All the files come complete with a .pdf so you can also cut them by hand.  Sweet!

I’m really enjoying working with The Cutting Cafe.  Have you seen any of my previous projects?  You can find one here.


7 Responses to “Thanksgiving Words with The Cutting Cafe”

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  1. regina easter says:

    oh my GRACIOUS what an awesome card…this rocks girl…

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks, Regina! I love how this turned out. Who knew a $.99 special could look like a million bucks! Thanks for all your hard work so I could makes this card quickly and easily!

  2. Gail Scott says:

    Kim – this is so beautiful – love how you provided the steps of what you did to create this fantastic card! I love the colors and those wooden leaves added to the card as well – A+ for this one sister teamie! Enjoy your week – blessings, Gail

  3. Krista says:

    I love how the 3D feel pops on your creation. Beautiful Fallish colors..Krista

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