Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving Cards & Gifts

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!  My favorite tradition of Thanksgiving is when my family goes around and says what they are thankful for.   Last year, my husband said he was thankful for the Jets and Mark Sanchez.    My mom said she was thankful for her my father and all the great travel they get to do.   My cousin Tyler said he was thankful for his health.   You can see everyone has a different take on the exercise…   This year, in addition to being thankful for my husband, my daughter, my family and health,  I am  thankful for my position with PSA Essentials and doing something I love.
Do you send “thank-you” cards around Thanksgiving?  It’s a great idea.   What about making a “thank-you” card or a “happy thanksgiving” card and sending it to friends and family you won’t be able to see this holiday?   Just a quick note on why you are thankful for them or to tell them you are thinking about them.   Here are some cute cards our designers have come up with.  

This one is from Erika Taylor - she used PSA Vanilla Peel & Stick stamps here:

These two are from Stephanie Jones, she’s used Hello Kitty Trick or Treat Peel & Stick stamps here. 

Our designer Amber Zimmerman had a great idea for hostess gifts.   Going to someone’s house for Thanksgiving this year?   Bring these.    She created fancy and personalized hand towels.    She’s used PSA Archive Peel & Stick stamps to stamp the initial of the last name.    I must tell you that this gift isn’t the most practical because our inks aren’t washable.  But – it sure does look great and lots of people have fancy hand towels that they display but people don’t really “use.”

Anthonette Chavez created this adorable gift bag that’s the perfect size for a wine bottle and some cocktail napkins.    This is another great hostess gift idea to bring to the Thanksgiving festivities you are attending.  She used Hello Kitty Reindeer games.    Love her patterned papers and color use.   

Love this time of year.  What are you thankful for this season?
Supply Spotlight:
  1. Happy Thanksgiving card -  Stamps:  PSA Vanilla (PSA Essentials).  Paper: Cardstock Assorted (PaperTrey Ink).   Other:  Glimmer Mist, embellishment flowers and ribbon.
  2. Pumpkin Pie card -  Stamps: Trick or Treat (PSA Essentials - Hello Kitty).  Paper:  It's A Punkin Patch Digital Scrapbooking Kit (Merkeley Designs), Spring Rain (PaperTrey Ink).  Other:  New Leaf Baker's Twine, Spring Rain Vintage Button (PaperTrey Ink).
  3.  Happy Thanksgiving -  Stamps: Trick or Treat (PSA Essentials - Hello Kitty), Gobble Gobble (PaperTrey Ink).  Paper:  Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, Rustic White (PaperTrey Ink).  Tools:  Corner Rounder, 1" Circle Punch (Marvy?), Decorative Label Punch (Stampin' Up!), Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars), Forest Branches Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug/ProvoCraft). Other:  Dark Chocolate Twill Tape, Scarlet Jewel Vintage Buttons (PaperTrey Ink), R39 (Copic).
  4. Hand Towels - Stamps:  PSA Vanilla (PSA Essentials.)  Other:  Fabric (oAnns) & buttons (JoAnns)
  5. Gift Bag -  Stamps: Hello Kitty - Reindeer Games (PSA Essentials), Paper (all Stampin' Up): Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, patterned paper, Ink: Grapefruit (PSA Essentials)
    Tools: 1 1/16" circle punch (EK Success), 1.25" circle punch (All Night Media), 2" circle punch, (Fiskars), Crop-a-Dile (We R Memory Keepers), Other: gift bag (Michael's), Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, pink lace, foam tape (3M), Silver thread, eyelet (Making Memories), Copic markers, glitter pen (Sakura), button (Papertrey Ink). 


  1. I'm thankful for my friends and family, especially my best friend Libby O! Love you!!!!

  2. Super cute projects!! I just love the versatility of the stamps. I am thankful for my family and being able to spend time with them, even though we are flung all over the country. :-)

  3. Love seeing the stamp on fabric. It opens up so many doors to new ideas.