Thankful Week: Handmade Cards with Mary-Ann Maldonado

Is there any better way to show that you care than by creating something handmade? We think not, and Mary-Ann Maldonado is continuing our Thankful Week here on the blog with handmade cards, created to show love and appreciation, and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday! Let’s see what she created.

Happy fall, friends! With this new season’s arrival, I wanted to make sure I used up all the leftovers I had from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack and the fall embellishments from the November 2019 Kit and add-ons.  If you blink, Christmas will be here and we miss fall, so, I want to take a moment to be thankful for my friends that want to gather for cookie baking, dinners, Friendsgiving or party hosting.

Supplies | November 2019 Kit, Tiny Holiday Blank Label Stickers, Wood Veneer Holiday Phrases, Holiday Puffy Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Say Cheese Stamp

Bringing a homemade card to a friend who has spent days preparing for an event is the perfect way to thank them. With the November Kit, card making is easy!

Lets take a look at my first card, full of color! The Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack was just what I needed for my base. Paired with the leaf and acorn journaling tag from the November Kit and the “give thanks” strip from another journaling tag, I added the color I was hoping for.  

The Say Cheese Stamp has everything you need to get someone to smile.  Sentiments, labels, photo details and a camera can be added to any project to add detail. I layered the stamped camera with dimensional adhesive and a yellow Tiny Holiday Blank Label Sticker.  I added a touch of twine and the perfect Wood Veneer Holiday Phrase.  

My second card is clean, classic and simple. The perfect sentiment and theme is all you need!

I layered two patterned papers from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack to add an eye-catching layer on the left, then used foam adhesive to add dimension behind the white cardstock. The pumpkin pie from the Holiday Puffy Stickers and “seconds, please” Wood Veneer Holiday Phrase are what made this card come together. The only thing missing is a large comfy couch for a nap after a big family or friend meal!

Get out those scraps from your Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack while we are still in fall-mode and create some fun, homemade cards that will wow your host! Keep it simple or layer it up: Just get crafting my friends. 

Show us what you are creating using our Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack! Post on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group to share with fellow ES fans!

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