I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Giving Thanks

It's time for another card challenge with Cardz TV. The theme for this challenge is to use the phrase Giving Thanks as your inspiration. 

Do you ever find that you have paper you just hate. Well, this card started with the inspiration to use paper I really have never liked for a Thanksgiving/Giving Thanks Challenge. The Thanksgiving paper here always gave me trouble, I felt like the colors were too bland, but I wanted the sentiments of the paper to be clearly visible. I created the card using files from SVGcuts.com. I cut the base, flaps, and layers in shades of light and dark brown and orange. Now, the palette would compliment the colors in the pattern. 

The flap opens vertically, and inside I have stamped my sentiment using the Cardz TV Many Thanks set. I also added a few orange Skittles from DoubleClick Skittles

The funny part now is that I LOVE the paper, and want to use the rest of it on another card. 

Challenges Entered
Robyn's Fetish: Thanksgiving
Amusing Challenges: Thanksgiving
Craftin Desert Diva's: Brown and Orange
The Pink Elephant: Photo Inspiration
PDE Linky Party: Autumn Colors
Fresh Brewed Blog: Fall Colors


  1. Your card turned out really cute!! I LOL when I read your story and yep been there for sure...but girl you definitely took you lemons *the paper you hate* and didn't just make Lemonade you did it one better you made an awesome Lemon Meringue Pie *LOL* YOU ROCK!!

  2. Wonderful card Faith!!! Love the paper and all of the fall colors!! Cute crow! :)

  3. Fun card with a great design - I love that bracket shape in the middle, Thanks for joining us. Marina. Creative Cutting DT.

  4. Cute idea for a card the opening is interesting and different not like a common card :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Creative Cutting Challenge

    CCC DT member

  5. Beautiful card. Love the background paper and the layout of your card.
    Lena - CardsTV Cards DT
    Lena’s Creations

  6. Super cute card.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Craftin Desert Divas
    Nanné CCD DTM

  7. What a fabulous card!! Love the pretty background paper you used!!! Have a great day.

  8. This is so perfect for our ‘FALL COLOURS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  9. Fun card and love that file from SVGCuts! Thanks for joining the Creative Cutting Challenge this week!

    happy crafting!
    CCC DT member

  10. Love all of these diecuts and your pretty papers!

    Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL COLORS Challenge.


  11. Awesome card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenges.

    Carolyn - CCC DT

  12. A cute and clever card using that formerly "unwanted" paper! Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutting Challenge for the "Thanksgiving" theme.
    DT Leader


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