Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thankful and thoughtful week 2

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. 

After the festive season I think its always good to send a special thanks to those you have spent time with. So this is an idea for sending the special people those thoughts.  

I'm posting this for you today:

Here is what I used:
Stylized Dahlia Dreamweaver Die DG743
Dual Alphabet and number Dreamweaver Die DD005
Cream Card
Black card
Gold Mirri card
2 patterned coordinating patterns papers
Big Shot die cutting machine (or machine of your choice)
Small piece of fine black lace
Gold raffia ribbon
Adhesives and 3D foam squares

This is how I completed the card:

1 Take a piece of black card, gold mirri card and 1st piece of patterned paper and cut them all using the stylized dahlia die.  Make sure that you keep all the small pieces the are cut ready for placing back into the black design.Trim the black piece of card to the size you want for the first layer of the front panel.

2 Matt the black panel to the 2nd patterned paper and at this point I cut and attached the rest of the matts to each other.

3 I used a 7''x 7'' cream card and trimmed about 1 1/2'' ( 4cm ) from the front edge of the card, and cut a matt from the 2nd patterned paper and attached this to the inside outer edge of the card.

4 I cut a strip of gold mirri card about 3/4'' ( 2cm) and wrapped the fine black lace round this before sticking to the centre of the pattern paper on the inside back of the card.

5 Using wet glue I then started to place the pieces of the stylized dahlia into the black front panel, I only used the outer fine outline of the gold mirri, trimming of all the stalks and leaves, all of the patterned flower petals from cut from the 1st patterned paper.

6 The word 'Thanks' was cut from black and gold mirri card.  I have found the easiest way to get the letters inserted into the blocks is to lay the block piece face down and then insert the letter into this and then attach the 2 together by placing double sided adhesive over the back.

7 The letters were then placed down the back edge over the black lace.

8 Finally I tied the gold raffia ribbon round the spine of the card.

Job done, card completed. This card can be used for any occasion but in this case a Special thanks card.

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "B" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above project they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. very pretty. Love the colors

  2. Great idea to show a holiday thank you card! I like it's non traditional feel too.

  3. You can never have enough thank you cards, and this one is lovely!

  4. I love the mix of colors, textures, and patterns on this, Gill! Beautiful card!

  5. I do love the Dahlia stencil. This looks awesome!