Stamping on Vellum

Fall is a favorite time of year to pull out my warm and cozy paper-crafting products in a beautiful array of colors.

It’s Jill Cornell here today to share a Thanksgiving card idea with you, and this time I even incorporated stamps! I adore the “Harvest Lane” collection from Simple Stories and featured the line on this card. I cut the “thankful” bingo card in approximately half and then tied twine around it before tying it in a bow around a heart sticker.  A couple of sentiment stickers adhered to stamped leaves – “blessed” and “grateful” – keep with the Thanksgiving theme.

Here’s a look at the dimension of the card…

And I’m going to share a simple tutorial with you on how I stamped the leaves. The set is “Mod Leaves” by Cocoa Daisy. I used pigment inks from American Crafts with clear embossing power. And yes, I stamped on vellum! I love the softness that vellum brings to my projects. (Note: Do not hold heat gun too close to the vellum when embossing and keep the gun moving so the vellum does not melt.)

Stamp the image with a coordinating ink color. (Note: I have found that I am able to get a crisp image by using a foam mat underneath my paper.)

  Sprinkle with embossing powder and apply heat gun.

Cut out the image and adhere to project.

Stamping is a great way to add pops of color to projects and the heat embossing helps preserve the images.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jill Cornell from Blessed Scrapper (

Quilled Pumpkin Thanksgiving Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day


’Tis the season to give thanks, gather with family, and eat lots of pumpkin pie! Roll, coil, and create this unique quilled pumpkin card to make your Thanksgiving wishes extra special.


  • Textured cardstock: brown; burnt orange; green
  • Quilling paper strips, 1/8” wide: orange, brown, green
  • Thanksgiving sentiment rub-on
  • Green brads, four


  • Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip ink pad
  • Hole punch, 1/16”
  • Sponge dauber
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

scissors, plastic drinking straw



Refer to photo for assembly.


1. Cut 8-1/2”x5-1/2” piece from burnt orange cardstock; score and fold in half to create side-fold card. Ink edges.

2. Cut 2”x2”, 3/4”x4”, and four 1” wide triangles from green cardstock. Cut 3”x3” piece from brown. Cut 2-1/2”x2-1/2” (diamond) and 1/2”x3-7/8” pieces from burnt orange.

3. Rub sentiment onto burnt orange rectangle; mat to green rectangle. Adhere across bottom of card front.

4. To quill pumpkin, cut plastic drinking straw to 3” length to create tool. Snip end creating slit. Cut three 22”-long orange paper strips. Position one strip into slit. Hold tool in place with one hand and twirl paper around tool with other hand. Remove paper from straw, forming coil shape. Form coil into teardrop shape. Adhere ends. Let dry. Repeat step to create two more teardrop shapes. Using photo as guide, adhere teardrops into pumpkin shape. Coil one brown 10” strip and one green 8” strip. Form brown coil into triangle shape; adhere to top of pumpkin. Form green coil into leaf shape; adhere to stem.

5. Adhere quilled pumpkin to center of green square; adhere green square to burnt orange diamond. Attach brads to diamond corners. Cut corners off brown square; adhere to card front with 1/8” space between square and its corners. Adhere green triangles centered on four sides of brown square. Adhere burnt orange diamond with quilled pumpkin to center of brown square.

by Loretta Mateik

Thanksgiving Scarecrow Card

Crafts ’n things Craft of the Day


Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all your blessings. Send wishes of a Happy Thanksgiving to your loved ones with this bright and colorful scarecrow card.


  • Cardstock: Lasting Impressions Cherry Pie, Weathered Beet Red, Weathered White; gold plaid
  • Small sinamay straw hat
  • Red raffia


  • Crimping tool
  • Flower punch, 5/8”
  • Hole punch, 1/8”
  • Computer and printer
  • Dimensional adhesive dots

Basic Supplies


Closeup of scarecrow



Trim Weathered Beet Red to 8-1/2”x11” to fit in printer. Use size 72 font of choice (designer used Chankarmy Garamor font) and computer to print “Happy hanksgiving” as shown. Trim to 7-1/8”x8”, with words ending in bottom right corner; score and fold in half.


Cut 2”x6” piece from Cherry Pie; crimp. Adhere along left side of card front; trim to fit. Punch two flowers from Cherry Pie; adhere over dots in i’s. Use hole punch to punch four dots from Weathered Beet Red. Adhere two to flower centers; set remaining two aside.


Print and cut out pattern. Cut body from gold plaid cardstock and face from Weathered White. Use black marker to draw details on face and overalls. Adhere remaining two red dots to overalls for buttons.


Cut small pieces of raffia; adhere behind body so 1/2” shows for hands and feet. Adhere raffia around face for hair. Cut small portion from sinamay hat and adhere over hair. Use dimensional dots to adhere head and body to card over crimped paper as shown, making sure to line up “T” body with “hanksgiving”.

by Loretta Mateik