My girlfriend’s favorite time of year is fall so for her birthday in August I made her a card that reflected that love. I decided to share it with you now because it is the perfect card to send for Thanksgiving or for a November birthday.
This project uses one of my favorite free sources of colored paper…paint chips! (You can check out my other paint chip card here.) Add that to a leaf paper punch and you are all set!
I picked these paint chips so that I could have the same color in different values.
As you can see, I was able to get two leaves from every color block. That is a ton of leaves! You would be able to make a few different cards with them or even use the leaves for Thanksgiving place cards on the table.
Using a extra-fine tip Sharpie, I added a doodled tree to my white cardstock. If you are not super comfortable with free hand sketching, find a clip art tree that you can copy. I am a huge fan of clip art and use it quite a bit.
The leaves on the card were randomly added with a hot glue gun. I love the look…the leaves are not totally flat to the paper and give the feeling of gently moving in the wind! Since the envelope would get more abuse, I used a glue stick to add those leaves, making sure they were very flat and secure.
What would you make with these fall leaves? Do you send Thanksgiving cards or use place cards on your holiday table? Let me know below!!
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