Thursday, October 5, 2017

Autumn/Fall Thankfulness Portfolio

This month I'm a guest designer at the Let's Craft and Create October Challenge #130. The theme is anything goes with the option of Witchy/Halloween or Autumn/Fall. I always need a lot of autumn projects for our craft fair in November, so here is one of my thankfulness portfolios or gratitude journal. I like to add scriptures and quotes about gratitude and lots of blank pages for the recipient to write what they're thankful for as well as room for a few photos.

The cover is made from a 6" x 6" kraft card base that CTMH used to sell. I like the scalloped flap that overlaps on the right side and that it's made from extra heavy kraft cardstock, making it more durable.

I used a variety of fall-colored papers, mostly from Authentique. Inside I made three "booklets" embellished with scripture and quote stamps that encourage thankfulness for blessings. 

The first pocket inside is simply a burlap ribbon attached with two brads that go through to the front. I attached the front of the ribbon after inserting the brads so that I could cover them on front so they wouldn't show. I had never tried that but I liked it enough to try it again.

This started as a fall card from Basic Grey paper that was square that I never used since square is not popular with our postal system. I added quite a few pages inside, stapling in the inside center like a book.

The pocket on the right side is made from a 4" x 6" card that I trimmed a little, including an angle following the thankful box, and adhered on the right and bottom only.

This tag booklet is 5.25" x 3. (It really has 4 sides but I didn't unfold all of it.Oops!)

This one is 5.5" x 4" with one of the small cards decorating the front and the rest left blank for photos.

The back has a simple quote stamped and the spine has a strip of bronze shimmer trim. The leaves were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Leaves 8.

Thank you for visiting! May your heart be filled with gratitude for blessings received and those to come.

I'm also sharing this project with the following challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge - Color Me Fall
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #41 - Anything Goes/Autumn Colors


Ameera Crafts said...

Such a beautiful card Vickie! Thank you for being our GD for this challenge. We look forward to seeing yuo entering more of our challenges :)

Hugs, Mary Owner & DT Member for Let's Craft & Create...

Cheryl W said...

Your thankfulness journal is just gorgeous, Vickie. Thank you so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create this month. Your project is truly inspiring!

Donna said...

WOW what an amazing project!
Just gorgeous! Fabulous work!
Thanks for giving thanks with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

Judy Woodland said...

This is just wonderful!!! I love all the great elements. It's so well thought out, and looks like it was a lot of fun to do. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad.
Judy~ DT Mod Squad Host
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!
Oh, and congrats on your guest designer gig!

Jonnece Putu said...

Fantastic portfolio. I love journals and keepsakes. Thanks for joining us as our guest designer at 'Lets Craft and Create'. Jonnece DT

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh WOW!! what a gorgeous journal, love the different textures and colors and every little detail so beautifully laid out.
Thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Maria Rodriguez.