Festive Friday #0072 - Thanksgiving

 It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0071 is World Kindness Day on November 13th. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge, I selected a thankful theme, food, burlap/twine, leaves, pumpkins and watercolouring from this week’s Inspo List.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create. 

My card today is a Fancy Fold Book Bookmark Card.  I was inspired by Theresa Brown from Australia who shared her card and also by Rachel Tessman who shared the measurements for her card.  My card features the Autumn Goodness Stampset, Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil.

Wouldn't you love to get a card like this in the mail!

The bookmark can be removed and used over and over again!

You can check out the instructions and supply list for this card below.


For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.


  1. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
  2. Using your Paper Trimmer, cut 1" from edge on 8 1/2" side from 1" to 5 1/4"
  3. Repeat on the other side of the cardstock
  4. Turn your cardstock and score at 1", 2" and 5 1/4 from left edge on 5 1/2" side from 1" to 4 1/2"
  5. Score at 4 1/4" from top edge to 1" and from 4 1/2" to bottom edge
  6. Score at 6 3/8" from top to bottom
  7. Fold along scored lines accordian style with the middle piece folding to the inside.
  8. Cut Copper Foil 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  Cut at 7/8" along 4 1/8" side 3 3/8".  Repeat on bottom
  9. Turn the Foil Sheet and cut from 7/8" to 4 1/2".
  10. Emboss piece using Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
  11. Adhere to the front of your
  12. Cut Copper Foil 2" x 5 3/8".  Cut at 7/8" along 2" side 1" long.  Repeat at bottom
  13. Turn the Foil Sheet and cut from 7/8" to 4 1/2"
  14. Emboss piece using Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
  15. Adhere to the middle front piece of card base using Stampin' Seal.
  16. Cut Designer Series Paper 7/8" x 3 3/8" and adhere to side piece of inside fold using Stampin' Seal.
  17. Cut Designer Series Paper 3 1/8" x 3 3/8" and adhere to inside fold of card using Stampin' Seal.
  18. Cut Designer Series Paper 2" x 5 3/8" and adhere to back fold using Stampin' Seal.
  19. Cut Early Espresso 1" x 3" and score along 1" side at 1/2" and 2 1/2"
  20. Fold the flaps back and adhere to the back fold of card using Stampin' Seal.
  21. Cut Early Espresso cardstock 1 1/2" x 5"
  22. Punch out using Scallop Topper Punch
  23. Cut Copper Foil Sheet 1 1/4" x 4" and emboss using Tasteful Textile embossing folder.
  24. Adhere to Early Espresso tag using Stampin' Seal.
  25. Stamp sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and punch out using Classic Label Punch.
  26. Cut sentiment in 2 pieces and adhere to bookmark using Mini Dimensionals.
  27. Attach 6" piece of ribbon and tie in place using Linen Thread.  Tie a bow.
  28. Add 2 leaves using Glue Dots.
  29. On a 3" x 3" piece of Watercolor paper, stamp image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  Add Clear Embossing Powder and heat to melt.
  30. Colour using Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Old Olive.
  31. Cut out using label die and adhere to card base using Dimensionals.


Check out my tips and tricks for making this card in my video.

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    1. Wow, Melva! This card is beyond words! It is fabulous in so many ways. Thank you for the wonderful instructions on how to create this design.

    2. Thanks Ann! I had fun making this card!

    3. This is fantastic, Melva. I love the fold, and that embossed copper foil paper is wonderful. Love that thanksgiving image and the stripes behind it too.

    4. What a fabulous card Melva. I love that it is both a greeting and a gift. Gorgeous colours, textures. It has it all.

      1. Thanks Helen! I knew I had to try this card when I saw it!

    5. Such a neat card design, beautiful fall image, and I was happy to see the instructions!

    6. Your card is amazing Melva! What a cool fun fold and all your elements work together perfectly!
      Beth McCullough :)


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