Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Concertina Garden Thank You

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Hello, everyone!  I'm back this evening to share a Concertina Garden thank-you card!  Thanksgiving is fast approaching in the U.S., and we've already had our Thanksgiving here in Canada last month.  I believe in giving thanks all year long, so I made this card for my parents!  I love how it turned out!

I was inspired by Sam at Mixed Up Craft - here is her video tutorial.  I fussy-cut all of the flowers, leaves, and critters - it took some time but I think it was worth it! When open, this is a very large card; each of the four panels is just under 5.5", but it folds up and fits in a 6" x 6" envelope. I went with mostly fall colours and fall critters.

Here are close-ups of each of the four panels:

I used several dies:  fence from Impression Obsession, grass from Lawn Fawn, and thank you from Spellbinders.  The flowers and leaves are free digitals from Free Pretty Things for You, Pretty Little Lines, and Cheyokota.  The animals and creatures are free digitals from Free Design Club.

I was also inspired by the following challenges: A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Artsystamper Digitals 4 Give Thanks 1/3; Arty Divas AG 1/5; Aud Sentiments Thank You Sentiment 1/5; Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards I'm jumping ahead to "T" for Thanksgiving UE; Butterfly Challenge P for Peach plus Butterfly 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner Anything Fall Goes 1/3; Dare 2B Artzy Thankful 1/3; Die Cut Divas Thanksgiving or Thank You 1/4; DL.ART Thankful Thursday Thankful 1/3; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 2/5; Kat Scrappiness Let's Give Thanks UE; Let's Craft and Create AG Optional Thank You; Little Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Thank You/ Thanksgiving 1/5; The Outlawz Festive Friday AG - Thanksgiving UE; The Paper Funday AG Thanksgiving 1/4;Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!


Suzanne H said...

Did you fussy cut all those flowers, leaves and animals! My goodness, you have a lot of patience. This is a terrific card!

jimlynn said...

Oh wow! That's a ton of fussy cutting and they all look so perfect. Precious card. So different and wonderful. Glad to see you're playing along in Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge too !

Donna Ellis said...

An utterly delightful concertina card, KT! I especially love that you made it for your parents. It's a pretty card that can be on display all year. A lot of work went into your dies and stamping - it is truly lovely! And now for my other hat: So happy I got to see your creation at Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope to see more of your designs soon.
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Mrs A. said...

Kitty, this is so pretty. What a delightful scene you have created here. I love it. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Beccy said...

Wow! What a labour of love. This is absolutely beautiful Kitty, I'm sure your parents will be thrilled to receive it. What an amazing collection of pretty flowers and cute little woodland creatures. Love the picket fence that holds everything together. Gorgeous!

Beverly said...

Hi Kitty! This is a labor of love. With that in mind, what a perfectly wonderful way to say thank you. Glad to see it as an entry in our Artsystamper Digitals Challenge. Hope to see you often!
Bev aka Artsystamper

terrie said...

Wow, what else can I say that hasn't been said about this beautiful card Kitty.
You did a wonderful job laying out the flowers & critters all around the fence.
W-E-L-L D-O-N-E and thanks for sharing it with your crafty friends.

Billie A said...

Awesome card. I love the length and pretty flowers. So creative. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments

cotnob said...

A fabulous concertina card , a beautiful design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Jan Mahew said...

Kitty, Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the vibrant colors and how the flowers seem to flow from panel to panel! You can feel the love you put into it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. It is a true inspiration! Good Luck in the drawing!

Donna said...

This is amazing, so much time and love put into this card! It is exciting seeing you getting into making cards with folds!

Debbie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! What a great thank you card!!

Crafting with Darcy said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! I want to make one of these now!! I know you said Thanksgiving, but I'm thinking spring already! LOL a lot of work but sooooo worth it!!

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Kitty, loving the flowers and wonderful design.
Linda xxx

Fikreta said...

oh wow!
this si amazing !
love it!

Barbara Godden said...

What a fantastic card, awesome fussy cuting it must have taken forever.

https://shinebrightandcreate@blogspot.com/ said...

Love you picket fence card, what a lovely design and array of flowers. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Let's Craft & Create and good luck - Michelle DT x

Joy Wilson said...

The embossing is beautiful! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Lisa Lynn said...

WOW, these flowers are just beautiful. Love the layout.

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! So many flowers and details! LOVE your card!


Darlene said...

What a fun and sweet creation! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Kitty, this is stunning! You've certainly given Sam a run for her money and that's not easy to do. Wonderful piece, xoxo

Arty Divas said...

Hi Kitty, your card is so very pretty.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Arty Divas this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Hugs, Zowie xx

Arty Divas DT

Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

Joy Wilson said...

Lovely card! I love the picket fence and flowers! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Carole J said...

Wow, Karen! I love your concertina card! It is so bright and cheerful and filled to the brim with gorgeousness. All those fussy cut flowers and critters are bound to bring a huge smile to the recipient!
Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Sheryl said...

Wow, fantastic 3d card. There is such a lot of detail and work gone into this project - a keepsake to treasure.
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

D.L. Walls said...

Simply Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of luck in the draw. Donna - DT Member

Betenshi said...

What a great idea! Beautiful card))

Cindy C. said...

Awesome project! It sure would brighten anyone's day. Thanks for joining in our November challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

What a wonderful garden. I need one that will live and this would be it. I'm not a good gardener. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the November "Thanksgiving or Thanks" challenge at https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/.

TheOverthinkingCrafter said...

Beautiful card, love the colours! Thanks for sharing with us at lets craft and create. Tammy DT

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing with us at Let’s Craft and Create Challenge, hope to see you again :)

scrapsandink said...

How lovely! I love the soft colors. Good luck on the Crafty Gals Corner Challenge!