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Give Thanks — By: Shauna Berglund-Immel

Shauna Berglund-Immel

Designer Tips:¬†When writing or doodling on non-porous surfaces (like brads, photographs, Brad Buddies™, overlays and glossy paper), be sure to use a permanent pen like a Sharpie® or a Slick Writer. Regular ink won't dry on a non-porous surface, but permanent pen will dry easily and won't smear. (Of course, you'll still want to give the ink a minute to dry before handling!)



  1. Ink the edges of the plaid paper to use as the background. Ink the edges of a 4"x12" strip of brown paper and glue it even with the right edge of the background.
  2. Double-mat a 5"x7" photo on ivory, then brown paper, trimming the ivory mat to 1/16" and the brown mat to 3/8" and inking the edges of each. Glue the photo centered at the top of the plaid portion of the background. Add the cornucopia 3-D sticker over the bottom left corner of the photo and the "feast" 3-D sticker over the top right edge.
  3. Computer journal onto white cardstock and ink the edges. Double-mat the journaling on ivory, then brown paper, trimming the ivory mat to 1/16" and the brown mat to 1/4" and inking the edges of each. Glue the journaling centered below the photo. Zot™ a "Give Thanks" Brad Buddy™ over the left side of the page, between the photo and the journaling, then add cross-stitch penwork around the edges of the photo mats and journaling.
  4. Attach a "Gobble" Brad Buddy™ at the bottom of the brown paper strip. Glue ivory paper behind the plaid 3-D slide mount and attach it above "Gobble". Add a turkey Brad Buddy™ to the center of the slide mount, defining its eyes with a black pen. Attach 3-D word stickers evenly spaced down the top of the brown strip.
  5. Attach 5 brads (alternate between 3 patterned and 2 solid brads) over the seam between the plaid background paper and the brown strip, aligning the brads with the 3-D word stickers. Use a black permanent pen to write on the solid brads and the 3-D word stickers to create a personalized sentiment. Add cross-stitch penwork down the left side of the brown strip.

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