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Give Thanks Everyday Repeat!

For my project, I decided to go the frugal time sensitive approach since I was starting this project at 10 pm! I raided my supply closet, embellishment and paper stash and started with this!   The 11×12 inch wood box was a leftover from a toy packaging from my kids.  The 4×6 picture frame was made out of raw wood and I pulled a glass frame from a broken picture frame. The chalkboard paint is from Rust-oleum and it works and dries like a charm!

I hauled out the craft paint and painted two layers of orange and brown on both the frame and box.  After it dried (each layer dried in a matter of minutes since I did light layers), I headed down to the garage with all the pieces and the glass from the frame and sanded the frame and box.  Using chalkboard spray paint, I covered the glass and left to dry.

Back upstairs, I put my Cricut to work by using Paper Doll Dress-Up.  I cut out the Pilgrim and Indian at 4.25 inches  and then used Peachy Keen Dolly Dumplings for the face. I then used  Clear Accests for the eyes and Stampin’ Up pastels for the cheeks.  I added freckles and white to the eyes with Gelly Roll pens.  I embossed the pilgrim hat and apron with Cuttlebug folder Swiss Dots.  For the Pilgrim’s shoes, I used black Glossy Accents. The paper was Cloud Nine Holiday Stack, DCWV Harvest Stacker and Recollection card stock.

For the banners,  I took some quick short cuts.  Using Mini Monograms Cricut Cartridge,  I cut the base at 1 1/2 inches and the circles at 1 inch.  After I cleared off a large amount of dust from my sticker drawer, I  rummaged through my stickers and found some white dot letters from Making Memories.  I then found clear page bubbles from Making Memories.  I distressed the base of the banner with ink from Stampin’ Up Pumpkin, added the stickers to the 1 inch circles and then placed the circles under the page bubbles.  I used burlap twine in cream and natural and ran through each banner pendent. Using Glue Dots, I glued “Thanks” to the frame.

Using some fall paper from Cloud Nine Holiday Stack, I cut it down 10.5×10.5 and used Zip Dry to glue down.  I then added Pop Dots to the Indian and Pilgrim and placed them on the box and then attached the banner to each girl using Glue Dots.

Lastly, I added the chalkboard glass to the frame  and then the frame to the box with Zip Dry.

For a project that had me burning the midnight oil, I think it turned out super cute!

Thanks for sharing a piece of “whirly wind project time” pie with me!




About apieceoflifespie

I am a stay at home domestic engineer that has a love for my family, food, writing, crafting, photography and most of all a clean and orderly house. I feel I was born in the wrong era in many things and the only thing I would change if I was a "Donna Reed or June Cleaver" kind of mom is that I would still get to wear my sweats and Crocs while washing the windows.

12 responses »

  1. Arin, on the fly indeed!! This is awesome – wow. I love all the details, right down to the embossing on the pilgrims apron. Good luck 😉

  2. I love this Arin and all of the detail you’ve put into this Thanksgiving project. The paper pack has such fun, happy colors and the chalkboard idea is fantastic. It’s the perfect way to record what you’re thankful for. Good luck with the DT call. I’m off to cast a vote for you. 🙂 Hugs

  3. Arin, Your project is adorable! I love the chalkboard part of it! I wish you all the best in this challenge. Thanks for commenting on my project as well.

  4. Great Job and love all the detaisl! Totally voting for you tomorrow! Holly 🙂

  5. Arin, Your project is adorable! I love the chalkboard part of it. I wish you all the best in the challenge. Thanks for your comments on my project as well.

  6. This is so sweet. Great cuts. ADORABLE characters.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART BCA/ANYTHING GOES Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. This is adorable! I love the little banner. Your pics look great, too! Good luck in the DT call, I’ll vote for you when it opens up!!

  8. Visiting from DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Party. Like the Thanksgiving figures & chalkboard creation.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  9. Most excellent, my creative friend! I feel holiday spirit in my work-a-day life. Thank you!

  10. This is GREAT! I have decided that I HAVE to have you on the DesignTeam… votes or not, we want YOU!!!! The voting starts tomorrow, but how about a personal invitation today???
    Great project. I love the detailed explanation, what are great new member to our design team you are going to be! Welcome! I am posting this to see how long it takes you to see it 🙂 We like to have fun and do things a little different! Please request to join our New member facebook group! I will authorize you and there are a few Design Team members there to help you out and answer your questions. Jessica, Heather, and Teresa.
    *Erica, My Cricut Craft Room

  11. very cute project, thanks for your submission to be apart of the Robin Nest Dt


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