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Monday, November 23, 2015

Cattails Emb Thanksgiving Card

Started my Thanksgiving baking/cooking early. Made Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake: top layer is pumpkin, middle layer is chocolate (Nestle chocolate chip pieces), bottom layer is cheesecake (all this on a graham cracker crust). I make this every yr at request of my daughter who does not like plain pumpkin pie but likes this combo; especially since it has chocolate & is a cheesecake. First time made Pumpkin Deviled Eggs. Used a recipe from Kroger grocery store. The eggs are very good and I'll be making more this way.

The foil around the edges really helps preventing the crust from burning. I also place it on a cookie sheet in the oven instead of putting it directly on the oven rack. 

Used a toothpick like it indicated to make the lines for the pumpkins and green onion pieces for pumpkin stems. I did not add chipolte as indicated and instead added pumpkin spice. I have had the Tupperware piece that holds the eggs for many years and it gets a lot of use throughout the yr.

Made this card using Simon Says Stamp Stitched dies: used 2 Oval to surround the sentiment & 2 Circle negative pieces (used pieces from another project). Also used the scrapbook pattern piece that the SSS Ovals & Circles were cut from as pattern layer piece on card. No wasting here.

Supplies List

adhesive: Scotch ATG
ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
paper:  the Paper Studio Fall Painted polka scrapbook   cardstock -  Kraft brown
Simon Says Stamp: dies - Stitched Circles - used 2 leftover negative pieces,
   Stitched Ovals - used 2
stamps: Hero Arts CL799 Thankful For You -  sentiment
Tim Holtz:  cardstock -  orange core'dinations      
   Distress Ink - walnut stain   Distress Stickles - Vintage Photo
   emb - Cattails emb folder   paper distresser   sander
tools: MISTI  

Entering this into the following challenges:    

11/23  Scrappy Moms Stamps Terr Tues Ch -  So Thankful for You   UE   11/17

11/25  DRS Designs Ch Thurs Insp by Color Autumn Foliage Colors   UE  11/19


11/27  Allsorts Wk 338 - At least 3 die cuts  3E(#3)  11/21
  3 die cuts - 2 SSS Stitched Oval dies, 2 SSS Stitched negative Circle die pieces
11/27  Jos Scrap Shack FFC#115 Gratitude  3E(#3)  11/20

11/28  OSAAT #248 Anything Goes w/ Giving Thanks    UE  11/15

11/29  Stamped Blessings Ch Thanks      2E(#2)  11/22

11/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Nov 2015 Ch  UE  11/1
11/30  DL.ART Nov Linky Ch  1Eperday/no stack  11/1 

11/30  Paper Sweeties Insp Ch #37 Nov 2015  UE  11/1


12/3  Cardz TV Card Des Ch #6 Thanksgiving   3E(#3)  11/20


  1. Your cheesecake looks and sounds divine! I would love to taste it! Let me see if I can find a flight! Not a fan of devilled eggs, any kind, but your card is beautiful! Can't stop thinking about your cheesecake...

    Enjoy your holiday!

  2. I've never tried chocolate with pumpkin...sounds like something I just might the cat tails on your card..very pretty...

  3. Both recipes look pretty yummy. I love the sweet Thanksgiving card- Happy Thanksgiving
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes NOVEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  4. Very yummy looking foody goodies and a very beautiful card. :-)
    Thank you for coming over to play at OSAAT #250 :-)
    Best wishes,

    IKE x

    DT for StitchyBear Digi Outlet

  5. Oh, this is SO pretty! I adore the texture and inking of the cattails! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Love your card but your eggs still the show - how cute is that!!! Actually, the pumpkin cheesecake steals the show but the eggs are so darling. Thanks for sharing all this with us, Melissa. We love to see what you are creating at DRS Designs. Hugz

  7. Your card is beautiful as always! I just love seeing what you create. And the chocolate pumpkin cheesecake sounds positively delicious! Thanks for joining Fun~day Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack.

  8. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Very pretty card Melissa! You did some awesome cards for this week's challenge.... and your eggs look so cute!!! Thank you for playing along in our Funday Friday challenge this week! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  10. This is fabulous, thank you for joining us again at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November Challenge .