Saturday, November 16, 2019

PDO 13 days of Thanks Challenge

Hidey-ho all you crafty people!  I am sad that the Coffee Lovers blog hop is over but I'm super excited about a brand new challenge for Polka Dot Orchard!  What's this you say?  Starting today and ending on Thanksgiving PDO is having a 12 days of Thanks challenge.  You simply need to make a fall or Thanksgiving themed project and post it on Instagram.  The fine details are that you need to include #GiveThanksPDO1119 and tell us something you are thankful for.  Prizes?  Of course there will be prizes, two in fact!  If the winner uses a PDO image, they will win a $10 gift card to the Polka Dot Orchard shop.  The second prize will got to someone who doesn't use a PDO image.  They will receive a $5 gift card to use on digital stamps in the shop.  Whew!  Now that we have all of the details out of the way, let's take a look at what I made.

I made a fun wall hanging using a brand new set called Let's Get Basted.  What's even more exciting that it is one of the debut sets from our newest artist Malanie Colver!  Eeeeeek!


Isn't it just the cutest?  I'm a total sucker for puns!  My sign measures approximately 7 3/4" x 8 3/4".
I printed the digi onto Cryogen White cardstock.  Then I colored it up with Copic markers to match the colors in the leaf paper.  The largest layer of cardstock is a dark green.  The leaf layer is a paper I have been hoarding forever from Carta Bella.  I layered the colored piece onto a yellow piece of cardstock.  I backed with foam tape before adhering it to the leaf layer.  

With so many layers of cardstock I found it to be thick enough to not need a cardboard backing.  I punched two holes with a standard paper punch and added a length of ribbon from my stash.  I simply slipped it through the holes and knoted it in the back.  And now I have an awesome sign to hang up for Thanksgiving!

I hope you'll find some time to play along with the PDO 13 days of Thanks Challenge on Instagram.  Don't forget #PDO13Thanks2019 and tell us something you are thankful for!!


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