Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Here in Canada we are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, and many of us have been busy with gatherings, cooking and eating....and hopefully taking time to reflect on all we have to be Thankful for.

One thing I love about the changing of the seasons is the burst of colour and the beauty of the foliage as it prepares to go dormant, kind of like it knows it's time is limited, so is going to go out with a bang.

This card is made using images from Heartfelt Creations following this week's OCC sketch challenge.

You'll notice on the left edge I used a lacy edge punch, and then laced cord through the holes.  I can't take credit for this technique, I saw it on the blog of Stampin Anne, and loved how it looked, so thank you Anne for this idea!

Back to Thanksgiving, last year I posted cards on both Canadian and American Thanksgiving, and looked up the history of each, and it was kind of interesting to see the difference in both the traditions and history of Thanksgiving in each country.  You can read about them online here:
Canadian Thanksgiving
American Thanksgiving
Regardless of the history and tradition, in both our countries the main theme is to be thankful for what we have and to take a moment to reflect and rejoice in that.

Products used for the card:
HCPC 3320 Vintage Word Background Precut set
HCPC 3334 Open Falling Leaves Precut Set
HCPC 3330 Elegant Autumn Swirl Precut Set
HCD 707 Falling Leaves Die Cut
Spellbinders Labels 4
Essential Glue Pad
Turning Leaf Pee Wee Kit Glitter
White paper is Staples, coloured is SU
Background image is stamped in Versamark
Ribbon and copper cord are SU
Rhinestones Basic Grey
Copic airbrush used for colouring

OCC - sketch
Stamping for the weekend - Autumn inspiration
Paper Sundaes - A change of season
The Secret Crafter - Distressing
Stamp Something - Get Punchy
Charisma Cards - Autumn colours
If the Shoe Fits - Distress it


  1. What a gorgeous card! Happy Canadian Thanksgiving to you! Hope you are enjoying your holiday.

  2. beautiful card!.. love the edge! :)

  3. Beautiful distressing and background I love the leaf and the ribbon the card is very Autumnal, thanks for joining us at SC: 104 Distressing challenge, Good luck, Hugs Bridget ;) x. SCSC DT

  4. What gorgeous work on this stunning Thanksgiving creation!!

  5. this is gorgeous...I love script background, it's beautiful and a great colour combo and that stitching is awesome!!. Thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week and hope to see you next week!!


  6. Beautiful! I love the detail doen the side of the image. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family
    Linds x

  7. very elegant and full of rich colour

  8. What great card, I love how you used the eyelet punch, lacing the cord, it really does add that extra little punch ( I saw it on Stampin' Anne as well). All the details on this card, is just so beautiful, love the background with the writing and the glitter on the leaves. Did you read all the way down on my blog today? There was a surprise for you. Lucky Stamper.

  9. Stunning fall card ! Thanks for playing in our Paper Sundaes Challenge!

  10. This is beautiful Fall card. The colors and airbrushing looks spectacular.

  11. Gorgeous fall card girly!! I love all the warm colors! And very clever how you "altered" the border punch. Thank you so much for sharing the history's as well. I will definitely be checking that out! Have a blessed week and I hope your thanksgiving has been awesome! hugs, Melisa

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! Love your card. I will have to remember that technique with the border punch. That's awesome. Is the leaf one of your coloured vellum ones?

  13. Beautiful card, Kristina! I love the way you did the decorative edge. Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. A really wonderfull card!! Looks great!
    Hugs Kristel

  15. Beautiful card. Really something to receive for Thanks giving. Enjoy.
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

  16. I like how you did the coloring on the leaves and background. Very autumnal.

  17. Beautiful distressing

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  18. Just gorgeous! I love the beautiful airbrushing, the double bow and that pretty border (*wink-wink*). It all looks beautiful together. Thanks for the shout out, too! :)

  19. your leaves are beautiful ;) i lvoe the text background too! Thanks for joining us at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT!!!

  20. What a gorgeous fall card! Love the lacy edge, I'm going to give that a try! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' sketch challenge this week!

  21. a beautiful card, those leaves are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Charisma Cardz! Gemma :)

  22. Very pretty! Thanks for using your punches and joining us at Stamp Something!

  23. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
    hugs Nana