This weekend is Thanksgiving here in Canada, and that means a long weekend, more fall fairs, the leaves changing colours, and turkey. Lots of turkey. With stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, squash, and pie. Lots of pie. Pumpkin is the classic, but no one complains about apple, berry, pecan… Well, you get the idea.
Thanksgiving isn’t a big card-sending holiday. You might send one to family or close friends, but it’s not like at christmas. They do sell cards for it though, and I found one by a stationary by the name of Papyrus. It’s a beautiful card, but it sells for $7.95USD which would make it over $10CAD. A bit too pricey for just one card, but I knew it would be easy to get more out of it though.
So this is what the card looked like out of the package.
This is what it looked like when I scavenged it for ‘parts’. I cut around the pies, used a die to punch out the sentiment from the liner, and another die to cut flags out of the back of the card – which is a lovely heavy weight cardstock, that I stamped the “autumn greetings” sentiment on.
Card Taken Apart
And here is an example of a finished card. A doily, some shimmer mist, and some washi, on a piece of kraft cardstock that I folded to make a 5″x5″ card. I was able to make six Thanksgiving pie cards from that one beautiful card, and they were quick and easy to assemble.
Whether you’re in Canada celebrating Thanksgiving or somewhere else in the world, lots of wishes for a wonderful weekend filled with reminders of all the good things in the world, and maybe a little bit of pie too!
- Papyrus, Thanksgiving Pie card
- Recollections, kraft cardstock
- Inkadinkado, Autumn Foliage, clear stamp set
- gold ink
- Tsukineko, Dew Drop, Brilliance, Crimson Copper
- We R Memory Keepers, Evolution die cutting machine
- American Crafts, Shimelle, dies
- Ranger, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
- Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
- Heidi Swapp, Color Shine Mist, Mustard and Gold
- doily, washi tape