Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving: a card and Thanksgiving wishes

I can't believe it's already time for Thanksgiving.  It doesn't feel like Thanksgiving.  Why?  Because of the warm weather (thanks, global warming!) or because I haven't had any time to make HAND TURKEYS (thanks, work) or because I just don't care much for Thanksgiving?   I don't know. 

I'll be surprised if this post even catches any views- everyone seems too busy updating their Facebook statuses with daily "I'm thankful for..." posts.  That's something I'm thankful for- those of you that've not jumped on that bandwagon.  Actually, I think I'll go update my F'book status with that and see how many people I can anger. 

No, I won't do that-  it's the holiday season and I've gotta be nice.  So how about I share a little Thanksgiving card that I whipped up during a lunch hour break on an especially stressful day at work, recently?

I am in love with that embossing folder.  It's from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, of course.  What a great frame!  I used a piece of that new embossing folder sized KraftCore paper.  How convenient is that?! 

I also used four dies (also from Tim Holtz/Sizzix) to make this card:
Tattered Leaves
Tattered Banners
Autumn Gatherings
Festive Greenery

Okay- so do you have the last two on that little list?  Autumn Gatherings and Festive Greenery?  They're both Mr Holtz's "Decorative Strip" dies.  And they're incredible.  If you don't have them- go get them.  They're so freakin' versatile.  I have too much fun cutting about fifteen strips of paper and then arranging and rearranging and playing with all of the little pieces of holiday decor fun.  If you have to choose just one, go with 'Festive Greenery.'  It includes some flourishes and different pine-y wreath-y bits of beautifulness that work wonders. 

photos from SCRAPBOOK.COM
See all those great pieces?  I love the tiny leaves and branches on the Autum Gatherings die, too. 

I'll be back, soon, with more fun!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!



  1. Wow; you have a job where you can scrap at?? That's something to be thankful for.

  2. Hey nice card well I am thankful I meet you ;) and the other wonderful people on the blogger site and even on scrapbook.com.

  3. Great card Kory, love the autumnal theme of it. So glad we don't have a "Thanksgiving" equivalent over here in the UK. Christmas is bad enough. But then I've always been a grumpy git when it comes to enforced celebrations - Valentine's day, Birthday, Wedding Anniversary, Mother's day etc. There's a sheep-like mentality to them which triggers the rebellious area of my brain. I'm happy to show my love to people and let them know how special they are. I don't need a date specified for it in my calendar. Sorry, I'm ranting!!! I should be saying how talented and awesome your creations are Kory. I adore your posts. Could you have a word with your work and tell them to allow you more time to write blog posts (paid of course). Pxx

  4. Ha! I'm thankful for the same thing - we should be FB friends. :)

    Your card is gorgeous - I love the way you used that Texture Fade. I would never have thought to use that one on a fall card. It's perfect!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Kory!! :) Love your card! :)

  6. Love this card! Fantastic work Kory, love your work as always, Thankful for having you as a friend ;)