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Friday, November 27, 2020

Season of thanks...


I know Thanksgiving is past, but I thought I'd share another card I made for the occasion anyway. The photos really don't do this one credit. It looks so much better IRL.

The leaves were die-cut and inked around the edges.  I added a little gold twine bow where their stems crossed.

"Season" was die-cut from gold metallic cardstock. "Of Thanks" was cut from a strip of white CS. I then backed the strip with some of the gold CS.

I used some of the same DSP on the inside as I had used on the front. My sentiment was computer-generated.

Finally, here's a photo of our tiny Thanksgiving celebration--just my husband, my brother and me. No extra leaves in the table and chairs crammed together to accommodate all our family members. I cooked much less than usual, yet it was enough so that I could send several meals' worth home with my brother. We will use the turkey bones to make the broth for our annual tradition of having turkey wild rice soup on Christmas Eve.

We had a lively Zoom call with the kids and grandkids shortly after we were done eating. It was so much fun to see them all at once and to interact with each other in real time. 

The 2020 holidays are definitely different--and a little lonely--but this, too, shall pass. I am just so thankful for my big family and look forward to "in person" celebrations sometime in 2021.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your card is lovely. Those leaves look real. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Technology has been wonderful during this time of isolation from our families.

Lynette said...

What a pretty thanksgiving card, Cheryl! Your Thanksgiving was almost as quiet as ours - we didn't even have one guest. How nice you could send food him with your brother. Yes, this, too, shall pass.

Lynne in NI said...

Aww gorgeous card Cheryl, love the colours!
Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and that you were able to share it with your brother. The Government have relaxed our restrictions for Christmas to allow 3 households to meet but I'm not convinced it's such a good idea. Might just be me and Greg for Christmas Dinner which will be very strange!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! I managed to forget sending out any Thanksgiving cards. Shame on me, right? We were home alone, just the two of us. Had a very small turkey cut in half, and shared the other half with my brother in law and his wife. Quiet day... You asked about our kits, Shirley Hotop & I began putting Pandemic kits together in August for people to purchase. We each prep three projects, and of course the kit owners get a small gift from us that usually involves chocolate. We ship the out of town kits. So far, everyone has seemed pleased and ordered again the next time. Have a great day, dear friend!

Glittered Paws said...

What a pretty Thanksgiving card - Love the little bow to tie them all together. We had a small Thanksgiving as well, just me and hubby, and then son and wife came on Friday. Miss the rest of the family that couldn't get out.