Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Canadian Thanksgiving

Good Morning!

Today's post is actually a card I made as part of the team over at Card A Day Blog!  I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful group of crafty ladies.  Today we're celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving!   Just a little background for you, Canadian Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October to give thanks to the close of the harvest season.  They have been celebrating this holiday since 1957, when the Canadian Parliament proclaimed:

"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed – to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October."

If you would like to learn a little more about Canadian Thanksgiving, click on this link here.

My in-laws are actually from Canada so it was interesting to learn a little about this  holiday from their country.
Here are two cards I made for this celebration:

As you can see I made two different versions of this card.  I wasn't sure whether I should color in the image on the left hand side so I colored one image and left the other just as a stamped image.

This is an A2 size card made out of White cardstock.  I cut the maple leaf out of Ruby cardstock using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  It can be found on page 34, B4, Shift, < Leaf2 > cut at 3 3/4".  The sentiment, corn stalk, and pumpkins come from our stamp set called Abundance (D1519).  I colored the pumpkins using Autumn Terracotta, Buttercup, and Olive markers.  The images were stamped using Chocolate ink.

Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (Z1686)
White Cardstock (1388)
Ruby Cardstock (X5927)
Abundance stamp set (D1519)
Autumn Terracotta Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2427)
Buttercup Exclusive Inks Marker
Olive Exclusive Inks Marker (Z2425)
Chocolate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2111)

I hope you enjoyed my cards.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!




  1. Lucy fantastic card! Fantastic explanation of the holiday too. TFS


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