It feels a little strange to be posting a Christmas card here on Thanksgiving morning. The fact is that we don’t have as much cooking today since it is just my husband and I. We’ll be gathering with other family members for a “Zoomsgiving” celebration later today which will be nice. But since it is only the two of us that are dining here, we’re going simple with a roast chicken and some of the sides. I’m baking an apple crisp, but that goes together pretty quickly which means that I had some time for a bit of creativity before the cooking commences. I hope that you Thanksgiving festivities are as good as possible given our challenging times.

This sketch was the inspiration for my card layout. I absolutely love creating cards with a grid layout element, so I knew as soon as I saw this that I just had to participate! One of the best parts is that I’m able to showcase some fun patterned paper with small scraps which makes the paper go so much further. Given my love for grids, I’m willing to bet that I’ll revisit this sketch again in the future.

Edited 28-Nov-2020: I’m so excited my card was selected as one of the Cut Above winners for the challenge!

I used this challenge as further inspiration for my card. The addition of the steaming mug and browns was because of this challenge. I hope that the recipients will “get” that the mug is adding to the warm wishes that I’m sending. For this challenge I used the right-most vertical column elements. For the Enamel Dots Gems piece I colored some pearls with my Poppy Parade Blends to create a color-coordinated accent element. I’m happy with how it all came together!

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