Friday, November 22, 2013

As You See It Challenge American Thanksgiving Card and BLOG CANDY!!

It's time again for a new As You See It Challenge, #12 this week.  I have so many readers from our neighbour to the south that I wanted to honour them with a Thanksgiving card, as American Thanksgiving is coming  up next week.  In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so I wondered why there was that difference. A little research found that the first Thanksgiving in North America was actually celebrated in Canada.  The English explorer, Martin Frobisher, celebrated it in Newfoundland in 1578, in gratitude for having survived the long trip over the Atlantic Ocean, as he searched for the Northwest Passage to the Orient.
Canadian Thanksgiving follows a European focus of giving thanks for the harvest, and in the north, harvest comes a lot earlier than it does in the US.  Thanksgiving was declared an official holiday in Canada in 1879 and celebrated in early November.  After the two World Wars, however, that date often interfered with our Remembrance Day, so it was changed to the second Monday in October in 1957.  So now you know!

Here's the AYSI Sketch for this week:

How cute is this??  So creative, Amanda!  And what's even cooler is that this week there is BLOG CANDY to win!         The Stampin' Up! Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle!!


We figured it might be handy for you to have a stash of handstamped tags for the upcoming holiday season.  This bundle includes the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags Book (which includes 70+ tags in five paper designs, 2 pages of each design) plus the coordinating Christmas Tagables Photopolymer Stamp Set. These gift tags are perfect for making cute tags for any gift this holiday season.

Create a project, upload it (pinterest, public Facebook pages, Splitcoast stampers, or your blog are all great options) then click the LINKY button on the ASYI Challenge Blog and paste the web address of your project.  Just like that, you are eligible to WIN the Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tag Bundle!  *Only residents of North America are eligible to receive the prize.*

We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! 

This is what I came up with:
  • I've been missing my Sweater Weather Design Series Paper, so I got that out and used some of the same colours that are in those designs.  Soft Sky is the card base and Crushed Curry and Chocolate Chip make up the rest of the palette.
  • I used the Harvest Blessings Stamp set with some Chocolate Chip ink for the image and sentiment on the main panel.  The sentiment on the card base is from Truly Grateful.
  • I didn't have anything to make rickrack borders, so I was idly searching my supplies for something that would work, when I spied my Chevron Border Punch!  Aha!  I punched out a few of those bad boys and lined them up across the bottom of the card.  Then, just for the heck of it, up the left side of the image panel as well.
  • I love the little random placement of the Chocolate Chip candy dots!  Just adds to the charm of the design.  

Here are the supplies you need to create this card.  Just click on the links which will take you directly to that product in my online Stampin' Up! Store, where you can shop 24/7.

Thanks for dropping by, and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers.

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