Thursday, October 29, 2020

Tic Tac Toe Challenge: Thankful

 I am honored to be a guest designer this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!!  I was even more thrilled when I got the board and saw that it was a board full of autumn!  I used the right vertical column (Fall Colors, Thankful Sentiment, and Free).

Thankful Leaves

I've always loved the little stitched heart in this woodgrain die but I always seem to cover it up.  (Sadly, this company is gone.)  I made a conscious effort this time to have the leaves swirl around the heart - see it right below the orange leaf.

Thankful Leaves

I picked a layered leaf die so I could use a variety of fall colors with the two tones. I left the edges of the top layer unadhered for a dimensional look.  I like sparkle and I like white on my fall cards.  Fall is my favorite seasons - the beautiful colors just glow and almost seem to sparkle when the sun comes through them.  I also like the frost that adds to that sparkle.  So this card represents everything I love about fall!

Tic Tac Toe is a fun challenge.  It gives us inspiration, but it's open enough for us to be creative or go in a direction for cards that we need to be making.  I still need Thanksgiving cards so I wanted to start with either the "Thanksgiving" square or the "Thankful Sentiment" square - but I can see multiple directions that do not need to be fall or Thanksgiving!

Thank you to the entire group for letting me be a guest this week!


Dies: Concord & 9th Leafy Layers die, Simon Says Stamp Thankful 1, L'il Inkers Cover Up Die Stitched Woodgrain

Paper: Concord & 9th Neutrals Foil Paper Pack, Stampin' Up Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Terracotta Tile, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake

Other: Studio Katia Pearls - Gold Foil and Arctic Breeze


  1. So thrilled you're guesting with us this week...always love your creations, and this one is no exception! LOVE that background!

  2. Kim your trio of layered autumn leaves is gorgeous and the little heart in the stitched background is adorable! A fabulous CAS thankful card. We are thankful to have you guesting with us over at TicTacToe this week - so pleased you could join us!

  3. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I so wish I had gotten that woodgrain die. I LOVE IT!!

  4. Congrats Kim! Your card is darling. I love that wood grain die and wish I had purchased it when I had the chance!

  5. Congrats on your Guest Designing over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge! Very cool and well deserved! What a pretty Thanksgiving card, Kim! Between the colors, the layered leaves, and that little heart...Oh that little heart! It's a gorgeous card. You've got those wheels in my brain turning, too. Love this card! Stay safe, Bev.

  6. Kim, that little heart is only ONE of the reasons this cover plate is in my top 5 of all!
    It could be more perfect for your sweet layered leaves! Happy Autumn, my friend!

  7. This is just lovely that background is brilliant with those amazing leaves xx


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