Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Card of the week—Thanksgiving Place Cards

With the excitement of Halloween and Christmas some of us seem to forget about Thanksgiving until it’s literally right around the corner—but this year I want to be ready! I seem to always forget how much I love to decorate for Thanksgiving until it’s the night before and I don’t have time to put my ideas on the table. This year my goal is to make a place card for each person that’ll be attending our dinner. It’s something I’ve always seen in magazines and it’s secretly something I’ve always wanted to have at a party. 
It took me a try or two to get a place card design that I really loved, and I’ll show you how I did it.

Step 1: Cut a 5 x 3” piece of ivory cardstock and then cut a 2 ¾” x 1 ¾” piece of pattern paper
Step 2: Fold the ivory cardstock piece in half
Step 3: Use a gelly pen to create a sewn border edge, then set aside.
Step 4: I used the super cute ‘so thankful’ stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Click here if you’d like to purchase the set. 
Step 5: Stamp the pumpkins and leaf onto a scrap piece of white card stock

Step 6: Color them in, cut them out and get them ready for placement 

Step 7: Adhere the pumpkins to the pattern paper like so
Step 8: Stamp the sentiment
Step 9: I created the guest names with Harold’s ABCs stamps set created by Lawn Fawn. You can click here if you’d like to purchase this set. 

Step 10: Adhere the pattern paper piece to the cardstock and you’re finished! 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you come back again for more D.I.Y.s for Thanksgiving because I plan to post more ideas for this tasty holiday. 

10 comments:

  1. Great idea - and like the design very much. Alas, my days of such fiddly work are now over: arthritis and such intricate placements do not work, and they're not aided when one carelessly falls over and strains ligaments in the right hand!

    Best of luck, though with these. Am sure your guests will treasure them

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Isobel :-D Sorry to hear about your fall :/

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  2. These cards are really great! =0)
    Those pumpkin stamps are perfect. I don't think I have pumpkins in my stamp collection (yet).
    ~Kim
    from Blogging Buddies
    2justByou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kim! These are my first pumpkin stamps and I love them. I'm thinking about buying a few more :-D

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  3. I just discovered your blog by way of your YouTube channel. You have great style. Everything looks so cheerful and happy and pretty. I'm in a better mood just from browsing through your blog! You should be very proud of yourself - everything is gorgeous.

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    1. Tricia, thank you! I'm glad I was able to lift your mood. To be honest sometimes I do crafts to left my own mood. Making colorful things always lifts' my spirits :-D

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    1. Thank you Laura! :-D + Thanks for being my 100th follower, yay!

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  5. So cute, I love them! They will be a perfect touch on your Thanksgiving dinner for sure!

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  6. Such a great idea...thanks so much for your inspiration!!!

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