Hey! Sorry for my absence… We’ve had a lot of sickness around our house, and frankly also a lot of house cleaning. Sometimes I have to just pause and get some things done so I don’t go crazy. :)
Okay, so this is really late for this year’s Thanksgiving, unless you’re a last-minute person like I am. But I figured I’d show you anyway in case you need some last-minute crafty ideas for your Thanksgiving table. Or you can be early for next year! See, my family does Thanksgiving as an enormous extended family, and always the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so I still have plenty of time. Ha!
Okay, first the name tag. The pumpkins (from Pick a Pumpkin) are stamped in Tangerine Tango, Peekaboo Peach, and 2nd generation Peekaboo Peach (stamped off once), then cut with the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits. The leaves are cut out of Painted Autumn paper and Gold Glimmer Paper using the Seasonal Layers thinlits. I put everything on the Thick Very Vanilla tag using my favorite glue and Mini Dimensionals. Make sure to leave room at the bottom for the twigs. I got these craft twigs from Amazon and just hot glued them across the bottom of the front and back of the tag. I wrote the names on with a Journaling Pen.
For the utensils, I made a pouch out of Early Espresso cardstock and taped it together (in the middle of the back and along the bottom) with Tear & Tape. I reinforced the Tear & Tape with the liquid glue just to make sure everything stays together. The Tear & Tape will hold it just fine, but just in case. I cut the Very Vanilla accents with the Patterned Pumpkin dies and glued those down to the top. Then a stitched Tangerine Tango circle cut with the Stitched Shapes framelits on top of those. Then the gold strip on the bottom is punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch (on sale in the Online Extravaganza right now!). The paper is the Painted Autumn paper again — I am so in love with these pumpkins! After I glued on the paper, I added more Very Vanilla accents, then a couple of Gold Glimmer vines. I cut the large pumpkin out of Very Vanilla cardstock and Painted Autumn paper. I also hand-cut the same shape around the pumpkin again and glued the outline of the Very Vanilla pumpkin to that, so I’d have something to glue the negatives to. I used the negatives from the Painted Autumn paper. The pieced pumpkin is on Dimensionals. I stamped the greeting from the At Home With You stamp set and punched it out with the Classic Label punch. After adding the utensils and napkin, I tied them up with some Jute Twine.
This is a matchbook treat holder for mini packs of candy corn. The matchbook is made of Tangerine Tango cardstock, and after all the cutting and scoring, the bottom is stapled right underneath where the knot of the bow is. For the treat holder, I used the same stamps, dies, and paper, but also added Lemon-Lime Twist for a couple of the stamped accent pieces and Early Espresso cardstock for one of them. The bow is Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon. This stuff is so gorgeous!
Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll actually have a post tomorrow morning if you get tired of turkey and would like a crafty palate cleanser. ;)
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I don’t watch or read Game of Thrones, but I’m a geek with a geek husband, so I thought the title was appropriate. :)
This week at Dynamic Duos, we have a pair of subtle colors. Anyone else have a hard time using more muted colors? They are not my strength! And that’s why it’s called a “challenge”!
I actually started with the non-Artichoke, non-Crumb Cake embossed tree. I didn’t mean to start with the metallics, but I had just finished a Christmas cards and tags class where we had embossed this tree in Gold, and I reeeeeally wanted to use it.
My sentiment (stamped in Always Artichoke) is from the Christmas Tagables photopolymer set that came out last month to accompany the Pop ‘n’ Place easy gift tags. I love so many of the stamps in this set, and it coordinates with so many punches and framelits, so I’ve been using it a lot. I cropped the sentiment with the 7/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, then added a Vintage Trinket and popped it up on a 1″ Circle of Always Artichoke paper from the Regals DSP stack.
That wonderful birch paper is from the Thanksgiving Tablescapes kit, and I can’t get enough of it. One thing about that paper, though — it has so much texture that it’s hard to actually adhere using something like a tape runner, so I’d recommend using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue or maybe Crystal Effects. I haven’t tried either on it, but I know that my little strip is trying to come off my card already, so I’ll need to figure it out before I can mail it! Have you used it? What adhesive did you use?
That beautiful snowflake is cut from Champagne Glimmer Paper using two of the framelits from the Festive Flurry set. My final touch is a Very Vintage Button accented with Linen Thread.
I hope you like my card. Head on over to Dynamic Duos and the other design team blogs to see the fun, festive, and beautiful cards the other designers have come up with. And please play along — I can’t wait to see your designs! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Saturday!
Paper: Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock; Champagne Glimmer Paper
Ink: Versamark, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Christmas Tagables, Lovely as a Tree
Tools/Accessories: Festive Flurry framelits, 7/8″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer, Thanksgiving Tablescapes Simply Created Kit
Embellishments/Adhesives: Vintage Trinkets, Very Vintage Buttons, Linen Thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots