If I could name one holiday that is ALL ABOUT family, it would have to be Thanksgiving. Every Thanksgiving, families get together to enjoy a delicious meal and just enjoy each other’s company. There’s no stress around gift-giving, and there’s always a feeling of thankfulness. For today’s Family Time theme at the Global Design Project, I created a handful of personalized place cards for the Thanksgiving table – what a great way to add simple beauty to the dinner table. Here’s my project:
- Large Letters Framelits Dies. Since they were first introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog, I’ve been a huge fan of the Large Letters Framelits Dies. They are perfect for creating short words on cards (you can see my JOY eclipse card here and my HO HO HO Santa card here). Here’s a look at the Large Letters Framelits Dies:
The letters can also be used to customize a gift tag or to personalize a place card for the dinner table. For each, I cropped the letter with Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and again with Thick Very Vanilla – I glued the two together and popped them up with Foam Adhesive Strips. Here’s a close up at one of the tags:
- Size, Accents and Paper. Each of these place cards measures 2-1/2″ x 8-1/5″ (scored at 4-1/4″). To each letter, I added a Cajun Craze bow from the Mini Treat Bags Thinlits Dies. What a sweet accent – it pulls the Cajun Craze dots from the Painted Autumn Designer Series background. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in this awesome pack of papers:During October, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper is one of many papers that’s part of Stampin’ Up!’s “Buy 3, Get 1 Free” Promotion. To see all of the papers in this promotion, please click here or on the image below: The sentiment is pulled from Basket of Wishes, masked to only use the “giving thanks” line – it’s cropped with a Classic Label Punch and popped up with Foam Adhesive Strips. Here’s how the tag would stand up on (or in front of) the plate:
- Warm Color Inspiration. The colors for this project are pulled directly from this beautiful panel of Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper. While Early Espresso and Cajun Craze are standard Fall colors, I love the addition of Old Olive here. If you also like this color combination, too, please save this:
Stamps: Basket of Wishes Papers: Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Thick Whisper White, Cajun Craze Inks: Archival Basic Black Accessories: Large Letters Framelits Dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Classic Label Punch, Foam Adhesive Strips, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
One-for-One Card Swap. The cards are pouring in for my 2017 Holiday One-for-One Swap. I love opening up the mailbox each day to see what you’ve created – but the deadline is soon approaching, so please get your card in the mail to me soon. For information about the swap and how you can participate, please click here or on the picture below:
Designer Series Paper Sale. Who doesn’t love a Buy 3, Get 1 free promotion? You don’t want to miss Stampin’ Up!’s sale – going on until the end of October! What fun! Click this banner to see all the papers that are a part of this special: