Thanksgiving! Love it!
Are you already thinking of decorating your Thanksgiving table or buffet? We always enjoy looking for fun additions to our tablescape. So this month I made some sweet and simple place cards.
I will include a list of materials used at the end of the post but for now think of cooler weather, bountiful harvests and sharing with family.
To begin this project I chose Lawn Fawn’s Cutie Pie stamp and Die sets. I stamped the images using Hero Arts Cup O’Joe ink. It has a great rich brown I wanted to place against the soft buff of the Bazzill Basics cardstock used on the base.
Here you can see I used a combination of the Misti original stamping tool and a Stampabilities acrylic block. The Misti keeps everything perfectly aligned for stamping multiple times or re-inking an image. The acrylic block allows creative placement of the steam vents on the pie. I make great use of each of these tools.
I used 140 lb. Strathmore Watercolor paper on this project and loved using colored pencils with it. These come from a set by SoHo Urban. I used #117 Crimson, #202 Naples Yellow and #203 Indian Yellow along with a generous helping of the Wink of Stella glitter brush.
I cut out the images using the Bigkick from Sizzix and the magnetic platform.
My card bases were cut at 3.5 inches wide by 4 inches tall for the Buff colored one and 5 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall for the Sky Blue card stock. Later, I decided I liked 4 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall for the Sky Blue card stock better.
Next I used my score board to score a line across the width at 2 inches in the Buff card stock and 2.25 inches in the Sky Blue card stock.I used Zig 2 Way glue pen to apply adhesive on the backs of the pie and the steam trails and placed them on the lower right corner of the Buff cardstock.
Next I stamped the sentiment included in the Cutie Pie set on the left hand side of the Buff card stock leaving room to include a person’s name or the name of a dish towards the top of the place card. I used the same Hero Arts Cup O’Joe ink for the sentiment.
After stamping the sentiment I folded each piece of card stock along the score line. The Buff card stock is centered on the Sky Blue card stock and adhered using Crafty Powertape by 3L.
I chose to use the Buff color card stock and the Sky Blue card stock because I think they compliment the pewter candlesticks in the tablescape and they will be more noticeable against the darker fall colors of the season. Also, I had to make the pie a cherry pie because that is one I look forward to every year!
I hope you have enjoyed this post and you will give some Thanksgiving place cards a try this year. Let me know if you do!
See you nest time,
Little Bird Wilson
- Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie Stamp set #LF1210
- Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie Die set #LF1211
- SoHo Urban colored pencils
- Bazzill Earthtones Card Stock #305004
- Crafty Power Tape #9638 by 3L
- Cup O’Joe ink by Hero Arts
- Wink of Stella brush pen by ZIG
- ZIG 2 Way glue pen
- Cricut manual paper trimmer
- Misti original by My Sweet Petunia
- Bigkick die cutter by Sizzix
- Sizzix Magnetic Platform by Sizzix