A Few Thanksgiving Place Cards for Color My Heart Color Dare

I needed to take a little break from Christmas. I know that many of you are trying to plan ahead and looking for inspiration, but, honestly, I can only handle so much holly jolly this early in the year.  You can only image my delight when I discovered that week’s Color Dare Challenge was Thanksgiving related.

71303613_10214887506963197_848483034276560896_n.jpgOur kids are now grown and bringing home some special significant others, making Thanksgiving a little different than it has been in years past. Since I have the pleasure of hosting, this challenge gave me the perfect excuse to create a few place cards for the holiday table.misscarriescreations-thanksgivingleafplacecards2-1.jpg

I don’t even know if place cards are a “thing” anymore.  Growing up, my children could have cared less about how the table was decorated and were more concerned that there was enough turkey for leftovers during the break. Either way, these little 4″ x 3″ tent cards are new “thing” I am adding to my table.

Each one of my cards was created from Almond cardstock with Hawthorn paper accents. The leaves were stamped using a variety of inks then placed atop a stitched circle cut from Espresso paper.  

Once the cards were complete, I added each name using the Typewriter stamp set which, ideally, matches my decor for the season. misscarriescreations-thanksgivingleafplacecards.jpg

These Thanksgiving Place Cards are simple to create and fun to make. I have created a simple tutorial showing you how to make each of these place cards using the Rock-n-Roll stamping technique.

I hope that you have been inspired and will join us for this week’s Color My Heart Color Dare challenge. Make sure to stop by and see all of the challenges available and enter your creations for a chance to win the monthly prize.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is a list of the supplies I used on my project

Hawthorn—Scrapbooking Stamp + Thin Cuts
Hawthorn Stamp + Thin Cuts

X7249S
Hawthorn Paper Packet

White Daisy Cardstock
12 x 12 White Daisy Cardstock

Almond Cardstock
12 x 12 Almond Cardstock

X5951
12 x 12 Espresso Cardstock

Z4309
Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts

B1638
Modern Typewriter Alphabet Stamp Set

Z3312
Gold Glitter Gem

Z3323
White Burlap Ribbon

Z3552
Wooden Arrows

Espresso Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Espresso Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Green Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Green Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Evergreen Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Evergreen Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Wisteria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Wisteria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Sangria Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Sangria Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z3189
White & Gold Ribbon

Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z1151
Foam Tape

Goldrush Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad
Goldrush Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Y1501
My Acrylix Block Starter Set

Z3579
Stamp Shammy

Weeding Tool Set
Weeding Tool Set (Tweezers)

Z1836
MicroTip Scissors

Portable Trimmer, 12"
Portable Paper Trimmer

Cricut® collection image
Flower Market Collection

 

Creating a Fall Blessings Card for Color My Heart Dare

It’s a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at Color My Heart Dare, and, this week, we are asking you to use up a few of those leftover supplies as we create with retired CTMH colors.  As you will see, I chose to use some “non-typical” fall colors to create a Fall Blessing card.  Before I show you my project, let’s look at the Tic-Tac-Toe Board.68773621_10214613503073271_2758369061397069824_n.jpg

Choose a row, column, or diagonal to create something new, then link your creation before September 27th.  I chose to use the color palette from Row two with Pomegranate and Emerald, then added my color of choice –  Goldrush. Why Goldrush? Our Love of Color Book shows Goldrush as a complementary color to Emerald, and I felt that this would be the perfect color combination for a Fall card.

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I felt like the Goldrush cardstock was a bit too harsh for my background, so I inked our Stitched Circles Embossing Folder, and ran it through my embossing machine. If you have never created an Inked Embossed Background before, you can view a tutorial HERE.  I layered my cardstock, added some stitching, then began stamping the leaves using the Hawthorn Scrapbooking Stamp set. misscarriescreations-hawthornsbstampthincut.jpg

I wanted a multi-colored look to my leaves, so I stamped them in Emerald, Pomegranate, & Goldrush, then I rolled ink onto the edges of the stamp and added another layer of color to the edges of each of the leaves. MissCarriesCreations-GratefulBlessedCard-Detail

The bow was created by adding Goldrush Ink to White Ribbon. This is a great way to make matching ribbon for a project. Make sure to “heat-set” it or let it dry a few days before using.  I cut a Stitched Circle from Goldrush Cardstock, added the sentiment, attached a few Gold Sequins and the card was complete.

I hope that this card inspired you to join the Color My Heart Dare challenge. Stop by each week for a new challenge and be inspired by all the wonderful creations.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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