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

 

Giving Thanks Seasonal Trees Eclipse Frame

This week is all about giving thanks so today I am showing you one final home decor project that you can create for your guests this Thanksgiving.  If you haven’t noticed, eclipse cards are very popular right now, so I chose to take it a step farther and create a whimsical framed piece of art for my home using our Seasonal Trees stamp of the month.

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Just like my Nativity Eclipse card, I created the lettering for this project on my Cricut™ in Design Space™.  The finished project measures 5″ x 7″ so I cut my White Daisy cardstock at 4½” x 6½”.

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After cutting out the image, I temporarily taped the letters in place and used Espresso, Saffron, Pomegranate, and Goldrush Exclusive Inks to stamp my images onto the White Daisy cardstock.  Some of my leaves were created using the second-generation stamping technique which helped to add a larger variety of colors to my tree and leaves.

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Once I was finished stamping, I backed my project with Espresso cardstock. By using a darker color backing I was able to create a “shadow” effect under the letters.  This project was quick and easy to create and would make a wonderful gift for your Thanksgiving guests.

I also shared this project on this week’s Heart2Heart Thankful Heart blog challenge where we are challenged to share artwork with a “Thankful Heart” in mind.

I hope that you each have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Miss. Carrie’s Weekend Creations – Crafting for Fall

Life for me is not just about creating for “work”. Even though I have been blessed to have a home business that allows me to play with paper throughout the week, I have never thought of it as work.  When I signed up to become a consultant four years ago (mainly because I wanted a discount on the supplies), I never expected to have readers, like you, follow my crafting adventures. ❤❤

Some of you have asked if I create anything on my “non-work” days. Like most of you, I often craft on the weekend, and I try to make a point of my crafting time not being work related.  Due to my private nature, I do not usually share these creations, but, per your request, I have chosen to start sharing a few of those with you. I hope you aren’t disappointed.

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Today, I have been adding to my Fall home decorating collection and using up supplies.  Before you ask me “how I made this”, I will assure you that it is NOT all made up of paper. (I am not THAT crafty.)

I found an amazing website called Foundations Decor that has become my new LOVE. Each of these little pieces comes as a pre-cut wood piece that can be covered with paper and easily assembled. All I had to do is use up some of my scrap pile to decorate each piece.  (No I am not affiliate, nor do I sell it…I am just addicted to it.)

So, there you have it.  I do “play” on the weekends, like most of you, and it often involves paper, but it is always something outside of my normal realm of creations. I am usually a very private person, (insert panic attack here), so sharing this “non-work” project was a bit of a challenge for me. I hope you enjoyed a little insight to my bubble.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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If you would like to spend your days “playing  with paper” as you earn a little extra income, get discounted supplies, and share your love of crafting with others, make sure to check out this month’s FUND YOUR FUN promotion. Close to My Heart is giving you $75 in product credit with the new $75 consultant kit.  I would love to have you on my HeARTfully Blessed Creations Team.