Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanksgiving/Fall Holiday Hop

Welcome to our second Holiday Hop. This group of talented Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills for Thanksgiving/Fall. We will showcase all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer – from rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more. TIP: Save the date on your calendar for our next hop. You won’t want to miss out!
* Christmas/Winter – December 1, 2009

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So when it is time to sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, does everyone stand around a few seconds to ask the host 'where should I sit?' I'm sure this must sound familiar! My solution, place cards. Fun, cute placecards :)

* Pop out 10 Wide Ovals in Dusty Durango. Using a Sponge Dauber, accent the edges with Soft Suede ink
* Fold Ovals in half and adhere 2 sets of 5 together
* Using a medium sized library clip, found at any office supply, adhere one set of Ovals onto the front of the clip using Glue Dots. Take the second set of 5 and adhere to the back of the clip - you now have a pumpkinish clip
* Using the Big Shot, Swirls Scribbles sizzlit die, and Handsome Hunter paper, I kreated my 'vines' for my pumpkin. If you don't have this as an option, stamp leaves and snip them out; or use the large oval punch, snip in half and crease in half to kreate a leaf. Or just using a piece of scrap kreate a little stem.

* Next kreate a tag to slip into the clip 'prongs'
* My tag was kreated using the Two Tags Die and running a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock through my Big Shot. I popped out 2.
* Each tag was distressed heavily along the edges with a Sponge Dauber and Soft Suede ink and lightly across the entire front
* Using the Wandering Words set and my In Color Markers, I colored directly onto my image for a variety of colors. Re-moistened the stamp with a huff of breath and stamped onto my tag. Cleaned my stamp and colored a few additional leaves for some extra foliage.
* On the second tag, after it had been distressed, I added my name using the Lovely Letters set in Soft Suede in. Colored only the leaves on my Wandering Words stamp and randomly stamped them around the name.
* Adhered both tags together back to back and there you have it, a cute little place card and holder.

Last years place cards were a cute little Tom Turkey, can you believe I didn't take a photo of them. But you can see Tom on the matching Napkin Rings I had done. Not that conversation is ever lacking Thanksgiving day, but a handmade item, what a conversation piece. Have fun kreating something festive for your table!

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2. Carla (Carla's Scraps)
3. Linda (Stampin' Seasons)
4. Mary (Stampin' Pretty)
5. Trish (Soul Stamper)
6. Jill (Stamping Heart)
7. Liz (DIY Paper Creations)
8. Kim (Stamp, Scrap, Get Kreative)
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10. Regina (The Stampin' Bean)
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12. Debbie (Stampin' Sunshine)
13. Ann (The Stampin' Schach)
14. Gina (Cards by Gina)
15. Lourdes (Cozy Crafty Corner)


Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Fabulous place cards! This is so elegant. XO

Natalie said...

Hi Kim,

I've been wanting to email you but things are a little bit hectic around here. How are you?

I absolutely love your place cards they are awesome. Love love love it.

Mary Fish said...

What an adorable place card holder. I love how you used the die cut tag! Hugs, Mary

....Linda.... said...

These sure are fun and cute - love how you used the die cut and the letters. I never seem to use my alphabet sets muc - this is great!

Ann Schach said...

Too cute, Kim! You are always so creative! You are an inspiration!

Cards by Gina said...

Kim, These placecard holders are the perfect item for the Thanksgiving table! What a terrific idea and I love your execution of it!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Perfect fall creation.

I especially love how you used the Wandering Words stamp on the Two Tags Die.

Kelly said...

Congratulations! I just wanted you to know that your project will appear on the Yahoo Group Late Night Stamper’s blog finds of the day for Nov. 11. Want to receive your own copy of the blog finds of the day? Join us at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stampinuplnstampers/

Melissa said...

So very cute! I love it!

Patti MacLeith said...

What a KUTE idea! I love the simplicity of the clip, all dolled up for the Thanksgiving table.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I love your place cards and how you used WWord stamp. Hugs,

Stampin' Diva said...

Great job!! Love the cards and the napkin rings. How easy to dress up your table.

Carrie said...

What a great place setting idea! Those pumpkins are too cute, and I love the colors you used for the tags.

Debra said...

These are absolutely wonderful placecards. I just card the big tags die so I think I may be making some of these! THanks for the great idea. Debra

Lourdes Torres said...

Beautiful place cards. I love the ideas and your projects! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret Moody said...

These are wonderful, Kim! I LOVE the place card holder! How very clever you are! Love the place cards, too! Great idea to use the Two Tags die and I love the scattering of leaves from Wandering Words! So creative!

Anonymous said...

I luv this idea..and it is so quick to make. It looks just adorable. I know what will be on my table this Thanksgiving.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Beautiful hop entry! Thanks so much for sharing how the darling name tags were made. Can't wait to give these a try.

Hugs from a sister demo - Jean

Robbie said...

Love your pumpkin placecard holder! Think I'm going to use that this year. Great instructions...thanks!