Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family!
We had 14 people for dinner on Saturday, and I set the table with a combined Harvest Blessing placecard/bookmark/card that I made for everyone to take home.
I started by creating plastic tag shaped bookmark placecards from old 12 x 12 scrapbook album pages I had on hand — those old ones that don’t quite fit any album properly. I used my Becky Higgins Project Life Fuse Tool to seal the new shapes of each tag, leaving the top open. It was a little tricky and I had to check each one to make sure the seal took.
I then took leaf-shaped Craft Smart tags from Michaels and used my “Happy Autumn” stamp from the Harvest Blessings set from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps (KKS) to create the portion of the tag that I used to handwrite each person’s name on, turning it into a placecard. I used Versafine ink in Onyx Black.
Next, from the same KKS stamp set, I used the “Wishing you a harvest filled with blessings” stamp in Onyx Black again on a diecut tag with my Silhouette Cameo. I edged the tag with Jim Holtz Distress Ink in Old Paper.
I then used my Silhouette machine to cut out little tiny pumpkin shapes from burnt orange metallic paper.
I used my KKS stamp “Happy Fall Y’all” from the new September release and using Momento Potters Clay ink, stamped onto one sheet of Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. Using Distress Ink in Antique Ink and Tea Dye, I sponged the tag areas and then cut each of them out.
Next, using a funnel, I put one of these tags, one of the metallic mini pumpkins, a number of Craft Medley sequins in “Dazzling Metallics” and an assortment of confetti I had on hand in leaves into the clear tag pockets. I used the fuse tool to seal the tops.
I used my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite to punch 3/16″ holes in the top of each tag. I also punched an additional hole in the leaf-shaped nametags and threaded both tags together with My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Ginger Twine in Relax, an amber yellow and white colour.
For the final touch, I used one 3L Dodz Medium Adhesive Dot on each of the “Wishing You…” tags and affixed them about a 1/3 of the way down the clear tag.
My guests were thrilled with their little greetings and couldn’t believe that I had made them!
I’m going to post this in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps “Fall/Autumn Colours” Challenge that kicked off on October 7th. I’m also very excited to be part of the Guest Design Team this month. I’ll keep posted on what’s going on!