Hello! Hope your November is off to a fantastic start! Of course since it is the first Wednesday of the month, it's time for a new Inspire, Create & Share Blog Hop! This month's theme is Giving Thanks! I think it's an appropriate theme for November, don't you? If you've already been hopping, you should have landed here from Joni's awesome blog! Doesn't she always have something fantastic to share?? She is so talented!
I decided that this month, instead of a card, I would get a start on some place cards that can double as a mini-card for my Thanksgiving guests. Here's my project for this month!
Isn't it awesome when you have an idea, and it works! lol Well my idea was to make these little place cards out of the Leaflet Framelit Dies. Here's a close up of one of them..
Of course, if you have the rotary alphabet stamp, you can stamp the guests name instead of handwriting it. Yes, I have it, but it didn't occur to me until after I had made these! lol
For my base I started with a 7" x 3 1/2" piece of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock that was scored at 3.5"and folded. I placed my Maple Leaf die from the Leaflet Framelits on the cardstock at an angle where the score and fold was below the top of the die so that it would not cut the top. You will need to remember that you want it to stand on it's on so the angle is important part of accomplishing that! Here are some pictures of how these were cut.
After I had my bases cut, I then cut a piece of Shimmery White Cardstock 4" x 8" and stamped two of the Maple Leaf images from the Vintage Leaves stamp set with Early Espresso Ink. After stamping I sponged in random sections, Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow Ink onto the leaf. I then cut out the two stamped and sponged leaves with the Leaflet die and glued to the top of my Pumpkin Pie Place Card. For the outside sentiment I cut two strips Pumpkin Pie Cardstock 1/2" x 5" and stamped with Early Espresso Ink. I used the Banner Punch to cut out my banner ends and sponged the edges with Soft Suede Ink. I adhered it to the bottom of the fron with Stampin' Dimensionals. The Inside sentiment, also from Lighthearted Leaves, was stamped with Early Espresso Ink as well. For the name tag, I used one of the tags from the Curvy Keepsake Box Die set and cut it out in Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. I sponged the edges of it with Soft Suede Ink as well and adhered it with Linen Thread to the stem of the leaf. I used my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to write in the guests names.
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As always, thanks so very much for stopping by!