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11/19/11

Easy Place Cards for Thanksgiving or .....

Place Cards
Hello Friends, How are you this weekend?? Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving? I have been wanting to find a chunk of time to create some place cards for the Thanksgiving table & I finally found that time. Of course you can switch up the colors and use this design for any occasion :)
Place Cards
I have to show you how they look with some mood lighting so you can see the pretty sparkle. 
Place Cards Prototype
This was the first one I created...my proto type and I wasn't happy because it was a little to much stamping, to much ribbon etc... etc. 
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This is the simplified version. What do you think?? I like the way the off center ribbon label looks.
Just in case you are interested I have a tutorial for you & the supply list is at the bottom of my post.
Type your names and run your colored paper through your printer allowing space to die cut each name. If I measured I could have print all the names on one sheet of paper.  
Die cut your names placing the label slightly off center on the die. Tape the die cut down with something like architectural dots. (I like them because I can use them over and over.) 
Thread your ribbon while it's still on the spool and it will be easier to steady it while you gather the ribbon. Tie the ribbon with the embroidery floss into a bow. 
I find it easier to work in batches. I will be trimming the left end of the "Ribbon Label". Here is a card using the ribbon label.  
Using "Label's Eight" die cut your card base and score it to fold  in half. 
Die cut the next size that's smaller, stamp and distress. (see supply list for stamps, inks etc.)
Cut in half. 
Attach your distressed piece....I like to use Glossy Accents as my glue. 
Place Cards
Spray everything with shimmer spray. 
If  you celebrate Thanksgiving good luck as you make your preparations and  have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for taking the time to visit. Hugs, Kathy
Did you see my giveaway on my last post here. 

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24 comments:

Jennifer said...

These are AMAZING!!! I just love the grace they will no doubt add to your table. Thanks so much for showing us the details of how you made them!

Ruth S said...

Beautfiul project - these certainly have the wow factor to help your celebrations go with a swing! I definitely think your simplified version works better... just becuase it feels more balanced with fewer elements.
Thanks for sharing!
Rx

Heidi said...

So beautiful Kathy! Your house guests are the luckiest folks :)

What a great way to use Spellbinders - elegant style. The ribbon is gorgeous too, what kind is it?

Hugs!
Heidi

Сузана Илић said...

I love them so much!It looks so easy when you do it, Kathy. Thanks for tutorial!
Suzana

Ruby Craft said...

These look so festive! Love the color combination.

Lin said...

Love these, Kathy! Have a wonderful holiday!

Kelly Booth said...

Awesome....u R....love these Kathy! Xoxo

CanadianScraps43 said...

Simply beautiful Kathy. I would love to see how beautiful the rest of your house will be for this special occasion.

CandyW said...

These are just beautiful. I hope I have time to get something like this made.

Barb said...

These are fabulous, Kathy! I love the layers and pretty shimmer! I bookmarked this page so I can use this design for my place cards next year, when my family comes for Easter! Thanks for always being so inspiring to me! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs! :)

Sue said...

Great tutorial Kathy. Thank you very much. I prefer your simpler version as well, they are gorgeous.
Smiles:)

Dawn said...

What beautiful place cards.... they will certainly grace any table. I can just see the glimmer shining through. Hope the Thanksgiving dinner is great and you have a wonderful family time.

Anne said...

These are so pretty- love all the shine! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones!

cindy said...

Very cool. Love them.

Eve said...

I'd like to be invited to your thanksgiving table, IF i get this such a pretty place card, kathy!! lol :-) The colors are perfect, and the shimmer mist makes a special finish to these!

Craftyanny said...

Love them Mandy, your table will look fab
Anne x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab little name cards, love the colours
Lindsay xx

Linda Miller said...

My granddaughter would say "they are be-eu-ti-ful". I'm going to stop and make them for her for our Christmas right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany said...

These look absolutely amazing, love them Kathy! I remember how huge your Thanksgiving get-togethers are! Hope this year is just as blessed!

Simone said...

WOW!! These are absolutely amazing and stunning Kathy! I can't believe how many you had to do! :)

cebelica said...

These are fab. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them. :)

Hanneke said...

Wow, those place cards look amazing! I love the bows and the glitter. Hugs, Hanneke

Paula (PEP) said...

The asymmetrical name label is superbly effective & I love the way you have managed to combine so much texture in this "not so little project" - I have to agree that your final version is my favourite too. I also work in batches with things like this, it's a very efficient way of production as measuring & chaning about is kept to a minimum & thus errors minimised. Hope you've had a super Thanksgiving weekend.
Paula (PEP)

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