Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Table...

I'm super happy with today's project! I made this Thanksgiving table setting back in September for Lizzie Anne's project of the month and needed to wait until today to post everything. That was a super long wait!!!!

Included in my table setting are: A paper pumpkin centerpiece, place cards, a menu and napkin rings. I made everything using the Happy Harvest stamp set by Lizzie Anne.

Napkin Ring

Supplies: Stamps -Happy Harvest; Cardstock – Bazzill; Ink – Palette & Copic Markers; Brads – Making Memories.
1. Cut vanilla cardstock 1” x 6” – 1 piece for each guest you are expecting.
2. Stamp leaf border on each piece of vanilla cardstock in dark brown ink & color with Copic markers.
3. Cut textured rust cardstock 1 ¼” x 6”
4. Cut textured dark brown cardstock 1 ½” x 6”
5. Attach vanilla to rust and then to dark brown cardstock.
6. Use strong adhesive to the inside end of one site and attach to the other end so it makes a circle.
7. Punch 2 holes with 1/8” punch and attach brads to make sure the napkin ring holds together.

Supplies: Stamps – Happy Harvest; Cardstock – Bazzill; Ink – Palette & Copic Markers; Font – Papryus (Word); Brads – Making Memories; Ribbon – May Arts.

1. Type menu in word processing program and print on vanilla cardstock leaving enough room to stamp images between a few of the lines. Trim to 8 ¼” x 5”
2. Stamp images on menu in dark brown ink and color with Copic markers.
3. Cut two pieces of vanilla cardstock (1 ¼” x 5”) & stamp leaf border in dark brown ink. Color with Copic Markers.
4. Attach leaf border to dark brown textured cardstock & rust textured cardstock.
5. Attach leaf borders to the menu with square brads to the corners of each border.
6. Mat menu on rust and dark brown textured cardstock.
7. Attach a knotted brown ribbon to the top of the menu with a glue dot.
Paper Pumpkin Centerpiece - PULLED FOR PUBLICATION
Pumpkin Supplies: Pattern Paper: Heidi Grace (4 different patterns of 2-sided paperJ); Brads – Making Memories; Ribbon & Linen Thread – May Arts.
Tag Supplies: Stamps -Happy Harvest; Cardstock – Bazzill; Ink – Palette & Copic Markers; Eyelet - Making Memories

Pumpkin Instructions:
1. Cut 12 strips of pattern paper 1 ½” x 12” (use 4 different patterns of 2-sided pattern paper).
2. Stack them in the order you want so that the patterns alternate. Make sure the first and last pieces are not the same pattern.
3. Using a Crop-a-dile, punch one hole at each end through the entire stack.
4. Use brads through the punched holes attach them.
5. Slightly bend them in the middle and fan them out until they form a perfect pumpkin shape. The brads will be at the top & base of the pumpkin.
Pumpkin Stem:
1. Take 2 pieces of ribbon each about 8” long.
2. Make a loop in the ribbon and wrap linen thread around the ribbon about 2” down from the loop.
3. Knot the linen thread & then take 2 more longer pieces of thread and knot them around the stem.
4. Attach the stem to the top of the pumpkin with glue dots. Let the threads drape down the pumpkin for the vines.

1. Cut a scalloped rectangle (dark brown) from Nestabilties & a vanilla rectangle.
2. Stamp leaf in dark brown ink & color with Copic Markers & attach to the dark brown piece.
3. Stamp “Happy Harvest” sentiment.
4. Punch a 1/8” hole in the corner of the tag & set a matching eyelet. Attach the tag with the linen thread already on the pumpkin.

Place cards
Supplies: Stamps -Happy Harvest; Cardstock – Bazzill; Ink – Palette & Copic Markers; Font – Papryus (Word); Hardware/Brads – Making Memories; Linen Thread – May Arts; Scallops and Circles – Nestabilities.

1. Cut circles (vanilla and rust) and scalloped rectangle (dark brown) from Nestabilties for the number of guests you are expecting.
2. Stamp leaf border on dark brown scalloped rectangle with dark brown ink.
3. Stamp pumpkin in dark brown ink & color with Copic Markers then attach to rust circle.
4. Add hardware to the top of the stamped image. Using four pieces of linen thread, tie a knot at the top of the hardware. Trim edges and attach to dark brown scalloped rectangle.
5. Print guest names on the computer and punch out with oval punch. Attach to rectangle.
6. Cut a piece of vanilla cardstock 5 ½” x 3 ½” and score at 2 ¾”. Attach to the back of the dark brown rectangle for a stand.

I am fast approaching the 100,000 mark for blog guests & I'm super excited! I wondered when I started this blog if anyone would be interested in looking at my work. Well, I guess there are! Now there is no way for me to tell who will be my 100,000 guest; however, the first comment I receive after I hit that mark, will of course get a prize from me! So keep visiting and keep posting. Who knows, I may even decided to add some other prizes to the mix.


Carolyn Mustopa said...

Holy cow! This is gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful ensemble!! All your pieces are so gorgeous - thanks for sharing.

Paula Wade said...

Very classy looking! Love it!

Kar said...

this is awesome Kendra!!

Betty said...

Love the table setting set, especially the paper pumpkin!!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.
Just a side note....what time should I come for dinner the menu looks yummy. :)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty. I really like it.

MichelleY said...

I am so lucky that I got to see this project irl!!! It truly is GORGEOUS! This Lizzy Ann set is PERFECT for this project.

BTW....I Love your photography, Kendra!!

Debbi T said...

That pumpkin is AWESOME Kendra!!!!

Heather McNally and Melissa MacDonald said...

WOW Kendra - this table setting is AMAZING!!! I love every piece - you are GOOD!

CreativeMish said...

What a great idea for the Thanksgiving table! I love that pumpkin! Thats for the instructions on how you made it! Very nice harvest stamps

Katie said...

I love this! Great job!

Cindy Lyles said...

I love them all Kendra!!! FABULOUS job!!!!!! The pumpkin is AWESOME!!!

Anonymous said...

I love those place cards! Heck I love everything actually! What an eye for color and layout you have!

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