Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Place Cards Two Ways


This is my design team project for Craft Junkie Too for this week. We had a thankful theme this month, so I decided to make Thanksgiving place cards. I am lucky to be part of a wonderful large family. I am one of 5 kids, so with my parents, siblings, spouses, and children, there are 19 of us who come together for celebrations. That is a lot of place cards to make, so I came up with a design that could be easily adjusted for the various holidays.

The basic place card is cut from kraft cardstock at 5 1/2" x 2 3/4", scored at 2 3/4". On top of that is a green layer cut at 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". The white layer is cut at 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", embossed with my Scor-Pal and the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Attached with velcro is a pumpkin cut from Gypsy Wanderings at 1 1/2".


To easily change the place card to a Christmas design, I used Velcro to swap out the pumpkin for my Christmas tag. This tag was made by using a 1 3/4" circle punch, along with a 2" scalloped circle, cut from Mini Monograms.

Here is a video with more detailed instructions, and you can also see the variety of designs that I ended up making.



Recipe:

Papertrey Ink Kraft, Pinefeather, Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, and Pure Poppy Cardstock
Core'dinations Orange Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Simple Alphabet, Daily Designs, and Tiny Treats: Christmas Stamp Sets
Joann Craft Essentials Markers
Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen
Papertrey Ink Chai, Pure Poppy, and Dark Chocolate Ink
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Folder
Sticky Back Velcro

Be sure to stop by Craft Junkie Too to see the projects designed by my awesome teammates!

4 comments:

Sue said...

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scrapperbecka said...

Great idea. I have a huge family too so this would work perfectly for every holiday!

Helen said...

Very elegant and a really neat idea!

one4god said...

These are beautiful! What a great idea. I really enjoy your videos. I can tell you're a teacher! Thank you for sharing.