Saturday, November 24, 2012
The wreath form I used was Styrofoam. Although the color was perfect, I dislike getting flakes of Styrofoam all over, so I covered the wreaths with white satin ribbon first. Next I unwrapped 250 candies and went to town hot gluing them onto the form. I love this type of project. It's easy, fun and now my kitchen smells like peppermint!!!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
This weekend I finished making the place cards for the table. I enjoy having place cards for all of our large family meals, as I think it is just a small way for each guest to feel a little special and everyone knows exactly where they are sitting when they sit down for dinner.
Papertrey Ink came out with a really cute Shape Up Series in their die collection and this year they introduced the Pumpkin Die Collection. I used this die collection to create my greeting card as well as matching place cards for the table.
Here's what I did. First I cut an A2 card base and then aligned it with the dashed line on the die, and ran it through my Cuttlebug. Next, I used the same die on non-folded card stock and cut the pumpkin followed by the stem. This collection has a companion die called Pumpkin Sections Die. I used patterned paper and cut each section in a different pattern. I inked each of the edges of the sections with some brown ink to make them stand out. I glued the pattern sections and stem to the solid pumpkin shape and adhered that to the A2 card base. Finally, I cut brown felt letters from the Modern Alphabet Die set. Although this pumpkin die collection is intended for a greeting card, I think it will work well for my place cards.