Happy Thanksgiving! ..and some Holiday Placecards
Happy Thanksgiving Friends!
I'd like to share a project with you today to help add that extra special touch to your holiday dinners! I know you're probably thinking - "Hey Jess, you're sharing Thanksgiving placecards on Thanksgiving - it's a little late for us to make those for our dinners today" ....Well, yes. :D lol Buuuttt...these placecards are ones that are interchangeable and can be made for all different holidays! Gather your Christmas supplies and get started now for your Winter Holiday dinners!
The first thing we need to do is make the base for our placecards. This is the part that will be re-used for each holiday.
Have you seen the ATC monthly kits?? Now is a good time to sign up for them because we are going to use ATC blanks to make our placecards! Each kit comes with a package of these blanks, a stamp set that is designed to fit perfectly on an ATC, and a lot of other goodies as well!
I used 3 ATC blanks for each placecard. I glued two together to make the front and then one will be used for the back.
For the front and back panels, I used the embossing ink, direct to paper and coated the entire ATC, and then embossed the entire piece with the gilded embossing powder. The gilded is perfect to make this base elegant and beautiful without too overwhelming and taking away from the decorated piece that we will be adding later. I did not adhere the back to the front panels yet, because we need to add a little folded piece on the back to create a stand.
To make the stand on the back. I cut one ATC in half lengthwise and then folded it in half and glued to the back of the panel.
After you have the stand on the back, you can adhere the embossed back panel.
You will need some sort of small clip to use for this project to be able to change the namecards. I had these teeny tiny adorable clothespins that I thought were perfect! To help dress these up a bit, I smooshed the clothespin into embossing ink and then the gilded sparkle embossing powder and then heat set it.
Now, onto the stamping and coloring! This is the part where we get to create panels to attach to our base for each of our holiday dinners! I used the gilded embossing powder to help tie these panels in with the base, and then used aqua pigments to watercolor the images.
For the names, I used my laser printer to print out names on cardstock and then cut out the panel to 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.
(This picture shows my watercoloring, but on these I forgot that I should have printed and foiled the names before embossing and watercoloring - oops!! So I had to redo them lol )
Here are the finished results! These came together pretty quickly and would be easy to make several for a party.
The possibilities for these are endless! You could make several of the bases and keep them to use for all of your holiday and birthday dinners! The ATC kits are a great way to build your stash of stamps that are perfectly sized to use for these placecards!
I am thankful you stopped by today and wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and upcoming Holiday season!