Well hello again, lovely readers! It's Carson here, and I'm thrilled to be sharing a place card project with you all, just in time for some serious fall feasting.
We're going to be hosting Thanksgiving this year and I wanted to make something crafty for the table that would be appreciated by the kids and adults alike. I also wanted to make sure that the 3 and 4 year olds don't sit next to one another, and that all the adults are strategically placed to promote great conversation, or diffuse potential heated ones. Place cards were the answer and the Scrumptious collection made them so adorable.
Chickaniddy Supplies: sc14eb01 Illustration Stickers, sc14eb03 Journal Tags, sc14os01 Fall Bouquet, sc14os09 Check Please, sc14os08 Friends And Family, sc14os04 Back To School, sc14os06 Autumn Haze, Other Supplies: 110lb White Card Stock, Butterfly Tendrils die cut, Woodgrain Thickers
In addition to the supplies you see above, I used all my heavy hitters; my Silhouette Cameo, my Cuttlebug, and my Singer sewing machine. If you are thinking of recreating this project, please know that once all the shapes are cut, putting the pumpkins together is a snap, so don't be intimidated, you can do this!
1. First, you'll want to choose, size, and cut your pumpkin shapes along with your stems and leaves. I did the pumpkins and the stems with my Silhouette and the leaves with my Cuttlebug, but any way you do it will work. I cut three pumpkin shapes from three different patterned papers from the Scrumptious collection. I then cut three pumpkin shapes from a piece of cardstock for the bases. This will make three place cards.
2. Stack the three patterned pumpkins together and make two cuts with scissors, where you want the stitch lines to be. This will leave you with nine pieces which you can puzzle together to make three place cards.
3. Double stick tape your patterned pieces onto a cardstock pumpkin.
4. Run the pumpkins through your sewing machine, I used stitch #9.
5. Add your stems and leaves with glue.
Not only will these pumpkins look so lovely on my Thanksgiving table, but they'll facilitate family peace and harmony. Who knew such a cute little thing could make such a big impact?!
Have fun around your own tables this fall, and remember, calories don't count when it's cold out.