Saturday, October 4, 2008

First Fruits Thanksgiving Table

Happy Saturday,

I just love Thanksgiving. It makes me angry sometimes that retailers just "jump" right over it in their rush from Halloween to Christmas. To me, it's a time to spend with family and friends and express our thanks to our Father for the blessings we've been given....even in hard times.

Several of my Stamp Campers are hosting Thanksgiving dinner so I thought they might like some ideas for their tables.
I just love Papertrey's First many possibilities! I chose this shock of wheat because it isn't too fussy and would be just as happy paired with Chinet as with your good china.
I used SU's Haiku DP paired with More Mustard and Tangerine Tango CS and inks. After stamping the wheat in More Mustard, I tapped the edges of the image with Tangerine Tango, then stamped in Versamark and clear embossing powder. I added just a touch of additional sparkle to the wheat tops with a Sakura Gelly Roll sparkle pen in a coppery color.
The images are cut with the largest size Spellbinder's Nestibilities plain and scalloped ovals, the edges are embossed and sponged with More Mustard for depth.
I created the names of the placeholder with my computer and punched it out using SU's word window punch.
The tiny tin is perfect for holding mints or a small treasure. I thought a small gift by each place would be a nice touch. I covered the edges with DP after first running a strip of Scor-Tape from Scor-Pal around the edges. The top pieces were also cut with a circle Nestibility.

I made the napkin ring by first cutting a strip of heavyweight acrylic to fit the napkin and then sticking it together with Scor-Tape. I did not adhere the DP to it but made it to slip on so the rings can be re-used. That way you don't have to "re-create the wheel" each time. :-) You can let your guests slip the designer piece off the ring to take home while you keep the master ring to use again!! Pretty clever, don't you think? :-)
I'd love to know what you think!

Season's blessings and Happy Stamping,
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MBZim said...

How lovely! Who wouldn't want to sit at this beautifully decorated table! Yes indeed, we need to stamp camp this project - simple, elegant and gorgeous - just what we're looking for! Can't wait!

cherry said...

Sooo pretty! I hope to put a few things out right after Halloween. I always keep my pumpkn etc..great time of year...thanks for cming by yesterday from SITS. cherry

Anonymous said...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the simplicity. The wheat reminds me of Colorado wheat harvest with DH family. Would love to do this table setting.

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