Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Today I have 2 projects to share using some of  Eileen Hull's Sizzix Dies that will help you set a festive table for Thanksgiving!  These will also be posted over on Eileen's blog on Wed 11/13/19.

I've created a pocket to place the napkin and silverware in at each place setting using Eileen's Gift Card Folder Die and a little house treat box using her House Ornament Die, decorating it with leaves from her Journaling Cards Flowers and Leaves Die.
I folded a Thanksgiving paper napkin and slipped it inside the folder and then placed the utensils on top.
I stamped some Thanksgiving sentiments on the top of the folders.
Here are a couple of process photos. 
I die cut just the folder piece on the die out of water color paper.  I colored the inside top half by pressing it into Distress inks rubbed on my craft mat and spritzed with water, first with Fossilized Amber and then with Frayed Burlap, drying with my heat tool after each color.
I die cut the folder piece again out of a piece of DP from Abandoned Paper Stash and adhered it to the front of the die cut.  
Then I folded it on all the score lines and adhered the flaps where they overlapped.  Here's the front of one and the back of the other.
I stamped some Thanksgiving sentiments at the top and adhered die cut skeleton leaves on the bottom fronts.
 I made the treat boxes using Eileen's House Ornament Die.  Here are the four sides of the finished house.  I have a few process photos below as well.
I stamped 'for you' on the little house tag that is on the House Ornament die.
I put Hershey Kisses inside my treat box.
Because this is made from patterned paper, I cut a second piece just of the bottom flap and adhered it to the connected flap to give it a little more sturdiness.  I also adhered the bottom of the flap to a die cut coaster.  It made it a little easier to open the box - you put your finger on the coaster piece and lift the top of the house and the candies fall out!
I die cut the house piece twice - once without the bottom flap since you only need one flap.  (although in retrospect, if I had cut both with the flap, I could have used that second flap to reinforce the other one!) 
The thankful die was wider than one piece, so I connected the two pieces at the tab (see the ScorTape?) and then die cut the word.
Here it is laid out on my cutting pad.  Be sure the die is not laying over the tab on the left.
I adhered a piece of vellum on the inside - covering the windows and the cut out word.
There were a couple of little pieces from the die cut word I had to adhere to the vellum so you could see what the letter was.
A piece between the t and h, two pieces on the a, and a piece between the k and f.  Luckily I didn't lose any of those little bits!
  (If I had lost them I would have cut the word again from the same paper)
Then I die cut leaves using the Journaling Cards die out of the same patterned paper.  I adhered them to the sides of the house with foam dots after curving their edges a bit for more dimension.
I also colored the corners of the windows and some edges of the letters with a yellow Copic.
Some creative and festive additions to each guests place at the Thanksgiving table!

I hope you will visit Eileen's blog every Wednesday when members of her Creative Team will be posting inspiring projects using many of her fabulous Sizzix dies!

I'm linking my projects to:
Just Us Girls

Creative Artiste Mixed Media
Anything Goes

Die Cut Divas


Place Setting Pocket
Stamps:  First Fruits - PTI, Thanksgiving Wishes - Lil Inker Designs
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson, DP Abandoned Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Fossilized Amber, Frayerd Burlap, Cocoa Bean - PTI.
Accessories:  Gift Card Folder Die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Skeleton Leaves - Sizzix, ScorTape, Tombow Glue.

House Ornament Treat Box
Stamps:  Happy Scripts - Penny Black
Paper:  Abandoned Paper Stash - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, Vellum - PTI
Ink:  Hero Arts Black
Accessories:  House Ornament Die, Journaling Cards Flowers and Leaves - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Cozy Cup Coaster Die - The Greetery, Thankful Die - Counting My Blessings set - PTI, ScorTape, Foam dots, twine, Yellow Copic.


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

A-Mazing!! The treat box and silverware holders will be a big hit........you are amazing, mf!! Hugs.

Christine Alexander said...

wow Julia so cool, love this addition to the pace setting :)

Bonnie said...

What a lovely way to present the flatware for a special dinner! Love that little house!

Mac Mable said...

So much creativity and wow to the unique and fabulous creations x. Fun idea to add the mat to the bottom of the adorable houses to make them easier to open x.

Darnell said...

What an outstanding post, sis! Such awesome creations! Thank you for the details and photos!! Hugs, Darnell

cm said...

Julia, I absolutely adore your Thanksgiving table settings! Gorgeous...and you might want to stop over at the Just Us Girls blog when you have a moment *grin*

Darnell said...

p.s. Congratulations on the well-deserved win from Just Us Girls!!!!

Andree said...

Lovely table decorations. Fabulous warm, winter colours and super ideas.
Thank you for joining in with our November challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Lys said...

A great and inventive project, I love the Autumn feel in it, thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste mixed media challenge!

Cindy C. said...

Very clever projects and so beautifully done!! These table decorations are perfect for the occasion. Thanks for joining in the fun this November with us at Die Cut Divas.

Arlene said...

Fantastic colors and a wonderful usable project. Your table must have looked amazing. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for the November "Thanksgiving or Thanks" challenge at https://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/.