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Gratitude Paper Pumpkin

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have an inspiration challenge.  I’ve been wanting to make these 3D paper strip pumpkins and today I did!  It was so easy!  These would make beautiful decorations for your Thanksgiving table.  Another option would be instead of the stamped sentiment you could do place cards.

I cut 14 strips  1 inch by 6 inch, of DSP then sponged the edges with Soft Suede.  I used my Crop-a-dile to make 1/8″ holes on each end of the strips.  If you use the Crop-a-dile you can make a hole all at one time.  What a time saver!  I then used two brads to make the pumpkin.  I die cut the leaves using the Leaves #2 die then I embossed them with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.  I also used Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent ink on the leaves and on the tendrils.  To add more dimension to the leaves I also sponged them with with Soft Suede.  The sentiment is from Day of Gratitude and I used the Decorative Label punch to die cut and frame it.

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I hope you’re inspired!  We’d love to see your project.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

3D Pumpkin

Size:  3.00”  H x 5.00” W

Stamp sets: Day of Gratitude

Paper: Card Stock:  Early Espresso, DSP:  Paisley Petals

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espress, Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent ink

Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Leaves #2 die, Decorative Label Punch, Old Olive Brights Designer Buttons, Hemp Twine

The Festive Table

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is to create accessories for your holiday table.  Place cards, napkin holders, favors, invitations…you get the idea.  I love the Cherry Cobbler card stock and this color is perfect for my Christmas table.  I created an invitation, favor, place card, luminary and candle.

The luminary was so easy to make.  You can click here for the pdf tutorial.  I punched the circle shape on all of the sides of my luminary which is optional.  You can punch only the front if you like.  I stamped the medallion from the Artistic Etchings stamp set with Cherry Cobbler on the vellum.  I glittered around the punched circle using Tombow liquid glue and Champagne Glass Glitter.  I then adhered the vellum to the back of all sides of my luminary.  I then assembled the luminary with sticky tape.  To light the luminary I used a battery operated candle which is safer than using a real candle.

To continue with the elegant look I heat embossed with gold the poinsettia image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set on the the invitation and the candle.  I also gold embossed the ‘You’re Invited’.  The candle stamping is also very easy.  You can click here for a written and video tutorial from SCS.

The favor was created using the Candy Wrapper die from the holiday mini.  I also stamped the ‘Dec 25’ from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and punched it out with the Decorative Label punch.  Love, love, love this punch.  I glittered the oval with Champagne Glass glitter.  The glitter is so easy to use.  Because of the size it doesn’t make a mess.  I wrapped the favor in the red medallion dsp from the Deck the Halls DSP then adhered the label.  You can fill the favor with peppermints or chocolates.  These will be a hit with your dinner guests.

The place card was also very easy.  I used the tag from the Tags til Christmas stamp set but I masked the ‘to and from’ then embossed the branch and pinecone image in gold.  I wrote the name with a gold pen and simply placed the card on the napkin ring.

So dress up your table for the holidays!  With a little creativity and imagination dressing up your table doesn’t have to break the bank.

The Festive Table - click to enlarge

Candy Wrapper favor

luminary

Christmas dinner invitation

gold embossed candle

gold embossed candle

place card

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

The Festive Table

Candy Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from the Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper die, Decorative Label punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow liquid glue

Techniques: Stamping, Die cutting, Glittering


Luminary

Finished size: 3.00″ w x 3.00″ h

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings

Luminary tutorial: click here for PDF

Paper: Textured Card stock Cherry Cobbler for sides, smooth card stock for bottom

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: 1-3/4 circle punch, Champagne Glass Glitter, Tombow Liquid Glue, sticky tape

Techniques: Stamping, Glittering


Christmas Dinner Invitation

Finished Size: 5.25″ w x 5.25″ h

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs, Sincere Salutations

Paper: Card stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Red Medallion DSP from Deck the Halls DSP group

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Gold embossing powder, Heat tool, Whisper White Organza Ribbon

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing, Dry Embossing


Gold Embossed Poinsettia Candle

Stamp Sets: Bells & Boughs

Candle Stamping Technique:  Click here for written tutorial and video on Splitcoast Stampers site

Paper: tissue

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Gold Brads

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing


Place Card

Finished Size: 2.50″ w x 1.50″ h

Stamp Sets: Tags til Christmas

Paper: Card stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark

Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, gold ink pen

Techniques: Stamping, Heat Embossing


Voilà! Dinner is served

My friend held a dinner for all our friends to kick-off the holidays.  She had purchased the Voilà stamp set keeping in mind she wanted to use it to create menus and place cards.   For her holiday party I helped her create a menu holder and place cards for her dinner party.  This little guy is so cute and so versatile.   He can hold many different items on the platter in his hand.  He’ll add a touch of whimsy to your next dinner party.  This stamp set will make a great hostess holiday gift.

Voilà chef menu holder

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Voila place card

Stamp Sets:  Voilà

Paper: SU Handsome Hunter, SU Bravo Burgundy, SU So Saffron DSP,

Ink:  SU Encore! Gold pad, SU water color pencils

Accessories:  SU gold brads, Big Shot and Ovals die

Techniques: stamping

Stamp Sets:  VoilaPaper: SU Handsome Hunter, SU Bravo Burgundy, SU So Saffron DSP,Ink:  Encore! Gold pad, water color pencils

Accessories:  SU gold brads, Big Shot and Ovals die

Techniques: stamping

The Splendid Table

When you’re getting ready for Thanksgiving don’t just think about what you’re going to wear.  Your table also needs to be dressed to look inviting.  My Thanksgiving table will look splendid with my new napkin rings, place cards and decorated candles all done with Stampin’ Up! products.  My guests will also be invited with coordinating invitations.  Stampin’ Up! Products are so versatile.  The Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper all so beautiful I had a difficult time deciding on which pattern to use.  I wanted a dressy coordinating ribbon and ended up using an ivory organza ribbon that I dyed with the Soft Suede ink pad.  I hope this inspires you to dress up your table for Thanksgiving.

Splendid Table

Stamp Sets:  SU  Autumn Splendor, SUSincere Salutations

Paper: SU in color Soft Suede, SU cardstock More Mustard, Autumn Meadows DSP

Ink:  SU classic inks Chocolate Chip, in color Soft Suede, , SU Really Rust , SU More Mustard, Versamark,

Accessories:  SU natural hemp twineRound Tab paper punch, SU corner rounder punch, SU jumbo eyelet, SU heat tool, clear embossing powder, SU paper snips, non SU ribbon dyed with in color Soft Suede classic ink, candle

Techniques: embossing, stamping, candle stamping

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