I was given one of the Tablescape Setting kits this fall and while I thought it was cute for it’s intended purpose – making neat table settings and food labels – I knew I wasn’t going to be hosting Thanksgiving this year and realistically, wouldn’t be needing table decorations.
This is how the kit is designed to be used
But, I decided to create a mini-scrapbook album instead! I used all of the pocket cards to become pocket pages in my album and turned the black squares into photo frames (I just need to print the photos from yesterday to add them to the pages). You get 20 pages for your album and still end up with LOTS of supplies left over!
Here are a few of the pages I created:
Many of the double pages, I’ll put a photo of the family member from Thanksgiving and use the insert page to write a bit about what they are thankful for this year and memories of or from them.
Other pages will just have pictures or descriptions from our day together.
I plan to punch holes in the pocket pages and use rings to hold the pages together.
All you need to complete this project is the Tablescape Bundle and some brown ink and a sponge (I used Soft Suede).
The bundle includes everything you see above including the Thankful For single stamp.
So, hopefully this gives you some ideas for preserving your favorite memories!
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When I saw the weekly deals this morning, I thought it was so cool that Floral Frames framelits were on sale and it made me think of my favorite card I’ve made with these framelits. Wanna see?
Sorry it isn’t the nicest picture, but it is what I had from when I made it a while back. It is easy to make thanks to the different size flowers in the floral frames framelit set and when you use the coordinating Daydream Medallions stamp set it comes together in a snap.
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I finally got some time this weekend to play for a while in my craft room and it felt great! I was finishing up samples and projects for today’s Creating with Vellum class and once again ended up with way more samples and ideas than I had time to create to share, let alone everyone have time to do in the class. But, I guess that just means some extra videos (and maybe creating with vellum round 2) is in order!
But this is the first card I created to show at the class and it got such a popular response on my Facebook page when I shared it yesterday that I decided to make it one of the class projects for today.
Vellum is a great medium for sponging and getting a beautifully soft look for whatever your project is. In this case, I used the same base piece of vellum and punched out with the Pansy punch three times and then sponged with Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Strawberry Slush. Add a pearl on the middle of each flower to hide the glue dots that I used to adhere the flowers to my card, and they are secure without glue everywhere. Pretty, right?
I can’t wait to see how everyone likes it today since it is even nicer in person!
And if you are in the Seattle area, I am running this class today at 2pm (at my home) and at 7pm (at Panera in Redmond) and due to some last minute cancellations, I still have some spots – so if you are interested in coming, let me know ASAP and I’ll get you all the details! Email me at email@example.com.
Yesterday I shared a post highlighting the 4 holiday different cards I made using this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, which made some cute Christmas cards. Well, I ended up with extra star garlands and I had seen a very simple card by Lyssa Zwolanek that used the star garland as a wreath and I thought it looked super cute, so I just had to make my own!
My favorite thing about this type of card is that it is a perfect way to use up the odds and ends lying around your craft table. This card used:
If you didn’t get this month’s Paper Pumpkin, you could recreate this look by using the small star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack and then use a sewing machine or hand stitch … or if you aren’t much of a sewer, like me, you can do some faux stitching with a white pen for a similar effect!
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So, you’ve probably heard me mention My Paper Pumpkin before. It is a monthly kit subscription from Stampin’ Up that contains everything you need (except standard glue and scissors) to complete a surprise project – typically in about 30 minutes.
Often it is a set of 4 cards, but they mix it up with mini-scrapbooks, giftables, and 3D items. I’ll be the first to admit that some months have been cute while others I was not so excited by… but I LOVED the kit this month and just had to share some of the fun cards I made.
This is the first card that I did exactly as shown in the kit
Then I challenged myself to come up with a few more variations using only the items in my kit from this month. I think they turned out pretty fun too!
See, fun right?
And, I have a TON of the stitched stars left and I love the “Wishing You a Merry Christmas” stamp. I’ll be sure to be using it more in the future.
Now I’m excited to see what is coming next month. If you are subscribed, I’d love to hear what you think of this month!
If you aren’t subscribed and want to give it a try, you can check it out here –
My Paper Pumpkin website
I’ll be back tomorrow with a card that I created mixing extra supplies from this month’s kit and items from the Holiday Sale. So, hope to see you tomorrow.