I usually have something Thanksgiving themed gracing our kitchen table every year, and I wanted to make something to go with that for Thanksgiving morning breakfast. Since we go see family every year for dinner, I wanted to have something cute for our table ready to put out. It's simple, cute and totally easy to do.
I also vowed to work ahead this holiday season, and this is a quick project you can do in no time at all to be prepared! If you're hosting dinner for this holiday, you can definitely make more of these to put at each place setting. It will make your guests feel special that you went a little extra special for those fun holiday touches.
When I saw this set, I knew I had to have it. The little details it came with for each holiday were so perfect!! I just love it. This is the Lawn Fawn Holiday Party Animal set. Who doesn't want to dress up a little raccoon??
I started out actually with a pre-scored card (it was a bulk package I bought at my local craft store that has pre-scored cards and envelopes) that I simple folded on the score and cut in half. I got 2 place cards out of the card. Just a little tip if you buy any bulk packages or boxes of cards like this, you can make them into place cards, gift tags, anything you want!
After I scored it, I inked up the little wishbone that comes with this set with Versamark ink and stamped a random pattern on each one. I do have a set of 4 of them that you'll see in just a bit; they're all the same and you can certainly make each one different if you'd like!
I then diecut four of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Labels in a maize colored cardstock from my stash. The sentiment is from the Lawn Fawn Happy Feast set. I actually stamped them each separately onto the diecut label since I couldn't place the sentiment stamps close enough together on the block to fit. They are stamped in Versafine in Onyx Black just because it's a really rich black color and I wanted it to pop!
Now onto the raccoon. I stamped him four times, as well as the pie (which I had to turn into a pumpkin pie; what else is better on Thanksgiving?!) and the pilgrim hat, onto some quality coloring cardstock and colored each of them in with my Spectrum Noir Markers. If you're interested in the colors I used, they were OR1, OR2, TN2, TN5, TN7, DR7, EB2, EB3, EB5, CG1, CG3, CG5, and the blender. After I colored them in, I fussy cut them out. You can definitely purchase the coordinating dies for the set which would make things much quicker for you!
After I cut them all out, I applied foam adhesive to everything and assembled the raccoon and stuck him onto the card base. Tip here - I worked a little backwards. I glued down the sentiment label first and then positioned my raccoon.
Here are all four place cards with a couple different angles so you can see all the details!
There you have it. My little Thanksgiving place cards are done. I keep them generic (you can put your family members' names on there if you'd like) so if I wanted to, I could use them year after year, or I could put one up with the decorations another year. You could also reuse them the next year and cut off at the fold to create a really easy card for friends or family! Just adhere your cut place card panel to a piece of colored cardstock and there you go!
Thanks for stopping by :) Happy crafting!