Turkey Day Place Cards
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! Luckily I am not the one making the turkey, although I will be bringing a very large version of my cheddar corn spoon bread, which seems to be a hit. I also wanted to make some place cards for the table, just to cheer things up, and here’s what I came up with. Everything was from my stash, bonus points for not acquiring new stuff!
-Assorted scrapbook paper in solids and patterns. If you have 8 x 8 paper, cutting the 4 x 4 squares is a breeze.
-Scissors and Decorative Edge scissors
-Felt flowers (I used pre-cut flowers from American Crafts, you could also cut your own, use paper flowers, stickers, or whatever you want!)
-White Gel Pen or letter stamps and white pigment ink
Making It: Determine how many tags you’ll need. Cut that number of 4″ x 4″ squares from patterned scrapbooking papers. Fold each square in half. Next, cut that same number of 3 1/2″ X 1″ rectangles from your solid papers with decorative scissors to make the name rectangle. For each card, center one rectangle over the bottom (”front”) half of a folded square. Place flowers on top as desired. Put the whole shebang under your sewing machine needle and stitch around the name rectangle with a long stitch. If you’re nervous about the flowers and papers moving while you sew, you may secure them with a glue stick, just make sure the glue dries before you sew so your needle won’t get sticky.
Note: The needle will dull from sewing through paper, so you may want to mark it and set it aside for your next paper project– don’t sew fabric with it after sewing paper.
And voila! Place cards! To finish them off, I’m either going to write or stamp the names in white ink. There will be fifteen people at our dinner, so I’m going to wait until I have a list to do that part.