Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Serendipity Stamps Thanksgiving Invitation

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Who's hosting the Thanksgiving dinner in your family?  If it's you, I know you will want to check out todays projects posted by the Serendipity Stamps Design Team because it is all about Thanksgiving dinner.  You are going to see invitations, place cards, napkin rings...all the cute and crafty touches that will make your Thanksgiving table one your family will really remember.

Before I show you my projects, here is the little history of recent Thanksgivings in the Weber family.  I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner for our extended family of about 25 people every single year for at least the past 15 years.  For a variety of reasons, (mostly because of all the work involved) once it became too much for my mom to do, if we wanted to have a big dinner, it was me that was going to have to cook it.   I have made many, many invitations and place cards throughout the years, but wouldn't you know it, the one year I have an assignment to share an niece and nephew have decided they would like to cook the dinner in their new home.  Great news for me, no cooking, but it also means no invitation to make this year.  Instead, I made a Thanksgiving card which could easily have the invitation details printed inside should you want to add them.  Enough talking, here's what I made:
 I made a card and a pillow box favor to match.

 I used Serendipity Stamps (Quail), one of their new Fall/Winter stamps.  The image is embossed and I used Spellbinder rectangle dies to create a double mat.  The sentiment is also from Serendipity
 (Be Thankful).  The card front is edged with a Martha Stewart punch and the front is popped up with dimensional foam.  Those of you that know me will notice that I tied a bow...I know!  Me.  Tying a bow!  I even added a few punched pine branches and a rose, something I very rarely do, but thought it really added to the elegance of those beautiful quail.
I also made a pillow box favor, again stamped with the quail and tied with a ribbon and rose. The pillow box was so easy to make, it is a die from PTI (thanks Joyce for sending me the pillow box die cuts) and would look great as either a candy or nut-filled favor, or it could also serve as a place card.

Another idea would be to open one end and use it to hold the silverware for each place setting.
Even though I admit I am happy to finally get to enjoy being a guest this year, I am definitely going to store these ideas away until next year when I am sure by then my niece and nephew will have discovered the hard way that Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work!

***Don't forget about the 40% off coupon code (40FROMHIGH) that applies to the highest priced item in your cart good through 10/24/12***

Ready to see more ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner?  Here's the list of my very talented Design Team friends.  I am sure you are going to see lots of great projects made with Serendipity Stamps that will make your Thanksgiving dinner one you will never forget.


Amy Marie said...

Beautiful! Love that stamp. And what a clever way to use the pillow boc.

Pauline said...

Beautiful Cathy!! I love the pillowbox favour as a cutlery holder! Fabulous idea, and I love the pretty bows and silky ribbon.

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card and pillow box Cathy, using it for cutlery is just so clever!

Joyce said...

Trust me--you will fast become addicted to going somewhere for Thanksgiving! You can always just offer to bring the placecards/cutlery holders. I love your card, and you have given me some super ideas about how to use that pillow box die. I can see that one becoming a fast favorite for me.

Jeanne J. said...

Beautiful Cathy! This is so perfectly elegant! You showed me again that I don't have to color the stamp to make something so stunning! The images uncolored really show off all their detail and make a huge impression. Clever to use the pillow box to hold the silverware too!

Marybeth said...

Pure elegance! This is my very favorite! I think these stamps are so gorgeous and detailed that they are beautiful uncolored . Love the pill box and your BOW! Wow, Cathy! Yes, Thanksgiving is one of the hardest meals to prepare .

Helen Berry said...

Simple elegance Cathy - So beautiful even uncoloured. Really love this project - the gorgeous bow and the beautiful Roses are the perfect accompaniment to the pillow box and card. Just wonderful x

Miriam said...

These are lovely Cathy! The bows, roses and branches are especially nice touches!!

Brandi said...

How lovely! The pillow box is so charming!