Tuesday, November 29, 2011
WMSC#75-Dessert Buffet Labels and a First
This is a first for me today. For the very first time, I have planned my Christmas Eve menu, not around what my families favorite foods are, or even my favorite things to cook. Today I planned my menu around my stamps! Let me explain. On Christmas Eve, I always host my whole family for a Dessert Buffet. I usually make six or seven mini versions of their favorite sweets and choose them based on what they like to eat the most. This year, though, the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #75 has asked up to create a trio of placecards for our holiday dinner. I decided to make my placecards be all about the desserts I plan to serve at my buffet. Waltzingmouse has lots of yummy and elegant holiday stamps, so I chose my menu based on the stamps I wanted to use for this challenge, and luckily, they are all delicious desserts too. My family will not be disappointed.
Here is a picture of the placecard trio:
To make my placecards I used a round tag diecut from a very bright and shiny silver cardstock. I also cut a Spellbinder Fancy Tag Trio and embossed it with red glitter embossing powder and an image from Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases. It fits perfectly with the Fancy Tag die. I used some glittery stockers to spell out the dessert name. The tag was adhered to a red Spellbinder Ironworks diecut. I stamped and cut out a cute trio of holly leaves from Festive Foliage and tucked it inside the Fancy Tag. Each card has a special little embellishment added to the holly leaves.
A silver pinecone and holly berries from Festive Foliage on the Creme Brulee placecard,
glittery candy canes from Candy Jar Fillers on the Peppermint Fudge placecard,
and lastly, a sweet little gingerbread man with red sparkly buttons also from Candy Jar Fillers on the Gingerbread Trifle placecard.
I added a saddle-stitch bow and glittery silver snowflake as a final embellishment. I am not exactly sure what else I am going to serve, but I have enough cute Waltzingmouse images to suit just about anything I can dream up. Won't they look pretty Christmas Eve on my buffet table with a beautiful red tablecloth and lots of pretty candles? I am really looking forward to it!