Gathering with family during this wonderful season of thanks creates warm memories. I was thrilled when my friend Christiane brought her Mom, daughter, sister and sister-in-law (with new baby) over to create their Thanksgiving tablescape using Stampin’ Up! products. The Come To Gather DSP and the Tags and Feathers Elements were perfect accents for the placecards. I used the retired Vintage Leaves stamps and dies on the placecards and the napkin rings, but the current Gather Together bundle would be beautiful too.
At first I thought I’d just want a simple upside down V folded cardbase for the namecards, but decided it wouldn’t stand up properly with accessories added. So I made the base into a triangle so it would be sturdy enough to use for years to come. I cut the cardstock to 4 1/4″ x 10 1/2″, scored it at 2″, 5 1/4″, 8 1/2″. I folded my sample bases in half, then glued both 2″ ends together overlapped to form the base of the triangle. Then I glued 3″ x 4″ pieces of Come To Gather DSP to the coordinating card bases…one on each side so that you could see the pretty paper across the table from you!
Then we were ready for some fun papercrafting! We all split up “jobs” and took turns stamping leaves onto Whisper White and coordinating colored card stock, then cut them out with dies. Stampin’ Up!’s color combination of Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz and Merry Merlot was truly inspired.
After diecutting with Stitched Nested Label Dies, Christiane hand scripted names of family members. Then we spread out THIRTY SIX different card bases on the countertop, (yes….big family) put Tags and Feather Elements, coordinating leaves, and nametags beside each one. (Of course we sorted card designs by family groups and kids tables so we wouldn’t have two of the same designs closeby.) The assembly line went smoothly!
Our napkin rings began with a neutral braided ribbon trim tied in a bow. To decorate them, we punched small holes in the remaining leaf diecuts and label-punched Happy Thanksgivings from a retired stamp set and attached them with twine. I’ll be glad to help you complete your own gorgeous tablescapes using Our Come To Gather Suite. I’ve attached the list of products I used to get you started.
The holiday season was so busy that I simply couldn’t learn how to blog and get everything posted and published before the 2019 Holiday catalog items retired. SO, if 2020 Thanksgiving season rolls around and you find yourself with a stash of this paper or need more details about what I created, feel free to contact me. Thanks!