Friday, November 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Traditions

HI, just wanted to share my post that is on the Classy Cards 'n such blog
today...I made a bit of fun décor for Thanksgiving...if you could,
I would love for you to pop over there and "leave me some love.
Also don't forget, by using the code DIANE-10 you can save 10% on
your orders there, and she also has a great sale going on, too, check out the home page
and the clearance items.
Hello, Diane here with you today on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog
to talk and share a bit about one of my favorite Holidays..."Thanksgiving"!!
It's the time of the year where you can sit down with family and friends,
count your blessings, be "thankful" for what you have before you,
 and let your creativeness flow.
I love to make most of my holiday decorations and with all the wonderful
dies and beautiful papers available to us, it is an easy task!!
We have good friends coming to stay with us over the holiday, so I decided to
make a group of Thanksgiving décor.
First is the invite itself.....if you "know" me, you know I love to think of ways to
use my dies for other ways then they were intended for....
I started with the gorgeous Champaign Neenah Pearlized Metallic 
paper Beverly stocks in her store.
I love this paper, it is a nice weight and  quality that has metallic shimmer for
making classy and elegant cards.  I embossed it first, then added a Fanciful flourish from
Cheery Lynn Designs.  My turkey was made with one of the leaves/petals from the
Cheery Lynn Designs Build A Flower #2...I used 12 of the larger leaves, and 2 of the smaller
just building the turkey as I went...easy...easy!! ( I have a little pattern at the end of the post so
you can see what the body looks like.)   The sentiment is from the set Autumn Blessings by
Flourishes.  Adding a couple stick pins and a snippet of a bow and my invite was finished.
Next is a candle ring made with Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas  6x 6 paper pad and Authentique Tradition  6 x 6 paper fact, all the designer papers used in all the projects are from these 2 collections.  I cut out numerous fall leaves from the Impression Obession leaves dies
 It might look like it took long, but in reality it was only about 10 minutes or less of cutting.
I traced a small plate for my base and just started adding flowers around it, leaving room for the candle.  When I had all the leaves I wanted, I just cut an X in the center, big enough to slide
the candle in.  This could be decorated more if you wanted, with berries and such.
Using some of the left over leaves I made my napkin ring by cutting a strip of paper and
gluing a few leaves around it...very quick and easy.
Last are just simple little candy cups to set at each place setting...a few left over leaves glued on as well.  I will use these items for my dinner with friends.
  I hope you enjoyed my post and it has inspired you to get creative for the Holidays yourself!!
Here is the turkey body pattern.

I am entering this into the challenge at


Rhonda Emery said...

beautiful decoration thank you for entering challenge into decorate to celebrate. hugs

Lisa said...

All of your decorations look amazing, Diane!! I love the designs!! That is the cutest turkey!! You did a fabulous job with everything!! Headed over to leave you some love!! Thanks for linking up at Decorate to Celebrate!! Happy Friday my friend :)

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Darlene said...

This collection is just amazing to me! Where do you come up with all your fabulous ideas!
LOVE the card and WOW! won't your holiday table look festive with all these matching pieces! AWESOME!!
Thanks for once again inspiring me to 'think outside the card box!'

Susan Longman said...

So very very clever ... Love it all ... Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Cheery Lynn

Leslie Miller said...

So cute, Diane! I love all those papers and the die cuts are fabulous! What cheerful and festive decor for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Cheryl said...

Oh, that turkey just makes me happy! I love his fun, multi-colored, multi-patterned tail feathers. And, I just got that leaf die set a couple of weeks ago, so I'm going to try my hand at making one of those candle rings. Yours is beautiful.

Karen said...

I love the Thanksgiving holiday too! What a fabulous way to incorporate your dies into such marvelous projects! Thanks for playing along in this week's Cheery Lynn Designs challenge! -Karen

shulsart said...

What wonderful Thanksgiving decorations, I love your turkey, so clever. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Kristi said...

~~~~SWOON~~~~ Oh my gosh, I love all of your decorations! I need to try that turkey,he's a cutie!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm loving your decor ... your friends will be very impressed and rightfully so!

Darnell said...

What a wonderful series of Thanksgiving day decorations, Diane! So festive!! Hugs, Darnell

Norma said...

WOW! I LOVE LOVE that center piece project and your card is so pretty too:) Thank you for playing along with us over at Decorate to Celebrate Challenge.

AppleApricot Wen said...

Wow, such beautiful creations Diane! Hugs, Wendy