Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thanksgiving. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Spice Cake Suite

Where have I been?  Early this month  our mom decided she wanted to move from her 3 bedroom home to a 2-bedroom senior apartments and give up the upkeep of a house and yard.  Great decision for an 89 year old lady who still drives and gets around just fine.  She had such fun picking out paint colors, new appliances, a new love seat for her den, and setting up her "thing" in her new home.  My sisters and brothers all managed to coordinate schedules and between last weekend and this week end, we moved her to her new home and help her get most of it set up and livablewith  furniture in place, and  with phone, cable TV and computer networks working. (Hi mom!) 

Today's project builds on the Fall/ Thanksgiving theme from the past few weeks.  I made a simple topper using the Note card die.  It works great as a place card on a Thanksgiving table or as a gift bag topper.    Click for larger image.

Here's what it looks like as a tent card.  You can use it for any fall occasion -- or add a sentiment and use it for a special holiday.  On the reverse side add a punched or printed label and hand letter names of your guests.  Or, if you are a My Digital Studio Software users, you can personalize labels for each of your guests and print them on your home printer.  I just love the colors!  I stamped the leaves from Gently Falling in Soft Suede.  It is a two-step stamp.  I stamped with inside of the leaf with More Mustard.   Then I inked the edges of each leaf using a sponge dauber with Cajun Craze.  I switched to another dauber inked with More Mustard and stamped a little more in the center of each leaf

Here's what it looks like as a bag topper.  I used it for a small gift size of shower gel or hand and body lotion I picked up at a bath shop.  I added a couple of brads to hold the topper to the cellophane bag.  And I added a button with linen thread on the stems of the leaves for additional accents.

Here's the tent card coordinated with cards I've posted earlier.  Turn one of the cards into an invitation to a fall event -- a birthday party or for Thanksgiving -- and coordinate your table with these cute tent card name places, use the back to label the food you're serving, or turn them into bag toppers for a small gift in cellophane bags at each place setting.

Visit my Online Store to buy the supplies to make this project
  • Stamps: Gently Falling (123802 (w), 123804 (c)), Teeny Tiny Wishes (Sentiment) (115370 (w))
  • Paper:  Pool Party, Very Vanilla, More Mustard 
  • Ink:  Soft Suede, More Mustard, Cajun Craze  
  • Accessories: Top Note Bigz Die (113463), Big Shot Die Cut machine (113439),  Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), Sponge Daubers (102892); Regals Designer Buttons (119744), Linen Thread (104199), Regals Brads - More Mustard (119737), glue dots to hold the button in place

It is always such a special time when family gets together.  We're spread across the country from California to Texas to Minnesota.

Mom Esterling surrounded by part of her immediate family.  She grew up in a family of 13 children.  She married an only-child who lived kitty-corner on the same block, and they had over 60 wonderful years together!   She's blessed with great health and wonderful friends.

All my brothers and sisters were unable to all be together at one time over the past 10 days, but we did manage to see each other during different times of the week.

Enjoy, and thanks for indulging my pride in family!

Donna Ross
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