Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2023 Blog Hop: Thanksgiving Easel Card
Hello, Friends! Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2023 Blog Hop! You should be coming here from Ginny’s lovely blog. The theme for this month’s hop is Thanksgiving or Autumn colors. That’s one of my favorite themes, and I had a wonderful time adding all sorts of RRR trims and posies to this 6×6 easel card.
Fall flowers are some of the prettiest blooms of the year, so I loaded up this card with bunches of Mixed Earth Tone Magnolias, Chrysanthemums and 25mm Cottage Roses from the RRR shop. Chipboard accents (listed below) from Reneabouquets lovely shop turn this card into a fall home decor piece.
A Peek Inside
The stopper on this easel card is actually a pocket. Create a border at the top of the pocket with the same Copper Satin Ribbon to add extra texture and shine to the card design.
A little Pumpkin Spice Tea Wallet and honey stick in the pocket turns this card into a gift. It’s the perfect way to send a little love to far away family members or to thank a thoughtful hostess.
On With the Hop
Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my teammate Cherylhas prepared for you. Then finish up the hop over on the RRR Blog so you can answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month and enter the drawing for a $10 Gift Certificate and the Digital Stamp Set of your choice.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial for World Card Making Day 2022
Hello, Friends! Let’s celebrate World Card Making Day with a Photoplay Thankful Thanksgiving Tags Tutorial, shall we? Some of you loved my Christmas Treat Tags Tutorial so much that you asked me to create a similar project for Thanksgiving. Wish granted!
These little tags are so much fun to make and to give! They are a perfect way to dress up your Thanksgiving table. They make great little gifts for friends and neighbors, too.
Each little tag has a box style pocket on the front filled with a cookie treat, tea bag, honey stick and a miniature greeting card (3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″).
The tag base is a Graphic 45 Regular Craft Tag. It’s very easy to cover the tag with designer paper if you have the Regular Tags Die.
We’re using Photoplay’s lovely “Thankful” paper collection to dress up our tags. Then we use scraps from covering the tags to decorate the goodies inside.
I’ve had these metal embellishments for over 10 years now. Sometimes you buy a thing, and it just has to wait for the right project to come along. This was it.
You can make this tag design work for any occasion or theme. Just change up the papers and the embellishments, and you are good to go.
Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial with Simple Stories Autumn Splendor for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! For this episode of Throwback Thursday, I have a Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial to share with you. We’re playing with our Simple Stories Autumn Splendor Collection, Graphic 45 Large Kraft Tags, G45 Large Tag Die, Prima Autumn Sunset Flowers and bits and bobs from my stash.
These little treat pockets are quick and easy to make, which is always nice during a busy holiday season.
Each tag is filled with a tea party for one.
These make adorable place cards on a Thanksgiving table.
If you are hosting a Thanksgiving buffet, the pocket is a great place to put napkin and silverware. You could tuck in a little Andes Mint treat along with the flatware to make it extra special.
The tutorial below will show you how to transform that large kraft tag into a nifty pocket.
Quick How-To Guide and Measurements
You are going to love how easy this project is to make.
First, place a G45 Large Kraft Tag on your scoring tool so that the rounded edge is on the left.
Now score the tag at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 1/2″. Fold and burnish the scored lines. Fold the bottom end of the tag up to form a pocket without sides.
Then die cut patterned paper with the G45 Large Tag Die. Try to use paper that has a non-directional pattern on the back side.
Now cut the tag liner at 5 1/4″. Adhere the top half of the liner to the tag base. Trim 1/8″ off the bottom piece that has the square corners. Then place the rounded corners on the left hand side of your scoring tool and score at 2″. Set this piece aside.
Next, cut (2) 2″ squares of heavy kraft cardstock. Score 1/2″ flaps on both sides. Fold and burnish the scored lines. These are the sides for your tag pocket.
Then adhere the 1/2″ flaps to the back side of the pocket flap and to the tag base.
Now line up the rounded corners of your tag liner with the rounded corners of the pocket and adhere.
Finally, decorate your tag with ribbon, flowers, ephemera and charms.
You could easily use this same design for Christmas party, Baby Shower, Birthday or Bridal Shower, too. One of the other things I love about this project is that you can use up scraps of designer paper to dress up the tea party goodies.
So dig into your stash of fall papers, and let’s get started making these clever tags!
Thanksgiving Treat Tags Tutorial on YouTube
I hope you enjoy making these tag pockets. I can think of so many fun ways to use them. What will you do with yours? I’d love to hear in the comment section below.
Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box with Reneabouquets Beautiful Board
Hello, Friends! I know I said I was probably done making Autumn cards, but then I hatched the idea to make this Pink Autumn Thanksgiving Wreath Tea Party in a Box…and, how could I say no? This might be my favorite Autumn creation thus far, so I had to share it with you.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the entire year. I love that we set a whole day aside just to say “thank you” for all the blessings in our lives. (I have developed the habit of looking for the good and being grateful for it every day. Because of it, I’m a happier person.) But It’s good to have a day when we take inventory of all the GOOD thing that surround us, instead of always moaning about the bad things. Spending time with family is irreplaceable. Tables groaning under the weight of food that has been lovingly prepared is a GOOD thing! So I celebrate Thanksgiving in a big way. To me, this card captures the beauty and bounty of the holiday I love so much.
This Thanksgiving wreath in Reneabouquet’s shop caught my eye. The softer autumn hues are a perfect pairing for Prima’s Pink Autumn collection. The front cover of this beauty comes together very quickly, but looks as though hours were spent on it. That’s the beauty of printed Beautiful Board. All the heavy lifting has been done for you. Here’s how the cover came together.
First, join two 6″ x 11″ panels of chocolate brown cardstock together. Score from left to right at 6″ and again at 7″. Fold. Score again at 6″ and 7″. Then score one final time at 9 1/2″. This small flap will be the box pocket face. Trim away the excess paper.
Next, cut a 5 3/4″ square” panel of the pastel pumpkin foiled paper.
Then cut a 5 3/4″ x 2 1/2″ strip of the brown pumpkin patterned paper from the A4 pad. This is the belly band. This darker band of paper helps the soft colors of the wreath pop off the page.
Now trim around the edges of the 12×12 “Give Thanks” sentiment.
Place foam tabs or strips on the back of the wreath and position over the sentiment. Then center and adhere. Place foam on the turkey and adhere on the left hand side of the wreath.
Arrange Pink Autumn florals in the corners of the wreath. Add a Vanilla Shimmer Satin Bow and Metallic String to complete the composition.
Something about this card takes me right back to my Great-Grandmother’s house at Thanksgiving.
Tea Party in a Box
Here’s a peek at the Tea Party in a Box.
I used the vellum sheet from Pink Autumn to make a little 4″ x 5″ note card and treat envelope to go along with all the usual suspects.
This little ensemble makes a wonderful hostess gift. Since I’m the one who usually prepares and hosts the feast, perhaps I shall give this one to myself. Just kidding…you can actually find it in my Etsy shop.
Thanks for indulging me in my passion for fall this year. I’ll turn on the Christmas creations soon. I just hate rushing through my favorite season of the year. So this year I decided to celebrate fall with all of you. I hope you don’t mind.
Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio with Authentique November Calendar Collection
Hello, Friends! I just wanted to pop in with this little Happy Thanksgiving Photo Folio and wish you all a blessed Thanksgiving Day. The Authentique design team is sharing a special Thanksgiving group post over on the Authentique blog. I know you’ll enjoy taking a look at all the wonderful projects and thankful thoughts that are there.
Authentique asked us to share what we are thankful for. I always have to think this one through, as I have so much to be thankful for: my darling husband, our precious children, sweet grandchildren, home, food, and all the rest. But this year I find myself very thankful for the gift of memories. There is a quote from James Barrie (author of Peter Pan) that says, “God gives us memories so we might have roses in December.” This has never been more true.
Why I Love Thanksgiving
If I had to choose just one holiday celebration per year, Thanksgiving would always be my choice. I love everything about this holiday! What is not to love about a day specifically set aside to reflect on all the blessings in our lives? We spend time with our family and/or friends. The kitchen glows with warmth and delicious aromas fill the house. And then…there is pie! Does it really get any better than that?
Growing up in Vermont, Thanksgiving was a big deal. We all gathered at my grandmother’s home, perched on a hillside in a small town. The whole clan was there: great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, aunts and uncles, and cousins. It was a great big noisy crowd of people who all loved one another and gathered to give thanks.
And man, those ladies could cook! The table fairly groaned under the weight of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the fixin’s! Then there were the breads…yes…breads, plural! My mom’s homemade yeast rolls, sticky buns, cranberry bread, banana bread, date nut bread and more. All of that followed by an amazing array of pies, all baked from scratch.
The ladies would wash up the dishes…all done by hand in my grandmother’s farmhouse sink and dried with flour sack towels. The men would break down the enormous dining room table then take a nap. Us kids? You would either find us out rollicking in the snow or playing dress up and dancing in Grammy’s attic.
So many of these dear loved ones are no longer with me. But they are fully alive in my memory. And that is what I am thankful for this year.
Back to Live Action
This little 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ folio is made from one sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock.
First, cut the cardstock in half at 5 1/2″. You will have (2) 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ panels.
Next, join the two panels together with 1/4″ Scor-Tape.
Now score this long panel at 5 1/2″, and 11″.
Fold on the 11″ score line.
Score again at 5 1/4″. This third panel needs to be a little bit shorter so it will fold inside the folio.
Decorate the cover with patterns and images from Authentique’s November Calendar pages.
Paint a chipboard frame with copper crackle texture and adhere over a 3″ x 4″ image.
Now die cut a bunch of fall foliage and wheat sheaves. Spritz the leaves with Bronze Perfect Pearls Mist.
Create loopy burlap string bows.
Add some Fall Chrysanthemums and rose buds.
A Peek Inside
Create a flap page on the right hand side of the folio. Top this with a little 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ sentiment folio. There is room inside for 2 more photos or journaling. Fold the top of the right hand panel down. You will adhere this to make a slash pocket.
There is room for a 4 3/4″ wide folio inside this pocket. Fussy cut the turkey from a 4″ x 6″ image and layer it up on the cover. Now you have room for 3 more photos here.
Look for a supply list below the post.
Now I’m hanging up my scissors and putting on my apron. It’s time to bake some pies! I wish you all a warm, memorable and very Happy Thanksgiving, my friends!