Monday, November 23, 2009

Set that Thanksgiving Day table and pull out the pumpkins

This week is all about the Thanksgiving Day meal, whatever it is you traditionally eat and we are still thinking about Pumpkins and Fall leaves so all of that goodness is part of my post today.
First up, super quick and easy and adorable placecards for the table. This image is from a set of Clear stamps by The Cat's Pajamas and when I saw it I just knew that that area in the tablecloth was perfect for the guest's names.
All I did was stamp the image with black ink and I embossed it with clear embossing powder only because that makes the black lines more intense. I added a very small amount of color with Copic markers but that wouldn't even be needed if you need the project to be quicker. I cut that piece out and then added it to a little folded piece of this wonderful patterned paper with foam tape for added dimension.
Next comes some pretty cute pumpkins on my CPS card for this week. The sponsor is DRS designs and I used this neat verse and outline pumpkins.
Since the pumpkins are an outline, I could stamp them on this patterned paper to give a little bit of a different look and then I also didn't have to color them in.

I did add some color to the leaves and then I coated them with the Aleene's Paper Glaze for an epoxy look.
And, I just have to share a couple more photos!
This is an amazing tree that was in a park in Medford, OR.
And this is a tree that was on a street that we drove down in Medford and I just had to stop and get out and take photos.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)
Materials: Cardstock – Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Patterned paper – The Spider’s Web/My Mind’s Eye
Clear stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas
Copic markers
Versamark black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Foam tape – 3M
Cardstock – Cryogen Curious Iridescent/ and Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Clear stamps – Courtesy of DRS stamps
Patterned paper – Wild Asparagus and Tres Jolie/My Mind’s Eye and Farmer’s Market/The Shabby Door
Loopy Border punch – Martha Stewart
Black Versafine stamp pad
Chalk stamp pads - Clearsnap
Clear embossing powder
Copic markers
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. OMGosh, those placecards are the cuuuuutest, wow!

  2. Very cute placecards. I have a recipe for the salted nut roll bars too but I am interested in giving yours a try, they are so good this time of the year.

  3. Such beautiful fall photos, I love the close up of the leaves. And the place cards are adorable!

  4. Beautiful projects Linda! I love those darling penguins!

    Your pics are making me miss all the autumn leaves...our are all bare now.

    (-: Heidi

  5. Projects are awesome, photos are fabulous. :)

  6. How creative you are, love the place mats. And I so LOVE your photos of the tree.

  7. I love your creations! Those gingham pumpkins are just the most awesome thing I've seen!

    I am loving the pictures that you are sharing of your trip! How gorgeous! That's how it was here in PA last month! I miss the beautiful fall foliage, so it's so nice to see your pics!

  8. Fabulous name tags Linda... the penguin is sooo cute! I am ready for the turkey! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  9. You're killing me with that delicious picture of the nut bars. I was completely focused on commenting how cute those penguin place cards are and then your CPS card and BAM! I see those yummilicious treats and need to get down to the kitchen and make some. Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Beautiful, Linda! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. Such cute placecards...and your CPS card is fab! Love the Thanksgiving theme!


  12. What a great idea--mr. penguin's table makes a perfect placecard, brilliant!

  13. Amazing!
    I love the pumpkins stamped on the gingham paper! and the leaves are fabulous!