Hello, crafty friends! Enza here, and today I’m sharing some simple place cards for your Thanksgiving table. Since this is usually a very busy time in most people’s life, I thought it would be helpful to come up with a fast and easy project that is sure to add a personalized touch to your décor.
One of the tools I reach out to often is the 1-2-3 Punch Board. This is truly a must-have, especially if you like to create your own gift boxes or envelopes for your cards. My idea for today was to make place cards that would also serve as gifts/party favors for friends and family.
I started by creating several string boxes, which I later filled with some goodies. I wanted something that was not too small or too big, so I decided to trim my patterned paper to measure 7 inches square. That gave me a box that is 2 ½ x 2 ½ x 1 ¾.
I made sure to use very strong double-sided adhesive to adhere the sides, but not before pressing on all the creases for crisp edges.
Once the boxes were all ready, I worked with several embellishments from different collections to spice them up a bit. Instead of using full names for my guests, I went with just the initials, for which I used alpha chipboard stickers I had in my stash. I added sentiments of gratitude and love, as well as some gold accents for a festive look.
These little boxes came together in no time; they are perfect as a pretty addition to your Thanksgiving dinner. Holiday craft doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming; all you need is just one tool and pretty embellishments. Happy crafting!
1-2-3 Punch Board
Crafter’s Precision Scissors
Shine On Collection by Amy Tan
My Bright Life Collection by Pebbles
If you have some summer or travel memories that need to be documented and to find a home, here’s a great way to do that! Make your own traveler’s notebook with some office paper, patterned paper, and the Stitch Happy Sewing Machine.
Hello friends, Aly here. Recently, I shared a tutorial for making this Hawaii themed Traveler’s Notebook plus one of the inside pages on the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog. You can catch the original post, including a process video and demo of the Stitch Happy HERE.
The thick Stitch Happy Thread (similar width to floss) really holds the six sheets of copy paper plus the cardstock cover together securely.
After binding my notebook, I used a few simple elements from the Crate Paper Oasis Collection to decorate the cover. Now I can add photos, memories, and embellishments to the inside pages as I have time. Here’s a look at a brand new page I added:
I used my used my Typecast Typewriter to add some journaling directly to one of the tags from the Oasis Ephemera Pack. I love journaling with my Typecast-so easy!
Here are some details shots from the inside page:
I love using Traveler’s Notebooks to document memories. They’re quick, easy, and can be made in no time with the Stitch Happy sewing machine. They’re my favorite DIY project to date!
Thanks for joining me today. Have fun with your travel-themed projects, and enjoy the rest of your week friends!
Stitch Happy White Thread
Crate Paper Oasis Collection
Hello, We R fans! Enza back with you to share a set of cards created with the Precision Press Advanced. I know I say it all the time, but this is another of those tools you need in your stash, especially if stamping is your thing. It makes it easier to work with layered stamps, and is great to create repeated patterns.
My cards today feature a circular design that came together in no time.
I started by trimming my card panel to measure 5.5 inch square. I like to be able to resize it if needed, so I always make it a little bigger than my card base. I then positioned my stamp in the center with the help of the grid design on the acrylic stamping block.
Next, I used a smaller stamp to create a wreath all the way around the main image.
Again I positioned it on my panel, pressed the top down, and turned the block four times without moving the paper. I then arranged the stamp again, and filled the empty spots with a lighter color of ink.
It was so easy and fast, that I stamped another panel with a different color combination.
For one of the cards, I decided to stamp and heat-emboss my sentiment directly in the center.
Since I’m a big fan of dimensional elements, I wanted something that popped a bit more. I stamped a few more of the smaller flowers in a matching color, die cut them with the coordinating dies that come in the Vicki Boutin set I used, and adhered them down with foam adhesive. Black splatters finished the cards.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these cards and are inspired to use the Precision Press Advanced for your next project!
Precision Press Advanced
Vicki Boutin Stamp Set
Hey there, We R Memory Keepers friends and fans, Becki here, to share with you a fun card that I created with the Frame Punch Board. I love traveling and have a lot of friends and family that love to travel as well. For an upcoming vacation, I have a gift to share with my travel mates. I thought it would be fun to create a card to go with the gift. Of course, I grabbed my favorite We R Memory Keepers tools to create a card that’s adorable but also quick and easy.
The frame punch board is always at my finger-tips. I love making custom frames to fit perfectly on my project. The card base for this card is a five-inch square created from white cardstock. Then each layer is slightly smaller than the previous one.
The woodgrain framed patterned paper was so easy to create with the frame punch board. To give the frame some texture and definition I used my stitch happy sewing machine to stitch around the edges.
Before I adhered all the patterned paper layers together I rounded the corners with the rounded corners punch. I love being able to choose the radius on the rounded corners. On cards, I love a more subtle look so I chose the smaller radius. I was able to punch all the corners and adhere the layers within a couple of minutes. I finished the card with a few embellishments in the center.
I can’t wait to attach this card to my gift for my travel mate. Thank you for stopping by the We R Memory Keepers blog. Happy crafting and happy travels!
Frame Punch Board
3 Way Corner Punch
Crate Paper Here & There collection