Hello crafty friends! Do you have any fall traditions? When I used to live in the Northeast part of the US, my dad would make a pot of chili once a week and we would watch Sunday afternoon football. My mom would put up a bunch of fall decorations and there was often the smell of cinnamon and apples in the air, depending on what she was baking. One of my favorite fall traditions was to make the place settings each Thanksgiving for the table. I come from a large family and I always had a blast creating a fall-themed place card for each seat. So when I first saw the Happy Turkey Day Die Set from Spellbinders, I knew that they would make the cutest place cards!
These place cards are super easy to make! To make the base of my cards, I trimmed some pieces of brown card stock to 4.5″ x 5″ and scored along the 5″ side at 2.5″. I then added a rectangular panel that I had diecut from light brown card stock using the Nestablilites A2-Matting Basics B Card Creator Rectangular Dies. Prior to adhering it to my base, I stamped my sentiment from the “Tweet Sentiments” clear stamp set. Instead of stamping a sentiment, you could simply write someone’s name or add a name with adhesive alphabet letters that you can find in most craft stores or Amazon.
I then used a variety of Spellbinders Color Essentials Card Stock to diecut my turkeys. I quickly glued their pieces together with liquid adhesive and then added them to my place card base with some foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I added a few small leaves and flowers using the new Mini Fall Blooms Stamp Set. It’s hard to see in the photos, but I used some Brushed Gold Card Stock (link below) for the leaves and the subtle shimmer is absolutely gorgeous!
For my second project, I made a fun fall-themed card using the new Autumn Leaves Die Set. These dies leave such gorgeous detail on each leaf with only one pass through your die cutting machine! I used some of the same card stock colors that I used on my turkey place cards because I love using this color combos for fall.
To create my card, I simply trimmed a piece of white card stock to 4.25″ x 5.5″ and then diecut a bunch of leaves in a variety of colors. I then loosely arranged the leaves on my card stock where I wanted to place them. One by one, I then quickly used liquid adhesive to glue them to my base. Once dry, I then trimmed off the edges (and any pieces of leaves that were hanging off the edge) to 4″ x 5.25″. I layered this piece with some Portobello Card Stock.
Lastly, I used clear Versamark Ink to heat embossed my sentiment with Gold Embossing Powder onto a strip of black card stock. I trimmed this piece down to fit into the center of my card and adhered it with some double sided tape. Voila! Super fun and easy!
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