Autumn Accents Thanksgiving Place Cards

Yesterday, I showed you step-by-step how to create some realistic-looking fall leaves created from kraft paper and the Autumn Accents Die. 

Today, I've got the projects that I created with those leaves!

Place cards - group

CASEd from Shannon West at her Convention 2012 presentation.

I made these pretty place cards for the attendees of my Demo Team Meeting.  I thought they turned out great!  

Place cards - single

Here's a better view of this 2" x 3-1/2" stand-alone place card. 

Place cards - woodgrain tips

The base is created with a Window Sheet cut to 4" x 3-1/2" and run through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain Texture Impressions Folder. 

I used StazOn White Ink to highlight the woodgrain texture.  Shannon added the ink directly to her Woodgrain folder before running the Window Sheet through, but I didn't want to have to deal with the cleanup.  So, instead, I simply rubbed my pad in the direction of the grain over the embossed Window Sheet for a "weathered" type of highlighting.  It actually worked pretty well. 

TIP: Unlike StazOn Black, StazOn White take a bit of time to dry.  I was impatient, so I simply folded the Window Sheet so that the ink was to the inside of the place card.  That way I could complete the project without smearing the ink or getting it on the other accents.

Place cards - leaves

After adding a 1/2" x 3-1/2" strip of Early Espresso Neutrals Patterns DSP, I started decorating!  I used my "real" leaf as a base, then layered on another leaf die-cut from Champagne Glimmer Paper. I really love the way the sparkly paper dresses up the project!  The last leaf was stamped with the coordinating Wonderfall image in Cajun Craze (learn How To Stamp On Die-Cuts).  I topped it off with a sweet Linen Thread bow.

Place cards - woodgrain

The final step was to add the name of my guest.  I just used a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, and after writing the name with the fine tip of the Early Espresso Marker, I fish-tailed the end with a 1" Square Punch.  

This is a heartwarming way to make your guests feel welcome at your fall festivities and Thanksgiving dinner celebration.  Or, simply use one side as a pretty gift tag idea!  Too Cool!

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