I love the rich, earthy colors associated with Thanksgiving but sometimes it is fun to brighten things up with a little bit of non-traditional colors. The digital kit I have used is perfect for a bright and happy Thanksgiving table!
- I [heart] Autumn: the kit by Danielle Engebretson
- white and brown cardstock
- plastic cup
- napkin ring
Print and cut out the turkeys from the elements of the kit.
Using papers from the kit, assemble a strip 5×2.5 inches leaving a larger margin along one edge so that it can be given a decorative edge with a punch.
Layer the strip onto a piece of brown cardstock which also has the decorative edge. Trim around leaving a 1/2 inch margin on one side and 1/4 inch margin on the other for overlap.
Roll the strip and adhere as shown.
Place the turkey on to the front and slip on to your napkins.
Print a turkey about 3 inches tall. Trim around the bird leaving off the tail feathers. Print a strip using the papers from the kit about 3.5 X 11 inches.
Give the strip accordion folds at 1/2 inch intervals making a fan shape.
Tape the bottom of the fan as shown.
Attach the Turkey to the front keeping the turkeys feet level with the fan.
This is a recycled cup from a fruit bowl. A 1/2 inch strip was attached around the top edge.
Attach the cup to the back of the turkey and fill with treats.
The paint chip cards are part of the element kit. I thought they would make cute place cards with an added bonus of having your guests fill out the card with a favorite Thanksgiving memory to share. They can be customized using the alphabet in the kit. This was made about 3×3 inches.
A base of brown cardstock was cut 3 1/4 X 6 1/2 inches and folded in half.
Attach the front to the base and trim by hand or use a rounded corner punch for the edges.
And here’s one last look at everything together.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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- Vintage Pin - April 5th, 2013
- Bunny Purse - March 8th, 2013
- Rocket Valentine - February 4th, 2013
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