It’s Thanksgiving on Monday here in Canada and we’re enjoying a long weekend. It’s going to be a busy one, starting with the local Fire Department’s annual auction. Every year I’m amazed by how much is donated for the sale and the amount of money raised. What’s more, I love seeing things going to new homes rather than landfill. Reuse, repurpose, recycle.
Thanksgiving weekend is also when the local craft bazaars where I sell many of my cards and projects close for the season. Not that I’ll be getting any time off, I have a stack of Christmas craft fairs to attend starting at the end of this month and running right through to the second weekend in December. So I’ll be working flat out to create my easel calendars which are always popular, plus a stack of other things.
For today though I have an idea for your Thanksgiving table, a silverware (cutlery) pouch.
SIMPLE SILVERWARE POUCH
I designed this silverware pouch so that you can get 2 from a single sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ card. With the aid of a ruler and pencil measure and mark along the long edge at the top 4″ from the left. Then on the bottom long edge measure 4″ from the right. Join the two marks up to create a diagonal line and cut along it. Now you have two identical pieces to score, fold, glue and decorate.
With the 8-1/2″ side at the top, and the narrower end to the right, score at 4-1/8″ and 8-1/4″. In the video I made things look a little more complicated, but the idea is to have a 1/4″ flap on the right and the rest divided into two equal sections. These are the only two scored lines that need to be folded.
I also added a 1/4″ scored line along the bottom edge of the pouch and along the diagonal. These were for decoration and not essential for making the pouch.
You might find it helpful to watch this short video alongside the written instructions.
As promised, here’s a diagram showing the cutting and scoring measurements for the pouch.
You might recognise the thanksgiving decoration on the pouch from an earlier blog post. Then I created the sunflower and wrap on a mini pizza box for a treat. I really liked the look and decided it would make a pretty addition to the Thanksgiving table.
All I did differently this time was add a layer of Pretty Peacock Card underneath the gingham Designer Series Paper.
So rather than rewrite the project again, he’s a link to the original blog post Autumn colours and textures.
And there you have it. While I decorated the pouch for Thanksgiving, once you have the basic design you could use it for any occasion.
NEW PAPER TRIMMER
In the video you will have seen the new Paper Trimmer from Stampin’ Up! It’s currently only available for Demonstrators to pre-order, but hopefully it will be available to customers very soon. Once I have a confirmed release date I will be sure to let you know. Meanwhile I’ll be putting my trimmer through it’s paces and will have a video for you sometime in the next week. Do subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the little bell icon so you get an email when I publish that and any other new videos.
Well that’s all from me for today. Whatever you have planned, I hope you’re able to find a little time to be creative.