Life has been pretty hectic lately but with so many ‘holidays’ crammed into the last few months of the year that’s not unexpected. I does remind me though that sometimes while you might want something hand-crafted, it has to be quick and easy. When I realised I don’t have any pumpkin stamps that could have been an issue for my Thanksgiving preparations. But being the creative type I thought outside the stamp set and found some lovely pumpkins in the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack instead.
PUMPKIN TABLE FAVOUR
My simple pumpkin decorated table favour all started with some glass screw-top containers I found in the Dollar Store. These are 3-3/4″ tall and 7/8″ across and I thought they’d be great filled with small sweets. Then as I considered how to decorate them I decided to make them into combined table favour place names. Bust it still had to be quick and easy. So rather than go to the trouble of making a box I designed a simple triangular wrap that was open at each end. This meant that the place name part would be nicely angled and easy to see.
My triangular wrap started with a piece of Early Espresso Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut the card 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″. Next, with the long side at the top I scored the card at 1-1/2″, 3″ and 4-1/2″. Then I folded the card along the scored lines and sharpened the creases using my Bone Folder. Finally I folded the card around into a triangle and glued the 1/4″ piece on the inside using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next came my pumpkin pieces from the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP. Using Paper Snips I cut three different pumpkins from one of the sheets.
After that I punched out some Very Vanilla Card using the Label Me Fancy Punch. This piece could be used for a name or other small message. Then I attached the largest of my three pumpkins with liquid glue, followed by the two smaller ones with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
While I liked the name label piece I felt it would leave too much of the Early Espresso Card showing so I went back to the Gilded Autumn DSP. Among the scraps I found a wood pattern strip that was exactly 1-1/2″ wide. So I cut it down to 2-3/4″ long and attached it to the front of my triangle base with liquid glue. Then I simply glued the assembled label piece onto that.
Finally I filled the glass tube with mint tic-tacs and slid it into the card sleeve to complete my table favour place name.
But what if you can’t get the cute glass containers, or don’t want to use the design as a table favour? Well I came up with another option.
You see as I’d created a ‘tube’ it means that you can put anything inside it. So why not use it to corral the silverware / cutlery at each place setting instead?
I must admit that I really love the Gilded Autumn 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP. For more of my projects using this gorgeous paper see these previous blog posts:
- Ending July with a gilded sneak peek
- Ink in all the right places today
- Another card using small scraps
- Just Jade and Mint Macaron combination