Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thanksgiving Place Card



Good Morning Everyone!!  It's time for another Your Next Stamp Challenge (#25) and this time the very talented Sylvia is challenging us to make a Thank You/Thanksgiving card or project.   

I'm very excited about this challenge.  I decided to try something new.... Thanksgiving Place card.  I had sooo much fun doing it that I've decided that I will start a new tradition and make place cards each year for everyone.  Each year we have Thanksgiving dinner at my Mom's house and as mine and my sisters families have grown there are now 13 of us.  That's a lot of place cards, but I think I can do it!!  :)  

I've used the super adorable Acorn Fall Fun stamp which I cut out and popped up with dimensional dots.    The fall leafs are from a fall foliage pick that I bought at Michael's and the acorns are real.  My 3 yr. old son was the inspiration for this project.  He found all these acorns at the park the other day and kept bringing them to me to keep.  I was about to empty my pockets before we got in the car when I had an idea on how I could use them!!!  He later asked for his own "Acorn Tree", LOL.

The place card is actually a tent card that I adapted the shape and size.  I didn't want the place card to "flatten out" and not stand up if it got heavy or handled too much.  It's very sturdy.

I hope you will play along with us at Your Next Stamp for your chance to win some great prizes!!

1.  Winner - One lucky winner, chosen by random will win $10 in YNS Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to display on their blog.

2.  Top Pick - One lucky entry, chosen by Karen, will win $5 in YNS Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to display on their blog.  (You must use a YNS stamp on your project to be eligible for this prize)



Copic's Used:
Acorn Top: E39, E57, YR31, E31
Acorn: E57, E39, E35, E31, YG01, E30
Squirrel: E25, E35, E31, E50


Challenges:
Allsorts Challenges = #69 Colors of Autumn
Paperplay Challenges = #36 Autumn is Comin'
Charisma Cards = #36 Try Something New
Wee Memories = #22 Fall into Autumn

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Wendy

31 comments:

Sharon Keanly said...

What a stunning place card. Just love the real acorn you've used, thanks to your DS...lol Fabulous work. Well done, hugs Sharon x

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy,

Oh, this one is soooo funny!!! I like it a lot, the colors are really pretty and such a funny image! The leaf with it is of a wonderful color and this will certainly cheer up the table with a wonderful personal touch! Love it!!

Hugs,
Wendy

nicolet said...

This one is really gorgeous Wendy!
Greetings Nicolet

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AMAZING coloring skills! Wow!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Wendy!! I love your coloring of the squirrel and your design. Clever idea to make a Thanksgiving Place card for this challenge. Beautiful!
hugs,
Chris

~Jeri~ said...

Fantastic Wendy!!! That image is adorable and the coloring of that acorn is spot on!!! I think of Ice Age when I look at that place card lol I love that little guy going after the acorn the whole movie lol I love the leaf that you put behind the image! I think it'll be the perfect touch at yalls next Thanksgiving dinner!!

Karen said...

This is stunning! Great idea! Love how you colored in the squirrel and his huge acorn! Isn't it fun when your kids collect things...Brandon will collect stones and anything else he can find when we are out walking and I just laugh at how excited he gets when gets...cute!
Hugs
Karen

Heather said...

What a FABULOUS place card! LOVE the squirrel and the leafe...just perfection!

Kate said...

What a great way to brighten the table at Thanksgiving! I love that little buck-toothed squirrel!! I'm sure these will be a hit!

itsabrt said...

This card is terrific I am blown away by your ingenious marker manipulation Wow! Beth

Ann said...

That is so cute! Love the leaves too, gorgeous.

Tracy V. said...

Love it! I was just thinking the other day how I wanted some acorns for some fall projects. They are so hard to find in South Florida though. I was going to have my friend send me some down! LOL This is really cute and congrats on your Guest Design for 7 Kids!! Totally cool and your card is adorable. Love that Little Witch (although my friend brought it to my attention she looks more like a pilgrim, and I now think so too!) I like her either way...witch or pilgrim. She can last through 2 holidays!
Tracy V

Crystal said...

AWWWW this is FANTASTIC Wendy love love how you used this sweet squirrel!!! ADORABLE job here girl!!!!

Sylvia said...

oh my goodnes.. FANTASTIC coloring *wow wow wow* .. love your place card!!! what a great idea and soooo beautifully done!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Kerri said...

Seriously, your coloring is blowing me away!!! This is sooooo CUTE!!! Such a fun project, girl:)

Julie said...

This is just lovely! if you fancy another suitable challenge,check out my blog for details,Happy crafting,Julie.x

Vee said...

A really lovely design, thanks for playing with Charisma this week. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Annika said...

Such a small image and your colouring has given it an enormous impact - wow. And love that simple layout - so effective!!
HUgs
Annika

Michele Gross said...

OMG! I LOVE this! Really really really cute-I must have this stamp now :) So glad you played with us at Wee Memories!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, gracious! This is too fabulous! I've got a similar project cooking in my craft space. That cutie will just light up your Thanksgiving table!

brenda said...

Hi there

What a really super card and brilliantly coloured image.

Thank you for joining in my colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Sherri Thompson said...

Wendy, this is so cute! I would love to include this project in my article for ScrapStreet. I tried to email you, but it was returned. Can you drop me a note at sherri@scrapstreet.com? Thanks a bunch!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so cute! I love you attention to detail! And your coloring is awesome!

Paula said...

I just love the colours & those leeaves are brilliant.
Paula (PEP)
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Paula said...

I just love the colours & those leeaves are brilliant.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Paula said...

I just love the colours & those leeaves are brilliant.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

scrapn_momof2 said...

OMGoodness this is just too adorable. Love the leaves and the acorn. How cute your table must be with these on it!!

scotspanda said...

what an adorable placecard, lovely idea, good luck with making 13 of them :o)

thanks for joining in with our autumn challenge this week

Amanda x

Laurel said...

This is so cute!

Maureen said...

Just awesome! Love the 'bellies and your coloring is perfection! I'm sure your family will love them!!

Papi said...

That is so cute! Love the leaves too, gorgeous.

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