Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm Thankful for You

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Have you played along yet with this month's Ribbon Carousel Challenge?!  
Our challenges are now monthly challenges with a big 'ol prize at the end for one lucky challenge participant....a ribbon carousel!!

This months theme is Fall/ Thanksgiving

It was a HUGE undertaking but I did it....I actually created 13 of these little place cards for my family's Thanksgiving dinner at my Mom's house later this week.  Since they were a true labor of love, I created them to lay flat for storage so hopefully they will last and be enjoyed for many years to come.

Each place card is 3 1/2 "x 2" in size.  I first cut the kraft portions and ran then each card through my printer to print everyone's names using the Always Forever font.  I then stamped the MFT sentiment above the printed names and added machine stitching all around. The strip of designer paper is from Authentique's Thankful collection and matted with Candy Bar Bazzill cardstock.  All of the card layers were created using the Perfect Layers tool. I paper pieced a portion of the dress on the My Favorite Things, Turkey Time image and then used a YG91 Copic marker to add shading.  The cornstalk was created by using the MFT Cornstalk Die-namic and cutting it out of a 1" wide strip of canvas ribbon* from the Ribbon Carousel (*This ribbon is no longer is stock).  To prevent the canvas from unraveling and fraying on the ends, I adhered Thermoweb PeelnStick adhesive to the back before running it through my die cutter.   The stamped image was cut out and popped up with foam tape for dimension and a pinch of real moss was added under her feet.

Copics Used:
Skin: E13, E21, E00, E50, R02
Hair/Shoes: E50, E33, E35, E29
Dress: E42, E41, YG91
Turkey: E37, E35, E31, YR31, Y21

Have you heard the news?!?!  The Ribbon Carousel will be phasing out selling ribbon and other items in the shop to refocus energies on bring everyone NEW Carousel designs along with other storage and organizational products.  The good news for you....most inventory has been marked down 15-75% off!!

I hope my creation has inspired to you play along with us this week at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge Blog Remember, your creation can be anything you'd like, just be sure you use ribbon, bakers twine, lace, thread...(anything that comes on a spool) on your card or project.

Don't forget...I have a Blog Candy Giveaway going on right now...click HERE to enter!  

Thanks for stopping by!!


Jenny said...

You are amazing!! I don't know whether to slap you silly or pat you on the back for taking on such a HUGE project!!! I sure hope all 13 of those people at the dinner table are thankful for YOU! xo

Katie Skiff said...

These are super cute Wendy - your family is going to love this!! ♥ Happy Thanksgiving!!

Laura said...

Your place cards should win a first prize award!!! They are just totally fabulously cute and lovely!!! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Maria said...

Adorable...super sweet with perfect coloring...LOVE!!!

kepsss said...

Wendy! Thank you so much. I just placed an order with Ribbon Carousel. My monthly plan just ended and I was going to do a new one. I'm so sad. SO sad. xoxo

carole (TruCarMa) said...

These are DARLING, Wendy! And I hope they last & are used forever. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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