Friday, August 12, 2011

My Cricut Craft Room's Festive Fridays

Hi, everybody, and welcome to Festive Fridays!!! What is Festive Fridays, you ask?? Well, every Friday, some designers from My Cricut Craft Room make some wonderful projects with HOLIDAYS in mind!!! Our favorite is Christmas, and I think that's what Erica had in mind, but we sometimes branch out and do other holidays as well. :)

If you came from My Cricut Craft Room, you are in the right spot.  If not, go back there and see all of the wonderful projects the Design Team has for you!

I decided to do Thanksgiving this week and create some cute little placecards for the Thanksgiving table (I didn't put any names on these yet)....These could also be modified to just have Bible verses or "thankful thoughts" on them so you can set them out anywhere for the holiday. :)

Both Placecards

"Indian Turkey" Placecard

"Pilgrim Turkey" Placecard

To begin with, I used my Gypsy and picked the shape for my card and its inset.  I used the Elegant Edges cart (button #5) and set it at 4" x 2". I then duplicated it and flipped it to combine with the first one and welded it to make the foldable card (for which I used plain brown cardstock).  To the side, I duplicated the shape and decreased the size to 3.45" x 1.73" to make the  inset (plain cream cardstock).  I wanted the inset card to look a little more aged, so I used Tim Holtz distress ink (Vintage Photo color) around the edges.  Then I mounted the cream insets on the brown cards.  For the turkeys, I used Create a Critter (key #47 - ALL its layers) and cut the layers at 1" two times (2 turkeys). I used dark brown cardstock for the background image, light brown cardstock for Layer 1, orange cardstock for Layer 2, red cardstock for Layer 3. I hid the hat to cut the turkeys but then cut again, hiding the turkey and using the hat - black cardstock.  Then, I used  Paper Doll Dress Up to make the Indian Headband and feathers - using the light brown cardstock for the headband and red and orange for the feathers (these cuts were made at 0.87").  After assembling the turkeys, I attached them to their cards with my Zig 2-way glue pen. (I almost always use my Zig for anything that requires layers - it works the best!)

I hope you have enjoyed my cute little placecards; feel free to scraplift if you like them as well as I do!  Don't forget to check out My Cricut Craft Room for all of our Festive Friday fun!!


KAT said...

the cutest placecard i've ever seriously, seen...i may 'lift' this. (if you don't mind?)

Connie Gail said...

I'm with Kat ~ these placecards are so cute and I will be scraplifting the idea too! I like your suggestion of putting bible verse on them. That would be helpful for Women's Ministry. Thanks Autumn for sharing....:O)

BTW: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Damask Decor cards!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great project!! I may just have to use this idea myself!

Jenny R said...

Very cute placecards! I love the cute turkey's. I also love you idea of writing in a Bible verse or thankful thoughts. TFS