Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers! I hope you're all having a wonderful holiday. I wanted to share a quick post with my version of Tim's November tag. I thought they would be adorable as place cards on my Thanksgiving table so I whipped a few up last night!

I think my favorite thing about my place cards is this adorable little pearl acorn. When I saw the acorn charm on Mylissa's version of Tim's tag, I was inspired to make one of my little pearl acorns using the new pearl baubles. I love that there is no hole to hide like a regular pearl bead. I used caramel alcohol ink to color it, then glued it into a real cap. I screwed an eye screw into it so that it could be hung from the twine. So cute - thanks for the inspiration, Mylissa! :)

Another fave is the little fork, which was cut using an older Karen Burniston die. It's not available through Sizzix anymore, but I did find someone selling it on Amazon (link below). I cut it from foil-covered chipboard and painted it with black distress paint to give it a tarnished look.

The rest of my card was done following Tim's instructions, other than I used the distress spray stains and a water brush to color my leaf - I'm horrible with  markers and this way is so much easier for me!

The supplies I used can be found at Amazon, Sizzix, and Simon Says Stamp via the links below. BTW, the Alphanumeric set is on sale at Sizzix right now for an amazing price - it's a great time to snap it up!

Thanks so much for stopping by today - have a great weekend!


  1. Love this idea so much!! The place cards are amazing! I love how you said you "whipped up a few" last night...that would have taken me days to get them just right LOL Thanks for sharing your great idea! And I agree the little pearl acorn is gorgeous!

  2. I love your take on Tim's tag. Happy Thanksgiving Shelly!

  3. Such a beautiful card, love everything here!!

  4. It's a work of art, not just a place card.

  5. Brilliant!! Does that alphanumeric set come with all those extra vowels - 121 is a lot of dies - the 12 has 102 dies - less, obviously than this one - does that have extra vowels - there is only a pic of one of each for that set?

    1. It does! If you look at the thumbnails below the description on the Sizzix site, it shows the exact dies that you get with the set.

  6. Fab placecards! Love how you made the pearl acorn.

  7. What an AMAZING and most thoughtful idea! I love it!!! Hugs, Autumn

  8. LOVE the name plates! I'm sure this was a hit! Awesome!


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