Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thanksgiving Table Place Cards & a Winner!!....... {PKS Challenge}

Good Morning Everyone!!
I have a project to share today that I made for the currently Peachy Keen Stamps challenge. I have to say this challenge really threw me for a few days. 

According to Wikipedia a Potluck dinner is a gathering of people where each person or group of people may contribute a dish of food prepared by the person or the group of people, to be shared among the group.

I thought this would be a great opportunity to get a jump on this year's Thanksgiving place cards and since I host Thanksgiving every year and other's bring dishes to pass, I pulled out some of my PKS that were food related and made the following 6 place cards. 
Now that I started these I will have to make the rest that match our meal. Those will come as it gets closer to Thanksgiving time.

Anyways here they are...please click on the pic if you want to see the group larger. I did take additional pics of them individually so that will help too :) 

Here are all 6 together! I had so much fun picking the images I wanted to use along with the papers that were all fall related.  I will take you through each one now so you can see them up close...sorry about the below average pictures...I took them last night with very poor lighting..

The base layers are all the same for each place card. I used Kraft Cardstock, MCT Stitched Journal Die and the Vintage Label die along with pattern papers from Echo Park. Since I didn't have the matching SVG for this adorable corn, I decided to make my own. I love the border that is around that corn :) I finished this off my bringing out my sewing machine for a little stitching and stamping the "corn" minus the "Y" for the label. 

Here is my turkey. I did the same thing for the base and again made my own SVG for that adorable Turkey. I paper pieces part of him and then colored the rest using my copic markers, some white gel pen and chalk.

How super adorable is this pumpkin??? Don't you just love his face...LOL!!! I didn't have a "pumpkin" sentiment stamp from PKS so I used a part of a MCT stamp instead.  Again I made the SVG for this cutie too!!

I LOVE these faceless fruit from PKS and I used the matching sentiment set for the "apple". All the sentiments I used are parts of longer sentiments, so I did a bit of masking to get the wording I wanted.

Not really sure how much Ketchup fits into the Thanksgiving theme, but I couldn't pass up using these adorable condiment bottles...That was my original thought too...to use "Condiments" as my sentiment...but love the font and look of the Ketchup sentiment so I went with that.

Finally here is the last place card. My cute cherry. I think these will look adorable sitting next to each of the fruit pies, the corn and of course the turkey.
What do you think???

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Echo Park-Reflections Fall
Echo Park-Reflections
Echo Park-Giddy Up
Dies/Cuts~ My Creative Time
Stitched Jounal Die
Vintage Stitched Label Die
PKS~ SVG's (Let's Katchup)
Self made SVG's for other images 
PK~292 Faceless Corn
PK~239 Faceless Fruit
PK~647 Faceless Fall Fun
PK~115 Let's Ketchup
PK~141 Lil' Tweets Thanksgiving
Piles of Smiles (Pumpkin sentiment)
Embellishments~ White gel pen
sewing machine
Using Random. Org 
the winner of the 
Mini Grape Limeade Trendy Twine 

Donna and Sara

I just love the adorable alligator and the stitching was a perfect touch. Happy to be a new follower of you and Trendy Twine too. Thank you. 

Please email me with your mailing address within 7 days so I can get your mini in the mail to you!

Well that is all I have for you today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT Tuesday!!!
Entering these into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ 3D Objects- Potluck
Craftin Desert Diva's~ Anything Fall
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes
DL Art~ September Linky Party


  1. These are just adorable. These will make for great conversation a the dinner table. My fav is the corn.
    Have a creative day.
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  2. Jessica,
    These place cards are so perfect for harvest and Thanksgiving. There are so unique that each person will be blessed. I so enjoy preparing for holidays feasts and PC are usually up at the top of the list.
    We so love to see your artwork. Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Remember you can post up to FIVE of your beautiful projects this week .
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  3. What fun place cards!! Everyone is so unique!! Great work!! Thanks for joining us in this week's PKS challenge!

  4. Oh goodness, these are fantastic! Love the incredible images my friend! They are going to look amazing on your thanksgiving table / and hey who doesn't have ketchup on the thanksgiving table haha!!! That made me smile this morning!
    Have a great day!!!

  5. How FUN and adorable are these!!! I love all the elements..papers, print and cuts, stitching and sentiments. Always a great, great, job!!!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  6. They sure will look pretty on your dinning tables..... Looks like you had fun putting them together...
    TFS Jessica - enjoy your happy day!

  7. These are just super cute my friend. I want to go to your house for Thanksgiving. I can only imagine what an AMAZING Host you will be.

  8. The placecards are so cute! I would want them all year round. :)

  9. The cutest little place cards ever! No one would know your lighting wasn't great, they turned out just darling!

  10. These are the cutest! I love PKS images you can't help but smile when you see them and the paper piecing you did on these is fabulous!

  11. These are all so stinken adorable! I am sure they will look fabulous on the table at Thanksgiving! Love them Jessica! They will be part of the conversation at the table:)
    Have a great day!
    Sherrie K

  12. aww these are just so cute.. such an awesome fun idea.. love them

  13. Fabulous place cards - love love the images and the crazy corny corn! Love them. TFS

  14. OMG!! I cannot decide which one is my favorite. I LOVE them all!!!
    Love the stitching...always will!!!Awesome job my friend!
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  15. Jessica, these are FABULOUS!! What a fun way to dress things up for your Thanksgiving potluck!! Those PK faces are a super touch too!

  16. Oh my goodness these are so adorable my friend and will look super cute on the table:) Have a great evening

  17. SUPER FUN little cards Jessica!!! GREAT job my friend,Thanks for joining us in this week's Challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps!!! :)

  18. How fun! They are all so cute! I'm coming to your house for Thanksgiving!!! ;) Thanks for joining us in this week's Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge. :)

  19. Jessica, these are just adorable and so perfect for the autumn/fall and Thanksgiving season!!!

    Congrats to Donna and Sara!

  20. Love, love, love these! Super duper cute and creative. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn“ Linky Party.

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  21. Jessica ~ These are ADORABLE!!! how CLEVEr of you to make these place cards for the challenge!! LOVE them and all the details! Plus let's not forget the papers!!

  22. Love these! The adorable faces make me smile!

  23. Oh My!!! I'm in love with your amazing place cards Jessica! They are just THE cutest EVER!! (I've also learned what 'potluck' means 'over there' now! I was guessing for my sample)! LOL Thanks for playing along with us at PK my friend. Good luck! xxx

  24. Those are the cutest place cards! You did an awesome job making each one so unique!

  25. These are so cute Jessica and congrats!
    Deb C

  26. Those are adorable and such a great idea, love them! Thanks for always stopping by and keeping in touch with me :)

  27. These are so super adorable!!! And you even took the time to do stitching on each one!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!

  28. these are too fun!! love the face on the corn :)

  29. You are so creative!! These are fabulous!! They will look amazing on your Thanksgiving table!! I love how you decorated each one...the paper piecing is gorgeous!! Awesome as always my friend :)

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  30. Oh my gosh, these are way way too cute! I can't get over how sweet these are and will make the most perfect decorations to dress up your potluck!