Sunday, 17 September 2017

Thanksgiving Table Favours

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The first batch of Painted Harvest Thanksgiving table favours is complete!
I do like to be organised and prepared and it'll be November before we know it!  

It's Spring time here in Australia but one of the traditions that my American husband likes to continue is Thanksgiving!  Other than the obvious seasonal conflict there's a slight challenge with timing since we don't have a public holiday for it here.  So one Sunday a year (just one in November that suits) we come together to celebrate our family, friends and everything else for which we're grateful.  I think of it as an annual Gratitude Lunch and always try to make something suitable as a little gift to take away.
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One of these will complete each place setting at our Thanksgiving table

I don't yet know how many people will be attending this year but it's normally around 24 - so I've made a start!

Inside the pretty wrapper is a chocolate bar and an area to write some goals, affirmations or just reminders of things we're grateful for.  The idea is that this list can be cut off and stuck to a fridge or mirror  (I'll include a piece of blu-tack).
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Chocolate for instant gratification and space to write affirmations for the long term
The box or wrapper is made from Always Artichoke cardstock - mainly because I have plenty of it!  After much measuring and calculating, I came up with the following:
  • Trim a piece of A4 to 11" long (yes- I seem to combine Imperial and Metric measurements!)
  • Score along the long side at 3", 3.5", 7.5" and 8"
  • Turn 90 degrees and score the short side at 2.5", 3", 5.75" and 6.25"
  • On the long sides, cut along the 3.5" and 7.5" score lines until you meet the second horizontal score line.
  • On the short sides, cut along the 3" and 5.75" score lines until you meet the first horizontal score line.
  • I chose to diagonally trim the corners of the "end flaps" but this is optional.
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Diagram for cutting and scoring the wrapper/box
 
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I used Peekaboo Peach (stamped twice), Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso inks for the flowers
The belly band is made from a piece of the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper cut to 1.5" by about 8".  I wrapped it around the box and gently pressed around the corners to form fold marks, then placed it flat on my desk to stamp the greeting in Early Espresso ink.  After this, I replaced the belly band in position and adhered the ends.
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The back of the belly band looks tidy because the ribbon is joined at the front under the flower
The belly band is decorated with pieces of Burlap and Copper Trim ribbons which I glued at the front of the band.  The join is covered with the foliage cut with the Leaf Punch and the Painted Harvest flower (stamp set and punch can be bought as a bundle for a saving of 10%).
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The production line of  Painted Harvest Thanksgiving table favours
Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie 

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5 comments:

  1. Just beautiful! What a great idea for a thanksgiving favor!

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  2. I was wondering if you had a video tutorial for these beautiful boxes. I wanna make 6 Halloween 6 Thanksgiving and 6 Christmas ones.

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    1. Thank you for your question, Jennifer. The short answer is - no, I don't!
      Truth is that I'm not very confident with videos - mainly the tech side of it! I promise I'll give it a go over the weekend ... but I can't promise I'll be able to get it "on air" so to speak!

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    2. Jennifer - I'm so sorry! I recorded a video but technology is currently defeating me and I've been unable to download it so far. I haven't given up yet though.

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