Thanksgiving Place Cards

Hey everyone!  Can you believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away?  Wow, has this year flown by.  I am excited to be a part of the Kuretake Design Team and bringing you guys my first team project – place cards for your holiday table.  Since we are getting everything ready for the big feast, we want the decorations to look good too.  Here is a little sample of a couple of cards that will be sure to make my place settings look festive.

Let me start by saying I have very bad penmanship.  How do I rectify that?  I let my electronic die-cutting machine do all the work.  I have the ability in my Boss Kut Gazelle to use pens of practically all sizes. Here is my machine writing out the first of three layers for my cards.

I really love my ZIG Writer.  It gives a nice bold line and writes very smoothly.  It also doesn’t leak excess ink on the project as die cutters have a tendency to stop and go a bit as they are thinking of what path to write next.  I just realized how much I count on my machine.  I pretty much don’t do anything without it.  I guess I should name her Skynet. (I really hope someone gets that joke. ^__^)

I used the same method for the inner lines on the leaves.  Letting the machine draw with the ZIG Art & Graphic Twin then replacing with the blade.  I had to go over the yellow a bit more after I cut it out as it wasn’t dark enough.  The nib on these markers are amazing!  They really let me lay down color to darken it up a bit without over moistening the paper.  I was really impressed.  These markers have two sides – a rubber tip on one end and a brush on the other.  I had lots of fun playing with the brush end practicing my fancy writing.  LOL

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my first Kuretake DT project.  Stay tuned for a super simple and totally cool Christmas decor project.  See you soon and stay crafty!

Supplies:

ZIG Memory System Writer in black
ZIG Art & Graphic Twin markers in Autumn
Simply Autumn paper stack by Recollections
Seasoned Fall by Lettering Delights
Cursive Thin Font by Lettering Delights

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  1. snappy scrappy says:

    Fab place cards!! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Super Cute

  3. Thanks, ladies!

  4. The CSI Girl says:

    Cute and great idea! Next week on The CSI Project is the Thansgiving crafts, Food and Gratitude challenge. Come link this up and you may WIN!
    http://Www.thecsiproject.com
    Link up begins Wednesday. Tutorials Monday-Wednesday.

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