Thursday, November 21, 2013

Template Tuesday - Thanksgiving Place Settings

I'm not through Thankgiving-ing you guys yet. I want to make sure that your table is properly outfitted for the coming holiday. Hopefully this is being posted so that you have enough time to create these before the upcoming feast next week. We are going up to my parent's house in Lava Hot Springs and plan on getting good and stuffed. Since we're invading their home, I wanted to do my part in helping with the decor. I made these little place cards.

Here's a close-up of it. It's the name of my beloved!

Currently I've cut out 5 of them and have 6 more to do. The leaf part isn't the hard part, it's the name part that is difficult. Which brings me to that part of the message - the name part...

Here's what the template looks like. Notice there are no names on here. That is because I have no idea what your family member's names are. So, you can do three things.
  1. You can open this up in Illustrator or whatever program you use to open these up in, place your names in each of the leaves, flip them so they are in reverse and then cut them out. Don't forget on parts where there are complete enclosed spaces, like O and A, to not cut all the way through one section of the letter, otherwise the inside part will fall out (unless you like that sort of thing). 
  2. You can print this out on scrap paper, write your names in, scan them in again, flip the paper so that the names are in reverse, print it and then cut it out.
  3. You can just say aw, to heck with it all and write the names in with a nice pen (that's probably the smartest thing to do).
Does that make sense? Here's the template: Thanksgiving Place Settings. Now, go to! Create!

Oh, I forgot to mention, I cheated and used a really teeny tiny hole punch that I got at Michael's for the circles of the acorn. When you've got 11 of these to cut out, you really don't want to mess around.


Tehila Leonard said...

Thank you! These are beautiful! We're celebrating tomorrow. I think I might be a bit crazy but I hope to manage to cut them out in time! Only 6 guests so it might happen... Thank you again for sharing your talent!

Ann Martin said...

Another gorgeous treat from you, thanks Cindy! I just shared via FB.

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing your idea for this special Thanksgiving placecards!

Snippety Gibbet said...

That's a beautiful design.

Don't you love those teeny tiny hole punches????


Rebekah said...

I'm just discovering the delight of Scherenschnette and can't wait to try these! Thank you for creating templates and letting us enjoy them too.

Colleen said...

I love your work! Found you months ago but am just now commenting. You are so talented!

Kia Sue Paperlove said...

So pretty!!

xx, kia