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11.27.2008

Happy Thanksgiving




Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Ours started early, included a nap, and now a master plan for Black Friday shopping extravaganza! These are a few photos of how I made our "little" Thanksgiving special. I made place cards and menus for each place setting. I computer generated the menu in Word and printed them out on vanilla cardstock. I left an empty space to stamp an image, then matted on orange and brown cardstocks. I added olive ribbon at the top. For the place cards, I used labels 1 nestabilities (largest, then the next size down) and folded in half. I stamped the leaf image, then cut out and popped off the cardstock. I printed out the names on orange cardstock, then inked around the edges and adhered. So easy, so simple, so special. I did this early this morning before I started cooking, so it does not take a long time. If I had many guests, then I would have probably started last weekend!

Enjoy the remainder of your Thanksgiving and as always...be grateful!

EDITED TO ADD:

How to create a dinner menu:

I used Edwardian Script ITC for the cursive text and Perpetua Titling MT for the all caps text. I used a template created for my menus at my wedding reception, but it is easy to create your own. Simply open a Word document, type your menu, adjust your fonts and layout, then adjust your page settings for the size of menu you would like to create. My page settings were 3.5" x 8.5", then I trimmed it down slightly after printing.

Stamp set used is by
Papertrey Ink-First Fruits and ideas were inspired by Papertrey Ink Design Team Challenge-Thanksgiving Place Settings (THANKS)!

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Very elegant, thanks for sharing.
Would you share which font you used for the titles on the Menu?

Deanna said...

These turned out beautoful Ashley!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What lovely place settings! Makes me feel guilty for eating on the sofa with dh! lol! Hope you get some great deals shopping today!

Kim L. said...

Gorgeous!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

GORGEOUS!! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!! I love the colors on these! Very classy.
hugs, Jami

Savitri said...

LOVE LOVE!! This is just so elegant!!! Love what you did!

..::Paulina::.. said...

LOVE the place cards! They are so elegant!

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