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"For many families, it’s tradition to discuss blessings around the holiday table. Before dinner, encourage everyone to jot down what they are thankful for, so they can be read around the table. Later, these mementos can be added to your scrapbook, along with photos of the family celebrating." Julie Griffith~
Although my blog does not usually focus on projects with instructions, this is a project that truly did inspire us here at TAC. Many of you have also been inspired to recreate the coaster placecard that you have seen on the cover of our Fall Supplement. So, with Thanksgiving right around the corner, we wanted to provide the instructions for Julie’s coaster placecard. It is not only, adorable, it is meaningful. It immediately spoke to our hearts and we all wanted to make them. Special thanks to Julie Griffith, who has graciously shared her instructions with us so that we can share them with all of you. She has used TAC Cha Cha papers, ribbon and hardware, but you might want to substitute with Kamalaht, Amelia, Winchester, or even Hemingway papers for a different Fall feeling. Although she used the pilgrim children from Count Your Blessings, you may want to use a more grown-up image, or even a flourish. We encourage you to make it your own so that it is a special part of your Thanksgiving decorations and celebration. Enjoy!
H-102 Square Coaster
V-832 Cha Cha Paper (1-4"x4", 1-2.5"x 2.25", 2 tags)
B-310 Cha Cha Cardstock (1-4"x6.25", 1-4"x4", 1-2"x4.5")
V-223 Ivory Ultrasmooth CS (1-3.25"x 2.75", 1-2.25"x2")
B-210 Cha Cha Ribbon and B-110 Cha Cha Hardware
T-2790 – Count Your Blessings T-2289 – Simple Bet T-2720 – Punctuation
TT-220 – Palette Noir TT-217 – Palette Cognac F-419 – Corner Rounder
Trimmer with scoring blade Watercolor, colored or chalk pencils
1. Round the corners of the 4×4 squares of Cha Cha paper and cardstock and adhere to coaster.
2. To make pocket, score the 4"x6.25" piece of cardstock 3.5" down from the short side and .5" from each long side.
3. Using scissors or trimmer, trim along the score lines only to the perpendicular score line, making a 3.5" slit. Use scissors to create an angled "flap."
4. Fold the piece in half, then fold the flaps around and adhere to create the pocket. Round the edges of the top and adhere to coaster.
5. Stamp the ivory 2.25"x2" piece with a figure and sentiment with Palette Noir and color as desired. Stamp the 3.25"x2.75" piece with journal lines with Palette Cognac and the tags with the person’s name and the word "my" in Noir. Cut the word blessings from the sentiment if desired or use a black marker to color only the desired word to stamp next to the word "my."
6. Attach hardware and ribbons as desired to the tags and edge pieces with Cognac ink if desired. Tuck the blessings list inside the pocket and attach the front decoration to the coaster.
7. Make a stand for the placecard by scoring the 2"x4.5" piece of cardstock at 1", 1.5", 2" and 3.5". Fold so that it forms a "w" on the bottom and a "v" on the top and attach to back along the bottom edge.