Saturday, November 20, 2010


I love a beautifully set table for the holidays.

The men of my household think setting a table is complete by putting a plate and fork on the table and calling it complete - so a special event or holiday dinner gives me an excuse to pretty things up a bit. These items are quick and easy - but add a little Christmas Cheer to the table.

All 4 items - napkin ring, candle wrap, wine bottle tag and placecard - are all created using the same Stampin'Up! products.

Day of Gratitude Stamp Set
Bells & Boughs Stamp Set
Scenic Season Stamp Set
Seasons of Joy Stamp Set
Always Artichoke Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Old Olive Marker
Always Artichoke Marker
Real Red Marker
Bravo Burgundy Marker
Real Red Ink Pad
Always Artichoke Ink Pad
Jewels Basic Pearls
Corner Rounder Punch
1 1/2" Circle Punch
Sticky Strip (used to adhere the ends of the candle wrap and napkin ring)
Snail Adhesive

To create the wreath on the wine bottle tag, I lightly pencil traced a circle onto the cardstock. Starting at the top center of the circle I stamped the leaf image from DAY OF GRATITUDE in Always Artichoke Ink 3 times down the right side of the circle and then 3 times down the left side of the circle. * Don't forget to erase the pencil line. After stamping, I used a Real Red Marker to color over the red berries. The Poinsettia is from the Bells & Boughs set. I colored it using both Real Red and Bravo Burgundy markers then cut it out with paper snips, added pearls to the center (though I did that AFTER I took this photo) and popped it up on the wreath with dimensionals. The "Seasons Greetings" label was hand drawn and cut then stamped with the greeting from SCENIC SEASON.

The medallion on the candle, napkin and placecard were created using the same leaf stamp from Day of Gratitude. I inked it in Always Artichoke and stamped it 4 times onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I started at the top then matched the "tails" and stamped the bottom to keep an even space on both sides for the next two stamps. As with the wine bottle tag, I colored over the berries in Real Red and added the pearled poinsettias to the center.

The Always Artichoke bands, cardbase and tagbase were all stamped using the holly leaf swag image from Bells in Boughs and the small poinsettia from Season of Joy in Always Artichoke Ink.

Simple, quick and festive. Perfect for my Christmas table.

Thanks for visiting -
and until next time -

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, gorgeous use of this set :D