with RTC Grid Paper
As the fall harvest rushes on and the cooler days approach the time for thanksgiving festivities and all the preparations and plans begin. If you are having a crowd of friends and family and would like a way to mark their spot with place cards, we have a few ideas to use with our RTC Grid Paper you might like to try.
What you will need:
Fall photos: select several of your favorites, a 1×3 paper tile for each tag (and four if you do a tent style), a label for the name and a way to display the name, and a method to display the tags.
Now on to the Thanksgiving Place Cards:
Begin with a 4×4 sheet of RTC Grid Paper, in this case I chose to work with the newest shade of green, Limeade. I cut them into sections of 4” x 4”, except for two sections that became the tent style place card. I divided the cards all the same to use the bottom two rows for the photos, with some I used three columns the others were full mosaic, and the top third was reserved for one of the MM paper tiles in Red, Deep Peaches & Cream, Pineapple Bliss or Grapefruit. You could choose to use this spot for your names to be written, but I put a different Bible verse in each that talked of giving thanks or praise for blessings to fit in with our traditions.
For the backside of the tent style backside I used three paper tiles in different colors to be a spot to write about things you are thankful for to share with the gathered family before the meal as a way to have everyone participate in the Blessing for the meal. The reverse side of each single panel place card can also serve as a spot to record and remember blessings and give thanks as well.
How to Display the Thanksgiving Place Cards:
The tent style place card will self-display. I used a small easel for another.
A third and fourth way is a 1” thick section of a branch about 1.5”-2” wide that I sawed a slit for the tag and on the other side of the wood disk I created a hole for a wire that I wrapped in a spiral to act as a decorative support.
Then finally I took some of my clothes pins and painted them green and then misted in gold and copper.
Adding the Names:
I stamped a label image in coordinating colors, trimmed around the image and wrote each name in the center then attached this label with a tiny clothespin. (Doodlebug Designs fall assortment mini-clothespins) At a table with many guests who may not know each other this name tag can easily be turned around to face away the guest and towards the other guests so everyone can see each other’s name.
Thanksgiving place cards can bring lots of color to your table without taking up a lot of room…you don’t want to crowd out the goodies!! This style of place card is easily adapted for any occasion, with Christmas and New Year’s Parties around the corner and your stands made, just change out the photos and try a new color of RTC!!
The RTC papers are quite versatile and I’m sure you’ll find many ways to use them for your holiday photos and events…maybe even a garland for your tree!!