Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 75 - Christmas Poinsettia Place Cards


I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend.  We got so much packed in that to me it felt like a whole week!  I'm glad to be out of the kitchen and back in my crafty room having some fun!  Leave it to Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge to think of everything you need for the holidays!  We've had sketches for cards, tags, and now place cards!  If you'd like to play along you can get all the details here:  http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-75november-26-2011.html

 #75 Sketch                                                                Seeing the sketch design brought back special memories for me.  My family has been putting place cards on the table for as long as I can remember now.  Every Christmas I pull out my Lenox Holiday china, flatware, and linens to set the table.   To keep the kids busy when I was cooking I would ask them to create some fabulous place cards to put on the table.  I would praise them for their lovely art work and penmanship and ability to spell every guest's name correctly.  It was always special for me to see a card with "mom" written in their handwriting at my place.  In fact my mom and other guests would be so pleased with these special  projects that they would take them home. 

Now, my daughter is in college, and my son is in high school and they aren't so interested in helping out mom around the holidays.  That's ok - we still find special things to do together, but now the place cards are mine to make.  And if their nice enough, maybe a guest or two will take them home : ) !!     
I double cut the poinsettia leaving off a few petals to keep the size down, colored white pearls with Copic YR12  for the flower centers, added some tiny jingle bells in a jump ring on the bow, and made a multi loop peg bow to finish this place card up.  I hope you are playing along!  I'm looking forward to seeing all the different place cards!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Big Bloom Poinsettia, Holiday Labels 14, Picnic Patterns
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders:  Labels 14
Markers:  Copic YG03, YG45, YG61, YR12, R46, R17, R08, R02
Ink:  Momento Rhubarb Stalk, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Antique Linen
Rub Ons:  Scrap Works Color Rubz 3 Ring

14 comments:

Vickie Z said...

Jeanne these are fabulous!!! Love the mix of stamps!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are amazing...more like a party favor than just a place card. Wonderfully done!

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW, Jeanne! I love the beautiful stamped names and the gorgeous poinsettias! The double-stamped labels look amazing, I want to try that now! The delicious red bows are the perfect finishing touches...you are amazing!

Kelly S. said...

A jump ring with DOUBLE the fun jingle bells? EEK!

I'm Renee said...

I love these gorgeous beauties!
The names...
love that font!
And perfect on the labels stamped with that background!
Truly beautiful, Jeanne! :)

Cathy Weber said...

I just love these, the coloring is gorgeous, those bells, the beautiful lettering, I am hoping are stamps or rub-ons, because if not, I am totally going to feel inadequate! Just a gorgeous set of placecards that will look beautiful on your table.

anya said...

These little cuties popped up on my Blogger Reading List and I knew they must be yours! Elegant and simple, but with the perfect balance of elements to really make them outstanding. The beautifully colored poinsettia, the jingle bells, and the red and cream palette.. seriously beautiful! Always love to see you play along with the WMSC, Jeanne! :)

Pauline said...

Just gorgeous Jeanne, love the elegant style and beautiful font you used.

Carla said...

very nice little cards. let it be X mas soon! Love from Holland.

cbuswell said...

These are just GORGEOUS! love the poinsettia!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL placecards! So elegant and beautiful - and so perfect for Christmas!!

Savitri said...

Simply beautiful! You used the inspiration so so well!! Thanks for playing with us at WMSC!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are wonderful, Jeanne! I love all of your stamping and the embellishments are perfect! Nicely done!

Lenet said...

beautiful! love your stamoing and these colors are my favorite christmas colors.