Friday, November 26, 2010

Giving Thanks - Paper Cutz Challenge

Hi everyone,
  Anything goes at Paper Cutz this week - which was a blessing because I really wanted to make this for my house and my husband and I liked the idea of a new Thanksgiving Day tradition.  I made a banner using my Gypsy, MiniMonograms and Cindy Loo font, an Acorn from Create A Critters and a maple leaf from Gypsy Wanderings.

  I chose the scalloped square and plain rounded square from MiniMonograms and used the font from Cindy Loo. 

This was inspired by Donna Mundingers Halloween banner found here.  Once I had the blocks and letters cut out I popped the top layer off the bottom.  I then used my ATG tape roller and taped all blocks to a maroon ribbon.  I then tied bows with buttons looped with hemp twine and used a glue dot to stick them to the edge ribbons. 

Finally, I found some recipe cards at Michaels for one dollar a set (20 cards).  I wrote at the top - I'm thankful for:  and each guest wrote what they were thankful for and hung it to the wall. 

We will keep these and each year hang them up on the wall and ask our new guests to write what they are thankful for.  This will allow us to remember our Thanksgivings and when hubby and I are old and gray we will have a number of cards to read and reminisce. 
Hope your bellies have recovered!!! Mine is starting too!  Don't forget to link your project over at Paper Cutz - there's no reason not too - it's anything goes!!!


  1. Melissa, what a sweet posting. Your banner is gorgeous just like everything you do. The idea about keeping the cards of your guests is so sweet. Wouldn't it be great if you could turn those into a digital image and make Thanksgiving cards from them?

  2. Beautiful banner! What an awesome new tradition!

  3. Love your banner but love the Thanksgiving cards even more. What a wonderful tradition that will be for your family and just think as they increase over the years what a great memeory that will be for the entire family. TFS

  4. what a great banner melissa. beautiful job :)

  5. Very cute. Love the buttons on the ribbon

  6. Wow, Melissa, what a beautiful banner. I love it! I also love the idea of having the cards from your guests to look back on...what a wonderful idea!