Saturday, August 13, 2011

Gratitude Journal

Hello all! Today is the second Group Post day at Papertrey Ink. This time around each of us, on the design team, are showcasing the set Gratitude Journal, designed by Dawn McVey. Our assignment is to create a project that embraces an "attitude of gratitude". For today's project I've decided to focus on an "attitude of gratitude" while at the Thanksgiving table with family and close friends. It all begins with these autumn designed die cut seed packets turned into blessings place cards. Appropriate for placing at each seat at Thanksgiving dinner for family to fill out and turn into keepsakes and an annual tradition.Inside is a "so blessed because..." card that's all ready to be filled out. Stamped these using images from both Gratitude Journal & Autumn Acorns.Each card is placed at it's proper place setting.The seed packet was die cut from kraft cardstock. The frame (created by die cutting a Fillable Frames #7 from the center of a die cut Button Card) was die cut from Spring Moss Bitty Dot Basics pattern paper and attached with dimensional adhesive. Stamped the Gratitude Journal sentiment with in the frame and emellished with a die cut acorn, leaf and twine bow.For an added detail to each place setting, I created a coordinating napkin ring. Simply tied the napkin with a Fine Linen ribbon bow, trimmed the ends (keeping them fairly long) and hot glued a few Autumn Acorns to the ribbon ends. Super simple, yet cute and can easily be mass produced.

Well, that's it from me today. Be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...

Thanks for stopping by!


Blessings Place Cards:

Acorn Napkin Ring:


  1. What a perfectly executed project. The colors are fantastic and I love the very idea of it. It's just gorgeousness!!!

  2. Awesome idea! I love that you included something personalized in each little envie for each guest. I'd love to receive something like that, and of course, how fun to make them, and write something for everyone!

  3. This looks so pretty and I love the acorns on the ends of the knotted ribbon, such a lovely touch.

  4. Great idea and it's kind of funny, I suggested this sort of thing on Nichole's blog before I ever came here to yours! Just shows how greatly this new release inspires us already:)

  5. So pretty! Love the personal cads and love the 'box' you created, very, very nice!!
    Hugs, Wendy

  6. You are so full of exciting ideas! Everythings you have created is stunning. I would LOVE to see a photo of the entire table with it set. TFS.

  7. Oh, so lovely!
    Kisses from Brazil