Sunday, August 4, 2013

Thankful Candle for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! I could not possibly be any more happy or excited than I am today! I am thrilled to announce that I have been invited to be part of the permanent design team at The Paper Players! I am so honored to craft alongside such super talented ladies and I'm really looking forward to the weeks and months ahead.

Ann Marie is hosting this week's challenge, which is "ABC: Anything But a Card" with a fall theme. I had lots of ideas, but ultimately decided that I would start working with my Thankful Tablescape Kit. I hope you are inspired by what I came up with!

The Thankful Tablescape Kit is a product from the Stampin' Up Holiday catalog that includes sufficient materials to create a table setting for 10 guests including napkin holders, place cards and more. I used the part of the kit designated for a centerpiece today. The base is Birch Paper Ribbon, and I wrapped it around a large candle jar, 7" in diameter. When I tell you there is lots of this beautiful paper left over, there is plenty to do three more candles this size.

Beneath the candle jar, I created a rosette from Sweater Weather DSP, which coordinates with the kit. The sentiment was perfect for my project, and was made with the new Expressions Thinlits Dies. The leaves were stamped with the Magnificent Maple Stamp and cut out by hand. In the weeks ahead you will see more projects made with this kit. I love Thanksgiving and can't wait to to finish my tablescape! I'm already craving some pumpkin pie!

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Magnificent Maple
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry
Designer Series Paper: Sweater Weather
Ink Pads: Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Tools: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Expressions Thinlits Dies
Accessories: Thankful Tablescape Kit, Hemp Twine (r)
Other: Glass Candle Jar and Candle (from Homegoods)

Thanks for visiting and be sure to see all the other awesome projects by the design team at The Paper Players!

Inky hugs!


Anonymous said...

I love it! So clean and elegant! That thankful is perfect on your large candle and your fussy cut are superb! :-)

Brian King said...

Sandy - what a classically beautiful centerpiece of the Thanksgiving table. Congratulations on being a member of The Paper Players! Woo hoo!

Mary Hogenmiller said...

Simple and elegant. I'll be looking forward to more of your challenge projects on The Paper Players!

Vicki Burdick said...

This is gorgeous Sandy and congrats on joining the Paper Players!!!

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful candle, Sandy! Don't you just love this kit!

Donna said...

Your project and write-up are as beautiful as always, really wonderful! What wonderful news too, DT member; congratulations and have a wonderful time! We can't wait to see more of your beautiful inspirations! Have fun!

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Sandy! They (and we) are so lucky to have you as part of the DT!! Your candle art is sensational!!

LeAnne said...

This is wonderful! Another great idea....I don't host Thanksgiving dinner so when I received this kit, I wasn't quite sure what to do with fact, it is still unopened! NOW I have some ideas!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, firstly, we are so thrilled to have you along as a permanent member of our design team! What a great project to kick off your time with us! I think this is a fabulous use of the kit. I'd pretty much ignored this is the catty and think I need to go take another look at it.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, I want to once again officially welcome you to the team! I am so excited to be working with you once again. Your projects always inspire me and this is certainly no exception. I absolutely LOVE this project! I wasn't sure about getting that kit, now you have me thinking. Hugs! :)