Thanksgiving Menu & Place Cards

By  Alice Golden  for  Grafix Arts

size: varies

  • Thanksgiving Menu & Place Cards


  • Clear glass votive candle holders
  • Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay Cardstock
  • Grafix Arts Vellum: Gold, Platinum, Clear Inkjet Printable; White Shrink Film
  • Prima Marketing Delight Brads


  • Die-cutting machine with Papertrey Ink Die Collections: Perfect Patches, Lovely Layers
  • We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Power Punch
  • Computer with inkjet printer
  • Sharpie Permanent Markers: Gold Metallic, Magenta
  • Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL

Basic Supplies

  • paper trimmer, scoring tool, score board, oven or heat tool, parchment paper, scrap paper, pencil
  • 1. Die cut two pieces of Lovely Layers largest-size die from shrink film for each embellishment needed. Color die-cut sets with markers. (Note: Designer colored one in Gold Metallic and one crosshatched in Magenta.)
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to shrink film. (Note: If using oven, try inserting die-cut film into parchment paper pouch to keep plastic from twisting.) Let cool.
  • 3. Layer gold film on top of magenta film, punch hole in center, and slide onto brad stem. Repeat for all embellishments.
  • 4. Print menu on inkjet vellum; trim to desired size. Mat with Gold vellum; adhere to Canyon Clay cardstock base. Punch hole at top center of menu; insert embellished brad. Adhere to secure.
  • 5. Wrap scrap paper around votive to create template. Mark top and bottom votive edges; trim to create template. Use template to cut Gold vellum wrap and Platinum vellum center strip; adhere strip to votive wrap. Punch hole in center of votive cover; insert embellished brad and bend ends on back. Adhere wrap to votive holder. (Note: Using straight-sided holder eliminates need to create template.)
  • 6. Print names on inkjet vellum; trim. Die cut Patch from Gold vellum; adhere to left of name. Punch hole at top center of patch; insert embellished brad and bend ends on back. Adhere to secure.
  • 7. Create top-fold base from Canyon Clay cardstock. Adhere name panel to base.