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Nov 02, 2007

Howdy Pilgrim!

    Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness. It's an occasion spent in the warm and loving company of family and friends, remembering, cherishing and being thankful! Which is all well and good, but we all know the main event on Thanksgiving is the MEAL! So before you give your family the bird — you know, the one loaded with sleep-inducing fixins — set the stage with my invites and place cards.

    New & fresh from the Creating Keepsakes Convention, I whipped up these fun & easy paper projects in less time than it takes the fellas to fall asleep in front of the football game! Let's talk turkey! While these invites extend the promise of goodwill, the place cards ensure good behavior and favorable mingling.

Thanksgiving "Pocket" Invites:  65_60614d

Outside
1.  Cut 7 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangle from Apple Pickin' paper.  Fold 4 1/4": from right side.
2.  Punch square shape into bottom left hand corner (front side only approximately 1/2" from the card's fold).
3.  Cut scallop trim out of green plain paper and adhere along the front.
4.  Attach brads to create pocket.

Inside:
1.  Cut 3 3/4" x 4 3/4" rectangle from patterned cardstock. 
2.  Cut a 2" piece of ribbon from the Fall Ribbon Card and adhere with brads. 
3.  Place card in pocket and attach "Give Thanks" word brads as your message.
4.  Remove cardstock to stamp invitation details.

Products used:
65/60614  Apple Pickin' Paper Kit
65/65843  Fall Ribbon Assortment
65/65857  Fall Embellishment Box
65/60084  150 Super 150 Sheet Paper Pack
65/75079  Large Square Punch
65/65241  Fall Paper Leaves
65/65855  Thanksgiving Painted Word Brads
65/80190  You're Invited Stamps

Place Cards: 65_60614c

1.  Cut 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" of the striped patterend paper from the Apple Pickin' paper.  Fold in half.
2.  Cut 2 7/8" x 1 3/4" of the yellow polka dot paper and adhere to the center. 
3.  Attach a piece of green ric-rac or green sticky ribbon to the front of the card 3 1/4" long.  Adhere. 
4.  Attach either a punch out from the kit or paper leaves with a leaf brad to the front.
5.  Writer or rub on the names of your loved ones.

Products Used:
65/60614  Apple Pickin' Paper Kit
65/65843  Fall Ribbon Assortment
65/65838  Fall Sticky Ribbon
65/65857  Fall Embellishment Box
65/65241  Fall Paper Leaves

Enjoy the festivities, and bring on the pumpkin pie!

-Your friend,
Mary

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