Monday, 10 December 2012

A little holiday table fanciness!


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Inspired by the 12 tags", referring to the sets of 12 tags that Tim Holtz has made over past Christmasses or his 12 tags of 2012.  As I looked through his blog I was spoiled for choice but I finally decided on this tag.  I love how he used the Santa face on his ornament and that was my inspiration here.

I was looking around for ideas to decorate the holiday table (my family descend on me on Boxing Day) and I saw a youtube video on how to fold a cloth napkin into a cutlery pouch, which I thought was a great idea.  To be honest though, we're more of a paper napkin kind of family, so I put my thinking cap on and came up with this instead - a cardstock pouch to hold the cutlery and a paper napkin.  I cut the design on my Cricut but its a fairly simple job to cut them by hand, all you'd need is a corner-rounder for the top corners (and you needn't really do that if you don't want to!).  The scalloped pieces added to the top on the front were cut with fancy-edged scissors.

Here's the template I made, you'll get a better view of it if you click on it:


I used paper from Tim Holtz's Seasonal Stack for the main part of the pocket (as you see both sides of the card it's best to use double-sided cardstock for these).  The Santas were taken from various stamp sets (listed below), the ribbons were cut from the cover of the Dear Mr Claus collage kit and the bauble toppers were coloured with Tarnished Brass distress stain.

If I'm very vigilant I can hopefully get them back undestroyed at the end of the meal and use them again next year! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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14 comments :

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Dan, I am loving your handmade Christmas pieces over the past few weeks, you're making me feel so festive. This weeks piece is INSPIRING once again, such a clever idea which your family will llove. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Hello Dan. Love your idea for the silverware holders for your Christmas table! They are so pretty and beautifully done!!! <3 Candy

Ruby Craft said...

I also have a paper napkin family. Love your silverware holders. Very clever and festive.

Andrea said...

these are another unusual and clever creation from you Dan, what a great idea and no one else will have the same as you, lots love and hope you well x

Sandra said...

What a great thing to make these silverware holders! I really love them, and hope I find some time to make some too! Hugs, Sandra

misteejay said...

What a super idea for the Festive table. They are fab Dan.

Toni xx

Sid said...

Great stuff Dan !

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This utensil holders are absolutely gorgeous, Dan! I really love how you provided a template so I can make them too :) :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Terry said...

Hey there Dan, fabulous idea to make the silverware holders wow....really festive on your Christmas table Thanksss for sharing and your family will just love it. Hugs Terry xxxx

Shelly Watson said...

I really like the Santa stamps! You did a great job coloring them.

toni said...

Very creative . I love the idea of cutlery pouches and the images you have used are perfect. Thank you for reminding me to link my challenge post. I was in a bit of a hurry as we were going out to our friends pub opening! X

Lesley G said...

Ooh, love these and thanks for the template. First time I've visited your blog and it certainly won't be the last!

Katie at www.ladyfromatramp.co.uk said...

My napkin holder was returned undestroyed I ho0pe you'll note!

Anonymous said...

Can I come to your house next Christmas please

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