Darling Butterfly



Table setting place cards

     Hello my crafty friend, thank you so much for stopping by my blog to see what I have been up to. I am enjoying entering challenges and one of the sites I play at is called The Outlawz. They have a new challenge starting everyday and running for one week each. Sundays challenge this week was to make a CAS card or project using a leaf or leaves as your focal point. I decided to make a place setting card for Thanksgiving even though it has passed here in Canada. I have a lot of American friends and some family members that live in the states and these are in honour of all of them. :)
     I was working on a set of four and having some difficulty cutting out my sentiments on the cricut, most of the sentiments are meant to be cut out for scrapbooking pages rather than cards, the smaller size makes the cuts rather thin and extremely delicate.  My first place card has the delicate sentiment on it, and I had a rather pretty leafy image I was going to cut out for the top section but figured that it probably wouldn't cut out very nicely either since the swirly part of it was also very thin. I ended up resorting to my spellbinders dies for some leaves from the sunflowers set, and a couple flourishes from a sizzix die.
     After I finished this place card and uploaded it to the challenge I realized it was supposed to be a CAS card. For some reason I was thinking of Saturday's Paper Ala Mode challenge when I was designing this on my gypsy. So I quickly whipped up another one of the place cards and this is the one I tagged to enter in the challenge. I like this one but it's still not as CAS as it would have been on a regular size card. Oh well, this is the only Happy Thanksgiving stamp I had so it will have to do. :) Tomorrow I will make two more of each place card, or I might make them each different as well, everyone is unique why not have a unique place setting card each right?  We will see what tomorrow brings I guess. 

I am entering the second card into The Outlawz CAS challenge 
I am entering the set of 4 into the Paper Cutz Challenge  : turning over a new leaf
and into the Make It Monday Challenge #61
     I hope you like my project and I have inspired you to get creative. If you like my project please leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favourite?  Have yourself a blessed day and happy crafting!



  1. These are great!!! I love them! Thank you for sharing them with us at Paper Cutz Challenge!!! :)

  2. Very nice - I really like what you have done here. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

  3. Fabulous place cards, love the Atumn colours...they will look wonderful on the table..

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  4. Cindy,
    Your place cards are sooo pretty! Love how they turned out!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge:)

  5. These are FABULOUS! I may just have to copy your brilliant idea!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! Remember, to be in the running to win our fabulous prize this week from Di's Digis, just leave a comment for another entry and be sure to mention you saw it on MIM! The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning!
    Rene :D