Maple Leaf Thanksgiving Card or Table Place Card


Here’s a simple and fast card that you can take to your Thanksgiving dinner hosts, or you can use at your own table as name place cards! This one just takes cardstock, 2 patterned papers, 2 maple leaf die cuts, glimmer mist, ribbon, and a little tag that you can put a greeting or a name on. If you want to add a bit of texture to your leaves like I did for mine, you will need an embossing stylus and a mouse pad. The leaves can be used plain too, so no worries if you don’t have a stylus & mouse pad :). Follow along with the video below for complete instructions.


Thanksgiving Card or Table Place Card


I have made this style of a card in the past, so it might be a bit familiar to some, but I was thinking about Thanksgiving and the tradition that many have of going around the table saying what they are thankful for. I thought it would be a neat idea to make place cards for the table and have a little space to tell each person why you are thankful for them! So off I went to my yard to grab some twigs and spent a good while trying to figure out how to put them on my card LOL!!

I also used metallic maple leaf brads, copper perfect pearls, stamped greeting, ribbon, border punch and a die-cut shape.

This card also works well to give to your hostess for Thanksgiving, or just as a thank you card. Of course with the branches, it wouldn’t be a good card to mail, but giving it in person works great! Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Blessings Handmade Card

I have seen these pumpkins made before using various punches, but they are so easy to make on your own! I used an Easy Ovals Template, but if you are good at cutting freehand, or have a small oval object to trace around, that works great too.

I used some lace, a Thanksgiving greeting stamp, gold embossing powder, a small piece of brown ribbon and a small piece of brown string. I also used Staz-On ink to stamp with because the paper is slick. (Regular ink usually smears and/or takes a long time to dry on shiny surfaces.) The beautiful pearl cardstock for the card is from DCWV’s Luxury Stack. Enjoy :).

Iris Folded Maple Leaf Card

I’ve loved iris folding ever since I first came across it a couple of years ago. It has a lovely appeal and I know first hand that the people I’ve given iris folded cards have been amazed at how beautiful they are. Most have never seen this technique before.

Iris-folding is super-simple, you can make this leaf in just a few minutes! Grab a free pattern from and join me in the video below!

Some helpful items are carbon paper (for tracing your pattern on your cardstock), tape, zots for attaching to your card, & a craft knife. Then embellish with beautiful Peel-Off Stickers, and you have yourself a real gem!

Cute Li’l Turkey Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and it’s so much fun to let your family and friends know how thankful you are for them! It’s also neat to be able to present a handmade card to your hostess. Or what about making this card smaller and putting names on for place cards at the table? There are so many fun idea you can come up with.

This cards is super simple too! All you need is some cardstock, googly eyes, small scalloped circle, mini round brads, adhesives, scissors and stickles. (I didn’t have a stamp for the Happy thanksgiving, so I wrote it with a pen, so you might want to do the same). Have fun and remember that you can always post your projects on my Dinglefoot’s facebook page! Just go to the Photos tab and upload your pic and maybe a description.

Transparent Thanksgiving Card

Transparent cards come and go, but I think that there are enough people who’ve never received one, that they still make a tremendous splash when they’re presented!  This one is a simple one, but still elegant.

All you need is a transparency or acetate paper, some harvest cardstock, an embossing folder (optional), peel-off stickers (optional), a vellum saying, a pumpkin die cut and you’re ready to go.