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Thanksgiving Menu and Place Cards

Project Description: Enjoy Thanksgiving in affordable style with Grafix Vellum and Shrink Film.

Designed by: Alice Golden

Difficulty: Easy


  • Grafix Vellum in Gold, Platinum, and Clear Inkjet Printable
  • Grafix White Shrink Film
  • Prima Marketing Delight Brads
  • Papertrey Ink Canyon Clay Cardstock
  • Clear glass votive candle holders
  • 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
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scoring tool
  • Score board
  • Oven or heat tool
  • Parchment paper
  • Scrap paper
  • Pencil

Steps to Make This:

  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 the magenta film, punch a hole in the 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 a hole at top center of the menu; insert embellished brad. Adhere to secure.
  5. Wrap scrap paper around votive to create a template. Mark top and bottom votive edges; trim to create a template. Use the template to cut Gold vellum wrap and Platinum vellum center strip; adhere the strip to votive wrap. Punch a hole in the center of votive cover; insert embellished brad and bend ends on the back. Adhere wrap to the 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 the left of the name. Punch a hole at top center of the patch; insert embellished brad and bend ends on the back. Adhere to secure.
  7. Create top-fold base from Canyon Clay cardstock. Adhere name panel to base.


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    Maple HeightsOhio 44137
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