Show Your Dinner Table Some Love

Good morning friends!  Who knew this weekend would be so busy!  Here’s what’s going on:

  1.  If you stopped by yesterday, you found out that I’m giving away a trio of gilded journals in a journal holder. Each journal takes about 15 minutes to complete and the entire project takes less than an hour!  The entire tutorial and pictures of the completed project are on the Spellbinders Website ——–> HERE.   To enter to win (even my international fiends), you must go to (click here) ——->THIS POST<——– on my blog and leave a comment before May 5th.
  2. Today is National Scrapbook Day!!  Spellbinders is hosting five sweet challenges that are being revealed today – you have all weekend to play so why not pick one.  Details are HERE (on Instagram).

Okay, now on to what I wanted to show you today.  I’m from a small family but when my sister and I get together, even for a simple dinner, we love to lavish love (like this) on the event to make it memorable.   We’re both from the “use it now” school; we eat on my good dishes, we drink with the fancy glasses, out come the charger plates, fabric napkins and I lay out a menu program on their plate.  For a small party of 4 or 5, it only takes an hour to prepare; it’s so simple and it makes for a marvelous presentation.

A computer typed menu is adhered to gold cardstock leaving a scant border, then mounted to teal cardstock that is 3-7/8″ wide x 5-1/8″ tall.  Swirl Bliss Pocket is attached to Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A (largest die) cut from gold and then mounted on Spellbinders 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (largest die) cut from teal cardstock.  Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents is my favorite go to motif for the regal element that sits on the top of the assembly.  Then I made a belly band using  two lengths of the rectangular element from Swirl Bliss and I left a large enough space in the center for the circle element from Swirl Bliss Pocket and put a gold strip behind the filigree.  The jewel in the center is a button from my stash.

Thanks for asking and letting me share every day ideas on how to use my new dies.  More to come!!  In the meantime Happy National Scrapbooking Day.  Get crafty!

  • Marilyn in E~TownMay 2, 2015 - 10:17 am

    OMGosh, stunning! You have out done yourself, Im in awe of your work!ReplyCancel

  • JanMay 2, 2015 - 10:18 am

    Hi Becca. Oh this is gorgeous.We have a very large family. So would take me forever to make these gorgeous place settings. When we all gather there are 18 of us!! Love the colours you have chosen. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs from the U.K. Jan.xReplyCancel

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  • Anne (UK)May 2, 2015 - 10:40 am

    Fabulous! Stunning! Beautiful! And a bunch of other superlatives!
    The menu looks yummy too ;o)
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • ColleenMay 2, 2015 - 10:44 am

    Beautiful and such lovely dinnerware. Everything goes so well togetherReplyCancel

  • Christine HarropMay 2, 2015 - 11:03 am

    This is fabulous Becca. Makes a meal so very special!! I have just spent a week with my sister and we had a wonderful time. Christine xReplyCancel

  • Kathy RMay 2, 2015 - 11:08 am

    My table is ready for some love!!!! It’s a beautiful setting! Inspirational!ReplyCancel

  • Marzee CarnesMay 2, 2015 - 11:10 am

    So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 2, 2015 - 11:11 am

    Oh Becca, this is so beautiful. I really like your ideas with using the good stuff now, instead of just saving it forever, cause what are we saving it for? I love, how you make such a beautiful set up out of any dinner with family and friend, it just looks like a million hun.ReplyCancel

  • SueMay 2, 2015 - 11:20 am

    What a beautiful place setting and I just love your dishes! I probably could spend 3 hours on the computer trying to get the menu printed off! I can envision a large size chocolate bar wrapped within the napkin! Wouldn’t that be a nice gift for your guests. It’s all stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Sara TannMay 2, 2015 - 11:41 am

    This is GORGEOUS! I would love to do something like this for my holiday table, really spectacular!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth UKMay 2, 2015 - 11:45 am

    Really lovely Becca and I couldn’t agree with you more about using all the best stuff NOW,

  • Carol H.May 2, 2015 - 11:59 am

    My jaw just dropped when I saw this!! It is stunning! What a beautiful presentation!!ReplyCancel

  • Elly BooijMay 2, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    This is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 2, 2015 - 12:28 pm

    OOOOooooooohhhhhH! Becca!!!!!! How absolutely fabulous! You are my paper guru. This is just a brilliant use of these dies. Brilliant.ReplyCancel

  • Sonia StephensonMay 2, 2015 - 12:53 pm

    Hi Becca. Another stunning creation – I love this beautiful idea :-) Hugs xxxReplyCancel

  • Sue KmentMay 2, 2015 - 1:01 pm

    Beautiful! A real step up from my paper plates LOL!ReplyCancel

  • GayleMay 2, 2015 - 1:46 pm

    Wonderful. I used to decorate napkins , holders & goody containers & this is even better and you make to match your own color scheme!! I never had all the wonderful dies then…all done with stamps & embossing (gold) of courseReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 2, 2015 - 2:05 pm

    This is just has the wow factor ! We have just brought our 1st house and these would look amazing in our dining room !! Love them xReplyCancel

  • Vicki RobeMay 2, 2015 - 2:06 pm

    This would be stunning for a wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMay 2, 2015 - 2:29 pm

    Wow Becca, stunning colors ,i love your work.
    God Bless.
    Elaine H XReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyMay 2, 2015 - 2:49 pm

    This is so classy. I like the colors and the gold just pops. Thanks for sharing. I hope I win the journals but I am just thrilled when you have a new idea for us.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette (New Zealand)May 2, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    Beautiful Becca. Lovely to see someone else use the best China. The presentation is stunning. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • trish AveryMay 2, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Becca this is so elegant and I love the idea, how fantastic would it be for a wedding table. Love that you and your sister use your best plates and glasses I do the same. Thank you for this idea and I will use it in the coming weeks.
    Hugs Trish.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterMay 2, 2015 - 4:47 pm

    How wonderful, would surely make a get together that much more special, Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • angela (uk)May 2, 2015 - 4:54 pm

    Such lush colours you’ve used here Becca, beautiful xxReplyCancel

  • Pam (Tasmania)May 2, 2015 - 6:31 pm

    How lovely you have such a sister to share this with! We are not all so lucky.
    It is good to use the things we treasure that is what they are for.
    Although the washing up can be a worry lol.
    love the way you have done this enjoy . XxReplyCancel

  • FMMay 2, 2015 - 7:08 pm

    So elegant and what a great idea! Another lovely Becca moment!ReplyCancel

  • Glynis pageMay 2, 2015 - 9:39 pm

    You have truly inspired me. Thank youReplyCancel

  • Mrs June SmithMay 3, 2015 - 1:00 am

    Morning Becca, wow what an amazing place setting, could I come to your next dinner party please.

    Have a great Sunday everyone, stay, safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith UK xxxReplyCancel

  • Clare WMay 3, 2015 - 1:31 am

    Wow! Guess what will be adorning my table on Christmas day?…Fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs BMay 3, 2015 - 2:19 am

    Hi Becca.
    This table setting is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing it with us. It’s great to hear that you use the “good stuff” rather than just leaving it shut away in the cupboard. Take care xReplyCancel

  • Jane BMay 3, 2015 - 3:07 am

    Good morning, Wow this really suit the name amazing paper grace!!Just so elegant,love it.Would not mind being your dinner guest .Take care Jane B.ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMay 3, 2015 - 3:47 am

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!! I believe in using the best table ware too….why hoard it away! As well as your wonderful creations, your plates are Stunning!!!
    Hope you are keeping well Becca xxReplyCancel

  • Sheila ArendseMay 3, 2015 - 5:20 am

    Absolutely stunning as always. You can see that you tap into Gods creativity that he has graced you with.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara TranquillaMay 3, 2015 - 6:20 am

    Hi Becca,
    It’s so niced to be part of your family, though annonomously, via Internet. You are a special lady and a beautiful example to all and not just in your art work. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Eileen BMay 3, 2015 - 6:47 am

    This is gorgeous!! I love the color combination and the details- could be used at Christmas time with deep burgundy or just white and gold. oh sooo gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 3, 2015 - 8:46 am

    Hi Becca, Wow !! this place setting looks stunning and very decadent. I wish oh how I wish that I had a Sister or a Brother, I would love to do this !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Maureen KillenMay 3, 2015 - 11:06 am

    Hello Becca,
    How fabulous is this setting? You are so wise to use the things now, a lesson I have just learned at my age, which is over 21!!!! lol
    Maureen xxxReplyCancel

  • Jean marmoMay 3, 2015 - 8:37 pm

    Just gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm

    This idea ia awesome. The color scheme is gorgeous. Love your dinnerware. If I knew who made it, I’d rush out to buy it.ReplyCancel

  • Earlene BostMay 4, 2015 - 1:21 am

    As soon as I get your new dies, they will be my favorites. They are gorgeous. I see many ways I could use them (both sets). They are very desirable. They are on my wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Edna SiuMay 4, 2015 - 1:44 am

    it is so sweet and lovely color, it is the color I would like for my “dream”car, I once said to my husband that if ever we will have a brand car, this will be my color of the choice, so when i see this color, it popped up to me. Haha…ReplyCancel

  • Beth NZMay 4, 2015 - 5:28 am

    Another fabulous project, thanks Becca for sharing once again. The A2 filigree is my go to die so often so must be my favourite one.ReplyCancel

  • Jacquie JacobsMay 4, 2015 - 6:11 am

    WOW! Amazing Becca, this is gorgeous. Can I come to dinner at yours please lol! Love it all, so elegant. Beautiful use of dies.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  • BunnyMay 4, 2015 - 7:52 am

    So glad to know that other people have the mindset of “Use it now”. Why save it? My mother in law was the sweetest woman in the world but constantly “saved” the good stuff which she never got to enjoy and she so deserved to enjoy it.ReplyCancel

  • ChristineMay 4, 2015 - 8:30 am

    Amazing! A stunningly elegant design. You are so talented.ReplyCancel

  • Judy SmedleyMay 4, 2015 - 9:34 am