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Thanksgiving Dinner Program

by on September 11, 2008


I’m looking forward to a wonderful family time this coming Thanksgiving and am looking forward to every opportunity to make it a truly memorable event.  Thinking ahead to dinner and the presentation that I want to spoil my family and guests with, I thought that perhaps this year I would create a program to sit at each place setting as well as place cards.  The program will tell the events in the order they occur, the Blessing (one of many) that will be given before dinner to bless the food, The Menu and then outline our Family Roundtable – the discussion we’ll be having in celebration of thankfulness we have for blessings received throughout the year.  For our Roundtable, each person takes a turn speaking about an event or something they are grateful for.


Once I delved into this project, I got really excited about the whole concept.  As I designed the pages for the program I discovered I could make them reusable – so now I can actually pull out each typed portion and replace it with a new panel if I want to use the program again.   Of course if we have guests they are welcome to take a program with them as a keepsake.  Doesn’t this project just scream scrapbook?  I can see after the event is over separating each of the pages and taking the place card and making them all part of several scrapbook pages reflecting on the good time had at Thanksgiving.


The background of each panel is done with the Flourishes Damask Background stamp – one of my very favorites if you haven’t noticed, and all printing is computer generated.

Stamps:  Flourishes Damask
Paper:  Bazzill
Ink:  Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Accessories:  Nestabilities, Punch, Brads, Ribbon

I’ll be posting Blog Candy some time this weekend, so be sure to stop by!  Happy Friday! 

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Pam aka/YorkieMom
September 12, 2008
8:46 am

Oh Becca….these are stunning!!! And what a marvelous idea? Is that an actual dinner plate that you used?

Nancy K
September 12, 2008
8:47 am

Very elegant! I love the colors you used. As always, wonderful!

September 12, 2008
8:49 am

What a wonderful idea. I love all the detail you have in each piece. These would make a wonderful scrapbook piece. I enjoy coming to your blog. I can’t wait to see what you create. You are such an inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to post your work.

September 12, 2008
9:08 am

Oh Wow Becca – Stunning colours and sooo beautiful as ever!
Have a lovely weekend


September 12, 2008
9:18 am

What an awesome idea and these are beautiful Becca! I especially like the fact that they are so versatile between being able to use them again to being able to add them as page elements on scrapbook pages.


Sharon in NE
September 12, 2008
9:21 am

Becca, you are incredible!

Karolyn L.
September 12, 2008
9:22 am

Oh my gosh! This presentation takes my breath away. So elegant and beautiful, and the spirit behind the presentation is just amazing! Thanks so much for sharing. P.S. What is the punch in the small scalloped oval? It looks like a pineapple punch, but I’ve never seen anything like that.

Cindy Lawrence
September 12, 2008
9:24 am

Oh my gosh, Becca!!!!!!! You are AMAZING, girl! That is one GORGEOUS place setting! The programs are so detailed and lovely! I am in AWE!

Julie Koerber
September 12, 2008
9:32 am

Ok… take my breath away…. this is just lovely. Can I come to your house for Thanksgiving????? Oh my! What an elegant look!

Kim H
September 12, 2008
9:36 am

OH MY HECK these are stunning, gorgeous, breathe taking! WOW WOW WOW! My Thanksgiving will look like a HICK one compared to yours!

September 12, 2008
9:45 am

Absolutely GORGEOUS! (yes, I did yell!)

September 12, 2008
9:47 am

Holy Smokes, Batman! This makes me want to get off the computer right now and go play in the craft room! And buy some punches. and the stamp. and more nesties.


September 12, 2008
9:49 am

Do you like the reverse damask as much?

September 12, 2008
10:26 am

Wow – so beautiful! What a fantastic idea! Methinks I’m going to have to do something like this for my family when we gather at my parents. Thanks for sharing your beautiful project!

September 12, 2008
10:40 am

Beautiful….pleeeezze… can you let us know where you got that punch? I love pineapples and would love to have one! Thanks for sharing!

Laura (scrapnextras)
September 12, 2008
10:41 am

Becca, you amaze me every visit! WOW! Love this project…so elegant and stately and beautiful! The details are wonderful and your photo’s are superb! Gosh your ensemble even matches your dinnerware!!

September 12, 2008
10:43 am

How simply amazing!! Beautifully done – awesome photos!

September 12, 2008
10:56 am

Oh my word these are wonderful ! I have had these punches for years and they have been sitting in a drawer neglected. What an amazing project !

:-) Barbara

Corliss McBride
September 12, 2008
11:42 am

This is an amazing idea. What are a fantastic presentation. I can’t wait to share this idea with my friends. Thanks Becca for sharing your creativity with us.

September 12, 2008
12:12 pm

Oh my heck – I LOVE it! It’s like …. Martha Stewart … good! What time did you say dinner will be? If you cook as good as you papercraft, it’s going to be totally ‘licious! Beautiful work!

Christine (Craftling)
September 12, 2008
1:01 pm

What a fabulous idea! :o) I have had several sweet and memorable Thanksgiving dinners with American families over the years, both here and in the States, and yours sounds wonderful! :o)

I hope it is as joyful for you as it will be for your guests.

Chris xx

September 12, 2008
1:09 pm

Just amazing Becca!! You are such a talent!!
Have a great weekend.

September 12, 2008
1:20 pm

These are absolutely beautiful! I am just so in awe of your work. God had blessed you with an amazing talent and I am so glad you share that with us! Bev

September 12, 2008
2:35 pm

Becca, you have really outdone yourself this time! These are super elegant and beautiful. Your family, although they are probably familiar with your abundant talent, will be blown away. And very grateful!

September 12, 2008
2:35 pm

Good evening, Becca. Your Thanksgiving presentation is beautiful- to say the least- I think everyone else has used most of the adjectives that describe your work and your talent. So I shall just say Very Well Done and your family will be absolutely delighted with the sight that greets them at your Thanksgiving table.

September 12, 2008
2:43 pm

This is gorgeous! I feel like I would have to dress formally for the event, if I were invited !! :)

Linda C.
September 12, 2008
2:47 pm

Whoa! I’m speechless!

Jan Marie 1flourish
September 12, 2008
4:04 pm

Becca, what a grand way to treat your guest on Thanksgiving! Every detail is perfect and well thought out… very elegant, fresh and yet timeless. Thank you so much for the inspiration…..truly wonderful!

Rhonda K.
September 12, 2008
4:31 pm

That is a fabulous table setting! Your work is awesome and I love how you incorporate those punches. Your dinner guests are going to love those.
One question, is that a punched medallion under the bowl, I could tell if it was part of the bowl or a reflection or something.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations, you are truly very talented and I look forward to seeing your posts every time!

Troy Louise
September 12, 2008
5:36 pm

This is just wonderful. What a lovely way to celebrate the day with friends and family. Who makes the darling pineapple punch?

September 12, 2008
5:42 pm

You gotta be kidding!!!!! These SO belong in a magazine…or, on a tv show! Amazing!!

September 12, 2008
5:56 pm

Just beautiful…

Sue Strozyk
September 12, 2008
8:40 pm

You are too much!! I’m new to your blog, and are just blown away by your creativeness and talent. Amazing!!!

Julie K
September 12, 2008
8:46 pm

Wow! Lovely idea. Cool remeberance of a wonderful day!

September 12, 2008
9:40 pm

Please let us know where you get your punches! I love your style and will sit down one day and try all the magic trick with my corner punches too. I really enjoy your site.

September 12, 2008
9:47 pm

Bravo girlfriend! Bravo.


Cindy Haffner
September 12, 2008
10:02 pm

Becca, so gorgeous, wonderful work.

jami {sgtStamper}
September 12, 2008
10:46 pm

wow Becca, these are so wonderful – what beautiful place settings to inspire wonderful time together at the table. Love these!!
Smiles, Jami

Lisa D. Atha
September 12, 2008
10:58 pm


Just when I think you couldn’t possibly come up with something more creative than the last project, you do it again! This is such an awesome idea. The colors and designs are gorgeous. I love the colors of Fall! Yes, it does scream “scrapbook”, which makes it even more awesome. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Hugs, Lisa

September 13, 2008
12:05 am

Becca, these are just stunning. Everything you create just blows me away! I LOVE LOVE your talent and creativity!

Debbie Olson
September 13, 2008
12:43 am

Becca, it’s a pure eye feast, and I’m guessing that you’re a fabulous cook too! :-D

Gay Ferland
September 13, 2008
2:02 am

Truely a very gifted young lady! I was in awe looking at your whole website. I’ve never seen such talent in all my years as a stamper/designer. Thank you so much for sharing your art!!

Sue C
September 13, 2008
2:29 am

Your blog is so aptly named – each of your creations is truly amazing – but this one outshines them all! I am in awe of what creative directions your brain takes you, and how well you execute the designs! I think I can honestly say that I have never seen placecards or anything else as elegant and gorgeous as these! I have been keeping an eye on all of your punch tricks, too – I LOVE punches! Thank you thank you thank you for all of your inspiration and your generosity in sharing your amazing talents with us!

September 13, 2008
3:54 am

your table is going to look so elegant and these programs will be the finishing touch. What a great idea.

Karen w
September 13, 2008
4:40 am

This is just gorgeous!! So pretty and elegant, what a treat for your guests

Jerri Kay
September 13, 2008
4:58 am

One word sums it up . . . . Stunning! I’m totally speechless. Your blog is definitely candy for my eyes, your creativity is endless. Thank you for sharing this beautiful ensemble, it’s so very inspiring and beautiful.

Darlene L
September 13, 2008
5:53 am

Elegance defined. I love the ribbon you used. TFS. Darlene

September 13, 2008
8:46 am

Becca, You truly have unique talent in producing original designs! It’s always a delight to visit your blog and see what new and gorgeous creation you’ve designed. Know you get lots of comments, and each and every one is so well deserved. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

crystal joy
September 13, 2008
8:56 am

Wow Becca,
You are in the United States, aren’t you? If so boy you really are way ahead of the game. Are you sure you didn’t make them for me for the Canadian Thanksgiving in October;) you sure are organized!!
My husband is American so sometimes we celebrate both.

Joan B
September 13, 2008
9:16 am

Becca, this is a fabulous ensemble! Your work is stunning.

September 13, 2008
10:08 am

Beautiful set Becca!!!! Love every single detail.
God bless

Sue F
September 13, 2008
10:32 am

Wow! How creative, and beautiful! You are such an inspiration. Thanks for such wonderful ideas.

Lori Craig
September 13, 2008
12:57 pm

WOWzA! Girl – this is gorgeous! Love the delicate details – just amazing!

September 13, 2008
4:06 pm

Those are so gorgeous… the things you come up with… I want to come to your house for Thanksgiving!!! I would love for our Thanksgiving to be more thanksgiving & less about the food… sorry to say but I don’t think my extended family would appreciate all the fuss, but I certainly would!!!

Elaine Moore
September 13, 2008
6:29 pm

WOW – what time’s dinner – I don’t want to be late. You are just incredible –

September 14, 2008
12:25 am

These are the most BEAUTIFUL invitations I’ve ever seen! The color combinations, die cuts, punches – everything! – just go so well together! You are sooooooo incredibly talented!

Beth Norman
September 14, 2008
8:09 am

These are outstanding. So beautiful. I love the elegance. The punched corners, and the way you added the titles with brads–all awesome.

Diane LPM
September 14, 2008
2:37 pm

Will you pleassssse list the name of the manufacturer for the pineapple punch? Thank you. You continue to amaze and impress with your projects.

September 14, 2008
5:18 pm

Adorable. Is that a pineapple punch at the top of your program pages? My kitchen is done in primitive pineapples and I would love to find that punch somewhere.

Thanks as always for your great ideas and inspiration.

Ernie <:)

Judee Lefler
September 14, 2008
7:21 pm

Thank you for all the beautiful eye candy on your blog. These TG items are absolutely gorgeous.

I visited Trish’s website, and left her a message.

Thanks, Judee

September 16, 2008
1:19 pm

You have blown me away with this Thanksgiving set!

Cathy B.
September 16, 2008
2:51 pm

Well, Becca, as always… breathtakingly beautiful! I wish I could come up with another description; but, when I view your presentations those are the words that always come to mind!!!

Thank you for sharing your life with us.


Leslie Miller
September 17, 2008
12:20 am

What a gorgeous project and it’s going to be a lovely dinner! So elegant yet warm and inviting, too. Beautiful work!

September 17, 2008
1:53 am

What a lovely idea and a nice way to thank your visitors too.

I’ve left my comment here: there are some lovely sketches and beautiful work.


September 20, 2008
9:29 pm

Wow I really like how you put God first with Thanksgiving. I love how you want to create beauty in everything you create. I bet the Lord loves your use of your talent.
Cinnie C.

Julie (Joypup on SCS)
February 10, 2009
10:18 pm

my, my, my… so lovely to be reminded of Thanksgiving again. Just when I needed it most. I do love these punches, and your great way of using them!

May 16, 2010
7:08 pm

Hello –

I actually came upon a very small number of these very pineapple punches and am selling them on my eBay and Etsy shops. I like to include images that demonstrate what can be done with the crafting tools and would love to post one of the images from this project. They are all gorgeous! Of course, I would include a link to your blog and credit.

Let me know if that is all right with you.

Cheers – happy crafting!

– Maggie