I hope you all are having a wonderful time getting ready for the holidays! I know that it can be chaotic trying to get everything ready, so I have a very easy project for all of you. It truly is quick and easy.
I will be giving you a simple Thanksgiving Idea using our new Free Download. This post will show how to use the free download as a place card, and how you can use it for your next Thanksgiving Mosaic page. For this simple project all you need is:
- "Grateful Journaling Block" Free Download from Snapncrop
- Place card Holders
- a pen and pencil
- a good eraser (one that will not smudge your pencil lines)
- Exacto knife
Below is an image of the Grateful Journaling Blocks. There are 6 grateful blocks on one sheet. You can use the 1 in. squares on a fall or Thanksgiving themed page. You can always print multiple sheets if you have more than 6 guests, and you can print on different colored card-stock if you do not want a white background. The designs on the sheet will work better with lighter colors.
After ordering this from snapncrop, you will have a PDF file. Before you print, make sure the image is sized at 100% and/or set on actual size. When the Print settings come up Never change the size of the PDF to "fit to page". It will not be the right size for Mosaic Moments grid paper if you do this.
After you print, cut each piece with an Exacto knife. Place your guests'/family members' names on the very top line of each card. I highly recommend writing each of the names lightly with a pencil first. Once you have the names written the way you like, use a dark pen over the pencil lines. Use a good eraser to get any extra pencil markings.
Once you have your names written you will need to get a place holder. You can probably find some cheap ones at the dollar store or someplace like Walmart or Target. I have a little project you could also consider using. Below is an image of a large clip. You can find these at any office store. Notice how the clips are pointed up? You can use these to hold each of the Grateful Journal Blocks.
Decorate the clip how you would like. You can make it simple or elaborate. I like a simple design. I used pattern paper from BasicGrey. I cut the paper 2 x 3.25 inches and glued right on the clip. I also used a fabric leaf sticker to add a little color. So Simple! Add your grateful card on the clips and your done!
The grateful cards are wonderful because on thanksgiving you can have everyone write down what they are grateful for. So not only is it a great place holder, but you can also use the blocks to store the memories of that particular Thanksgiving. Once you get back to scrappin' your holiday pages, add the journaling blocks to one of your Thanksgiving pages.
Below is a page that I designed with the grateful blocks. Thanksgiving hasn't come around yet, so until then the cards are blank. But, this page gives you an idea on how to scrap using these blocks. Now you have a way to show what everyone was grateful for and the cards show each guests' handwriting as well. Notice that I used the 1 in. blocks from the download on here as well.
"Grateful for..." supplies used: This page was created with Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 Palm Leaf grid paper and "Grateful Journaling Blocks" Free Download. The turkey was made with pattern paper from Crate Paper™ and Simple Stories™.
Wasn't this simple! I hope you will consider using the grateful cards as a way to keep this year's Thanksgiving memories.