Thanksgiving Blessings to You and Yours!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! May your day be blessed and your heart filled with gratitude!

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Make It Monday // Thanksgiving Name Cards {Top Dog Dies}

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MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m excited to share a super quick project with you! Last year when I opened my Etsy shop, I added a few printables of Thanksgiving Tent cards – perfect for Name Cards or Buffet Table Menu Cards. And they looked darling! Here’s a peek:

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This year, with the adorable Top Dog Pocket Pages Fall die set in my stash, I decided to have some fun with these already super pretty printables, but add a leaf to each card. I grabbed some pieces of fall colored cardstock and die cut a couple of the leaf shapes from the set. The details on the leaves from Top Dog Dies are just beautiful! I so love stitched details!

The printable place cards were printed on white cardstock on my home printer. Using a foam adhesive, I added a little pop and dimension to the leaves. To make all of the name cards pictured (I made 9 for this project), I think it took all of 15 minutes! Your guests would certainly be wowed with such pretty name cards and they’d never know it was such a quick project!

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The table tents / place cards are available in my Etsy shop – in several different color combos, and each color combo comes with 2 sizes of tent cards. You can check them out here. For this project, I used the larger size (3″x3″ when folded) of the tent cards. They’re averrable via an instant download PDF. You can add your guest names using your PDF reader and just add text. Super easy peasy, even for the non-techie or crafty types 🙂

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Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It Monday and are truly enjoying the fall season! I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather and getting some cozy clothes out for cooler weather. This coolness might only last a few days here in San Diego, but I’ll enjoy every little bit of it 🙂

I love linking up at Simon Says – and this week the Wednesday challenge is “Thanks/Thanksgiving” – how perfect for this!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
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PS. And if you’re at all into planners and stickers. be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code HEYPUMPKIN15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/15/15

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I’m selling on Etsy! {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Thanksgiving, place cards, hostess gift, gift tags, gratitude, Etsy, custom, printable, pdfHave you heard of Etsy? Imagine an awesome global marketplace with creative, beautiful, handmade goodies, with sellers from around the world… and you’ve got Etsy!

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I recently started selling my handmade creations – mostly banners and party paper crafts – and am thrilled to be able to share my creations with the world! I’m even selling kits for those interested in creating their own banners, but aren’t exactly sure what they need to do! Enter the “Blessings” and “Give Thanks” fall banners I blogged about here. AND I just added some digital downloads for those needing to have quick and easy access to get their creative fix with an easy downloadable project, too!

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Have you checked out my shop? Or have a friend that loves creative products? Or a friend that loves supporting small businesses? I’d really appreciate it if you’d send them my way at https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClickyChickCreates Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My goal is to add a few items weekly, so please be sure to check back in often and hopefully something will catch your fancy that you just can’t live without! And if there’s anything you’ve seen on my blog that you’d like to see listed on Etsy, just drop me a note in the comments and I’ll do my best to make it happen!

2014-01-26_9698-Edit_SubscribeHere-small2As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
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Make It Monday // Gratitude Place Cards {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Thanksgiving, place cards, thank you, hostess gift, gift tags, gratitude, Etsy, custom, handmadeMakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Welcome to another Make It Monday!

So I have to ask, besides the menu planning, grocery shopping, food prepping, and house cleaning, are there any other Thanksgiving projects you tackle in preparation for the big day?

Last year, in preparation for Thanksgiving, I decided to make customized place cards / gratitude cards that would be combined into a Thank You & Hostess gift for my mother-in-law.

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Using various Tim Holtz Distress Inks (products listed below), blending tools and stamps, I created these adorable tags, and even went as far as to customize each one with every guests’ name. As family members saw the tags and commented on them, I asked them to write out a note of gratitude to our amazing and lovely hostess. I was so happy everyone lovingly embraced the opportunity to share their thoughts and we even read our notes aloud ❤

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In preparation for a class I was teaching the day after our return from our Thanksgiving holiday, I had taken a bin of crafting supplies to work on while visiting for the week. In the bin, I had packed the supplies needed to make these tags. It really would be easy to travel with, even on an airplane!

Interested in ordering some for your holiday table? Check out my Etsy shop!

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Are you following the Make It Monday hop? Did you land here from Beth Soler at Scrapping Wonders? Beth is sharing how to make a mini Thanksgiving folio album. If you haven’t stopped by her site today, be sure you do. But first, continue the Make It Monday hop and head on over to check out Kristie Sloan’s Artful Adventures! Kristie’s creating little paper house gift boxes for Thanksgiving treats. Her projects always inspire me, so I’m excited to see her post this week. Be sure to let her know you stopped by with some comment love!

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So what are you going to do first? Head over to check out Kristie’s paper house gift boxes? Check out my Etsy shop goodies? Check out the supplies listed below to create your own project? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hope you’re having a joyful autumn / fall season and enjoying the beautiful colors of the season! Wishing you a blessed and very happy Thanksgiving!!!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
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Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // Thanksgiving tags

Thanksgiving / Gratitude Tags {Feeling Crafty}

Connie Hanks // ClickyChickCreates.com // Thanksgiving tagsI know, I know, Halloween candy is still in the house, decorations are still up, costumes are strewn around, everyone’s on a sugar overload, and here I am blogging about Thanksgiving! I just had to share these cute “Beautiful Abundance” tags I came up with for Thanksgiving…

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Last year I made these “Thankful” tags and added them to goodie bags of treats I shared with friends from church. I also added them to the pumpkin pies I baked for our local firehouse. That tradition started years ago and I was even published in Real Simple Magazine sharing our pie tradition!

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For the tags I just made, I thought it would be nice to add a space to add a note about what we’re thankful for this year. These will make great placecards for our Thanksgiving table! Also, I love adding hidden journaling to my scrapbook pages, and sometimes will write on the back of a tag, like I did here. These would fit the bill nicely for hidden journaling for a fall or Thanksgiving layout!

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What types of Thanksgiving crafts are you working on or looking forward to creating? I’d love to see, so share your link(s) in the comments! My dear, crafty, and fabulous friend Danni at {Made in} Apt 14 shared a darling Thanksgiving table setting she created and is teaching at our local scrapbook store (Cool Scrapbook Stuff). Be sure to check out Danni’s post here!

And if your creative tank still isn’t full, be sure to check out Whimsy Wednesday over at The NY Melrose Family blog – talk about gifted crafters! Amazing recipes, DIYs, how-to’s, ideas and kids activities are linked up!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!
Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Don’t forget to share this or pin it on Pinterest if you’re inspired to get creative with stamps, embossing powder and inks!

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Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spiced Marmalade
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