Good morning everyone!! Welcome to Hip Hop!!
Today we're featuring Thanksgiving table decor - I have a modification on the theme and a request for your help, suggestions and opinions.
Later this month, I am in charge of a charity event for a large non crafty organization. I have 100 noncrafty people coming in to fill food baskets for pre-screened families (mostly women and children) who are domestic violence survivors. With the basket filling, we will be making cards, and each volunteer will write a personal message - the card will then be tied onto the top of the food basket and the volunteer will also decorate the basket top.
Table top decor in a sense that this might be the only Thanksgiving gift that these families will be getting.
I have to kit up 100 cards - here's my rub...
it has to be easy enough that non-crafty people can do it
it has to be easy enough not to instigate creative paralysis (these are noncrafty professionals...)
any message on it must be sensitive to their situation (hence the very generic sentiment I've used)
it has to be versatile enough that younger people can do it (people are bringing their families)
it has to be nice enough that I'm not embarrassed to kit it
and it has to be easy enough that I can cut 100 of them fairly easily.
This is all coming out of my stash - so things are a little OLD, and not all 100 kits will be exactly alike. But I came up with 3 designs and am asking you to let me know which one you like best?
Also, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE your suggestions on how people who want to kick it up a notch can glam them up. I will have a small table with more advanced items there for people to take it a step up if they want to.
So, I'm using my cricut b/c that seems easiest for cutting the main element. The straight lines I can easily cut on my trimmer. I could substitute a pumpkin there instead of the acorn. I had a gorgeous leaf design before, but it was so intricate, I thought it would freak out the volunteers.... so I went with easy cut lines.
I will prestamp it all to make it easier (and since I only have one set)
Card 1 - ok. what do you think of the bottlecap? Yuck? should I just do a cardstock circle mat?
This uses the Samantha Walker Fall Family Memories set and the grainy background set
Worn Grid background
November KOTM and the woodgrain background stamp
Thank you so much for stopping by, and thanks in advance for any suggestions you might have.
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Enjoy your thursday!
(i design for unity stamp co)