Thanksgiving Silverware Holders

Happy Thanksgiving friends!  I’m Joy from Joy’s Life sharing some individual silverware holders that I created for my husband and kiddos.  Each person has their tiny face on their silverware holders!

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I used file #68389 in the Silhouette Store which is for an envelope/bag.  I stretched the design out so it would be long enough to fit my silverware.

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I embossed each holder with different embossing folders using the Cut’n’Boss machine.  Next, I used Xyron to make the leaves quickly sticky so they would adhere to the holders.  Easy!

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The fun part was making family photo charms!  I selected some recent photos, shrank them down and printed them on my home printer.  Next, I simply inserted each photo into the Shape Studio Round 14 tool, added a Round 14 Bubble cap and then set them into round charms.

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I’m using the Echo Park All About a Boy paper to help me create some worded rounds.

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I added twine around the holders and hung the charm from the twine.

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I set the words and “L” and “M” into the pretty round charm settings.

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I’m looking forward to using these on Thanksgiving and seeing what each person thinks of their special embellishments!

When I’m not here you can find me on Joy’s  Happy holiday crafting, friends!

Fun With Thanksgiving

This year I wanted to do a rustic table setting for our Thanksgiving dinner.  I decided to use these burlap bags as my place settings and filled them with treats our guests can take home with them.


I cut an acorn template with my silhouette and used some Ranger Dimensional Pearl and glitter to add a fun embellishment to the bag.


To finish them off I used the Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Oval 25 and the metal charms to personalize them.  I will also have some pine cone filled mason jars decorated and placed as the centrepiece for my table.  I can’t wait to see it all come together.



Supplies: Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool Ovel 25, Epiphany Crafts Bubble Caps Oval 25, Epiphany Crafts Metal Charms Oval 25, Burlap Bags – Michaels, Twine – Dollar Store, Patterned Paper – Crate Paper and Simple Stories, Die Cut Machine – Silhouette Cameo, Twine – The Twinery, Doily and parchment paper – Punky Sprouts, Paint – Ranger Adirondack Dimensional Pearls, Glitter – Glitter Ritz, Wood Chips – Prima,

Making a Rainbow of Ovals



Hi there! Riikka here to share my crafts with the tool of the month: Oval! It’s such a lovely shape – more energetic than a circle but still more calm and peaceful than a rectangular. When I was doing the other project, my mother who was visiting us said that it reminds her of an egg. So get a real head start to Easter crafts and get your tool already!

I did two projects using the same idea – a notebook cover and a layout. I created a rainbow of ovals and made layers with the colored and vellum pieces. If you want to see how the cover above was made please watch the video!

As I’m really drawn to mixed media and doing things with paints and color mediums, I used Gelatos crayons to make the colorful pieces. Of course if you have suitable papers to form the rainbow you can use them. Or you don’t even have to make a rainbow – just one or two colors would also look nice. Maybe do a rainbow of notebooks instead? One yellow, one orange, one red and so forth! The Christmas is coming and something this small but yet hand-customized might be just the thing.




Here’s my page using the same idea – the ovals on top of each other creating a pattern to the background. Everything is done exactly the smae way that in the notebook, only difference is the surface I used. These ovals were adhered to the scrapbooking paper. I also used a black oval topped with a bubble cap as an “O” in my title.

The layout is about my younger one who has a really strong will. Now that she’s on the verge of turning four her strong will and determination has changed into simple stubbornness. For a while now she has had absolutely the opposite opinion than anyone else and doing exactly the opposite than she’s been asked to. I find it so dear and reassuring that she feels free to express herself and grow and seek the boundaries!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a beautiful day!



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Hey everyone, Michelle here today with a new LO to share with you. I know none of us are caught up on our Halloween layouts so I thought I would share one I just created to get you inspired!

Here’s a LO I did using the Hexagon tool and the Chevron tool.

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It’s so much fun to be able to make my own embellishments with these tools!

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Fun with ovals!

Hey everyone, Michelle here today with some new LO’s using the tool of the month…oval!

On my first LO, I used the oval simply as it is, it’s a great shape for words!

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On my next LO I used the oval tool to create a heart….that’s right, when you layer the ovals it creates a heart shape!  Instead of using paper for this one I used a transparent overlay with some gold lines in it.  I love the effect it created!

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Thanks for stopping by!