Sunday 4 June 2017

Place mat & cutlery pocket for a festive table!

Hi everybody,
it´s me again with a really pretty idea for a festive table! This place mat is made from a 12" x 12" piece of real red card stock, stamped with a floral design from the floral phrases stamp set.

The pocket for the cutlery was made from the same real red card stock, and i used the dies from the coordinated die set to die cut the flowers to the front and back of the pocket.
I used a piece of white ribbon to allow a napkin to be held in place as seen and decorated my napkin with a flower made from foamiran using the succulent gardens die set.
I know that these die sets are retired and some of you might wonder why i am not promoting the new dies from the brand new catalogue but i am really tired of all the daisies i see just lately so i decided to stick to my stash even if it´s retired... many of you do have these sets and probably love to use them as much as i do.

To make the cutlery pocket is really easy, just measure the width of your own cutlery when placed next to each other and cut the card stock to twice as wide as you measured, and add 1/2" for the closing flap.
Then cut diagonally from the middle score line to roughly half the height of the side  of your front panel to create the diagonal line.
Now die cut the floral designs to the front and back, and cut two slits for your ribbon parallel to the diagonal. feed the ribbon through your slits and secure at the inside of your pocket.  
Now close the pocket using snail tape at the bottom and wet glue on the side flap.
Fold your napkin to a decorative design ( plenty of ideas on Youtube ) and use your ribbon to hold it in place.
I also punched out a name tag with the decorative label punch and used it for the name of my guest.
I just place the tag on the place mat.
And that´s basically all i did to create this stunning set. Easy and quick to make but will give your festive table a whole new look!

I hope you like my little project here. Enjoy the weekend and thanks for dropping by

JoJo xx

Product List
Bone Folder
Big Shot
Real Red 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Real Red 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Cardstock
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle
Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle
Decorative Label Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Curvy Corner Trio Punch
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments