Favorite Thanksgiving Printables

Looking for menus, place cards, and thankful cards to serve as the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving table? Here are a few quick and easy printables – including a few favorites from right here at OSBP – that you can incorporate into your Thanksgiving celebration!

DIY Thanksgiving Printables OSBP Favorite Thanksgiving Printables

1. Leftovers Labels

2. Hand Lettered Thankful Cards

3. Printable Take Home Bags

4. Calligraphy Leftovers Labels

5. Calligraphy Thankful Cards (in two different styles!)

6. Printable Menus, Place Cards, and Thankful Cards

DIY Tutorial: Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

As you might be able to guess, we send quite a lot of snail mail in our line of work. Whether it’s thank you notes, catalogs, color samples, or a letter to our loved ones, we try to make all of our outgoing mail a treat for the recipient to receive. Since we have holiday cards on the brain, we decided to come up with some fun and easy addressing options suited to the season. They incorporate fun lettering styles as well as stamping and we just love them all! Want more DIY addressing styles? Check out our first envelope addressing post here. Have fun with the designs and happy addressing! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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Option One: Do Not Bend Pennant Stamp + White DIY Pointed Pen Calligraphy Addressing. White stamping and white calligraphy ink really pop off of this gorgeous fig colored envelope. While it takes time to perfect using a pointed calligraphy pen, feel free to experiment also with white or silver gel pens for a similar (and easier) effect.

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Stamp your Please Do Not Bend Pennant Stamp on the lefthand side of your envelope, just a hair above the center. With your pen, draw a line to the bottom with white ink.
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Next, address the envelope to your loved one using a pointed calligraphy pen and white ink. Start your addressing right below the pennant stamp, as shown above.

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Let the addressing dry completely (with white calligraphy ink this can take a few hours). Once it’s dry, add your postage and then stamp our Long Live Snail Mail Stamp to the left. Feel free to play with the lettering style of addressing on this design! A simple hand-written block print with white or silver gel ink also looks lovely (see below)!
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Option Two: Zig-Zag Stamp + Bold Brush Block Lettering. Adding a line of pattern along the bottom of the envelope instantly adds an air of “fun” to the design. When paired with an easy brushed address, the effect is bold and will stand out instantly among the bills and junk mail!

Mint Addressing DIY Tutorial: Holiday Envelope Addressing Ideas

Print your zig-zag stamp in black ink along the bottom edge of the mint colored envelope. You’ll want to make sure that each printing is close together but not overlapping.
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With a black brush pen, write out your loved one’s name. We decided to make big block letters for their name (with the mint color showing in the center) and a simple italic print for the address. Once the address is done, add your postage and our Long Live Snail Mail Stamp to complete the look!
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Option Three: Deliver To Banner Stamp + Hand-lettered Script. Bailey actually designed this adorable “Please Deliver To” stamp to use on her save the date a while back and we think that it makes the perfect snail mail statement on this coral envelope when combined with red addressing. The fun part of this design is that you get the look of calligraphy but with simpler tools! A common felt tipped pen made this gorgeous script. Incredible, right?

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Start by stamping your Deliver To Banner Stamp on the left hand side of the envelope, a little above center. Angle it so that you can nestle the lettering in underneath it. To make the hand lettered script, use your prettiest cursive and write the name across your envelope. Then, draw a second line along each letter, creating the thick and thin look (as shown above). Refer to a favorite script font for letter shape and style, if needed.

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Once you’ve done that for the entire name, color in the letters so that they are solid red. Finish out the addressing with a simple italic print for the address. We also added a fun flourish underneath the last address line to gussy the envelope up even more! Draw it in pencil first or practice on a scrap piece of paper if you need to before executing it on your envelope.

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While we think all of these styles would be perfectly suited to holiday greetings, we also think that they could be adapted and used on save the dates and Invitations as well! Play around with the techniques and find out what you like best with the cards that you’re sending. We hope that you have just as much fun addressing your cards as you do selecting them!

Materials and Resources

Special Delivery Stamp Kit: Deliver To Banner, Long Live Snail Mail and Do Not Bend Pennant

Feathers & Arrows Stamp Kit: contains the zig-zag stamp

Calligraphy Starter Kit

White Calligraphy Ink

Calligraphy ResourcesSetting up your Tools,  Lower Case Alphabet by Bailey Rivera, Calligraphy Supplies

Brush and Felt Tipped Pens

For envelopes, we discuss many different envelope resources and options in a previous post, found here.

Current USPS Postage

Vintage Postage

Photography by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Wire Leaf Fall Table Decor

Last November was my very first project here on OSBP – a set of mini pinecone wreath place cards for your Thanksgiving table. I’ve created a lot of tutorials over the last few years, but those little wreaths are still one of my favorite projects. I used them so many times last fall, and they made me realize how much I love a little decorative item delicately placed upon a plate and how something very simple can elevate a place setting without much effort. It is for this reason that I so love today’s project – delicate wire fall leaves that look so adorable when greeting a dinner guest. Let them shine on their own, or pair them with a placecard. Enjoy!  – Mandy Pellegrin of Fabric Paper Glue

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DIY Wire Fall Leaves 1 DIY Tutorial: Wire Leaf Fall Table Decor

Materials
Brass jewelry wire – 20 gauge
Green floral wire – 20 gauge
Scissors
Wire pliers
Fall leaf template

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Step One: Cut a piece of wire approximately 18″ long.

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Step Two: Bend the wire into the shape of a maple leaf using the template as a guide. For curves, hold the wire down onto the template with one hand while bending the wire with your other hand.

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Step Three: To get sharp corners and tips, use your fingernail to make a small divot where you want a bend, and then use the pliers to grasp the wire at that point and bend at a right angle.

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Step Four: To get a defined point, squeeze the two sides of a bend together between the pliers.

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Step Five: Finish each leaf off by twisting the wire around itself, and snipping off the end. Once finished, you can reshape the wire as needed.

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Step Six: Use different colors of wire to create different leaves. Here, I’ve made an oak leaf with brass wire to contrast with my green maple leaves. (Ed Note: These would look SO amazing in copper wire! – Nole)

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

DIY Tutorial: Printable Thanksgiving Table Décor

With shorter days and a chill in the air, we know that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This holiday is a favorite of ours; a day filled with great food, friends and family. A day where we slow down to give thanks and reflect upon all of the great things that fill our lives. As lovers of décor, we always like to dress up the table with beautiful dishes, linens, and paper accents. This year, we decided to design a coordinating set of paper items that you can use on your table! The downloadable set includes place cards, a menu, and A2 Thankfulness cards. We are excited to share our designs with you, and hope that they make your festivities extra special! Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria

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You can download the set of designs by following this link.  Once downloaded, print them out on your home printer, making sure that the settings are for the best color quality and on 100% scale. We printed them out on a lovely cream uncoated card stock.

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The place cards can be used either as a tented card by cutting out the card along the lines and folding the design in half (it helps to score the middle first) or as a flat card, as we’ve shown, by cutting the design in half.

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Fill out the menu with all of the dishes in your Thanksgiving feast in your prettiest handwriting. It helps to pencil the words in lightly first, before writing them in ink. That way, you will be sure that the lines are generally centered!

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These Thankfulness cards are the perfect way that you and your guests can take a moment to reflect on all of the things that bring joy into their lives. To make them, just cut the printed letter size page into four equal cards (4.25″ x 5.5″). We added a further finishing touch by notching in the corners with a specialty punch. These will also fit inside an A2 envelope so feel free to print some out to mail to friends and family that can’t celebrate with you in person!

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We hope that you have a beautiful holiday and above all are able to share a warm meal with those you hold dear. Enjoy!

Please note that the designs in this tutorial are © Antiquaria and intended for personal, non-commercial use only.

Photography by Antiquaria for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Scrapbooking with Craftsy – and a giveaway!

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Today we’re continuing our series with Craftsy, an online craft class platform. They gave me the opportunity to take a few of their online classes and learn some new skills – and this time we’re taking Scrapbooking with Style: Clean and Simple Layouts with Kelly Purkey. And we’re giving away one free entry to this class!

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I’ve been wanting to make a scrapbook for Sophie ever since her first birthday. These early years are just flying by, and I know I’ll forget many of the details if I don’t put it down on paper – especially with a brand new baby now at home! I have absolutely zero previous scrapbooking experience, so I was really excited to learn all about it with Craftsy’s Scrapbooking with Style: Clean and Simple Layouts with Kelly Purkey. With my new skills in hand and armed with prints of my Instagram photos of Sophie, I created a special scrapbook for Sophie’s first year on the planet:

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My favorite part of Craftsy classes is that you don’t have to watch the entire class in one sitting – you can watch over the course of an entire day or even an entire week if you’re like me and have a tiny baby that demands lots of attention at frequent intervals. And you can even watch on your phone or tablet using the Craftsy app if you only have one hand free! The Scrapbooking class is organized into seven lessons covering everything from creating backgrounds and matting photos to layout tutorials, and each lesson is divided into subsections for easy reference later on. Here are a few of the skills that you can expect to learn:

  • Using the Rule of Thirds to design your layout
  • Creating a visual triangle
  • Misting with stencils or letters
  • Fussy cutting to add embellishments
  • Using the cluster technique
  • Designing around a visual anchor

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Kelly also provides a PDF outlining the different layouts from the class, which I found absolutely essential when I went back to create my own photo layouts. I also loved that the layouts are flexible enough to allow for a wide variety of materials and design aesthetics. I wanted Sophie’s scrapbook to be modern and whimsical – with tons of color and pattern. Now that I have one scrapbook under my belt I can’t wait to make more for both of my girls!

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Click here to enter the giveaway for Scrapbooking with Style: Clean and Simple Layouts with Kelly Purkey! You’ll just need to register with Craftsy with your email or Facebook login – or just enter your email address and password if you’re already a Craftsy member. The giveaway will be open for one week and then Craftsy will pick a winner!

Photos by Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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