November 6, 2012

Turkey Place Cards - Printable

Hi, it's Emily again, with a simple holiday project for you.

I can't believe it's already November.  Even though we're only a few days in, it's never too early to start thinking about Thanksgiving and get some of those easy crafts crossed off your list now.



Here is a nice turkey place card printable to help get you started.

{Download your turkey place card printable}


For this printable, I combined two graphics from The Graphics Fairy, an 1880's printer's ornament, and an antique engraved turkey image.  The printer's ornament is nice and long, and I thought would be just the right shape for a place card.  I loved this version of a turkey; simple and classic.

{click here to go to the original post & high quality file}

{click here to go to the original post & high quality file}


I recolored the frame, removed the turkey's shadow, and added a plain border.  Here is a link again to the Printable from Graphics Fairy Crafts.  Print the PDF off on cream card stock or heavy paper.  You can cut off the brown border if you prefer, I originally only added it to help me cut everything out, but I ended up liking its contrast to all the engraving & ornamentation.  These place cards also look nice mounted on a piece of colored paper with a 1/4" border.


Hate your handwriting?  I don't really like my handwriting and my lettering skills leave much to be desired.  Here is a little cheat I use sometimes when I have to write something that other people might actually stare at {like a place card at the dinner table}.

First I find a handwriting font that resembles the handwriting I wish I had.  I enlarge my words to the size I need and print them out.  Then I go grade-school-style and hold my lettering sheet and my final image up to a window {or light box if you have one} and trace using a medium tip marker or calligraphy marker {which will help you get those variations in the line's thickness}.  The result won't be an exact replica of the printed font, but if you trace it, you will get a really nice result....and it's always much nicer than my real handwriting.

Hope you enjoy the printable!

Emily


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8 comments:

  1. For some reason, the link leads me to a page that tells me there is no page.

    Sheila

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    1. Thanks Sheila! I just let Emily know, I'm sure she'll fix it soon!

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    2. Thank you Sheila. I've rechecked the links and you should be ready to go!

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  2. Hehe, great tip with the handwriting. :)
    And thank you for a beautiful printable! I love it!
    Have a great Wednesday!

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  3. Thank you Karen and Emily.... works fine now!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Sheila

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  4. Beautiful place card!! I use place cards every year - we cook for 10-12 friends, and set the table formally with china/crystal/silver/linens - so this is a lovely option for this year, I love the vintage look.

    Thank you - Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Liza Anne. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving - sounds like you had a full house!

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