Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Give Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Broken Treasures and the Cooking with Cricut Blog Hop!  If you are coming from Cooking with Cricut than you are in the right place.  Our theme for this hop is Give Thanks!  We are giving you some different ideas for decorating your Thanksgiving table.

I made some napkin rings using the Art Philosophy cartridge and stamping the images using the Thanksgiving stamp set.

I made some of the napkin rings into turkeys.  First I cut out scalloped circles using the Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Then cut them in half to make the turkey "feathers".

Then I cut out turkey shapes from Kraft Cardstock.

 Then I glued the body onto the "feathers" and glued the whole thing onto "ring" that I made from a paper roll covered with cardstock.

We store them all in the Gratitude Box.

I'm giving the whole box set to my mother (who I am forever grateful for) and so I'm linking this project with the challenge from Heart to Heart this week.

Here is a candle ring I made using the Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the flowers.  Some of the flowers were made from book pages others from cardstock.

First I measured my candle stand and wrapped some wire filled twine around it twice.  Then I cut the wire and twisted it to secure it in a circle shape. 

Then I set it over the candle to make sure it would fit

Next I cut out the roses at 3 inches, inked them in autumn colors and rolled them - securing them with glue. Once they were all rolled, I started gluing them (using a hot glue gun) to the wire base along with some green silk hydrangeas and orange berries.  

All told I used 12 roses for the finished ring.  These would also look super cute tied with a ribbon on a window as a mini wreath.

Here is my Thanksgiving table - burlap with paper turkeys, pumpkins, and some berries.

And some super simple and super cute paper pumpkins with initials (cut out with the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge) for our place settings - I added the leaf using 1/4 of a petal from the green silk hydrangea.

Gratitude is something I need to practice every day but am especially thankful for this time of year when it is a constant reminder all around me!  I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones :)

Yes, I have blog candy (and there is some more great "candy" along the hop :) )

This double stamp set from Close To My Heart (value of $32.50). . .
You will find a ton of amazing cards done using this stamp set in this facebook album.

How can you win this?

  1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment what is your favorite part about Thanksgiving?
  2. Like my facebook page and leave a comment there telling me what your favorite Thanksgiving tradition is.
  3. Check out Close To My Heart Stamps and leave a comment telling me which set is your favorite
Winner will be chosen with next Saturday and posted on Monday, November 28th.  Don't forget to come back and see if you are the winner :)  I've had several winners lately who are missing out because they are not contacting me!

Now it's your turn! Link up your Thanksgiving project at Here are a few guidelines:

  • Must follow the challenge topic and use one of the free files provided at CWC.
  • Must be a NEW project for this challenge. No back dated posts please.
  • Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
  • Must link your project post through Inlinkz and not just your blog.
  • Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
  • Must HAVE FUN!
  • You may gladly combine challenges . . . we love to pile it on TOO!

The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prizes being offered in this hop. There is also a prize for just leaving us a comment on the CWC blog. One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower. Each prize winner will receive a $10 gift voucher-download from

Now hop on over to Celeste to see some more beautiful Thanksgiving decorations :) that she has created!

You'll find my tutorials Here:
Paper Pumpkins

For more information about my  3-day Thanksgiving Sale see post here.

Linking with Cure for the Common Monday, Get your Craft on, Making the World Cuter, Show off your stuff, Creative Me Monday

Sunday's Best Linky Party!
Elizabeth Mindemann


  1. Ohhhh, Elizabeth! These projects are wonderful! You knocked it out of the park, girlie! I esepcially LOVE the candle wreath -- I am so going to steal that and make some for my Mom. Sending you hugs and best wishes for a joyous Thanksgiving.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  2. Elizabeth-wow all of your projects are wonderful. I love the napkin holders, candle wreath and everything. Thanks for the tutorials!

    Debbie B

  3. Love Love Love the candle wreath! Does it match the wreath you made a while ago? Great job! Jill♥

  4. What a lovely table you'll have. I love all your ideas and appreciate the tutorials. Thank you!! and many Thanksgiving blessings to you and your family.

  5. OH WOWZERS..... Such Fantastic creations. I love them alll... You are super talented... Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving...

  6. You did an amazing job! I love the gratitude box especially.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Elizabeth, Your projects are all just beautiful and oh so thoughtful. I just love the idea of the graditude box. I especially love the candle ring. It is jsut gorgeous.
    I am a follower and like your FB page. The stamp sets are all wonderful, but I guess right now I would have to say my favorite is the flourishes set. They are wonderful and can be sued with just about everything.
    Congratulations on a gret blog hop!

  8. Elizabeth, your projects are all so beautiful, Your table will be so pretty. I really like the gratitude box you made to store everything. That is really cool. TFS!!! This is an inspiring post:) I visited your FB page and left a comment and checked out your stamps. So many really cool sets:) I think they are all cute but if I have to pick one I would say I like the family pet one. I love the mix of drawings and sentiments on that one:) So cute:) I couldn't hop with you ladies today because I was already in another hop. Check out my blog and see what I made if you get the chance:) Have a great weekend.

  9. Great projects! Perfect for Thanksgiving and I'm sure your Mom will love them.

  10. LOVE The decorations! I really like the turkey napkin rings too!!! Your centerpiece is stunning! :) My favorite thing about Thanksgiving...fellowship! :) I love being around my loved ones!!! I'd be lying if I didn't mention the food either!! ;)

    rynmich92 at gmail dot com

  11. OH...And my favorite stamp is the vintage type from the Tags line....those are so neat!


  12. Thanksgiving this year is just the 3 of us, so not sure what we will end up doing.... I know kind of sad.

    -- dalis
    CWC Chef

  13. My fav set, is that thanksgiving set you used on your little napkin holder, it's flippin' adorable!

    -- dalis
    CWC Chef

  14. WOW Elizabeth! What fantastic projects! I loved them all, but I think I love the candle wreath the most. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at


  15. Simply BEAUTIFUL!! Your Thanksgiving table looks amazing!

  16. I love all your projects but especially the candle wreath! Beautiful!
    The Thanksgiving Tradition I like the best is just sitting around the dining table talking after eating out Thanksgiving dinner.
    Jill K.

  17. Correction: OUR Thanksgiving dinner.
    Jill K.

  18. I like the "Made With Love" stamp set.
    I like people to know which items I made.
    Jill K.

  19. Super cute projects! So great for thanksgiving! I love the Royal Birth set! Adorable! TFS CallyAnn(new follower and FB)
    come on over:)

  20. They are all so very cute. I don't think I could pick one. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Thanks so much for sharing over at Sunday's Best. Now following you.

  21. The turkey napkin rings are sooo cute! Thanks for sharing at Sunday's Best =)


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