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Christmas at the Kids’ Table

It's no secret that I absolutely love Christmas and I have fond childhood memories of sitting at the “kids’ table” for Christmas lunch. These days I’d probably rather be there than sitting at the “adults’ table” talking about how exhausted we are after all the seasonal preparations!

Handcrafted table settings are one of my favorite things to create and Stampin' Up! makes it so easy. I created this fun Christmas setting for the “kids table” using the Tags & Trimmings Bundle (item 146062) from the holiday catalog and the super-adorable Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper (item 144629) which is perfect for this table setting.

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I created the cutlery pocket using the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits Dies (item 144682). I added texture to the Crumb Cake Cardstock (item 120953) using the Burlap Stamp Set (item 143982) and the Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad (item 126975). And I used the Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set (item 144832) to add the sweet holly using the Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (item 100702) and Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad (item 131180). I stamped the buttons using Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad (item 126949), then finished with a Linen Thread bow (item 104199).

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The Tags & Trimmings Stamp Set did the rest of the work! I fussy cut the little cars for the straw and the card and used the paper to make the Christmas cracker. Then I tied the ends of the cracker with Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon (item 144631). The best part is . . . you can use your Paper Snips to curl this ribbon, and it works beautifully!

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Other products used for this project were the Big Shot (item 143263); Paper Snips (103579); Gusseted Cellophane Bag (item 141704); Vellum Cardstock (item 101856); Gold Binder Clips (item 141673), and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372).

It's hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner and hopefully I have inspired you with other ways to get creative with your Christmas table this year!

Hugs,

Louise Sharp
2017 Artisan Design Team

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  • Laraine

    Oct 20

    Thanks for sharing "Kid's Table". Where would I find directions to make Christmas Craker? Thank you!

  • Cathy CAines

    Oct 20

    Oh Louise, I just saw this and I love love love. I would do anything to be at the kids table these days and have no responsibility... just have a meal handed to me!! :) I do love the crackers and the stripes. Totally love it all. You are amazing. Truly.

  • Annie Jasper

    Oct 20

    If you set up one place as a model, just think of the fun of letting a couple of the kids set the table on the big day. Louise, this is so festive! TFS!

  • Judy

    Oct 20

    So cute! love it!

  • maiwenn

    Oct 20

    so beautiful and cute ! thank you for the good ideas !

  • Carolynn Sander

    Oct 20

    This is completely adorable! <3

  • Debbie Mason

    Oct 20

    Louise, what a fun idea. Your kids table is going to look so festive. It makes me want to sit at the kids table this year, too.

  • Melissa Thomas

    Oct 20

    Louise this post changed my mind about this set and now I HAVE to have it. Plus, I want to sit at the kid's table! Thank you!!

  • Sarah Fleming

    Oct 20

    LOVE this, Louise! Thank you for sharing!

  • Carolyn Watrous

    Oct 20

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful sample. The bright and happy colors would make any child thrilled to be at "The Kid's Table".

  • Stephanie Ferreira

    Oct 20

    Thank you for such a sweet idea. It truly brings back cherished memories.

  • janet wakeland

    Oct 20

    Adorable!!!!

  • Susan Itell

    Oct 20

    This is just ADORABLE!!!! From the 1st time I saw the catalog....I knew that this was a "keeper" Super project!

  • Kay Wood

    Oct 20

    This looks soooo fun. I have 2 great grandsons that will love this! Can't wait to make something similar. Thanks Louise.

  • Sue Plote

    Oct 20

    Perfect!

  • Teneale Williams

    Oct 20

    Super CUTE Louise.

  • Candy Rattray

    Oct 20

    This is absolutely darling! Nostalgic, classic, and a bit modern all rolled up together I would love being at the kids table with these decorations:)

  • Laura Mellinger

    Oct 20

    So adorable Louise!

  • Ericka cress

    Oct 20

    This is oh so cute.

  • Vikki Beck

    Oct 20

    We always have a "kids" table for the holidays...not sure I'm up for the challenge of this awesome project!!!!

  • Holly stene

    Oct 20

    Louise this absolutely gorgeous! Magazine worthy! I want to be a kid and come to your house for Christmas :)

  • Gail

    Oct 20

    I want to be at the kids' table, too! How wonderful!! XO

  • Lily Buzzo

    Oct 20

    Darling project

  • Cindy Hailey

    Oct 20

    Wonderful!! We had a 'Kids' Table', too...and still find ourselves needing one, even though the grands are barely kids now...and some are young adults! Still, I agree...the Kids' Table is the most fun table of all...Nothing to do but eat and laugh and anticipate the next great thing! And how much better to do so with a tablescape like this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Cindy B.

    Oct 20

    This is brilliant, Louise! Love it!!!!