Setting the Holiday Table & Starter Kit Special!

Stampin up compliments to the chef holiday menu invitation
The stamps from Compliments to the Chef lend a beautiful elegance for holiday cards, invitations, place cards or even a sumptuous holiday menu.  As my Stampin' Pretty Holiday Marathon continues, I thought "setting the holiday table" on a card would be a fun twist.

Stampin up bon appetit placemat So what are the trends for today's holiday table?  My niece, Mary Lee Keller, has the New York City 411 on all things tasteful and cool for home and fashion.  Think Martha Stewart meets Sarah Jessica Parker. Check out her latest post discussing setting the perfect fall table.  You're gonna love her style and simplicity.  I'm so proud to be her Auntie.


  • Stampin up bon appetit table setting Digging the "fringe?"  Check out my previous 1 Minute to "WOW" Video Tutorial to learn how to turn grosgrain into this fun fringe.
  • Layers of Very Vanilla card stock look rich and add a touch of faux embossing.
  • I literally jumped up and down when I discovered how perfect the texture of the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder would be for a placemat.
  • I used the Stampin' Up! 2 1/2" Circle Punch for the "plate" and the Circle Scissor Plus (set to 2 3/4") for the layer below. 

PUNCH UPDATE:  SU announced that the quality issues for both the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and Fancy Flower Punch have been resolved.  They are back in production and should be available soon.

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Black signature ivory

Compliments to the chef Stamp Set:  Compliments to the Chef (WM Only: 114397)
Paper:  Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink:  VersaMark (102283)
Cool Tools:  2 1/2" Circle Punch Extra Large (Holiday Mini Catalog, 120906), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Extra Large Punch (119856), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Heat Tool (100005)
The Perfect Touch:  Blushing Bride 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (any color will work,119267),  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Black Embossing Powder (109133)

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  1. Thanks for sharing such a great tip! The fringe is the perfect touch. Beautiful card! I love all your work.

  2. Sue Bendinsky

    Very Clever Mary. I am just astounded at the trim! What an awesome idea! Happy Friday!

  3. Mary this is stunning.

  4. Lisa Provencher

    Mary, What a elegant and tasteful card. I would love to sit down at your table and would feel welcome to share your meal. Thank you for you great ideas.

  5. very, very clever!

  6. love this notecard and am so thankful for your kind mention! i adore your personal style, too – and love seeing how it is reflected so much here. gorgeous! xoxo

  7. Absolutely beautiful – what more can I say…..

  8. Very clever! I especially like the fringe


  9. Gorgeous! Love the placemat with the fringe!!

  10. Love it and esp in black and white. Hugs,

  11. Such a unique card … lovin’ it!

  12. I LOVE this card and the fringe detail!!!!! Your neice has a beautiful blog!

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