Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix


I know it's been silent around here lately. It's that time of year when there are a lot of directions to go in. I have been getting crafty, but things I can't share just yet.

For now, here is a little something I did for my son to hand out. It's something you can work on together. He has given these out in the past and they were a hit.   I use to have the Blessing Mix Poem typed out so it would fit the shape of a pumpkin, but I lost my file I created when my hard drive crashed, so I just took one from here easy enough. I just added a pumpkin and leaves from the Cricut Cartridges: A Child's Year and Create A Critter. Easy Peasy!
I added some texture to the pumpkin using the Cuttle Bug Swirls Embossing Folder. A little Baker's Twine and done!
Super Easy and Super Meaningful!

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Poem

Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation's abundance.

Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.

Candy corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrims' first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.

Nuts or seeds: Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.

Dried fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.

M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.

Hershey's Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives

I am sharing at:  Word Art Wednesday - Anything GoesSunday {Fun}day - November Linky Party, The Ribbon Carousel - Holidays and Celebrations, 3 Girl Jam - Give Thanks With Ribbon, Just B Creative - Linky Party, Paper Playtime - Anything Goes.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving~


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhh these are amazing!!!! I am loving those pumpkins!!!!!!!

Benzi said...

Sure to be a hit! I bet your son loves his Mom makes such wonderful things for him to hand out.
Love the poem.

jessica said...

These are awesome Tammy! Such a great project and perfect for the 3GJ challenge!
Thanks so much for sharing my friend and have a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Sandy said...

How wonderful Tammy!!! One of these days I am going to get me one of those fancy dancy cutting machines. I am busy too and holding my breath - still have a lot to do before the deadline!!!

sandi said...

Wow! LOVE THIS! Looks great and such a wonderful idea!

Beckie said...

Great treat bags.

Thanks for playing in November's Just Because Linky Party!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Lisa said...

These are so awesome, Tammy!! I love the Thanksgiving Blessings Poem!! The pumpkins look fabulous with the embossing!! Have a great day :)

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Mary Pat Siehl said...

these are soooo awesome

Maria said...

Awww...what a wonderful project to do with your son! Love the poem and gorgeous pumpkins! Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs!

Annette Allen said...

oh my these are amazing.. very creative and so cute..

Lisa said...

Tammy these are so special and I love the poem!!!

Creative M said...

Super cute & Cool!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,
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Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love the poem, love this sweet project too. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

These are fabulous, Tammy! What a wonderful treat for your son to pass out!

teachdanz said...

Love this idea and the way you packaged it!! I just pinned this :-) Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM challenges!!

Jennifer said...

Great idea and so sweet!

Ruki said...

awesome idea! and they're really pretty

Jessi Fogan said...

What an incredibly sweet & meaningful little gift! I love it, Tammy :)

snappy scrappy said...

Fab!... thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!