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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inkling: coiled thankful cards and a martha stewart craft station

Families have different Thanksgiving traditions for expressing thanks. Some may go around the table and say what they are grateful for. Others use a thankful tree or thankful garland.

We don’t have a specific tradition but I think it’s nice to at least write down something that you are thankful for.

This year I created these thankful coiled cards. I’ll put them out on the table and my family and guests can write down something they are thankful for.

The coils are made out of a 65# cover stock called Brown Bag Kraft. I typed up my message several times and fed the paper through my printer.

To cut the strips, I used my new Martha Stewart Craft Station that EK Success generously sent me to test out. It certainly made cutting the strips a breeze.

Blog Martha Crafting Station
I only used the Craft Station as a paper cutter but I can’t wait to try out all the features. Aside from the glass cutting mat, it’s an LED light box for tracing and a table top for stamping and dry embossing table – check out the cool metal stencil pictured above.

I’m so happy with the way these coiled thankful cards turned out that I may start a new tradition in our family.

Thank you EK Success for the Martha Stewart Craft Station.

The Martha Stewart Craft Station will be available this month (November 2011) at Michaels craft stores. Or, visit the EK Success website for more information.


EK Success provided me with the Martha Stewart Craft Station but the opinions in this post are mine. 

This project is linked at the parties listed here and 

Listed under "Carolyn's Homework"


  1. Really creative designs. I like it because its quite unique and inspirational for others and as well as for me. As a logo designer every one should focus on creativeness and dedication. Keep it up

  2. I love it! I may have to do this for my Thanksgiving dinner :)

  3. This is such a fabulous idea! We would love for you to share this at our Home for the Holidays link party. It would be perfect!

  4. Oh Caroline - these are so wonderful, both in concept and to look at. i imagine they would be hard not to pick up and play with too. Lou

  5. what a fun idea I'd love it if you would add this to my blog party at

  6. That is a great idea.

    P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    P.P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

  7. Oh these are fantastic and I am definitely going to have to check out the craft station!

  8. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up and features! Please feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like.

  9. I love the look of those curled papers...and the fact that they contain all sorts of things to be thankful for...AWESOME!

  10. Lovely idea! It turned out great!


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