Being Thankful

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

We are excited to be blog hopping with Quietfire Design all this week. We have so many creative projects to share with you using Quietfire Design high quality rubber stamps with Walnut Hollow Wood Surfaces and Tools.

Walnut Hollow + Quietfire Design Prize

We have a great prize to give away. Let us know what you think about our projects by leaving comments. We will choose a prize winner Monday, October 6. Leaving comments on all of the projects will increase your chance of winning! See where to go next at the end of my post!


Walnut Hollow Crafts | Being Thankful


Suzanne Cannon’s calligraphy is truly beautiful and I’m “being thankful” that she made this Set for us to use.


I used the Walnut Hollow Chippendale Plate and the Circle Thin Mini Plaque for my surface. The DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish, Vintage was perfect to enhance the colors of the wonderful Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection, Birds of a Feather paper. I used a large flat brush to basecoat both the Plate and the Circle with Vintage Chalky Finish. The paint is so thick and creamy, you’ll only need one coat. After the paint is thoroughly dry, lightly sand everything with fine sandpaper.


I used Tombow® Xtreme Adhesive to adhere the paper to the center of the Plate.

To die cut the scallop circles, I used Spellbinders® Classic Scallop Circles with a matching blue and ivory cardstock.


Using Clearsnap® Colorbox® Mudslide with a sponge applicator, I created more of a vintage look on all of the papers as well as the plate itself.


I used the same ink pad to stamp the sentiments: “Being Thankful” on the ivory paper, “for family”, “for friends”, “for blessings” and “for you” around the Plate.


To adhere the Circle Plaque to the Plate, I used Tombow® Power Tabs – they will do a great job of holding the wood plaque to the paper.

Now it’s just a matter of display – you can hang it on a wall, or place it on an easel. Either way it’s a welcome addition to any home décor. For the Fall Thanksgiving Holiday or year round.



Thanks for stopping by to see my “Being Thankful” Plate! Now go see what Yogi and Holly have created!

49 thoughts on “Being Thankful

  1. What a beautiful plate. I used to tole paint at one time but not paper craft. It’s great to see how I can use stamps and paper etc to make such nice projects with you’re wood pieces. I have always loved you’re products.

  2. How beautiful your creation
    is! Wouldn’t know that it
    was wood after you finished
    painting ad decorating it.
    Carla from Utah

  3. this is just plain beautiful! I never would have though to use the Walnut hollow products in this way. I am learning so much from this hop! Thanks!

  4. I agree about her incredibly beautiful calligraphy. It enhances every project it is used with. Your decor piece is so pretty with that pale blue and the G45 paper!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  5. What a beautiful creation! I love the soft colors and the gorgeous calligraphy!

    I might be tempted on the back to write the names of some family and friends. I’m not sure I would have enough room, but I’d like to think about it!

    Thank you for giving us such an inspiration! Your work is wonderful.

  6. This is so awesome! The plate is so creative with its use of the stamps, paint and paper! I too love these stamps and the paper and to have such an awesome base to put it on!

  7. That was a great use of color and textures, and I loved the papers you used to create your plaque. Thanks for sharing your talent 🙂

  8. Just lovely! I absolutely love the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea paper you used! The “blues” match perfectly. You are right, the calligraphy in the sentiment is beautiful. A home decor piece, perfect for all seasons!

  9. Gorgeous, love everything about this. I am in to blue right now and so that beautiful blue with hints of brown, wow. The paper is awesome as well, love your work!

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