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Thankful Plate Designed by The TomKat Studio

Simple design. It’s what I love. I created a few new Shutterfly projects to add some Thanksgiving decor to our home this month. As you know, I love designing plates on Shutterfly and these “thankful” plates were super simple to create. You can easily make them in minutes like I did, or customize your own with names, etc. Here’s how to do it:

  • Visit Shutterfly, scroll down and select “plates”
  • Choose the “in your words” plate
  • Click “personalize”
  • Click the “background” tab, select the color (I used the darker gray)
  • Click on “enter text here” and add your text
    • thankful
    • font: regina
    • font size: 150
    • color: white
  • Preview + add to cart!


We just had our family photos taken by my amazing friend, Vicki and they turned out so fabulous (I’ll post them soon)! Of course, I want to put them all over everything, so I created new ornaments using this cute “wood” layout on Shutterfly. We can use them for Thanksgiving and then hang them on the tree for Christmas!

Ornaments as Napkin Holders designed by The TomKat Studio

Custom canvases are always fun to create and easy to switch out for each season/holiday! I designed this “be thankful” graphic with the cute turkey and you can download it here.

Be Thankful Art Print Canvas designed by The TomKat Studio

If you would like to recreate the canvas I made on Shutterfly, follow these instructions:

  • Download the “be thankful” graphic here and save to your computer
  • Visit Shutterfly, scroll down and select “framed canvas prints”
  • Choose the “photo gallery” canvas
  • Select 16×20, white frame
  • Click on “personalize”
  • Click “layouts” tab and select the full photo vertical layout
  • Upload the “be thankful” graphic, preview + add to cart!

I hope you like my latest Shutterfly designs and we’ll be posted some fabulous ideas for the holidays, as well very soon! In the meantime…

Would you like to win $200 to spend on Shutterfly?

You can use it for home decor, holiday cards, stationery, gifts…you name it! 

Use the widget below for easy entry!

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November 10, 2014

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  1. Tina Dahl says:

    I can’t wait to see more of your family photos!! Love these Shutterfly ideas Kim…especially the thankful plate. It’s so chic!!

  2. Kim D. says:

    I would order the Woven Photo Blanket .

  3. Chastity says:

    I would order a photo book and canvas prints!

  4. Amber says:

    I always love the photos and photo books from shutterfly and just ordered my Christmas cards from them this week. Would love to do so canvas photos.

  5. Jolene says:

    My mom’s favorite holiday is Thanksgiving, so I think she would LOVE one of these plates from her favorite daughter (wink wink). 🙂

  6. Kristen says:

    I’d love to order a metal print

  7. Ashley C says:

    I would love to make a personalized desk calender!


  8. Jessica says:

    the ornament is a great gift idea! I make shutterfly calendars for family every year.

  9. Kelly D says:

    I would get a pillow and photo quilt.

  10. Alyssa S says:

    I would LOVE some poster size prints for my house.

  11. kelley says:

    Thanksgiving is the best. So calm and cozy. Love the things you’ve made on shutterfly.

  12. Olja says:

    i would order table runners, love them 🙂

  13. margie foster says:

    Just love the way you envision…the holidays and life.

  14. Shannon T. says:

    I would like to order some of your cute 8×10 seasonal sayings prints.

  15. Danijelka A. says:

    I love canvas and metal prints.

  16. Jenelle says:

    I would love to order more canvases with pictures of my kids!

  17. Kristin says:

    The wrapping paper looks fun!

  18. HilLesha says:

    I’d order a photo quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Erin says:

    xmas cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Dandi D says:

    I would order some photo books of our family.

  21. Savannah says:

    I would buy all of my Christmas cards, of course,
    but I love the idea of those custom candles as well.
    Fun gift for moms, aunts and in-laws!

  22. Megan Elder Bergstrom says:

    So cute!

  23. Chelsea Blair says:

    I would totally buy Christmas presents for my parents!

  24. Marie Vinton says:

    I would definitely get a photo book or two! And love the plates too!

  25. Mindy says:

    I need to get photobooks made for my 6 month old daughter!

  26. Donna O'Neil says:

    I will make some wall art and calenders.

  27. nedra says:

    I would buy ornaments!

  28. Kalea says:

    I would LOVE to make these fun plates for Thanksgiving!

  29. Kathy says:

    I would love to make some photo books to add to my collections.

  30. Sarah P. says:

    I would make pillows for my house and cabin and photo mugs for Grandparent Christmas gifts:)

  31. Sara R. says:

    I would make our annual calendars which are all the sweeter this year with the addition of our baby girl to the family. I would also make a canvas wrap and photo mugs!

  32. Anne N says:

    I would like to get the personlized Christmas stocking.

  33. Janelle says:

    Probably some new stockings for us

  34. Lauren says:

    I would order the plates…maybe do a Christmas version!

  35. Brandi says:

    I would get Christmas cards and baby Announcements! We have a little man due in December!

  36. Tammy F. says:

    I would like to order plates, pillows and holiday cards. I love all the home decor items you made.

  37. Lynette says:

    I’d love to order some canvases for our new home!

  38. Stephanie J says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win- I love Shutterfly!

  39. anna says:

    I would order pillows and ornaments!

  40. sydney anderson says:

    I would order a photo book and canvas prints!

  41. Melanie A says:

    Love the ornament!!!

  42. S andy Q says:

    LOVE the plates! Would order them for holidays and special celebrations.

  43. Allison says:

    I love the plates! Can’t wait to order some!

  44. Amanda Buccieri says:

    Pillows and ornaments 🙂

  45. Laura C says:

    I would order Christmas cards and maybe stockings!

  46. Love the thankful plate, beautiful!

  47. Kim Franzen says:

    Love this so much!

  48. Amy says:

    I would use promo codes and stretch my $200 if I win: Christmas cards, birth announcements for my new little guy and photo books to recap our year. Thanks for this opportunity!

  49. Kimberly W says:

    Ooh there are so many things I loved! That photo table runner is awesome and I loved the Christmas stockings! But these personalized plates are the best and I’m hosting thanksgiving this year! Anything Kim Stoegbauer comes up w is AMAZING!! Would LOVE to win

  50. kalen nevarez says:

    I love the plates you made! I would make JOY plates for Christmas.

  51. Betsy Robin Meyerson Butler says:

    I would love to win a shutterfly gift! I tend to forget to upload photos and miss out on deadlines for free gifts-this way, I might be able to make some large photo prints for the wall. Thanks!!!

  52. Courtney says:

    I love the frames canvases!

  53. Heidi C. says:

    Great tutorials! And I would LOVE to make a Shutterfly photo book for my daughter’s first birthday next month.

  54. Carolyne says:

    I’m getting married next year so I would order my wedding invitations on Shutterfly! I’m on a budget so it would be awesome to win this giftcard. Thanks for the giveaway!

  55. Taryn Carson says:

    I love all of your stuff!

  56. Rachel S. says:

    I love the shutterfly ornaments. Just came back from NYC and am thinking of turning one of the photos I took into an ornament!

  57. Nicole says:

    I’d love to make plates for either Thanksgiving or Christmas!

  58. Joan says:

    I have Christmas on the brain! If I am lucky enough to win, I’ll order stockings, ornaments, and personalized gift wrap.

  59. Elizabeth G. says:

    I would order address labels!

  60. Sue says:

    These are all so pretty. I am inspired!

  61. Jessica b says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! I would definitely use the $200 towards Christmas cards!

  62. lana says:

    I always thought shutterfly was just cards/pics until I came across your blog! amazing all that you can create! 🙂

  63. Colleen says:

    I would love to order some of the large canvases!

  64. Tiffany O says:

    I would have never thought of having shutterfly do my canvas’ for anything other than pictures! I LOVE this! (I am so not creative, thanks for the inspiration)

  65. Heather says:

    I would finally get some amazing Christmas cards!!!

  66. Jillian S says:

    I would order hardcover 8×8 photo books to give my children’s grandparents for christmas

  67. Daisy says:

    Oh these plates are beautiful! I love the ornaments too!

  68. Callie B. says:

    Oh my goodness I love Shutterfly! I love, love, love the ornament idea that you have. Its such a neat way to use them. If I won the raffle I would order two of the hard cover books I’ve been working on or a photo puzzle or some of those cute ornaments. I would also love one of their photo blankets. There are just so many things I want from Shutterfly I suppose.

  69. Jordan Troublefield says:

    I would totally do Holiday Cards! I’ve never sent out the super cute cards with family pictures because its not in our budget… but I always swoon over all the fancy cards we receive every year!

  70. Jennifer says:

    I would love a canvas wall print.

  71. Christa Dunn says:

    This was an easy one! A custom tee!

  72. shaunie says:

    I would love to get a desk calendar and address labels

  73. Jennifer says:

    If I won, I would use the gift card to buy canvas prints of my family, christmas cards and a Christmas pillow. I also love the metal prints!

  74. Anissa Willis says:

    Love the Thanksgiving inspiration! Would love to have personalized plates and canvas prints.

  75. Annette says:


  76. Deb Jackson says:

    I would love to make a family photobook and some mugs.

  77. Kaci N. says:

    Love the ornament idea-how fun!

  78. Sara says:

    If I won, I would purchase Christmas cards and maybe make some fun photo decor items for Christmas too 🙂 I love the snowflake name Christmas cards!
    Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  79. Robyn says:

    Photos, phone case, christmas cards….endless possibilities!

  80. Elisa gruss says:

    I would like to try a framed canvas. Thanks!

  81. Ashleigh says:

    I love Shutterfly! I would get some pictures enlarged for my new house as well as some photo books. Yearly photo books are the only thing my parents ever want from us kids for Christmas. We started in 2008 and it’s always fun to look through everyone’s books every time we head home.

  82. Cathleen says:

    Canvas wall art…or my holiday cards!!

  83. Madeline says:

    I’d choose the photo Christmas stockings!

  84. callie b. says:

    I absolutely LOVE shutterfly! I have made calendars, canvas’, photo books and more for the holidays and they are always a hit! Love their personalized pillows, table runners and stockings! So adorable and are a must this holiday season! Who can forget those amazing cards! Love giving and receiving them every year!

  85. Jill says:

    I would love a photo quilt to throw over our couch.

  86. miranda says:

    I would order a photo book

  87. gary says:

    love the Christmas cards

  88. amanda says:

    I would love to order the metal prints!

  89. Jamie says:

    I would order customized stockings for Christmas. 🙂

  90. Angi B. says:

    Shutterfly is the best. I love all of the new products!

  91. Margie P says:

    I already ordered my Christmas cards, so my next purchase would be 2014 ornaments and photo books!

  92. I would order ornaments for our grandparent gifts and I would LOVE to have plates for tot holiday party & for Christmas!!

  93. Miriam Stein says:


  94. Raijean says:

    I’m loving what Shutterfly is doing, I have to check them out.

  95. Karen Camargo-Ault says:

    I love Shutterfly !!!! I love the new wood ornaments and I make lots of photo books! Thanks Kim!

  96. Pam says:

    We take so many photos and never do anything with them. This would be a great way to put them to use.

  97. Carrie Smith says:

    Love all of your ideas Kim! You are amazing!!! I am going to make the plates for Thanksgiving.

  98. Amy says:

    Love these!!

  99. elena says:

    I love the plate! I just used Shutterfly for the first time last month and was very happy with the results, so I’ll have to look around their site for some other items.

  100. Cristina says:

    Awesome! LOVE all the gifts coming to your shop! I want one of each.

  101. Krystin says:

    I would make some calendars on shutterfly!

  102. Susan M says:

    What lovely and creative ideas!

  103. Michelle Sutton says:

    What a wonderful idea!

  104. Erin says:

    I would love to order some Christmas cards from Shutterfly!

  105. Sara says:

    I would love to order canvas prints, plates and Christmas cards!

  106. Teresa hemsworth says:

    Love there canvas prints and gift tags!

  107. Gretchen says:

    Oh-My-Goodness!!! I had NO IDEA you could do ALL of this on Shutterfly!!! I want to make ALL OF THE ABOVE! Seriously, my jaw is on the floor. Heading over to Shutterfly RIGHT NOW to see what all they offer!! THANKS FOR THE POST!!!!

  108. Siegal says:

    I love Shutterfly and love getting photo books and calendars made. Just got family pictures and would love to get new things printed with them.

  109. Ginny says:

    Love the plates….would totally order!

  110. Mayra Rivera says:

    Loving the personalized plates!

  111. Melissa says:

    Custom Christmas cards!

  112. Britany says:

    I love Shutterfly! I ordered birth announcements for my son, and I order Christmas cards every year from Shutterfly! Always fun to see the project ideas Kim and the TomKat team comes up with! 🙂

  113. Melissa says:

    Gorgeous. I love shutterfly and your ideas have inspired me!!!

  114. dee parker says:

    I would definitely design some plates, and a table runner.

  115. Lindsey says:

    Very cool giveaway! I use Shutterfly quite frequently for gifts, as well as photo books.

  116. Pamela says:

    I think I need those plates!

  117. Alyssa Fenty says:

    I love Shutterfly – I would definitely order some photobooks and a canvas!

  118. Nichole says:

    I love Shutterfly! I am working on memory books of my father, who passed away a month ago, for my five children. I doubt I’ll get them finished for this Christmas, but maybe next. I also would love to try one of their table runners.

  119. Trish says:

    Love the wood art – need to make one of those soon!

  120. Jessica N. says:

    I just made one of these plates for my niece for Christmas but now wishing I also got some for thanksgiving…next year!!

  121. Holly says:

    I would love to order a large canvas of my family

  122. T Michelle Trump says:

    I would love the candles and Christmas stockings!

  123. Ashley Outland says:

    The Beautiful Bow Christmas Cards!!

  124. Mindy says:

    I would get a mug, canvas print and a personalized plate. So many great things to choose from!

  125. Melanie G says:

    Christmas cards and a canvas print to hang in my bedroom!

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