Friday, December 11, 2009

Place Cards

This week I have been busy working on a Christmas party for my church. I decided that a Chinese auction might be fun, so I went for it. I have four great gift baskets assembled, which I will show and tell all about next week. Today, however, I wanted to show you an easy and affordable idea for place cards. I wanted the place cards to go in front of all the baskets to describe their contents. I didn't want to buy a kit or download any templates, so I decided to make them. Most of these materials you probably have laying around your own house. I only needed six place cards, so I didn't spend any money to make these, since I already had all the items. So here is how I did it.

You will need:
Card stock
Scrapbook paper
Two sided tape, scrapbook adhesive, or glue
A computer and printer for your wording

First you will want to print out your wording in whatever font and size you wish and cut them out. I used the decorative scissors(aka pinket shears) to make my edges fun, but you can use whatever you like.

Next, Take a piece of card stock, fold it in half, then cut into two pieces down the folded line.

Next, take one of your card stock halves and adhere it with your glue or two sided tape on the blank side of your scrapbook paper (or the side that you don't want to use if it is two sided)

Cut out the scrapbook paper around the card stock

Now fold this in half, and attach your wording that you printed and cut out earlier with glue or two sided tape.

Tada! Now you have a beautiful, affordable place card that you can use for any event. If you want to make these fancier, you could attach jewels, buttons, glitter, sequins, or you could even use decorative wall paper instead of scrapbook paper. Hope this helps you create your perfect place card!



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