Elegant Place Cards–Shades of Spring

I made these place cards for my Aunt’s 50th Birthday party. I wanted them to be elegant and fun, but not too formal. Shades of Spring DSP made a perfect backdrop for the place cards, cut to 3 1/2″ x 2″. The Basic Black card stock was cut to just under 3 3/4″ x 4 1/2″. Then, I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch along the 3 3/4″ side and folded it in half as shown.

Next, I adhered the Shades of Spring DSP to the black card stock with SNAIL adhesive. The ribbon is Certainly Celery 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, which I tied around the inside of the place card and knotted in the front.

The names and table numbers were printed on the computer, punched out with the Large Oval Punch and layered on Basic Black card stock I punched out with the Scalloped Oval Punch. That was then attached to the front with a Stampin Dimensional.

Make Your Own Bronze Ink: Thanksgiving Place Cards

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I made these quick and simple place cards last night. The base is a 4″x4″ square of kraft card stock, the corners trimmed with the Corner Rounder Punch. Then, I folded them in half and glued on a 4″ x 1 1/4″ strip of Holiday Bulk Buy DSP in this tangerine pattern.

I’ve been using Shimmer Paint a lot lately, and for this project, I created a sparkly Bronze Ink by mixing a couple drops of Chocolate Chip Reinker and Champagne Shimmer Paint. I mix them in an empty button container, then dab it onto my stamp with a Sponge Dauber.

For these place cards, I stamped “Give Thanks” from Holiday Best in the chocolate chip/shimmer paint and stamped it onto Very Vanilla card stock. Then, I punched it out using the Large Oval Punch and layered it onto Bronze Card Stock (Taste of Textiles, retired) that I punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. (Some of the ovals are matted onto textured chocolate chip card stock because I did not have enough Bronze.) The shimmer is hard to see but here is a close up view:

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To finish off the cards, I wrote our names in a dark brown Sharpie on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with the Modern Label Punch. I sponged Tangerine Tango ink around the edges with the Sponge Dauber and adhered them with mini glue dots.

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