Friday, September 27, 2013

Holiday Table Settings Tutorial

To make your holiday table more personal, we will be creating name placecards and napkin rings.

Supplies used for both projects:

Colored and neutral cardstock
Patterned paper
Stamps
Coloring medium
Paper cutter
Scoring tool
Ribbon
Adhesive
Scissors (not shown)



STEP ONE

For name placecards cut colored cardstock to 5” x 5”.  Retain the remainder for napkin rings. 




Score each 5” x 5” piece at 2 ½”.  Fold.






STEP TWO

Cut patterned paper to 2 ¼” x 4 ¾”.




Adhere to front of folded base.





STEP THREE

If you plan to use your computer to generate the names, create your document with the names – sizing the font so that the names will fit within a 1 ½” x 4” area, off-center to the right. 





Cut apart the names, making sure that the cut pieces measure 1 ½” x 4”.  





If you will merely write the names with a marker, cut your neutral cardstock to 1 ½” x 4” and adhere to base.  I created my names on the computer.


STEP FOUR

Stamp and color your holiday image.  Cut out and adhere to base.






Here are several completed name placecards.




STEP FIVE

Take the remaining section of the cut colored cardstock and cut in half longwise to 1 ¾” x 8”.






STEP SIX

Cut two pieces of ribbon for each holder and tape at either end of the base.  To ensure that the ribbon would not pull out later, I put some narrow Scor-tape behind the ribbon, applied the ribbon to the cardstock, and then taped it down with Scotch tape.





 STEP SEVEN

Cut a strip of patterned paper to 1 ½” x 7 ½” and adhere to base.





 STEP EIGHT

Cut a strip of neutral cardstock to 1 ¼” x 6”.  




Stamp as desired and adhere to base.




 STEP NINE

Tie ribbon.




Here is the finished project.



1 comment:

Buho Scrapper said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the tutorial