Anyway, I couldn't decide if I wanted to make just escort cards or place cards so I made something I could use as either (and I'll decide later.) If I make them as escort cards, I'll hang them from the manzanita branch project.
Here's what you need:
- Glue - fiance already had it for his minuature models so "free."
- Colored cardstock - used leftover scrap pieces from making my save the dates - the package of cardstock cost me $4.36 at Jo-Ann's Fabric.
- Fancy punch - $11.19 at Michael's craft store, on sale for 30% off.
- Scissors - already had them so "free."
- Pen - already had it so "free."
- Ribbon /raffia - something to hang it on the manzanita tree. - already have it so "free."
- Felt tip / calligraphy pen - to write names - already have it so "free."
- Bear with me, I took the pictures after I had already made a few escort cards so that's why they're not taken in exact order.
- First, cut a size that you like from scrap paper, punch it, and glue on another scrap piece to the edge (optional)
- Use this as your template to measure your cardstock to cut more paper.
- If you mess up on your punches (I like to have four at the end) just cut off the messed up piece and glue it to another piece of scrap paper.
- Cut out one of the tiny cuts into a square. (We didn't pay $8.00 for that glue.)
- Glue square to the underside of card so it sticks out like a pull (you could use these in guest books or whatever.)
- If you're going to use these on a hanging tree, you can punch a hole in the opposite end and thread ribbon or raffia through it to hang. Finish it off by writing the guest's name on the card.
More to come,