Easy to make Thanksgiving Place Cards

Now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving. This year, my daughter and her husband are hosting Thanksgiving dinner. I promised to help prepare for their big dinner debut. I’m going to make the place cards. Although if truth be told, I think she’s looking for more help than that! Of course I’ll help her, but I want to show you the place cards that I’m making. I think they’re kind of pretty.

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At first I thought about doing little tent-type cards with each person’s monogram. Then I thought about making little turkeys or something along those lines, but I didn’t want too cutesy. So then the idea hit to make place cards some how using those paper medallions that I adore. In fact there’s still some on my Halloween mantle. I just love those things! I’m always making them and I’ve got big plans for them for Christmas decorating.

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These place cards were made with a double-sided (pretty on both sides) sheet of 12 x 12 card stock that I accordion folded, cut into 2 1/2″ wide strips, then glued to a small strip of chip board. The photo above shows what I mean, in case you’re a visual learner like me ; )

I score my card stock on my Silhouette Cameo before folding. It just makes it so much easier to fold heavy card stock into nice, sharp, straight folds. I used half inch folds for these place cards, so I made a studio file with scored lines space one half inch apart.

If you have a Silhouette Cameo, I made the file available for your personal use. You can grab it here. If you don’t have a Silhouette (yet!), you can still make these. Just draw score lines on heavy card stock using a straight edge and crease the folds with the back of spoon.

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To personalized them, all I did was cut two ovals shapes (one slightly larger than the other) in coordinating colors. Yes, of course I used my Silhouette to cut those, too. Before cutting the smaller ovals, I replaced the blade in the Cameo with a gold sketch pens and let the Cameo write the names.
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I just have a few more to finish up!
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Comments

  1. 5

    says

    Hee hee. Your first line made me giggle because it’s so true. I love the idea of place cards. I used to sneak them onto the table when I was a kid, and Momma would look at me as if to say, “You know we are too chaotic a family for place cards.” haha

  2. 9

    says

    Such beautiful place cards, and love the idea of adding a strip of chipboard to the bottom so it stays standing up! We will be sharing your post on our Facebook page this week, hope that is ok! Thanks for sharing!

    Susan

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