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This post is in my series of Wedding DIYs. If you or someone you know is planning a DIY wedding, I hope these projects will give you inspiration! Today I’m showing off the Butterfly Place Cards that I made using my Silhouette Cameo.
These are the beautiful butterfly “place cards” that I made for my daughter’s wedding. We wanted something different from the typical escort cards that are commonly used.
Here is what you will need to make these butterfly place cards:
I used a butterfly shape from the Silhouette online store and made a few adjustments to it as follows:
First, I adjusted the size and swapped out some of the internal circle cut-outs for heart-shaped cut-outs. I deleted the circle shapes in the top section of the left wing so there would be room for the name.
With the text tool, I entered each guest’s name and curved it to an oval shape so the name would curve nicely within the contour of the butterfly. I then added a perforated cutting line down the center.
After turning off the cutting lines on everything except the names, I ran it through my Cameo using a sketch pen instead of the blade. Then I reversed the cutting lines (turned off cutting lines for the names and turned on the cutting lines for the butterflies), then ran it through the Cameo again with the blade.
I used a 105# gold metallic card stock and the Cameo cut through with ease.
We loved how they looked on the tables and we received so many compliments on them.
If you are planning a wedding and need more DIY ideas you may also want to see how to make these program fans.
And if you are thinking about having a candy bar, consider a cookie table instead!