Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Place Cards with Handmade Snowflakes

As promised in my previous post, I am going to show how I made the place cards for my winter table.

Supplies needed:
1 piece of white card stock
glue (I like Alene's Tacky Glue)
sparkly glitter
Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch (Michael's)
heavy card stock or textured paper in a cool color
3-D dots

Brush glue onto card stock. Add a small amount of water to make it spread smoothly.

Pour glitter onto the glue and allow to dry completely. Then punch snowflakes out:

I used a glitter I've had for years called Prisma Glitter. It has an opalescent look to it:

I found this cool textured paper on sale at Michael's. I thought it looked like a night sky, which would be a good background for the snowflakes. I cut it into the size I wanted (3-1/2 x 5-1/2) and folded it over. I cut pieces from the card stock and attached them to the place card with 3-D dots and wrote each person's name on them. You can also print names on the computer. Then I attached the snowflake to the top left corner with another 3-D dot:


AuBien said...

What a clever idea! I love your ideas Vickie! Thanks for sharing!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Another beautiful idea, Vickie! I especially like your use of the dark paper to represent the night sky ... lovely! :)

teachermomof2 said...

What a beautiful placecard!

Thaks for sharing!


Vickie said...

Thank you AuBien, Diva, and Lisa. Always nice to hear from you.