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Growing up an Army brat we usually opted for trips home during Christmas break, not Thanksgiving. Even though it was usually just my Mother, Father, and Sister I still remember it feeling special due in large part to the extra touches we added to our meal, like place cards. In a family of four (at the time), sure they weren't needed but it still made you feel significant to see your name sitting before your place at the table.
Place cards are easy to make now and store until the holiday. Heck if you want you could even make a set now and use them again and again for every special occasion! Using Peel and Stick Stamps from PSA Essentials I created a personalized set for our family, here's what you'll need to recreate them for yourself:
- A PSA Essentials Stamper
- Peel and Stick Stamp Dies - Romantic Alphabet
- Espresso Brown Ink
- Paper Punch
- Glue Stick
As you can see in the picture above I cut my solid card stock into 4"x 4" squares and punched scalloped circles out of a patterned paper that complimented the colors of the card stock.
Using stamps on patterned paper can be tricky but if you use the right colored ink and don't go with a busy pattern it can look really good. You can also mix up styles, I paired a Romantic, read frilly, font with a more modern polka dot and it looks good together.
With all the pieces cut and ready to be stamped that's exactly what i did. Now, you don't technically need a stamp centering tool but it's been my experience that it just makes it that much easier to stamp pre-cut pieces. The scalloped circles where stamped using the first letter of each family member.
As the stamps dried a little I went ahead and folded my squares in half to create little tents and wrote everyone's names on the right side of the card front.
I know what you're thinking, usually you would NOT repeat the first letter when you write out the name because...hello...you just stamped the first letter. I know. I have kids and simply didn't feel like hearing them say I spelled their name wrong and having to explain that, "No, Mommy spelled it right, see...". I got lazy, there I admit it.
Aren't they pretty? I admit I was worried that the Romantic font may have been too much (I'm not a frilly kinda girl) but it looks really nice.
Now I just need to a make a couple more and we'll each have a spot at the table.
So, whether your hosting 30 or three consider making your
Thanksgiving table extraordinary with place cards.
Check out my other projects featuring PSA Essentials Peel and Stick Stamps.