How to Make Modern Place Cards

Hi American Crafts fans! It’s me Sandra welcoming you here today with a new blog post on how to create a group of modern place cards. At our most recent party, a friend of mine thanked me because that way she knew right where to go and knew the names of the people sitting around her. Place cards can be any size, shape and design. Today I would like to share an idea how to create modern place cards. The modern and stylish papers and embellishments from the 1 Canoe 2 Willow Collection were just perfect for what I had in mind.    


I wanted to create something different from the usual business-card sized place cards. I decided to go for a new style and shape: paper rolls. 


The rolls are effortless to make. And with just a few embellishments and a name tag, I’m sure your guests will love them. First, grab your Willow 6” x 8” paper pad with the wonderful copper foil accents. Pick the papers you like most. Then cut each paper in half, with the final size being 6” x 4”.


Next, score each paper on one side at about ⅞”. This will create a margin to glue the rolls.


Attach double-sided tape onto the margin as shown in the photo.


Glue the paper together to create a roll.



Once your place card bases are done, you can start to decorate your rolls. Add a name tag and embellishments. Make sure to place the embellishments to balance out the roll. I used the Willow Metal Charms with Copper Metallic Accents and Willow Ephemera to add just a little decoration. Another idea is to adhere washi-tape onto your rolls. If you like stamping, you can add titles with the Willow Clear Acrylic Stamps. I adhered all embellishments with adhesive foam dots. 



The rolls look really decorative on a plate. You could even insert a napkin into the rolls to make them look more festive. 


I hope you like the modern place cards that I created with papers and embellishments from the Willow Collection! Until next time! 


Supplies: American Crafts – 1 Canoe 2 – Willow Collection | Willow 6 x 8 Paper Pad with Copper Foil Accents (356082), Willow Clear Acrylic Stamps (356084), Willow Ephemera with Copper Foil Accents (356087), Willow Stamped Metal Charms with Copper Metallic Accents (356089), Willow Mixed Embellishments with Copper Foil Accents (356091), Willow Pens Colorful Ballpoint Set (356093), Willow Washi Tape Set (356095), AC Cardstock White Cardstock, Sticky Thumb Double-Sided Super Sticky Red Tape, Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots, Sticky Thumb Sticky Dots