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I decided to make my own placecards, so I ordered 100 pencil starfish that are 4″ to 6″ in diameter (they are big!) and I am now stuck on deciding how I should print out the names! I have terrible handwriting, and the FI (is that the right acronym? Or Mr. Manicure!) made me promise not to attempt my sloppy calligraphy. So I want to print them out if possible. I just cant figure out how big I should cut my cardstock, or how I should go about printing out 100 names… do you print directly on the cardstock, or could I print onto regular paper and then paste it to the cardstock? Has anyone else attempted this? Are there templates I can download?
I’m hoping to use a royal blue and white striped grossgrain ribbon and white surrounded by blue paper.
I apologize if I sound clueless- I am a newbie to the world of craftiness! I was inspired by RSVPCT on Etsy:
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I did this for my placecards, you can see a picture on my bio at http://bios.weddingbee.com/profiles/naangel55
I printed the names and table number directly on the cardstock. I used 8.5×11 and got 2 colums and about 13 names per column so 25-26 placecards per cardstock. I was going to double mat them like on the picture but by the time it came around to doing it I was so over cutting and gluing paper. I dont have a template persay but I could send you the format I used for mine and you can replace the names and table numbers (its a word document) BTW, I found it easiest to tie the ribbon around just one arm of the starfish.
PM me with your email addy and I will send you the format I used if you want it.
Post # 5
Sorry, I don’t have any advice but I just wanted to say that is a great idea! So cute for a beach theme…
Post # 6
Hi, I feel really bad to say this and I don’t mean to rain on your parade but I just have to remind everyone that starfish are real live animals. I feel it is cruel to kill an animal just for decoration. There are lots of places that sell plastic “starfish” so it isn’t necessary to kill any real ones.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Oh, I bet that’s going to look adorable!
Post # 8
Most of my DIYs have been trial and error with sizing. Try cutting out different sizes and setting them next to the star so that you can get a feel for if it will be overwhelmed by the starfish. You can print them directly on cardstock with a great font from fonts for peas, dafont, etc. There is also a tutorial on fauxligraphy here on WB where you print the font on the cardstock in a light color and then trace over with a calligraphy pen or fancy shcmancy one so it looks like YOU wrote it. Check it out!
Post # 10
OMG they look great! I love this idea and want to do something similar….
snmcdowell– do you know of any websites that sell plastic starfish at a reasonable price… it might be helpful to post so others may decided to use plastic- a plus to plastic as well is that you don’t have to quite so careful with transporting them as well as not having to worry if they have any kind of smell (I’ve seen other post about that)
Post # 11
my girlfriend had them at her wedding!
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I would also suggest printing directly onto the white cardstock and then mounting it onto the colored cardstock. This is a really cute idea! I am loving the pics ClairDarling posted! How are you displaying them?
Post # 14
@Mrs. Manicure- Where did you buy the starfish?
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@naangel55:OK, I know you probably aren’t checking this but if you are, can you email me your template? my email address is [email protected]