Post # 1
For my escort cards, I am doing something like this:
BUT… I want to make the cards in the shapes of leaves (preferably maple leaves) and hang them with ribbons (fall leaves, is that corny?)
What do you think would be the best way to get the names on them? I thought about printing out the names on colored paper, then cutting them out but I’d really like to get the cutting and manual work done ahead of time (I’m planning WAY early).
Maybe print the names on a lighter colored cardstock and created a layered look? I’d really prefer to type the names instead of hand-writing unless there is a way to do it without looking like a craft project (you know what I mean).
Post # 3
We got some clear labels from Staples. The brand was Avery and they come in different sizes. We will just use a free downloadable template from Avery to print our labels and stick them onto the escort cards so we can change tables/dates/whatever last minute without having to stress about handwriting them all.
I have used these labels before and they look great (I actually used them to put our wedding website info on the recpetion card because we forgot to have it printed on there). They aren’t glossy, so they blend well into the paper and look really nice.
Post # 4
You might be able to get a paper punch in the shape of the leaf (I think I saw some maple leaf shaped at Jo-Anne’s last weekend), and then the cutting wouldn’t take very long at all.
If you don’t mind layering, I think it could be really pretty to have the leaves (maybe a fall burnt orange color), and then print off names on a vellum paper, and affix to the front of the leaf.
If you do cut them way ahead of time, just make sure to keep them somewhere completely dark, so they don’t get faded by sunlight! 🙂
Post # 5
Oooh!! LOVE THAT!! Avery would come up with something cool like that.
Post # 6
@gabrielleelise1981: good call on the fading 🙂
I definately want to get a punch to keep everything looking uniform and crisp.
The vellum is very cool idea too! Thanks!!