Post # 1
Ok so I am going to try to DIY place card. All I bacsically want to do is have a tented place card with Navy Blue paper size 4 x 6 as the tented part with a Ivory card glued on top size 2 x 3.5. Simple right?? Not for me.
I found Business cards from staples in that size 2 x 3.5 and they should be easy enough to print.
I am having a problem with tented card part. I though I would use navy card stock.. but it is hard to find. Also I don’t know what the different weight on cardstock mean?? Some are labled 65lbs, 67lbs, 80lbs or linen. Does anybody know?? Also is cardstock the correct paper for me to use?? will it easly fold? I never worked with it before.
Has anybody done there own Place cards please help.. any suggestions would be great..
I would also love to see pictures.
Post # 3
Hi! I did my own place cards. I bought paper from http://www.cardsandpockets.com they pretty much have any colored paper you want. But it’s thick! Like the lady at officemax (the shiny paper has to be printed by inkjet printers) asked how thick it was….I told her 110 lb which is what the website said and she was like well here’s my 110lb and yours is way thicker. I was kind of hard to fold (like I definitely couldn’t have done a mounting like I wanted).
Also, 4×6 seems really big to me. I did 2.5 by 3.5 and folded that in half hotdog style 🙂 But then again that might have been too small. I don’t really have any pics at the moment of them. But they were really simple.
Post # 4
@SouthernTulip: Thank you for your help.. the 4 x 6 will be folded.. sorry should have mentioned that. so it will really be 4 x 3 after I fold it. So I guess I should go with a lighter weight card stock?? I made a sample out of regular paper and it came out fine.
I figured I would make them a little bigger because I can get the Business cards from Staples that I can just print on the computer preforate and glue. It was the tented part I was worried about. I am not the best at DIY
Post # 5
These are very similare to what I want to do.. I found them on Esty.. but they are way out of my budget.
Post # 7
I don’t think I would go as low as 65lb cardstock…it’s about the thickness of construction paper, and so it’d be a bit flimsy and might keep flopping down if you tried to tent it. As for the business cards that you’ll put guests’ names and table numbers on, if you register on vistaprint.com you’ll eventually get an e-mail (sent every few days) with ridiculous savings. I got 250 business cards for free (paid $6 for shipping) that we are going to attach to our favors. They’re not bad quality, and if you’re going to be mounting them on another piece of cardstock anyway they’d be more than adequate, and that way you’d be able to have a little bit of a design on them instead of just plain white or beige cards…but you’d also have to write their names/table numbers out by hand.
Post # 8
The vistaprint idea from RosieBee is a really good idea! I had a really good experience with vistaprint. I would note that the 110lb paper that I used, folded just fine, but I did have to use a bone folder type thing (ummm yeah an old ruler :)) to help fold and keep a straight smooth line. So if you’re using that as a backing type thing it’s probably a really good idea to have a really sturdy card stock. cardsandpocket.com was really reasonable and vistaprint.com has awesome deals.
Good luck with everything!