How to Make the Perfect Place Cards {in less than 5 minutes!}

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

I’m very behind. The One Room Challenge took over my life for the past month! lol. These pictures are from my Thanksgiving tablescape, and our Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago. Very behind. But I still really wanted to share this project because it’s perfect for any holiday, party or tablescape. Plus, my friends down south haven’t had Thanksgiving yet. Hopefully I can help you make perfect place cards for your next event. 

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

You know when you see other peoples’ skills and you get jealous, thinking, why can’t I do that?! It’s not just me, is it? Well, I have horrible the worst handwriting. Ever. It’s embarrassing. So when the Cricut Explore came out with a way to WRITE, I was ecstatic.

Here’s what you need to make these place cards:

Cricut Explore Air™ 2
Cricut Writing Pen
White Cardstock

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

Start by making two rectangles on your Cricut Explore Air™ 2. My first was 3.5″ by 2″ and the other one was 3.25″ by 1.75″.  Change the smaller rectangle to a “writing” by clicking the image, and changing the icon from the “scissors” to the “pen” (see images).

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

Next, add text (image above). I used the font “Yours Truly” here, and I changed the letter spacing to -0.76 so that the letters would connect without spacing, like cursive writing.  Make sure you have it set as a writing font, and set in the same colour as your written rectangle above. [choose the colour when you click on the photo in the edit bar].

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

Finally, make sure that your three layers are attached. Select all three layers at the same time (written name, small rectangle, and larger rectangle), and click “attach”. That will set the writing in place, so the outside rectangle will be cut after the name and rectangle are drawn on.

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

It took less than 5 minutes to design and cut these. That’s why I HAD to share this DIY with you. If you have a Cricut, this is gold! Just save the file, and edit the names every time you have a party. Amazing.

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :) Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :) Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

You can see how great they looked in my full fall tablescape here.

Make perfect handwritten place cards (even if you don't have perfect writing!). Beautiful for any table setting! I'm dreaming of Thanksgiving and Christmas tables :)

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4 thoughts on “How to Make the Perfect Place Cards {in less than 5 minutes!}

  1. I am a brand new Cricuit Air 2 crafter and I have had fits trying to figure out lettering and cut for name cards as I am a wedding planner and would use these all the time. Lots of searching and then found your blog. It was soo very helpful – thank you.

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