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