Holiday Place Cards

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Materials and Tools:

patterned card stock or heavy-weight paper
red card stock or heavy weight paper
green card stock or heavy weight paper
small envelope (such as a florist's envelope) to be used as a stencil
1/2-inch ribbon, in colors to coordinate with patterned paper
glue dots
colored pens for adding holiday message
scissors
pinking shears
decorative holiday stickers
rectangle hole punch

Steps:

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1. Open a small envelope, such as a florist's envelope, to create a stencil. Trace this stencil onto the back of the patterned paper.

2. Cut out along the traced lines with pinking shears, to create a decorative edge.

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Once again referencing the florist's envelope as a pattern, fold patterned paper envelope on crease lines and glue together with glue dots.

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3. Using rectangular hole punch, punch hole through bottom edge or envelope's top flap.

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Feed ribbon through punched hole and knot off at top, leaving enough ribbon to create a hanger which could be used for hanging completed card on Christmas tree or back of guests' chair.

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4. From the solid colored paper, cut a card to fit inside envelope. In a contrasting color, cut a second smaller rectangle; center and attach smaller card to larger card with glue dots.

5. Embellish card by adding a holiday-themed sticker to one side. Add recipient's name and a warm, personal note to each card.

6. Tie 1/4-inch ribbon around middle of envelope, tie bow a bit off center. Secure ribbon in place with a few glue dots.

7. Hang place card on the back of each guest's chair or set one card at each place setting. For a fun touch, surround each place card with holiday greenery or brightly wrapped chocolates.

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