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Such a fun post to share today! I was recently challenged to create a unique DIY place card and wedding menu using products from Xyron and Anna Griffin and I am so excited to share what I came up with! I received the biggest box EVER of craft supplies from Anna Griffin & Xyron – I had so much fun looking through all the gorgeous papers, add-ons and more. It was actually pretty tough to decide what to use out of all the beautiful options. I’m even sharing a tutorial of how I put it all together – so without further ado… check out my DIY below!

Say “I Do” With Xyron and Anna Griffin!

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Here’s a shot of all the items I used to make this project.

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First I made the layered menu. I used a 5×7 piece of gold shimmery paper included in a pack of pre-cut layering papers. Then, I took a patterned piece of scrapbook paper and trimmed it to 4.5 x 6.5 using an Xacto knife and ruler. I love my Xacto knife that has the padding on it, it’s much more comfortable to cut with!

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Then I printed my menu design, and trimmed it to size. I created a free download for Microsoft Word if you want to download / print your own!

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That left me with 3 layers. I used the Xyron Tape Runner to affix the layers. I just eyeballed it to make sure the papers were all centered. anna griffin - xyron (12 of 43) anna griffin xyron_0001

Next, I took a pre-cut piece of paper, that was about half a sheet of letter lengthwise, and used the Anna Griffin Edge Pattern Punch to crop a scalloped edge to both sides of the paper.

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Then I took the layered menu and laid it near the top of the punched paper, and folded the paper upwards to make a pocket. anna griffin xyron_0006

This left me with a pocket for the menu. Next I punched out a circle from some of the same gold paper I used for the back of the menu. anna griffin - xyron (21 of 43)

Then I took a floral piece from one of the Anna Griffin flower packs and ran it through my Xyron sticker maker! It instantly turned the flower into a sticker, which I then placed onto the circle punch.anna griffin xyron_0004

Next I took an Anna Griffin border piece in a blue / turquoise pattern and I wrapped the piece around the pocket from back to front. This not only added a little extra color / flair but it also served as a way to keep the menu from slipping out either side of the pocket! I used my Xyron Tape Runner to stick the border piece closed. anna griffin xyron_0007

Then I used the Xyron Tape Runner to affix the circle / flower onto the center of the border piece. anna griffin xyron_0008

I used a banner / flag piece from the Anna Griffin collection as the place to write your guest names – which I then affixed to the pocket with the tape runner. anna griffin - xyron (40 of 43) anna griffin xyron_0009

The finished product!anna griffin - xyron (16 of 43)
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As you can see the two pieces are separate, and you can slip the menu inside the pocket, which also serves as a place card. I personally love the way this design looks on top of a place setting! Super classic and chic!anna griffin - xyron (20 of 43) anna griffin - xyron (19 of 43)

What do you think of my project?

Be sure to check out all of these great products from Xyron and Anna Griffin, and be sure to like both brands on Facebook using the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/xyroninc 

https://www.facebook.com/AnnaGriffinInc

 

CONTEST!

And…. there’s also a contest going on right now! You can view the other entries by other bloggers on the Xyron Facebook Page and choose your favorite. If The Budget Savvy Bride wins the contest, we’ll be giving away a $1,000 prize package of Anna Griffin and Xyron products to one lucky BSB reader! So if we win, you could win, too! :) Visit the contest page to vote! (To access the contest, make sure you are logged in to Facebook and click on the “Say I Do” contest page.) Voting is open until September 2nd!

 

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Linda CC

    Very elegant and great tutorial!

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thank you so much! :)

  • Ava Gavloski

    well done, beautiful presentation. love the color tones and design

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thanks so much Ava! Glad you like it :)

  • Liz Coppus

    So wonderfully done. The soft pallet and simple design truly make this an elegant statement piece. I would love to see more of this type item.

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thank you so much!! :)

  • Roberta Dasto

    This one looks so elegant. Looks beautiful on plant

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thanks so much, Roberta. I’m glad you think so!

  • Donna Simmons

    This entire collection looks so beautiful and elegant!

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thank you Donna!

  • Niki Grabish

    Very lovely. I like the combination of menu and place card. Very practical if you don’t have a lot of room on the table. Pretty colors – very elegant.

    • http://www.thebudgetsavvybride.com Jessica Bishop

      Thanks Niki! I agree- I love that it’s practical but attractive :)

  • Renee Barnhart

    I voted for yours! I not only love the colors that you chose but the look was very beautiful and elegant! I hope you win!

  • Dawn Skene

    Very nice! I like the way that the menu fits inside the place card.

  • Tracy

    Absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely love something like this if I were ever to get married again.

  • Penny Hanuszak

    Jessica, what an inspiring project. Thanks so much for the step by step instructions. Your menu card is simply elegant and beautiful.Good luck with this contest.

  • Melanie P

    So soft and elegant – very attractive !! Great step by step !!

  • Denise

    Very nice and easy to make.

  • Debra Vineyard

    Great tutorial! Great look with menu inside the pocket! Good luck!

  • Eva Scraps (Laney)

    great project and wonderful tutorial :)

  • Su T

    Really beautiful

  • Karen McNamara

    Elegant and beautiful

  • Susan

    Very nice!