DIY Place Card and Wedding Menu

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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!

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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!

Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here

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