Happy Monday Bella fans! Hope you're weekend was wonderful. I am so excited to introduce you to a very new friend of mine, Lolly Chessie. Lolly is a crafty girl who loves anything to do with making pretty things and I'm so thrilled that she accepted my invitation to be a guest here today! After sending Lolly a package of Bella products and gave her creative freedom....she came up with these ADORABLE place cards for your Fall table assignments! Today's she's going to teach you, step-by-step how to create them all by yourself!
Hi everyone! My name is Lolly Chessie and I am thrilled to be a guest designer today for Bella Blvd! Using several papers from the One Fall Day collection, I'm going to be making some sweet little place cards that you can use on your fall table! Let's get started!Step 1: Using a long skewer or pair of tweezers, peel off the top layer from a piece of cardboard.
Step 2: Cut the strips of paper roughly 1 inch longer and wider than the size you will end up with (in this case we are making 2.75 x 5.5 inch labels). I used a piece of kraft cardstock and the "Needle in A Haystack" pattern as my base.
Using your favorite nested labels dies (I used Spellbinders Labels #4) use removable double-sided tape to place the die where you want it on the paper. The tape helps keep the die from sliding around and keeps your pattern lined up the way you want it!
Your paper strips should look something like this once you have made the die cuts!
Using a wet adhesive (I like Scrap Dots from Helmar), glue the sandwiched paper pieces to the cardboard piece. Using Scrap Dots will give you a good bond and add a little extra dimension to your window!
Step 5: Cut out leaf shapes (2 of each) using leaf dies OR you can cut out and trace the 3 leaves that are on the "Cute Cuts" piece of paper (that's what I did)! The Bella Blvd papers I used for these leaves are: "Just Leafy" (the B-side), "Borders N' Blocks" (the B-side), and "Country Fields" (also the B-side).
Glue the leaf shapes to the front of your place card. You will want to use something like hot glue to do this as they will want to pull away from the card because of their dimension. The hot glue will give you an instant bond so you don't wait for anything to dry!
Glue the long side of folded piece to the back of your place cards (with the folded triangle towards the top of the card). This will raise your place cards up at a little angle so they are not sitting flat on the table. If you want them to be higher, simply make the score marks at bigger intervals (say 3/4 to 1 inch) and increase the width of the piece of paper you are using.
Ta da! You are all finished! You can now spell out the name of your guests and each will have a special place card at your beautifully decorated fall table! These sweet little cards can also be used as name cards for your pot luck meals! Simply use the next size down in the nested labels dies and write the name of each dish on the little cards you can cut out. You can use removable adhesive so these cards can be used again and again.
Thanks for having me as a guest! I hope you enjoyed this project!