Use patterned poster board for these attractive place cards. Like special marbled, colored, gold or silver card is suitable.
All you need:
plain poster board,
Cut the poster board measuring about 20x10 cm(8 x 4 inches).Trace the pattern for the cut-out area onto tracing paper.Using a soft pencil, shade the area underneath the tracing.
Mark a fold across the center of the cardand a 2.5 cm/1 inch fold at each end of the strip.Lightly score the folds with a craft knife.But do not cut through the poster board.
Lay the tracing shaded side down on the reverseof one half of the patterned card, positioned centrally.Using a sharp pencil, follow the line of the design.
On a hard surface, use the craft knife to cut out the shape. Then push the cut-out area from the right side of the card.Not from the back. Take care to push out any intricate designs carefully.
When all the paper is used, staple the two colors together in the last fold.
Cut out a strip of plain cardmeasuring 9.5 x 7 cm (3-3/4 inches x 2-3/4 inches).
Stick the plain card behind the cut-out area on the patterned card with glue.
Write on it the name you like. And you've done it!