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Cut out place cards

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,
patterned cord,
tracing paper,
craft knife,

step 1 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.

step 2
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.

step 3 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.

step 4
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.

step 5 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!

the finished place card

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