Hello friends!  I'm sharing this Christmas Place Card project today:

Sizzix's Designer Lynda Kanase has a new collection called "Picture This" for all your Instax or Fujifilm photos. There are different themes in each set that let you display your mini photos in style.  But when I saw the Photo Stand Set, I immediately thought of Place Cards for my Christmas Table.  Here's a little tutorial to show how I created my place cards.

With the Sizzix Seasonal Photo Stand set, I die-cut my base using Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock.  

After die-cutting, fold along the crease lines.  I then sprayed the stand with Distress Linen Spray Stain, let dry, and highlighted the grain with Distress Photo ink.  I usually run the stamp pad across for a more vivid contrast.  Fold the sides in, along the crease lines and adhere them closed.  You will end up with a slit through the middle of the stand for your photo.

Next I used this cute Photo Shaker Box set for my shadow box.  There are different little words that interchange in the box. I use a bit of masking tape to hold everything in place before die-cutting. Lots of little stamps and extras in this set too.

This is what my die-cut frame looks like.

Fold your photo box on the crease lines, except for the bottom one. Because I'm not building a shaker box, I left this one flat, but just folded in the side tabs.  This will go in the slit on the photo stand.  Next I die-cut my inside name plate with the rectangle frame.  I printed my names on the computer.  These could be stamped too.

The name card was adhered to the back of the frame with 3-d foam tabs.  Place the frame in the slit.  Time to decorate your place card.

There are lots of little embellishment dies in all these sets, I chose to use the snowflake confetti, holly leaf and berry.  I just received one of the new Tim Holtz Sidekick Starter Sets, and am already loving the convenience of this little machine when having to die-cut those little tiny dies.  I need to die-cut a lot of these leaves and confetti pieces, so it goes a lot faster to use this machine.  Just sandwich your die and paper between the two cutting plates and run it through your machine.  For my holly leaf, I used silver metallic cardstock coloured with various colours of green alcohol ink.

I adhered the holly leaf and berry in the corner.  For my snow, I applied Tim Holtz Grit Paste (TDA53422) to my stand, pushed my tree into the snow, and sprinkled Distress Clear Rock Candy Glitter while my "snow" is wet. My Grit Paste is fluffed up a bit to look more like snow. The snowflake and star confetti is adhered to my place cards and Stickle Glitter Glue was applied to highlight them.

Here's another cute idea for place cards.

Instead of names, use photos of everyone (even baby photos to keep everyone guessing!) and add fun embellishments to the photos.

This Sizzix set, Photo Frame with Seasonal Props is a cute set with different props and stamps to add to your frame.  It even has it's own frame with this set.  I stamped my images, coloured, then die-cut.

Here's another look at my finished Christmas Place Cards.
Once you have figured out what you are going to create, it's pretty fast to create multiplies of these place cards.  I've got 4 done, just 17 more to go!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy creating!

Until next time,



Kate said...

I love theses! They are gorgeous! Thank you so much!!!

Kate said...

Jan, I bought all the dies etc. to make these! Yay!! I was wondering if you happen to recall what the name of the font was that you used for the names on your name cards. I don't think I've ever seen a calligraphy font like that before! I know you can buy them to use in Photoshop etc. I haven't used Illustrator or Photoshop in a few years so I'm a little out of date....Any help would be much appreciated! I just need to know the name of the font and where you bought it or what software it comes in! Enjoy your week-end!


Kate said...

I cannot tell you how much your post got my creative mind flowing! I had been wanting to learn how to do Calligraphy on the iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil for foiling on cards (the Pro version is the only one that works with the Apple Pencil), which when all is said and done would run about $700.00! After I saw your post yesterday you made me realize I could just type in Calligraphy without having how to write in Calligraphy! I did end up finding a great site to buy professional calligraphy fonts. I thought I would share the link here in case it might be helpful for other people who see your post. (no affiliation).

Jan Hobbins said...

Hi Kathy, the font I used was Storybook which I purchased from Creative Market. This one even has swirls for the left or right side of your letter. Love this site, there's so many different fonts to choose from.

Mitsyana said...

These are fantastic! Love the little winter scence you create on each frame!!!❤

benilhalk said...

Superb ideas for Christmas place cards. It was truly a fantastic share. I loved reading through this. Well, we are going to have Xmas day wedding this year at the prettiest hillside San Francisco wedding venues. A very few days are left and now we just can’t wait for the day anymore.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for the link to the font and the store! Such a great find, I can’t thank you enough! Happy Christmas!!!

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