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Sweet Pea Place Cards How-To

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2010

Encourage loved ones to dig in -- literally. For cute place settings that will grow and grow on your guests, fill tiny packets with the seeds of your favorite flower, and stitch them onto simply printed seating cards; then watch the happiness blossom.

Download our editable clip art for the escort cards (each sheet has 6 cards), and type in the names of your guests.

Print onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch white card stock. Use a craft knife and a metal straightedge to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).

Download our clip art for the sweet pea label, with planting instructions; each sheet has 33. Print them onto 8 1/2-by-11-inch standard copier paper.

Use a bone folder and a metal straightedge to score creases between the dotted crop marks; these will mark the fold lines. Then use a craft knife and a metal straightedge to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).

Fold each tag along the score marks. Fill glassine envelopes with a scoop of seeds, and fold the top over by 1/4 inch.

To assemble, lay the folded label on top of the glassine envelope, aligning the top edge, and place the packet on top of the escort card. Use a sewing machine to sew the pieces together using a straight stitch (6 stitches per inch is the best setting). Pull loose threads to the back of the card, tie, and snip ends.

Sweet pea seeds, $50 for 1/2 pound, Flower Art & Soul.

Comments (1)

  • alinanisenzon 27 May, 2010

    Does anyone know if you can change the colors or the font on this template? Would like to change it to grey but can't seem to edit it. Thanks.