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Beribboned Escort Card Board
Before the meal, guide guests to their seats with the help of a beribboned bulletin board. Wrap the perimeter of a piece of plywood in paper tape to cover its rough edges. Then, using ribbons and fabric strips in assorted colors and patterns, cut pieces long enough to stretch across the board and around to the back. Stretch each ribbon across the surface, stapling both ends to back of board.
To create seating cards, print a grosgrain pattern on 3-by-3-inch pieces of card stock (choose one to download below); then write or print each guest's name above the ribbon motif, and fold the card in half horizontally. Insert the back halves of the cards between ribbons and board.
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Patterned Fabric Seating Cards
These seating cards use a mix of fabrics of your choice to create a beautiful display.
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The charming place cards were printed on pre-perforated card stock.
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Paper butterflies alight on the rims of champagne glasses, staying still just long enough for guests to find their seats.
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Ribbon Belt Place Cards
Sail-white plates edged in green as fresh as grass inspire us to pop our collars; a length of grosgrain drawn through a notched card recalls prep school's spiffy ribbon belts with monogrammed buckles.
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Ombre Wrapping Paper Seating Cards
To make a real splash, pair a bright bouquet with an ombre tablecloth and set with our watercolor-style place cards that require no artistic talent -- just a printer.