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Monday, June 7, 2010

DIY Project: Escort Card Style

For our escort cards, we're leveraging the lace rose as well as the purple from our invitations. The parts we're unsure about is how the cards should be addressed and what backing paper to use.

Question 1: What should we include on the escort card? The guest's first name? The guest's first name and last initial? The guest's first and last names?

Question 2: Should we go with Option 1 and use the same paper as the envelope liners? Or Option 2 and use pages from a vintage cookbook with the stamped rose?

DIY Escort Cards

  • Banana Paper Cover Stock
  • Coffee Paper Cover Stock
  • (For Option 1) Scraps from Envelope Liners
  • (For Option 2) Pages from Vintage Cookbook
  • Scotch Mega Glue Stick
  • Sharpie Metallic Silver Pen
  • Fiskars Rotary Trimmer
  • (For Option 2) Distressed Ink Stamp Pad
  • (For Option 2) Stamp
Note: The instructions below don't match the photographs as the mock up was done with scrap paper.

    1. Create a template with extra purple strips and vintage rose, using the Sharing Insert as a guide. (If you saved the strips from the Sharing Inserts you'll have roughly 1/2 of the needed amount.)
    2. Print extra purple strips with vintage rose.
    3. Write the names of all the guests on the strips.
    4. Cut into strips of 2 escort cards each.
    5. Paste the page of purple strips to a sheet of 8.5 x 11" Coffee Paper Card Stock.
    6. (For Option 2) Paste a page from the vintage cookbook to the reinforced page.
    7. Trim the reinforced strips.
    8. (For Option 1) Paste the envelope liner paper to the back of the reinforced strips.
    9. (For Option 1) Trim any excess envelope liner paper.
    10. Cut the cards to size.
    11. (For Option 2) Stamp the upper left corner of each card with the inked rose.
    12. (For Option 2) Let the ink dry.

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