I have been out-of-town for almost 2 weeks, not accessible to computer (seems unbelievable, right? I cannot believe it either). Everything was delayed and there were so much hiccups for my trip: delayed baggage, missed stuff, father being hospitalized in the trip, forced to change flight schedule….you name it, I had it. (Sigh~) Wish that 2013 would be of better luck.
This Saturday, my husband and I would throw a party for my father-in-law for his 80th birthday. We will have 5 tables in a restaurant. My father-in-law is very traditional type of person and there are many requirements we have to be careful during our planning of this party. From choice of restaurant, place, menu, parking accessibility, day in the week to use of color tone on the invitation cards, we need to think not just twice but multiple times to make sure that everything has been well considered of. Since it is a once in a lifetime experience, I would like to make a nice guest place card for each table. Color tone has to be red and gold in main based on the traditional Chinese culture but I don’t want to make it too old-fashioned. Luckily, I have ordered some crafting materials during Christmas sale and would be suitable for making this personalized project.
Ribbons of various colors and patterns
Buttons of various sizes
Double side adhesive tapes
Steps to complete
1) Cut out 2 pieces of paper of different colors/patterns. The one at the back (the dotted red one) is 1/2″ wider and longer each side of the one in the front (the golden-yellow one). Use adhesive tape to stick the two pieces of paper together.
2) Cut a piece of ribbon 1″ longer than the width of the place card, use double side adhesive tape to stick it on the bottom part of the card. Wrap the extra ribbon and stick it at the back of the card.
3) Write down the guest names on left hand side of the card. On the right hand side, arrange buttons of different sizes to form a pattern like a bunch of flowers and glue them on the paper card. Finish with a ribbon bow with tails below the bunch of button flowers. Use double side adhesive tape to fix the ribbon bow firmly.
It is a project that kids can also take part. Personalized cards express my craft enthusiasm and care of my family. Wish my father in law longevity and happiness.
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