Gold stamped place cards, yes please! When I was young, I had a napkin ring with my initials engraved in it. It came out of the buffet in the dining room for holidays and special occasions. I remember it shining in the candlelight atop my plate with an actual fabric napkin in it (what? no paper towel?), indicating my spot at the table. I loved it because it was clearly mine, it was fancy, and it meant I belonged.
I wanted to create the same thrill and sense of belonging with these gold ribbon stamped place cards. Place cards are not dated or old fashioned. When a beautiful place card waits on the table for you, it communicates volumes — Join Us. We’re so pleased to have you here. You are special. We’re thrilled that you’re part of our celebration. So whether you have friends or family coming this holiday, create a little magic with these simple stamped place cards.
The metal working is easier than you might think. The metal ribbons can be saved and pulled out for any special occasion. The style is versatile and works in many different contexts. Part of the joy of the holidays is seeing those special items come out year after year. It doesn’t take long to make the place cards and they’ll give you years of enjoyment.
Honestly, I was thrilled when the latest #12MonthsofMartha box had metal working tools. It had been something I wanted to try for a while. I think I’ve only just begun playing – so many fun, shiny things to come! To see #12MonthsofMartha posts from all sorts of talented bloggers, check out the Instagram hashtag #12MonthsofMartha.
I know it seems like a lot to dive in to a new set of making tools, but once you have them, there are so many lovely metal things you can make! The tool set comes with a cutter, a cutting mat, a ruler and the roller tool.
:: Make the DIY Mini Holiday Wreaths by following this tutorial.
:: Using the cutter and cutting mat, cut 1 inch strips of metal from the metal sheets.
:: Cut triangles out of each end by beginning at the corner and rolling to the middle point of your metal ribbon.
:: Put appropriate letters in the stamp. Don’t forget to put them in backwards.
:: Press stamp into the middle of the metal ribbon. Use a lot of pressure and rock back and forth to create a good impression.
:: Press the metal around the roller, creating a flowing ribbon feel.
:: Repeat for as many place cards as needed.
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