You might remember the sneak peek of these place cards back in my leather napkin cuff tutorial a few weeks back! I wanted to share quickly how I made them — they are super quick to make! And then give you the entire alphabet to download, if you’d like! (in both FCM and SVG)
The file consists of the entire alphabet — each leather with an open bottom to create stand-up letters when the paper is folded as a table tent. Does that make sense?
All you need to do is rearrange the letters as you need and place inside of a rectangle. I recommend arranging them in ScanNCutCanvas, so you can align the bottom edge a bit better! After you have the name arranged, create a rectangle with the bottom of the letters hitting the middle of the rectangle (where you will fold it).
A few tips:
- Determine the longest name/word and desired size. Work from there to either keep the rectangle size consistent (copy/paste) or the letters the same size (select all and resize as a unit).
- Save the alphabet and upon opening the file, save as a New file. Always keep the original file, so you have that to continually use and modify.
- If you’d like, add a dashed line at the bottom of the letters to enable a clean fold. Do this step particularly if you are using thicker card stock paper.
Have fun! I can’t wait to host Andy’s family here for a late Christmas and bust out our china and some place cards for the occasion!