*The uploads below are slow. I hear patience is a virtue.*
One of my favorite DIY go-to spots is The Graphics Fairy. You might remember her from my DIY matches that I had at my wedding. She featured them on one of her Brag Monday posts. *Blush* I was so proud! If you have any sort of ability to cut and paste and manipulate images for your own printing pleasure, she is a God-send. For reals. She recently posted some cool finger clip art. Yes, I said finger. Steampunk fingers. I thought they were so cool and totally wish I could have had them about a year ago...you know, for my own DIY stuff. So instead, I thought I'd do some DIY place cards, you know, just for fun (my definition of "fun" has altered somewhat in the absence of The Candyman). I really like Steampunk art work, specifically these pointing fingers. And you know what? You could use these on invites, or wedding signs. In fact, I was thinking they would be great direction signs for weddings. You know what I'm talking about, right? Like this:
I did a little a research and did you know that you can decal on wood? Meaning, no more having to hand paint this kind of shit when you have little to no artistic ability but gobs and gobs of creativity? But that's an idea for another DIY post. Stay tuned. Until then, I made up these little place cards in a few different versions. What do you think?
This is what I might have done for my wedding - the chocolate brown printed on ivory cardstock.
If you click on the little arrow on the top right hand corner of each format, it should take you directly to the PDF to download. Or, click on the little menu bar thingy. If not, then you can click here to download the first set. Click here for the second. Click here for the third. These links are in The Thirty-Something Bride's Adobe Acrobat public down loads. I also included these in Word format if you want to play around with them yourself. Please note that Acrobat does not support the font I used (Sloop Script One - you can download for free here) in the Word format. The templates are set up for use on Avery #5302 tent cards. Or, if you want to print on your own paper and cut, I included the die-cut lines for your guiding pleasure. Please feel free to help yourself to anything on the Acrobat link (other DIY tutorials are there). Just remember to read The Graphic Fairy's info on how you can use her images. Basically, use it for personal stuff. Don't sell it. Duh. If you people need help, contact me directly or leave a comment and I promise not to leave you hanging. I mean, no one likes a bullshit DIY they can't use, right?
So will you point your guests in the right direction?
Sorry, it's early. Bad puns happen early.