Wedding Tutorials Day 1 – Placecards

Hi Everyone

I had a wonderful response to my recent post where I shared some of the pieces I created for my sister’s wedding, and several people have asked how to make the items shown.  Be sure to also take a look at this post HERE which shows you how to make the paper flowers to decorate the placecards.


If you are hosting a small, intimate or informal event, you can still offer some great little touches such as place cards and it is really easy to create these yourself with a few basic scrapbook supplies. Even at a very casual event, you might like to ensure your guests are seated as you would like – so placecards become necessity – they also make a lovely keepsake for guests to take home.
These are easy to make – see the tutorial below.
  1. Cut labels or plain squares from patterned scrapbook paper (see note below).
  2. Fold paper shapes in centre and crease well.
  3. Using double sided tape or an adhesive runner, attach your smaller piece to your larger piece, taking care they are centered
  4. Decorate as you wish. I have printed names onto clear labels and added some simple rolled paper flowers
Note: These cards are made using the Nantucket Collection from Pink Paislee. I hand cut the square and the shapes are made using a Cuttlebug machine and Spellbinders Labels One Dies. (If that all sounds a bit like gobbledygook to you – give your local craft or scrapbook store a call and I am sure they will help you out!) The labels used were Avery Clear Address Labels J5303.

Take a look at this post HERE which shows you how to make the paper flowers to decorate the placecards. 
You can see all my wedding related tutorials by following the links below:

  1. Placecards Tutorial
  2. Flowers Tutoria
  3. Confetti Tutorial
  4. Favors Tutorial
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  • Reply keri @ pressed down, shaken together January 20, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Hi Lowri,

    I am definitely a PaperVine follower – love these sweet little placecards! I make something similar for the buffett and drink tables 🙂 Fingers crossed that I am lucky #1!!

  • Reply Michelle January 20, 2012 at 11:57 AM

    I would love to go to an event and find my name on a beautiful placecard like you have made! Such a special touch

  • Reply Rachel January 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Hi Lowri! These place cards are so sweet; thank you for the tutorial! 🙂
    And I love this deck of cards mini! I was looking at a bunch of these in Pinterest last night, including yours. I would love a chance to win one of these! I am a follower already, as well. 🙂
    Thanks again for sharing your tutorials; I love your creations!

  • Reply K January 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    I love your creative ideas! I am not creative at all so I appreciate the inspiration!

  • Reply SimpleMom January 20, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    I love all your ideas!! They are so cute and they give me so many ideas! 🙂

  • Reply heidig January 20, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    I love your projects – very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply thehappycrochetchic January 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    This is so super cute.. i may have to make one 🙂

  • Reply Meaghan January 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Found you via Pinterest – LOVE the deck of cards! Looking forward to seeing many more beautiful crafty projects! 🙂

  • Reply Jenn Lifford January 20, 2012 at 6:41 PM

    Great giveaway Lowri! I'm already a follower {of course!}and would LOVE to win this! I'll post this on my Facebook page as well! 🙂

  • Reply nat a. January 20, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    This idea is awesome! You take very pretty pictures too! Thanks for the chance to win a custom one-how fun would that be??!

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  • Reply Wendy January 20, 2012 at 7:11 PM

    How marvelous! I am definitely going to try to give this a go. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂 I follow you on RSS!

  • Reply Shooting Stars Mag January 20, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    This is so cute!! I hope I can enter (i'm in the U.S. so I didn't know). but I follow you via GFC and commented here as well: http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/2012/01/5th-birthday-mini-album-with-cosmo.html#comment-form

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    • Reply Lowri January 20, 2012 at 7:23 PM

      ANYONE can enter Lauren! If you live at the North Pole I will still send it to you if you win!!

  • Reply Flowergirl January 20, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    Wow! This is a fab project, I'm a new follower, found you over on pintrest. I would love to be in with a chance of winning, I will defiantly be giving this a try if I'm not the lucky winner.
    Thank you
    Wendy x

  • Reply Becca Ann January 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    I love your place cards and your 52 reasons book! I think I will have to try to make one of my own if I dont win! That would be an awesome Valentines and Anniversary present!


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  • Reply Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder January 20, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    This would be so fun to win!

  • Reply jessicary January 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    Oh my gosh! I love this idea. 🙂
    I hope I win.



  • Reply annemarie January 20, 2012 at 11:08 PM

    I absolutely love these cards – my fingers are crossed that I am lucky!!

  • Reply Sharon January 20, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    I love the card idea!!! I am a follower of your blog and I am heading over to Pinterest to see your pins!

  • Reply imsteelefullofscrap January 20, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    I love your card idea even pinned it!! I am a folower

  • Reply nettiejdear January 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Hi – just became a follower – love the card idea – thanks for the chance to win a set! Have a great weekend! annette ajdeardurff@netscape.net

  • Reply rush January 20, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    i love your little book, and the placecards are so nice. and, i have been a follower!

  • Reply marilee January 21, 2012 at 12:28 AM

    love the font and how the different patterns come together and look great. i hope to win the 52 reasons book 🙂


  • Reply cindy January 21, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    I love the book and am thinking up 52 reasons right now!!!

  • Reply cindy January 21, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    I am a follower…of your blog:)

  • Reply Shan January 21, 2012 at 1:27 AM

    I love your blog.. So glad I found you!!!

  • Reply Naomi January 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    found you via Pinterest and so glad that I did!

  • Reply Catherine January 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM

    Love this idea. And the fact that you re-used the playing cards.

  • Reply Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted January 21, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    Beautiful place cards!

  • Reply Kim January 21, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    This 52 Reasons I Love You is the BEST idea I have ever seen for a truly heartfelt gift for a holiday that sometimes seems to have lost it's meaning. I would love to win this set to tell my husband all the reasons I love him, because I've never been great at expressing my love and now that we have a 1 1/2 year old I can't find the time or energy to do either.

  • Reply Alyson January 21, 2012 at 3:24 AM

    I am a new follower of your blog! I am so excited to see more of your amazing work!

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  • Reply Alyson January 21, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    I have this pinned on my pinterest account and have been planning to make it for my husband for Valentines Day. I am so excited that I came across this giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

  • Reply Jamie Simpson January 21, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    What a cute idea for placecards! I want to have a fancy dinner party this summer where I can use placecards but still be carefree feeling… these have a great flair for both feelings! Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Reply karen thomas January 21, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    I am s follower of your blog and love this project!!!

  • Reply curlyqmosaics January 21, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    WOW! This has to be the coolest giveaway ever! What a spectacular gift for Valentine's! 🙂

    As for the placecards, they are impeccably done. Love the colors and the flowers on them. Total perfection.

    Of course I am a follower of your blog!


  • Reply madatmary January 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I am impressed with your ideas. I would love to give this to my sick friend to give her hope in her recovery.
    Thanks for sharing , you are creative!


  • Reply madatmary January 21, 2012 at 5:01 PM

    I am impressed with your ideas. I would love to give this to my sick friend to give her hope in her recovery.
    Thanks for sharing , you are creative!


  • Reply My Cosmo Project January 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    I love these cards. What a cute idea. I know my mission today will be to go out and find some vintage looking cards.

  • Reply Deanne January 21, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I found you on pinterest and just LOVE your blog!! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Shirley January 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    I love this and I am going to make it for my sweet granddaughter for Valentines Day

  • Reply Aubrey January 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I love all the ideas that you have posted. Getting a 52 Reasons book would be so amazing.


  • Reply Aubrey January 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    I love all the ideas that you have posted. Getting a 52 Reasons book would be so amazing.


  • Reply Angela January 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM

    You are very creative! This is the first time I have seen your blog… but I love the 52 reasons book and I love the handmade place cards.

  • Reply Delaney January 22, 2012 at 12:11 AM

    This idea, is adorable, want to make one for everyone in my family. The vintage cards give it such an amazing look. Praying im lucky enough to win this amazing offer!


  • Reply Christinasgarden January 22, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    I love your work, you are very talented and creative. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Unknown January 22, 2012 at 12:47 AM

    Hello playing cards…… I want to win you!!!….:):)….

  • Reply Margaret January 22, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    What a lovely and I'm so happy I found your blog via Pinterest..and I would love to win the 52 deck! I follow you via e-mail. margaretbergen17@gmail.com

  • Reply Jerai Moulton January 22, 2012 at 1:11 AM

    This is such a cute idea! If I wasn't so pregnant and close to delivery I would consider making it myself for my hubby! (Although I'm sure it wouldn't turn out near as cute as yours). I'll keep my fingers crossed!


  • Reply HawaiianLibrarian January 22, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Aloha! I am a new follower and am lo;ving what I am learning. Mahalo for the op to win a 52 deck.

  • Reply High off your love January 22, 2012 at 2:28 AM

    This is so cute! I wish I had half the creativity you do.
    So sweet of you to offer a chance to win one.

  • Reply Slovacek News January 22, 2012 at 3:36 AM

    What a great idea! Thank you for sharing your ideas with the rest of us. I would love a chance to win a deck of 52 reasons why i love you! 🙂 slovacekamy@gmail.com

  • Reply JAB2003 January 22, 2012 at 3:55 AM

    Love the wedding ideas. Will definitely need to remember them for friends.

  • Reply Todd and Erin January 22, 2012 at 3:56 AM

    Your blog is so great! You are so very creative and I love all of your ideas!!!

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    you are so creative it's inspiring! i love the deck of cards idea! can't wait for more crafts! hope to win the deck of cards 🙂 leannefarmer88@gmail.com

  • Reply Kathy in WA January 22, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    I'm a new email subscriber. Love this idea!! Thanks for doing such a fun giveaway.

  • Reply Jill January 22, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    I'm a new follower! Love this idea!

  • Reply MalloryKC January 22, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    I LOVEEE the place card tutorial and everything I have seen on PaperVine thus far. The place cards look so elegant and classy, and they are still an uncomplicated DIY!!! LOVVEE IT!! I will definitely be attempting several of these when the opportunity arises! Thank you for sharing your precious ideas! And I love the 52 reasons… such a special gift for someone you love 🙂

  • Reply Patti January 22, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    I first saw this idea floating around Pinterest. I just love it and I'm going to get my list going – just in case. 😉

  • Reply Amanda January 22, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    I've seen this on Pintrest a bunch! The idea is so adorable!!!

  • Reply Dana K January 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    I am a NEW follower of PaperVine and have admired your 52 Reasons deck of cards for a while on Pinterest. Please pick me to win! I could even help you come up with more reasons for others' decks. 🙂

  • Reply PCEPTY January 22, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Found you via Pinterest…love these ideas! Greetings from Panama!

  • Reply Melissa January 22, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    I found you via Pinterest, too! Your ideas are amazing! I love this!

  • Reply Melissa January 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

    I found you via Pinterest, too! Your ideas are amazing! I love this!

  • Reply Hummerchic January 22, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Your ideas are totally fabuloso! I saw the "52 reasons" on Pinterest and it's definitely my favorite idea for V-day…would love to win it! =)

  • Reply LisaBW January 23, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    What a great idea! I love it!

  • Reply Christinasgarden January 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Love your work!!!!!!!! TFS!

  • Reply Holly January 23, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    This is such an awesome idea! So cute! Love it

  • Reply Heather January 23, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Saw this on pinterest….would love to win this!!!!

  • Reply Tamika January 23, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Awesome!! If I don't win I think I'll work on one anyway for my hubby – he works 2 provinces away from our family to keep a roof over our heads and deserves it no matter what! Thank you so much for the opportunity! 🙂

    (and its sure FELT like the North Pole here lately where we live! LOL)

  • Reply Linda Martin Price January 23, 2012 at 2:21 AM

    You are so creative…I would love to win! I really like all your ideas. Thanks

  • Reply Ange January 23, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    This is such a cute idea. I think I will make some for our next dinner party!
    Thx for the giveaway too!
    I am a follower for sure!

  • Reply Allison Christians January 23, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    i am a new follower! would love to win this!

  • Reply Ann January 23, 2012 at 3:50 AM

    I am a new Papervine follower. I would love to win your fabulous giveaway.

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    i am a new papervine follower and so far i lovelovelove this website!! so creative. i would love to win the amazing giveaway!
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  • Reply Michelle January 23, 2012 at 5:43 AM

    I would love it if I won the deck of cards! They are so cute and such a neat idea. I'm on a VERY tight budget this Valentine's Day, and I want to make a few homemade gifts that are meaningful. This would be perfect! michellemarleyb@gmail.com

  • Reply LauraLee January 23, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    Stunning placecards!

    I would really love to win the 52 Reasons I love you!!

    lauraleelien at yahoo

  • Reply Teresa January 23, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Such a fun valentine idea! I'd love to win one!

  • Reply dooleykn January 23, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    I was on Pinterest this morning and came across "52 Reasons I Love You" and clicked on the picture, found your blog and absolutely LOVE it!!!!! I will be a firm follower now! I will spend the majority of my day going through your whole blog and becoming addicted!!! Hoping to win the set of cards!! I am also going to try to make my own!!! My email is dooleykn@yahoo.com

  • Reply Heather Justice January 23, 2012 at 3:56 PM

    You have such great ideas! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Reply Erika January 23, 2012 at 4:27 PM

    Love this blog, so glad I found it through Pinterest! <3 erikarosehanaway@gmail.com

  • Reply andra.villegas January 23, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Love this idea!!

  • Reply Lisa January 23, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    I am ow following you! 🙂

  • Reply pamala January 23, 2012 at 10:46 PM

    SO cute! I am a new follower. Love that 52 reasons book, it is a FABULOUS idea!

  • Reply desilady January 24, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    I am also a new follower. I found you through Pintrest which I am new to as well. You have very creative ideas and hope to use them and share them. I do a lot of party and wedding planning with friends and family. You're ideas will sure sure to be hit!

  • Reply desilady January 24, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    I forgot to give my email in case I win the "52 Reasons Why I Love You" Contest…dstress66@hotmail.com

  • Reply GEAK926 January 24, 2012 at 12:43 AM

    I am absolutely IN LOVE with the "52 Reasons" book. What an amazing idea and I love that it looks worn and vintage. I will attempt to do this on my own, but I highly doubt it will come out nearly as good as this one, so winning this contest would be nice 🙂 Great idea.

  • Reply Susan January 24, 2012 at 2:32 AM

    Thank you for your generosity. I found you on pinterest!

  • Reply Sara Wood January 24, 2012 at 3:36 AM

    I am a follower and I love the "52 reasons" cards. A wonderful idea.

  • Reply Kiersten Paige January 24, 2012 at 4:01 AM

    I am a new follower and would love to win the "52 reasons" cards. I found a similar idea online and have come up with my list of 52 reasons but haven't been able to put them all down in one cute place. It would be wonderful to win this adorable gift.


  • Reply lindseyross3 January 24, 2012 at 5:02 AM

    I absolutely love these! Thank you so much for your response to my email–I am STILL working on mine!! Would LOVE to be the lucky winner!

  • Reply Hyacinth Marius January 12, 2017 at 9:43 AM

    This is also a perfect design for a wedding invitation. Thanks for sharing this.

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