Thursday, October 10, 2013

Place cards

Hi everyone!  I have a fun project to share with my MDS friends today!  I made these Thanksgiving place cards for the MDS Blog Hop that I have joined.  They are very pretty and I think they will look lovely on my table.  I started out by opening an 8 1/2 by 11 page on my computer.  I then added a punch in the size I wanted, in this case 2 by 4 1/4.  I then designed the place cards in that punch space.  If this is too small for you to work with, zoom in your page.  Once you like how your card looks, group it all together and copy and paste it as many times as you need.  Here is a hint: if you are going to cut them out and mount them, I wouldn't use a mat on the punches.  It's much easier to cut them out without the mat and you'll save yourself a lot of headache.  I do however usually use at mat while I'm working, it just seems easier to visualize what it will look like printed.  Once I'm finished, I just get rid of the mats.   Then just add a text box with a persons name in each place card.  I used a font called "Simply Glamorous".  What do you think of how I colored the leaves?  I zoomed into the leaf image to color it, and on my screen it odd with the splotches of color.  They seemed to circular.  Once I zoomed back out, I think they look pretty good.

I cut out my place cards and mounted them onto Early Espresso card stock.  I did the same process to make some signs for the dessert table. 

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope I gave you some ideas on how you can use My Digital Studio to make your Holiday tables special!


  1. What is the name of the font you used Beth?

  2. HI, the font is called "Simply Glamorous" I really like this font, but it is a bit tricky. I add an extra empty line of text above my actual first line of text because otherwise the top loops of the capital letters seem to get cut off. you may also need to play with line spacing if you have a paragraph. I tend to use it for titles or labels. I used it on some fun notecards here:

  3. Great thank you Beth!! I am just starting with MDS so everything right now is a