DIY place cards are a great way to cut down on costs during a wedding or any other formal event. These are used to help guests find their tables and to help other guests identify them as well. Using GIMP 2, here’s how to create your own custom made cards.
DIY Place Cards
Open the digital papers and elements you are going to use for your cards. Here, I am using September Morning megakit items from the Digidesignresort shop. As needed, I scaled the image down to make it appropriate for use in my project.
You can increase each image by clicking on it so you can easily see all settings used.
Cut a piece from the digital paper, preferably one with a dimension of 8.5 x 11 inches. This can accommodate four cards.
In a new transparent layer, I created an ellipse at the lower half (which would become the front side when it is folded).
Fill the ellipse with white and then lower the opacity.
Add the elements and text you wish to add. If your guest list is definite, you may include the names here. If not, create a blank line for filling up instead.
Copy the base card layout (without the text) into all the other parts of your paper.
Here now is a 4-piece place card sheet ready to be printed out.
Cut out all the cards.
Fold each piece in half to create a small card.
Make sure they are stiff enough to hold up when positioned this way, as most place cards are.
You may now put these on each guest table at your event or at a receiving area at your venue entrance so guests could find the place card meant for them.