DIY Tutorial: Love Letter Dinner Party Placecards

If you’re anything like I am, you enjoy an excuse to throw a party with a theme. So I say embrace Valentine’s Day for what it is… a reason to get your friends together for good food and drinks, a great time, and a little awesome decor thrown in. Of course, if a heart explosion isn’t your thing, today’s tutorial is perfect. These little mini love letter place cards read Valentine’s Day without throwing it in your face. And you’re going to die over these scrapbook papers – velvet and ostrich and roses, oh my!  –Mandy of Fabric Paper Glue

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Materials

Pretty Paper*
Mini Envelope Template
Pen/Pencil
Scissors
Craft Glue
Cardstock

*Confession: I don’t venture down the scrapbook supply aisles very often, so I was surprised to find such luxe textures on a recent perusal of the paper section at my local big box craft store. Check them out.  You’ll want to make mini envelopes until you’re blue in the face.

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Step One: Trace the mini envelope template onto the back of the pretty paper.

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Step Two: Cut out each mini envelope.

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Step Three: Fold each of the envelopes’ flaps in. To get a crisp fold, gently score the fold lines with the back of a craft knife first.

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Step Four: Add a few small beads of craft glue to secure each envelope.

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Step Five: Cut pieces of cardstock to just smaller than each of the envelopes.

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Step Six:  Write your guests’ names at the top of each of the pieces of cardstock. I added “Dear” to the beginning just to drive the idea home. You could even leave each guest a little note if you’re feeling particularly ambitious.

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Step Seven: Tuck each note into an envelope just far enough so that the names are still visible.

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Photo Credits: Mandy Pellegrin for Oh So Beautiful Paper

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