When Michaels asked me to partner with them to create a project using their products in celebration of their new DIY wedding destination, MichaelsWeddings.com, I immediately knew what I wanted to do – an escort card display! And not just any escort cards, ones that would be elegant, have a bit of personalization, and serve a dual purpose. So I decided to create wax seal escort cards that could double as bookmarks (hello guest favor!), and an escort card display frame to go along with them! Being that we’re all about details at Every Last Detail, escort cards that double as favors were the way to go!
Step 1: Prepare and print your documents containing your escort cards. We recommend using Cardstock by Recollections. We also recommend using Word and changing the document settings to: Landscape, 3 columns custom sized to 3.5 inches, and Left and Right margins of .25”. (Note: When printing you will be told that your margins are outside of print- you are okay to proceed with printing.)
Step 2: Using a paper cutter, cut 1/4” off of the left and right sides of the paper. Then cut your escort cards to sizes of 3.5 inches wide.
Step 3: Using the We R™ Banner Punch Board, place your escort card in the position for the banner cut, lining up with the corresponding lines for 3.5 inches, and make your cuts.
Step 4: Cut ribbon to lengths of 5” long. Ribbons are to be used to hang as well as to indicate meal preference, so be sure to have the correct number of ribbons to correspond to guest meal selections.
Step 5: Once ribbons are cut, fold them end-to-end, forming a loop at the top. We recommend using a thin glue dot for the ribbon loops. Adhere the ribbon loop to the top portion of the escort card, being sure to match guests’ cards with their correct color ribbon.
Step 6: Light a candle in preparation for wax stamps. This process will go a little faster if you have two people- one to do the wax, and one to stamp. Light the wick end of your wax stick, and while holding the stick, slowly turn the stick clockwise and counter-clockwise to warm the wax. Continue this movement as you drip the wax on the bottom portion of the ribbon loop. Create a circle of wax, completely covering the ends of the ribbon. Let the wax cool for a few seconds, and place your stamp. Repeat for each card.
Step 7: Prepare the items for your escort board. Make sure to alphabetize the escort cards by name!
Step 8: Cut the cork to size of your frame. Adhere the cork to the frame back insert with hot glue.
Step 9: Lay your fabric piece out (ironed to remove creases!), and place the cork side of the frame back down on top of the fabric. Trim the fabric to fit, leaving 1-2 inches on all sides. Pull fabric taut and wrap the fabric around the edges of the frame back. Adhere with hot glue. (Tip: To aid in the wrapping of the corners, you may need to cut the corners of the fabric.) Insert the fabric-and-cork-covered back into the frame.
Step 10: Put your escort cards in alphabetical order. Hang the cards from the escort board using pins.
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Editor’s Note: This post is sponsored by Michaels. All concepts, thoughts, and ideas are the author’s own.