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Seating Card Stands

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2005


Make simple rectangular tags on a computer (ours have coral-color words and aqua borders). For notched corners, clip with a 1/4-inch hole punch. Apply an adhesive dot to the shell's flattest part; it's removed easily, so guests can have their shells to take home.

One stand will hold six cards and stretch to about 25 inches. If you want a shorter one, subtract 7 inches from card-stock length for one fewer space.


  • 43-by-7-inch pieces of card stock for each stand
  • Ruler

  • Bone folder

  • 1/4-inch hole punch
  • Two 26-inch pieces of 9mm ribbon
  • Six 6 1/4-by-4 1/4-inch note cards


  1. Mark folds on both edges: On front of paper, mark 1/2 inch from top. Then, mark every 7 inches.

  2. Line up ruler with each set of marks; score across paper with bone folder.

  3. For back, measure 4 inches from top, then every 7 inches; score.

  4. Fold at each score line, bending it toward indentation. Unfold end flaps. Punch holes in bottom corners.

  5. Thread ribbon through, and knot ends; trim. Set cards in creases.

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