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Seating Cards

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2006


  • Japanese screw punch

  • Utility knife

  • Flower craft punch

  • Glue stick

  • Card stock rotary cutter (with scalloping and pinking blades)

  • Cutting mat


  1. Stack four sheets of 3 1/2-by-11-inch card stock facedown, and staple close to the edge at one end to keep the stack from shifting. Use ruler and pencil to lightly mark horizontal cutting lines at 1 1/2-inch intervals. Next, mark a vertical line along one edge (5/16 inch in), where holes for the eyelet cutouts will go.

  2. With a rotary cutter fitted with a scalloping or pinking blade, trim off edge of card stock, cutting through all layers. Using the Japanese screw punch, embellish edge with holes along marked vertical line. We used round punches in different sizes and a diamond-border punch to create the various looks.

  3. Write guests' names on cards (or have calligraphed). With a utility knife, cut out cards along horizontal lines.

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