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Old 08-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #1  
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Default size of place card/tent card

My friend has asked me to make the place cards for her wedding and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what size I should use? They want it to be a tent card so I would need to know where to score at as well for the fold. They will be black with red on one side for the name. I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks

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I was curious, so I searched for commercial ones on Google. The sizes in the first set of returns ranged from...

Smallest: 3.5" wide x 1.75" high folded (3.5" x 3.5" flat)

Largest: 4" wide x 2.25" high folded (4" x 4.5" flat)

If you cut them 3.67" wide, which is within that range, you would get three of them across the 11" width of your cardstock.

As far as the height goes, 8.5" divided by 4 would make them 2.125" high. So, you would be cutting flat pieces 3.67" x 4.25". Scoring would be in the middle, at 2.125". You would get 6 place cards per 8.5 x 11" sheet with no waste and minimal cutting.

For a project like this, it's easier to score the fold lines first on the full sheet, before cutting.
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The ones that I ended up making were 4" square that I scored at 2", then the layers on the front were 1.75" x 3.75" and 1.5" x 3.5". Sorry I din't take a picture of them otherwise I would link it for you.
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4" square would work out perfectly for 12" x 12" cardstock. Much easier math, too.
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I used an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock, that is all I have on hand, and it worked out fine, the left over pieces are big enough that I can use them on another project. I did only have to make 34 place cards though so if you are making more than that you might want to get the 12 x 12 sheets.
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