Wedding Printable: Cardstock Table Tents

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How To: Table Tents Tutorial!
So much paper, so little time. It is far, far cheaper to print paper goods on your own. Especially for little one-off projects like these 'table tents'.

  1. Print off your table tent design (onto cardstock, preferably). Below I've included a sample design for a 'Cards' and 'Gifts' table tent and also a blank template that has all the folding and cutting guides you need. For a table tent made on letter paper, the ideal length is 11" with 1.75" on either end being dedicated to the base. The paper is first cut in half, yielding a table tent that is 4.25" wide.
    Table Tent Printable for Cards and Gifts Table Tent Template
  2. Gather up your supplies, which in this case should include: your printed design, an Xacto knife, cutting mat, Xacto guide (metal ruler), pencil, and a bone folder
    Step 1: Print Design, Cut in Half
  3. Cut your design in half, along the cutting guide and then cut the notch along the provided guide (there are two notches on either end)
    Step 2: Cut the Base Slit on both sides
  4. Use a pencil to transfer the three folding marks to the back of the cardstock, and then use the bone folder to score along those three sets of pencil marks
    Step 3: Score the basex2 and top folds with bone folder.
  5. Fold along the three score marks
    Step 4: Fold all the folds
  6. Form the base of the tent by interlacing the two notches
    Step 5: Complete base by sliding either side into the slit
  7. Done!
    How To: Table Tents Tutorial!
Font used: Empire BT, available from ufonts.com.
For the actual wedding I ended up hand-tracing some nice calligraphy from etsy/WellingtonCoveDesign.

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