I started my cork place cards ages ago as the RVSP's were starting to come in and I thought I should stay ahead of the game and continue to be organised. So started creating my place cards. I had a slight tinge of disappointment as my original idea didn't seem to work, but then when I mocked a place card up, it certainly met with the agreement of myself and my friend who was staying with me at that time.
|Credit to Corky Creations|
So we started a cork place card sweat shop in my lounge haha. It was a joke that it was my friend's way of paying her rent as she was staying for a week. She actually helped me with so many things that I was very appreciative of her help. It does make a difference in the rate of things that get down when you have someone else helping. I put my perfection streak to the side and was happy for the help. Anyway back on topic.
I had to wait for a few more cork parcels to arrive from Canada as I kept losing the bidding for the ones in Australia on eBay. Who knew that corks could be so popular, plus I wanted good quality, corks that didn't have red wine stains on them and that had some character to them, like a nice stamp. So it took a little while to accumulate enough, but I sold the duds on eBay which helped to pay for them as well.
So the process to create a cork place card is a little lengthy especially when you have 70-80 of them to make. I'm just glad I don't have hundreds to make, haha.
|My Cork Collection (my photo)|
Step 2: Glue two corks together that are the same size. Repeat multiple times....
|Two Corks glued together (my photo)|
|Multiplying cork doubles and trusty glue gun (my photo)|
|The nearly finished place card with ribbon band and ribbon attached (my photo)|
|Differing conditions of corks, some had holes and cracks for character (my photo)|
|Different type of corks (my photo)|
|More finished ones (my photo)|
So I'm glad now that I've completed all the bases of the place cards. I'm just waiting for the rest of the RSVP's to come in. As people send their RSVP back or text or email me with a yes they are coming. I pop their name into the template that I've made for the name card part and print it, put a black card backing on it and slide it into the cork. So far half of our guest list have RSVP'd which I'm rather happy about as our deadline is September 1.
|The box that lives under the coffee table with completed and waiting place card bases (my photo)|