diy menu and place cards

Intimate Weddings was invited to participate in the “Say ‘I Do’ with Xyron and Anna Griffin” blogger design challenge. Our task was to come up with a DIY menu and place card setting design using products that were provided to us from Xyron and Anna Griffin.

You can vote for our project here.

There were so many gorgeous papers, cut-outs, embellishments and other fun craft supplies that arrived at our doorstep, it took us a full day just to decide on which products to use.  If you haven’t seen Anna Griffin’s stationery, you must take a look! It is perfect for DIY wedding invitations, as well as a myriad of other wedding-related projects.  The paper designs are inspired by antique textiles and prints and there is truly only one word to describe them: luxurious!

Xyron’s Creative Station is also a handy item to have if you are crafty type. Not only does it make magnets and stickers, it also laminates your projects. We used the Xyron Creative Station for our magnetic name cards (as you can see, we are Downton Abbey fans!). The beauty of making magnetic name cards is that when the wedding is over, they will end up on the fridge instead of in the garbage.

For both the menu and the name cards, we created a feather motif using Anna Griffin’s metallic paper and velvety floral paper.

 DIY Feather Motif Menu Instructions

You will need:

  • decorative paper from Anna Griffin collection
  • paper from Anna Griffin Soft Hues Metallic Paper Kit
  • rounded punch
  • glue stick
  • scissors
  • paper trimmer
  • printer (We used Adorn Garland font from Laura Worthington’s Adorn Collection. We highly recommend this font collection for anyone creating DIY wedding stationery!)
diy menu

Print your menu on a piece of 8.5″ x 11″ Soft Metallic Hues Anna Griffin paper. Try to fit two on a page to conserve paper. Cut to 4.5″ x 4″.

menu diy

Place on another sheet of Soft Metallic Hues paper. We used a darker shade of silver. Leave a 3/4″border around the edges and glue menu onto paper.


Round edges using a corner punch.

diy menu

Choose your paper to create the feather motif.

anna griffin paper

Draw a feather shape on the back of the paper. Our feather was 1.5″ x .5″.

diy name cards

Cut out shape and create a feather fringe around the outside.

diy name cards

Cut out a thin, stem-like piece of paper and glue in the middle of the feather.

diy name cards

Adhere feathers around the border of the menu. We used eight feathers.

diy menu cards

Lovely, isn’t it?

diy menu anna griffin

Now for the Feather Motif Escort Cards.

Glue paper feather onto a 2.5″ x 3.5″ piece of paper from Anna Griffin Soft Hues Metallic Paper Kit. Add name.


diy name cards

Place name cards (you can create three at a time) in the Xyron Creative Station and slowly turn the handle.

diy name cards

Presto! They are now laminated magnets! Cut around edges.

diy name cards

What do you think?

diy escort cards

Our little ode to one of our favourite Downton Abbey characters: name-card-2


We’d love for you to vote for our project. Again, you can cast your vote here.

*Intimate Weddings did not receive monetary compensation for this post, but we did receive free products from Xyron and Anna Griffin to create this DIY project.



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  1. Posted by Katie B. on August 20th, 2014 at 10:02pm

    Great ideas! Love those feathers. :) Good luck with the contest. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

    hmm...I don't see a way to follow your blog. How will you choose a reader?
  2. Posted by Agatha on August 24th, 2014 at 2:33pm

    Love it
    Looks so easy
  3. Posted by Niki Grabish on August 28th, 2014 at 10:48pm

    Lovely menu and place card. The menu matches perfectly to the dinnerware. Love the muted colors. Very pretty.
  4. Posted by shelley heft on August 29th, 2014 at 6:46pm

    Hi there, I really enjoyed looking at your beautiful work, having a tutorial as well sure makes it so nice to be able to create projects like this in the event that you are having a venue to prepare for,and would like to dazzle your guests with some beautiful handmade items, and not the tacky doller store, or high priced wedding shop. I hope you win this contest, as your work is just spectacular.
  5. Posted by Tracy on August 29th, 2014 at 7:32pm

    Very, very pretty. I can't imagine how hard it would be to come up with a design after receiving boxes of crafting goodies! Good luck!
  6. Posted by Penny Hanuszak on August 29th, 2014 at 9:23pm

    Christina what a beautiful menu card you've made. I love the little freehand feathers and I really like the magnetic name card idea. Everything looks beautiful. Good job! Good luck!
  7. Posted by Melanie P on August 29th, 2014 at 9:37pm

    Simply elegant !!
  8. Posted by Nina on August 31st, 2014 at 12:34pm

    This is menu is lovely. I could envision this happening at my son's and future daughter-in-law's wedding in November. This is the bride's style!
  9. Posted by Denise on August 31st, 2014 at 6:36pm

    So clever. You can make the colors of the feathers go with what ever dishes you are using.
  10. Posted by Debra Vineyard on August 31st, 2014 at 10:40pm

    Great for the young and hip and also the young at heart! Easy to put together but looks expensive and could make tons for a huge wedding! Beautiful! Good luck!
  11. Posted by Eva Scraps (Laney) on September 1st, 2014 at 10:22am

    very nicely done and so unique.
  12. Posted by Susan on September 2nd, 2014 at 2:33pm

    Very nice. The feathers are very on-trend!
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