Having both of my sisters, and myself, get married in the last few years, we have accumulated quite the selection of bridal magazines. Last night, out of boredom, I started pouring through old copies of Martha Stewart Weddings. She never fails to amaze me…this stuff is so cute and still so great for today’s weddings.

So, I wanted to take this week to highlight some of my favorite features from all of these bridal magazines that are sitting on my shelf, collecting unnecessary dust. This one is for DIY Stamped Seating Cards…

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How great are these?! Here are some tips (along with some updated resources) from the magazine as to how to make them…

-Scour clip-art sites for some images of birds and blossoms that you love, them have them made into a rubber stamp.

-Pick up a small variety of ink pads from your local craft store or online (try to find colors that are more sophisticated like chocolate, rose, mano and a great green).

-There are some great papers from Paper Source that could be used for this project. They carry the pre-converted seating cards either in a tented style or flat, with a mini-envelope.

-Try to come up with 5-10 different patterns with your stamps, then repeat that same composition a few times. This way, your cards will look random but not completely chaotic.

-When stamping, place a piece of paper under the paper so that you can allow the stamped image to run off the edge a bit.

Of course, you are certainly not limited to birds and blossoms. The options for these are really endless…your stamp could be something as simple as a calligraphied word reading “love” or “peace.” or it could be a series of intricate patterns and prints, custom silhouettes, anything really!