- Card stock or heavy duty printer paper
- Clear Tape
- Colored Pencils
- Ruler and/or cutting mat
Step 1: The Cutting
Once you have finished, extend these marks across the length of the paper using a straightedge or a ruler. Before cutting out the squares, take into account which pieces are not the correct size due to the measurement of the paper. I drew red X's on the incorrect squares to remind myself to not use them.
Step 2: Design
Here comes the fun part. Break out the gel pens, and get designing! I used a black pen for the name. Using cursive for the name brings a professional quality to a place card. Next, choose the selected holiday image that you will draw. I chose leaves for Thanksgiving. Draw the images neatly in pen. After doing so, choose your color scheme. Thanksgiving comes to mind as warm colors of yellow, orange, and red. Color in your drawings using the selected colors. Colored pencils work best.