Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Flock o' Placecards

I seem to be on a roll here with placecards, party favors and the like.  But they're fun, easy and usually a lot of bang for the buck.  Borrowing (okay, stealing!) an idea from Martha Stewart's "Messenger Birds" and using images from 19th century Arm & Hammer bird trading cards, mostly found on the wonderful Graphics Fairy blog, I put together these placecards/thank you notes for a luncheon at work. 

According to the Arm & Hammer website:  "This early promotion was a hit and lasted, in various forms, for five decades. The first ARM & HAMMER® cards, 2X3 inches in size, were entitled "Beautiful Birds of America". These cards showcased talented artists and they promoted the importance of preserving our environment."

The ink is McCaffery's ivory.  Word to the wise:  the ink was still tacky and the cards stuck together when stacked, even after drying for twelve hours!  Luckily, no harm done.

What fun it must have been to find one of these in your box of baking soda!


  1. lovely placecards Jody. I love them
    thank you for sharing. ~Wendy at Blissangels

  2. Oh wow, these are gorgeous!!! Beyond words!
    What a fabulous idea!
    LOVE them!
    Cindy Adkins

  3. Love those placecards!!!
    Great job,
    the table looks so nice with them all sitting pretty at each place setting.
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet ZUp-North Mornings...

  4. Jody, thank you for comment and visit to my blog.These cards are beautiful, such a great idea. I would love to learn calligraphy - wish there were more hours in a day!

  5. gorgeous cards......and i think martha stewart would be really impressed!!! thanks for the tip about the mccaffery's ink......there's nothing worse than tacky ink!!! thanks for stopping by my blog.....your lettering is beautiful!!! :))



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