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DIY Wedding Series: Rustic Seating Cards Display

March 17, 2013


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March is National Craft Month! In our second post in our Do It Yourself Wedding Series, we’ll cover how to make a rustic seating cards display.

Want to make sure your wedding guests can find their seat? Why lay out their seating cards on a boring table? Rustic and vintage are always in, and we’ll show you how to organize and display seating cards so your guests can find their way to the right seat.

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Supplies needed:

  1. Table number business cards
  2. Vintage frame
  3. Twine
  4. Push pins or tacks
  5. Clothespins
  6. Felt-tip marker or pen
  7. Scissors

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Step 1: Fill in the names of your guests on the cards.

Step 2: Arrange the cards in alphabetical order.

Step 3: Depending on your guest count, figure out the appropriate number of cards to fit on each twine row, factoring in the size of your frame and the size of your party.

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Step 4: Tie a knot to the edge of one tack and push it in towards the top of the frame. Hold down the tack and measure across the frame to where the second tack will be. Leave 2 inches of room for the second tack’s knot.

Step 5: Depending on how many cards will fit per row, thread the clothespins onto the twine.

Step 6: Tie the second knot onto the other tack, pull the twine taut and press into the frame, making sure the twine is straight and parallel to the top of the frame.

Step 7: Continue steps 4-6 until you’ve completed the number of rows you’ll need.

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Step 8: Attach each card to each clothespin in alphabetical order.

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Step 9: You’re done! Enjoy your rustic seating cards display!

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Check out some more creative and unique ways to use Zazzle products for the bride’s big day:

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1. Chevron Wedding Menu Rack Card

2. Chalkboard Dinner Menu Custom Invitation

3. Gold Calligraphy Design Postcards 

4. Chalked Table Number Postcards

5. Black and White Table Number Postcards 

6. Rose Garden Wedding Favor Wine Labels

7. Elegant Wedding Wine Label

Photography by: Aaron Calestar
Concept & styling by: Jenny Wagner

Business card design by: VintageWeddings

2013 Custom Postage Price Changes

January 15, 2013

Soon the USPS will be changing the price of postage, but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. The U.S. Postal Service has proposed new rates for 2013, and price changes will be seen on Sunday, January 27.

Here at Zazzle, we culled a tidy round-up of all of the price changes to prepare you before your next mailing:

  • Postcard: $.33 (1 cent increase)
  • 1 oz, first class: $.46 (1 cent increase)
  • 2 oz, first class: $.66 (1 cent increase)
  • 3 oz, first class: $.86 (1 cent increase)
  • 1 oz, first class large envelope: $.92 (2 cent increase)
  • 3.5 oz, first class letter: $1.06 (1 cent increase)
  • 2 oz, first class large envelope: $1.12 (2 cent increase)
  • 3 oz, first class large envelope:$1.32 (2 cent increase)
  • 4 oz, first class large envelope: $1.52 (2 cent increase)
  • 5 oz, first class large envelope: $1.72 (2 cent increase)
  • 6 oz, first class large envelope: $1.92 (2 cent increase)
  • Priority: $5.60 (45 cent increase)

You can purchase all of the postage denominations above on our site on January 17th. Custom postage come 20 per sheet, in three sizes for all types of cards, envelopes and mailings. If you have need custom postage for a rate not shown on the above chart, please contact us with your special request.

Also, custom postage prices on Zazzle will increase on January 17th to reflect USPS’ changes. While you’re checking out what new custom postage you’re going to need, here are some of favorites:

Love with a bright pink heart postage stamp
Love with a bright pink heart postage stamp by JustWeddings
Rose White Postage
Rose White Postage by CyrScenesStamps
Vintage Save the Date Stamp Stamps
Vintage Save the Date Stamp Stamps by seasidepapercompany

Seller Spotlight: Kate Tapley

January 10, 2013

Designer Kate Tapley has always been a doodler. From an early age, her father (an artist) encouraged her to draw and be creative. One day, she was perusing some greeting cards in the store when she decided that they were just…”a little too saccharine.” She started making her own cards for her friends with her signature doodles, and they were a hit. Kate took some time to talk about her epic doodles, Ninja Princess and the popularity behind Vladamir.

All of my friends love my doodles, so much so that they encouraged me to put them on products. I’m so glad I found Zazzle – it’s so user-friendly and I love all my options.

I started with just a couple of simple things on cards — just to see if anyone was interested. My humor is a little random and a bit irreverent. One of my first hits was my “Pregnant at Christmas” ornament, which has sold very well during the holidays (including this past season). A baby’s first Christmas is great, but what about all of the pregnant moms? I’ve been pregnant at Christmas and no one ever gives you ornaments for it. Being able to eat anything you want without guilt deserves some commemoration.

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Pregnant at Christmas 2012 Christmas Ornaments by katetapley

When I’m dreaming up designs, usually the captions and art come into my head at the same time. For Vladamir, the design came first. I was over saccharine birthday cards and a friend requested something a little different. Vladamir is a dog smoking a Russian cigar, wearing a hat. It’s very popular — a lot of people love random weirdness and it makes them happy.

"Wery Happy Birthday" Card
“Wery Happy Birthday” Card by katetapley

There’s a bit of a story behind this next card. One of my good friends was diagnosed with cancer right after she turned 30. While most of us were stammering, another girlfriend just said flatly: “Well, this sucks.” And it was exactly the right thing to say. Because it did suck and sometimes people don’t need to hear words of encouragement — they just need to know that they’re not alone in hating their situation.

It's what you're feeling. cards
It’s what you’re feeling. cards by katetapley

Get Your Poker Face On

January 3, 2013

Are you a fish or a shark? Poker players know what that means, but we know that Bicycle® Playing Cards are for everyone. For the holidays, we can tell you without bluffing that Bicycle® Playing Cards were a big seller — Zazzle sold thousands of decks of cards.

Of course the most popular kind were the ones made by you with your photos, text or designs. It’s not surprising that most people want to make their own by adding their own personal photo or image, and there are many designs to choose from, including this popular deck for wedding favors –

Chevron Framed Photo Playing Cards
Chevron Framed Photo Playing Cards by NightOwlsMenagerie

Here are some other popular designs that are great for children, birthday party goodie bags, bachelor parties and much more:

Owl with Mustache and Hat Card Deck
Owl with Mustache and Hat Card Deck by cutencomfy
Grumpy Cat Fancy Cards Bicycle Poker Cards
Grumpy Cat Fancy Cards Bicycle Poker Cards by thegrumpycat

And of course by adding a personalized monogram, you’ll always know it’s your lucky deck –

Black White Gold Stripes Monogram Poker Deck
Black White Gold Stripes Monogram Poker Deck by ClownFishCafe
Modern monogram gift black chevron playing cards
Modern monogram gift black chevron playing cards by partyondesigns

Bicycle® Playing Cards are the world’s most well-known and respected playing cards. These cards are made with patented casino quality paper and a sophisticated color printing process. The cards are easy-to-shuffle, durable semi-gloss cards with 52 playing cards and 2 Jokers per deck. Each deck comes with a standard Bicycle® cardboard case and are made in Kansas City, Kansas.

A Hanukkah Treat for Everyone (Besides Latkes)

November 27, 2012

The time is here to dust off the dreidels, restock the candles and fry up some latkes: it’s almost Hanukkah! In days long ago, the Maccabees filled eight straight days and eight straight nights with miraculous light — and if you need a boost to find the perfect Hanukkah gifts, Zazzle has tons of choices for Bubbes, brothers, babies and everyone else around the Hanukkiah.

Shed a sweet light among your loved ones with custom Hanukkah cards, using your own family photos and other precious art –

Decorative Typography Star of David Hanukkah Card
Decorative Typography Star of David Hanukkah Card by mishpocha

No need to make it out of clay: find a festive plate for Mom (or Dad) to serve their delicious sufganiot –

Hanukkah Plate
Hanukkah Plate by morris27

And reward the latke chef in your life with a proud “Got Latkes?” shirt, “Born to Spin” tee or (our personal favorite) “Real Men Make Latkes” trucker hat.

Why give simple gelt when you can do so much better and be the Maccabee of gift-giving? Smite everyone with the might of your great taste this Hanukkah and bring light to their lives.

It’s Cyber Monday!

November 26, 2012

For all those of you would rather recline with your laptop than brave crowds at the mall, your day has come. Cyber Monday is here and we’re in the midst of some awesome sales:

  • Decorate the Halls: 60% Off Canvas, Posters & Enlargements
  • Send, Share and Make It Special: 50% off Cards, Invites, Postcards, Photo Cards & Ornaments
  • Give Personal. Get Practical: 30% Off Mugs & Calendars
  • Fashion by You That’s Totally Them: 20% Off T-shirts, Messenger Bags, Laptop Bags & Tote Bags
  • Go Go Gadget: $10 Off Cases & Sleeves
  • Naughty or Nice? No Matter! 15% Off Everything Else

Click on over to continue to keep tabs on all things Cyber Monday.

Another reminder for all you social media-savvy fans out there, remember to like Zazzle on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram. The highlights from our Gift Center continue…Let us know your favorites on Facebook, or on Twitter by tweeting @zazzle and by using #zGiftCenter.


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