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Share your joie de vivre with dinner guests.
(Makes 1 Menu)

Share your joie de vivre with dinner guests. Prepare a lavish French feast served on your finest china.
Present the dinner selections in rich damask-printed folios wrapped in ribbon-laced, silk corsets that
echo those worn by cancan dancers at the Moulin Rouge.

Posted by Karen Bartolomei Published © 2023 Karen Bartolomei / Potter Craft · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    In a well-ventilated area, spray the adhesive on one side of the lavender card stock and attach it to the lavender silk. Smooth out any wrinkles using a bone folder.

  • Step 2

    Trim the sheet of silk and card stock to 3" x 8 1/2" (7.5cm x 21.5cm). This will remove any thread shags or uneven edges.

  • Step 3

    Punch 3 holes on each end of the strip. The holes should be spaced 1" (2.5cm) apart and 1/2" (13mm) from the top and bottom edges of the material. Using the eyelet setter with self-healing mat and hammer, set a silver eyelet inside each of the 6 holes.

  • Step 4

    Use a bone folder to score and fold the chartreuse card stock in half to 4 1/4" (11cm) wide x 11" (28cm) high.

  • Step 5

    Create a 2-page 8 1/2" x 11" (21.5cm x 28cm) document in your computer page layout or word-processing program. Place a graphic pattern (damask or floral to match the patterns used on your invitation cards) on page 1, letting the pattern bleed over the edges on all 4 sides of your page.

  • Step 6

    Print page 1 of the document on a sheet of white card stock. Trim the printed page to 8" (20.5cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high and use a bone folder to score and fold it in half to 4" (10cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high.

  • Step 7

    On page 2 of your document draw crop marks for a card measuring 4" (10cm) wide x 10 3/4" (27cm) high. Place a pattern inside the crop marks with artwork bleeding off the edges. Draw a second set of crop marks to the right of the first set for a card measuring 3 3/4" (9.5cm) wide x 10 1/2" (26.5cm) high. Typeset your menu text inside the crop marks.

  • Step 8

    Print page 2 of the document on the remaining sheet of white card stock. Trim the patterned and menu cards to the crop marks.

  • Step 9

    Using double-sided tape, attach the menu card to the center of the patterned card. Then attach the patterned card to the center of the inside right-hand panel of your folded chartreuse card (from step 4).

  • Step 10

    Fold the chartreuse card closed and wrap the folded patterned card (from step 7) around the outside, leaving an even 1/4" (6mm) border along the top, right, and bottom edges.

  • Step 11

    Fold the sheet of silk and card stock around the outside of both the chartreuse and patterned card, positioning the eyelet edges along the long edges of the card. Lace the ribbon through the eyelets and finish with a petite bow. Curl the ends of the ribbon for a less buttoned-up look.

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