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Menu Cards

Free Downloadable Word Templates

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Menu Cards - Free Downloadable Templates

To download, follow these instructions:

  1. Right click on the blue arrow icon (left of the template title that you want) and select 'save target as'.
  2. Choose where you want to save it to, click save and away you go.
  3. Each template will only take a few seconds to download.

To use the template once you have downloaded it:

  1. Double click the template icon and Microsoft Word will open and show the invitation template.

  2. All the templates are saved in the font 'Arial' as this is common to the majority of PC's. Just change the names, address etc. to suit by selecting the text and typing over it. If you want to change the font, just highlight/select the text and choose another font. If you change the font, you may need to change the size to make it fit properly and look good.

  3. Print on A4 size test paper - you may need to make minor adjustments for the margins to fit your printer but we have created the templates with the majority of settings in mind - so most of you shouldn't have too many problems.

Menu cover Menu Insert

Menu Cards Recipe & Instructions

Makes 25 cards (you should allow 3 cards per table of 10 guests).

Ingredients List
1 pack
Paper - choose a style & colour
1 pack
Card - choose a style & colour
Ink Pad - choose a colour
Rubber Stamp - choose a design

You will also need:
Access to a computer and printer, a pair of scissors or a guillotine, a tape measure or ruler and some paper glue (like Pritt).

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Full Instructions:

  1. Print your cover onto an A4 sheet of card (you can download our helpful Word templates from the top of this page). Leave a space for your rubber stamp or print a logo or picture if you would rather (our templates include a space). We suggest you practice on plain white paper first so you don't waste your card.

  2. Print your insert onto an A4 (single) sheet of paper (again, you can use our Word templates from the top of this page). If you are doing your own and not using our templates - you will need to layout your text off centre to compensate for the trimming detailed below.

  3. Cut 5mm off the right hand short edge of your inserts - so each page is now 292mm wide (was 297mm). Cut 4mm off the top long edge of your inserts - so each page is now and 206mm deep (was 210mm). Fold each sheet in half so your wording is on the inside of the 'booklet'.

  4. If you are using a rubber stamp - practice on some paper first to check how hard to press and where the middle of the stamp falls. When you are confident, carefully stamp your motif onto the covers of your invitations. Leave to dry for an hour.

  5. For the best finish - use the blunt point or back of a knife and a ruler to score the inside of your covers exactly in half. Now fold along the score for a neat and easy crease.

  6. Draw a line of glue along the inside right crease edge of your cover, then place the insert in place, butting the fold up to the crease. HINT - it helps to hold the front edge of the cover at right angles so you can butt the insert right up to the edge. When in position, smooth the insert over the glue.

Other things you can do with this card

  1. Silk paintings look amazing - they do take time but if you're an arty type, give it a go. You can buy silk, gutta, pins, brushes, silk paint and frames from most art shops. Set up a frame and draw hearts or stars with the gutta, leave to dry, then paint. Cut the silk into mini pictures and use double sided tape to stick them to the front of the cover, then outline with gutta.

  2. Tie a bow around the card:
    If you want to finish your menus with a bow, you don't need to glue in the insert - the ribbon will hold it in place.
    You will need 78cms of ribbon for each card. We recommend 15mm wide ribbon - and being good at tying bows really helps.

  3. A vellum outer cover looks particularly sophisticated - fix with glue to the outer back edge of the cover - or for the best finish, use a ribbon/bow (see above) or tassels (see below).

  4. Tassels are a great way to embellish your menus. They are quick and easy to use - just slide over the cover and insert and tighten the tiny plastic slider. Our tassels fit a card with spine up to 10" or 25cms. A standard A5 folded card will allow a 4cm hang for the tassels.

  5. Wax seal the menus so your guests break the seal at the table.
    If you alter the layout of the insert so the overall width is now 281mm and cut 5mm off the right hand edge of your covers, you can wax seal the cover to the back without affecting the insert.

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