Shimmering Party Mixer

If you are throwing a party over the holidays (or any time for that matter) and you want to mix up your guests a bit, try this fun idea! Have guests randomly pick their seats by choosing a party favor with a number that corresponds to a seat assignment.

Here are the candy canes and the place cards, ready for action.


Creating this little bit of fun is a snap when you use Cut Card Stock’s Stardream Metallics. The subtle and elegant shimmer gives any project the perfect flair for the holidays. Want a bonus? Both the text and heavier weight Stardream Metallics are on sale through December 31st. (Bling!!)

So, let’s do it! Gather your favorite Stardream Metallics papers that coordinate for the occasion (I chose 105# Antique Gold, 105# Citrine and Mars 81# Text).

Trim the Antique Gold 105# for place cards. Cut an 8-1/2×11 sheet into 12 pieces by trimming four 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ strips. Then cut the strips into three 2-3/4″ squares. There should be a smidgen of paper left in each strip.

Score the cards in the center and fold in half.

Using text editing software, such as Microsoft Word, print the seat numbers. My text was sized so that one sheet accommodated two sets of 1-20. It was great to use only one sheet.

Punch out the numbers around the outer edge. Use the punch upside down to see exactly what you are punching.


Cut off the punched edges and then punch the next edge of numbers.

Trim one more time to finish punching the center row.

Punch 40 snowflakes from Stardream Metallics 105# Citrine. This takes some effort as the paper is nice and thick but it is worth it, I think. If you prefer, use a text weight Stardream Metallics paper.

Adhere both number sets to the snowflakes.

Use pop up adhesive or an adhesive dot

Add one set of medallions to the place cards and the rest to the lower half of the candy canes.


Put the canes in the vase and the place cards at the tables and have some fun.

Thanks to my friends Renee and Denny for showing off their candy canes. 🙂

Papers Stardream Metallics 105#Antique Gold and Citrine81# Text in Mars  (
Tools Martha Stewart scoring tool, 1″ scalloped circle punch, snowflake punch (EKSuccess); paper trimmer (Tonic), computer and printer
Adhesives Glue Dots (Glue Dots International), 3D Squares pop up adhesive (Adhesives
Don’t forget the party favors and guests!

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