How To Use These Templates
There are two basic kinds of place cards with a dragonfly theme covered in this article.
The regular place card templates are designed with a dragonfly theme, and by printing them out and cutting and folding you can create a place card with ease, and one that stands up all on its own.
The place cards shaped like a dragonfly are an alternative to the traditional place cards, in that they are designed to look as if they have flown in and settled on the rim of the glass. These place cards easily cost a dollar each when purchased, but by using these templates and following some guidelines, you can make them yourself just for the price of materials.
The cutting out of these shaped place cards is the challenging part and there are several ways of doing it. If you are lucky enough to have a digital die cutting machine like a Craft Robo or a Cricut you can use these templates and transfer them into your software package without too much bother. The other way is to use the common scissors and craft knife approach--use scissors for the largest sections and the knife for the more detailed sections. It's also a good plan to do this is short stints and get help from crafty friends and family, to prevent aching and sore hands.
You don't need to be as exact at cutting these shapes as you may think either. A great way to add further visual appeal, as well as disguising cutting flaws, is to use scissors with shaped edges. Scalloped edged scissors work particularly well in adding detail to dragonfly wings and delicate bodies where you can (and you don't have to stick to the lines!)