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How to Decorate A Purchased Card

How to Decorate A Purchased Card

How to Decorate A Purchased Card

There are so many neat Christmas card designs out there each holiday season. When you don't have time to stamp and create your own, they are a tempting option. They can look kind of flat, though, like they need a little something extra. That's where iron-on threads or beads, tape, and thread can come in. All it takes is just a touch of embellishment on a purchased card to make it truly unique, special, and dimensional.

Is your card list long? Bring your kids in on the fun and let each one decorate some cards. Kids love playing with the colorful thread, and they'll enjoy becoming a part of the family Christmas card tradition.

Here's a sample of a purchased card that can be embellished in less than 5 minutes.

Holiday Tree

Materials needed:

  • purchased Christmas card with a Christmas tree motif
  • 4" x 6" sheet of Treasure Tape
  • Diamond Beadlets┬« (clear micro beads)
  • Mrs. K's Dimensional Threads from Kreinik in Tapestry #12 Braid 002V and 150V (or colors to match your card)
  • Tray or pan for catching the beads
  • Piece of wax paper, masking tape and a pen

Instructions

  1. Lay the wax paper over the tree on your card and outline the tree shape. This will create a template.
  2. Affix this wax template to the surface (red side) of the Treasure Tape using a piece of regular masking tape. Cut the tree shape out of the tape, following the lines of your wax paper template.
  3. Now you have a piece of Treasure Tape cut to fit the tree area only. Remove the white backing paper from the tape and lay it directly on the tree on the card. Remove the red liner to expose the sticky part, and now you're ready to embellish.
  4. Either following the print on your card, or creating your own design, lay the Dimensional Threads onto the tape, pressing to adhere firmly. Continue decorating as desired with the thread.
  5. When finished, lay the card in your tray and pour on the Diamond Beadlets. Swirl the beads with your fingers over the tape so that all remaining adhesive areas are covered.
  6. Tap the card lightly to dislodge any loose beads.




 

 

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