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Personalized Christmas Card

Personalized Christmas Card
Personalized Christmas Card

Designed by: Suzanne Chase
Skill Level: Beginner

Jazz up inexpensive store-bought cards with the simplebead/thread/tape technique, and not only will you add a personal touch, butyour cards will begin to rival entries in the premium card market. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to check out the before-and-after photo of this sweet holiday card.

There are all sorts of enhancements you can add instantly by using heavy-dutydouble sided tape like Treasure Tape™. You can simply create an “embroidered”border around the edges of the card or you can add dimension to the cardby outlining the image with Kreinik metallics and other goodies. Once embellished,you can frame them or adhere them to address books, boxes and other itemsto give as gifts too.

Materials needed:
• “All Is Calm” greeting card by Franc Graham (www.francgraham.com) or yourown greeting card
• Tapestry #12 Braid in 032 Pearl, or colors to match your cards
•1/16” Ribbon in 003 Red and 015 Chartreuse, or colors to match your cards
• Green Facets™ or colors to coordinate with your cards
• 8” x 10” sheet of red liner double-stick Treasure Tape™
• Diamond™ (clear) micro beads

  1. Cut 8” x 10” sheet to size of area you want to embellish. We traced the framed area of the image to get an exact match, and then cutit out of the tape.
  2. Peel back tape’s white liner and adhere tape to card. Remove topred liner to expose tape.
  3. “Draw” with threads to embellish to your liking.
  4. Place card in shallow pan and pour clear micro beads over exposedtape. Swirl micro beads with fingers to cover all exposed areas. Tap cardon side to dislodge loose micro beads. Return unused micro beads to containerand store.

Reprinted with permission from the book “Instant Paper Treasures” availablefrom Kreinik.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project clickon the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page usingyour web browser.  

If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send youa printed copy send a #10 SASE to: Personalized Christmas Card, P.O. Box1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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