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French Country Card

French Country Card
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French Country Card

In the days of email, texts, Facebooking, Tweeting, and Skyping, there's still nothing more cheerful than receiving a handmade card in the mail. A set of decorated cards that they can hand out to friends makes a sweet gift for a friend, grandmother, or mother too.

Don't want to make cards from scratch? You can find packages of greeting cards in the $1 bins at Target and Michaels Arts & Crafts stores that are just waiting for your crafty transformation. Kreinik Iron-on Threads are the quickest, easiest, most elegant way to dress up cards.  Click here to see how easy they are to use.

Materials Needed:

  • Plain cards from a craft or discount store (choose ones that aren't slick, or don't have a shiny, slick surface). We found this set of blue-and-white cards at Michaels in the $1 bin by the registers.
  • Kreinik Iron-on Medium #16 Braid in 6020 Silver, 6010 Pearl, 6450 Royal Blue
  • Kreinik Iron-on 1/8" Ribbon in 6205 Sunflower
  • Kreinik Small Adhesive Press Cloth (fits on a mini craft iron), or Medium Adhesive Press Cloth for a medium-sized craft iron *
  • Adhesive crystals in silver or clear (optional)
  • Flower sticker (optional)

Instructions:

The adhesive press cloth covers the plate of the iron to give it a non-stick surface. This will keep the adhesive in the thread from sticking to your iron.

  1. Turn your iron onto high heat and let it heat thoroughly.
  2. Begin decorating your card with the iron-on threads: lay the thread at a starting point, cover with your iron and press for several seconds until the thread adheres. Continue working your design this way until complete. We simply followed the outlines of the border and blue flowers on our card.
  3. When thread decorating is complete, add adhesive crystals as desired and flower sticker as desired. (Note: we used Pearl iron-on Braid to decorate the center of our flower sticker).

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser.  If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: French Country Card, P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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