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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

DIY Glittery Christmas Postcards


Tools & Materials:
     ·       Scissors, Ruler & Pencil
     ·       Glue 
·       Tracing Paper
     ·       Martha Stewart Crafts - Deep Edge Punch (Embroidery)
The Punch costs about $18, but if you like crafts you will definitely enjoy this useful tool.



Which glue to choose?
My favorite crafts glue is Crafter’s Pick - THE ULTIMATE"Non-toxic, a high performance adhesive formulated especially to give a flexible water resistant bond to difficult to glue surfaces".  The formula works with plastics, metals, papers, buttons, ribbons, and more. However,  always test your glues before applying.  

Another glue I use is Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive ApplicatorIt's basically to two sided tape that is safe for thin papers, photos, etc. 

For photos I also like Pioneer Photo Glue Stick that dies clear. 

Papers and Envelopes:
If you are going to send your postcards through the post office it's best to use standard postcard size. You will also need some decorative wrapping papers.
For this tutorial I used:
·       Landscape Fold Cards in Silver (4 1.2 x 6 1/4 size)

Step 1
Use Deep Edge Punch to create lace pattern. Pay attention to pictures on the Punch to keep the pattern consistent. 

Step 2
Use a postcard as a model to create 4 1.2 x 6 1/4 glitter rectangle. Next, stick the rectangle to the front of the folded card. 



Step 3
Save this image as JPEG, and print it.
Lay the tracing paper on top of your print, and trace over the lines with a pencil.










Step 4
Copy Christmas tree shape to the back of your glitter paper, and cut out the Christmas tree shape.

Step 5
Use any carton paper to create two small rectangles to be attached at the back side of the tree shape (this will create 3D look)

Step 6
Finally, stick the tree to the front of your card.



More easy DIY holiday cards ideas! 










15 comments:

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  2. congratulation, i don't know do it :)

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  3. I really love this tutorial-might try it and see what happens!:D

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