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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.  It's perfect for decorating cards, invitations, etc.


Which glue to choose?
My favorite glue for crafts is Crafter’s Pick - THE ULTIMATEOnce recommended to me by a crafts store associate, I never changed for another brand. 
"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 like is Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive ApplicatorIt's basically to two sided tape that is safe for thin papers, photos, etc. 

For photos I also use 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.
In the example 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.
Than, stick the rectangle to the front of the folded card, so that the glitter is seen below laced pattern. 



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










Step 4
Flip your tracing paper to another side, and copy the Christmas tree shape to the back of the glitter paper. Next, 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. They will create 3D look by adding extra lift to the tree

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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