I just finished up my cards for our 2013 Holi-D.I.Y. card exchange, and I am so happy with the way they turned out! The simple cards are adorned with a sparkly glittered banner greeting, and they couldn’t be prettier!
- Folded blank cards
- Chipboard letters
- Baker’s twine
- Clear-drying glue
- Recollections Glitter (from Michael’s)
- Washi tape (optional)
Michaels Recollections glitter is available exclusively at Michaels stores is available in lots of incredible colors and textures (very fine, chunky and tinsel). You can buy the Recollections glitters individually or in packs (prices start at $3.99 – don’t forget your coupons!). If you’re indecisive like me, the packs are perfect for projects where you want to use an assortment of colors, but can’t choose which ones are your favorites!
To make the glittered banner, brush a thin layer of glue on to the chipboard letters and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry, and then brush off the excess glitter.
Use a dot of glue or small piece of washi tape to attach each end of a short length of baker’s twine to the front of the card. Use a generous dab of glue on the back of the glittered letters to adhere them to the twine.
Set aside and allow the glue to dry completely.
Add additional embellishments as desired, and your sparkly cards are ready to spread some holiday joy and cheer! They may have been easy peasy to put together, but they totally pack a chic and festive punch!
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Your so creative Heidi.! this card is gorgeous and looks like fun to do. good job!! 🙂
Tawna @MakeItScrappin says
I LOVE the idea of the different colored letters!! Why didn’t I think of that? I actually thought it was a large banner for your home when I first came across the image, which would also be really cute with the multi-colored letters. Perfect for a card or scrapbook page too, though. I made a large glitter banner like this for Thanksgiving over on MakeItScrappin (a knock-off of what I saw at Pottery Barn). Chipboard is a great/surprising DIY crafting option. 🙂
Jessica @ Pen N' Paperflowers says
These turned out adorable. I love how simple they are and yet have such a “wow” factor to them! Beautiful job!
Nikki @ Tikkido says
So simple, but WOW, adorable! The recipients of these cards are lucky indeed.
Ceci Bean says
These are the cutest! It’s been fun seeing the cards from the exchange coming in the mail, a few each day.