Handmade Cards With Tons of Sparkle

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Especially around the holidays, handmade cards with tons of sparkle are always popping up. There’s nothing quite as festive as something that glitters in the light, whether it’s a traditional metallic or a pretty color. Today Julie is sharing her idea for a card that can be adapted so many different ways using that impact of sparkle. And she does that with an item you may already have or can find very easily!

For her glittery gold trees, Julie used…….are you ready?………wrapping paper! She used a piece of glittery gold wrapping paper cut from a roll and then adhered to plain, cheap card stock to make it strong enough to die cut and hold its own on the card front.

Now, we all know that there are plenty of options for wrapping paper and inexpensive card stock at the dollar store and we all also know that you can combine low end with high end and have something that looks absolutely gorgeous. This card fits that bill!

It would make an excellent batch card, too, if you have a ton to make and want to save time and money. Just do all your die cutting in stages as you have time, do the same with your layers and then assemble them all at once or a few at a time. With no stamping and no techniques, you can turn out stacks of these cards in a lot less time with almost no fuss.

Julie used two small and one medium each of the trees from our Three Trees die to cut her card stock backed wrapping paper trees. You can see in this photo how the card stock is hidden by the wrapping paper but adds some lovely sturdiness and crispness to the tree die cuts.

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Then she used one of the dies from our Nested Rectangle Stitch die set to cut her background panel and layered that over a design from our 6 X 6 Festive Farmhouse Paper Pad. The fabulous thing about using a neutral metallic for this particular design idea is that it will work with any of the beautiful patterns in any of our winter-themed Paper Pads. We now have SEVEN winter or Christmas themed patterned paper collections and this design will compliment all of them!

Julie used the same card stock backed glittery material to cut the script portion of her word and the shadow portion to cut both a piece of her neutral – in this case ivory – and a coordinating color to the pattern she chose – this time, dark green. Julie added the two small trees with her tape runner and then her stacked greeting and large tree with foam adhesive, letting the elements hang over the edge of the background panel at the top and bottom.

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How gorgeous is that? And the cost of a roll of glittery wrapping paper and some inexpensive card stock that will be entirely hidden will be less than glitter card stock. What a great idea!

Here’s what you will want to use from our store to make this spectacular card:

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Who would have thought that you could use something like wrapper paper to make handmade cards with tons of sparkle in less time for less money? This sounds like a win-win-WIN to us!

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