I love using a set of coordinated papers to make handmade greeting cards. Everything works together beautifully, from the darks to the lights to the pretty patterns. Adding a touch of bling certainly adds extra interest to the flat cardstock, but I want to add even more personality and dimension to my DIY cards.
Ribbons and washi tape are lovely, but what I really love using are decorative trims – the kind for sewing! Decorative trims come in so many different designs and they really make your homemade cards pop with frolic and fun!
Glam Up Your Handmade Greeting Cards with Decorative Trims
- White lacy embroidered trim
- Blue folded card – 5” x 7”
- Pale background cardstock panel – 4.5” x 6.5”
- Patterned cardstock panel – 4” x 5”
- Markers – pink, yellow, blue
- Scotch tape
- Paper adhesive
- Clear gel glue
- Self-adhesive rhinestones
3. Slice the patterned panel into 4 strips (even or varied widths) and ink the edges. Glue them like windowpanes (with space in-between) to the background panel, working from the outside in toward the center for even spacing.
What do you use to embellish your handmade cards?
Lisa has authored two popular books - "Craft Your Stash" and "Stylish Craft Foam Projects." She is a columnist for Bella Crafts Quarterly and a regular contributor to many craft sites. She's an active member of the Craft & Hobby Association and a volunteer for her local arts organizations.