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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Glittery cards for the thrift store...

 I have a 12" X 12" cardstock stack that has a lot of card toppers in it that you can cut apart and put on cards. I've used quite a number of them to make cards to sell at the thrift shop, but I still have a number of them left. Guess I'll have to use them next year.

Here are a couple of the cards I made with them:

I first dry-embossed a white panel using a holly embossing folder. I placed that on my card fronts with a strip of red-striped vellum on either side.

If you look closely at this picture, you can see how I've added some gems to the deer's antlers, some glitter to the halo around its head and also some glitter to the word "Believe."

My process for adding the glitter was to use a fine point glue bottle to "write" with a small stream of glue over the words or graphics where I wanted to add glitter. Then I sprinkled the glue with glitter, tapped off the excess and let it dry. The hard part is being patient enough to give it time to dry.

I used the same process on this card, writing over the words with my glue bottle and sprinkling on some glitter.

The sentiment panels on both cards were popped up on foam squares, and as a final touch, I added a small silver bow.

My sentiment on the inside was heat-embossed with silver embossing powder.

When I purchased this paper stack, I wasn't sure I'd use these card toppers. Now, I can see how perfect they are for quick cards, and they really look special with some glitter and a few added embellishments.

The Christmas cards I have made for the thrift store have sold really well. Each week during the last half of November and all of December I have brought a batch of 8-12 cards to the store and they were always sold out by the next week.. It's very satisfying to know that people like them enough to actually purchase them!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

All the glitter and gems really make these cards shine. Those premade card tops are a real help when you need something quickly. Just add enhancements and you're done!

Lynette said...

I love the sparkle, Cheryl! How cool that so many Christmas cards sell at the thrift store. Next year I'll make extras and give them to you!

Glittered Paws said...

More cute tags - what a deal you got with that 12 x 12 sheet. Love the sparkle with the glitter and the Wink of Stella. What a blessing you are to the thrift store.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

My favorite is the one with the deer. "Believe" is something we all need to put in our vocabulary this year for so many reasons. Great cards for the Thrift Store.