How to quickly dress up a simple card

 Have you ever made a card and then a day or two later decided that it lacked something?  The card I made HERE is like that.  I liked it the day I made it and then yesterday decided I wanted to add a few more things.  But I didn't want to start over just add something, you know?  

Build a Cupcake + Teeny Tiny Wishes This is what I did to "dress up" or "step up" my simple card:

1) Using the Scallop Edge Border Punch on a piece of Pacific Point card stock, I made a scallop edge and then trimmed it into a narrow strip.  

2) I snipped this scallop edged strip into 2 lengths; one to fit above the scallop circle already on the card and one to fit below.  I butted them against the printed DSP layer and glued them in place.

3) I used Basic Black ink to stamp "sweet treats" from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on a scrap of Whisper White card stock, then punched it out using the Jewelry Tag Punch.  I carefully inked one word at a time and stamped them as shown. 

4) I glued the punched tag onto a scrap of Pacific Point card stock and trimmed it out using my Paper Snips.

5) Using the Paper-Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack, I pierced a hole in the tag and threaded some Linen Thread through it.  

6) Next I put a Stampin' Dimensional on the back of the tag and adhered it onto the card.

7) Finally, I threaded one end of Linen Thread through one of the pierced holes in the scallop circle, tied it in a knot and trimmed the ends.  If you want to see my secret for easily getting that Linen Thread through those little holes, check Photo #3 in this post.

So!  There you have it!  A quick way to dress up a simple card.  I hope you find it useful.

For instructions and a list of supplies used on this card, please visit HERE.

Additional supplies used:

  • Stamps: 115370 Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Ink: 101179 Basic Black
  • Accessories: 117190 Jewelry Tag Punch, 119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch, 104199 Linen Thread

117190 Jewelry Tag Punch 119882 Scallop Edge Border Punch


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