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November 29, 2012

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Easy Handmade Holiday Cards

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Madigan made… simple DIY Christmas cards with Duck® Brand tape.

simple DIY Christmas cards with Duck Tape®

This time of year is so busy for so many. Who has time to make handmade Christmas cards right before the holidays?

Well, I’m here to show you that it can be done if you keep the process simple. Just use that tool that seems to be able to fix anything… Duck Tape®!

 

I recently received a box of Duck Tape® in all of these fun colors:

fun duck tape craft ideas

The patterns on the tape were so festive! I wanted to show them off, so I thought about making cards out of them.  My easy dry wall tape neon cards inspired this card project.

 

Instructions to make simple Duck Tape® holiday cards:

Supplies:

  • Duck Tape®
  • White cardstock
  • Stamp pad
  • Stamps
  • Envelopes, invitation size

Directions:

First, take your 8.5”x11” white card stock and cut it in half like so:

how to make handmade cards

 

Fold those cut sheets in half to create a card:

fold your handmade cards

 

Place a stripe across the card with the Duck Tape® (carefully to avoid wrinkles!):

crafting with Duck(r) tape

 

Trim the edges of the tape as close as you can against the edge of the card using scissors or a paper trimmer:

crafting with Duck(r) tape to make a card

 

Stamp a small holiday sentiment to one side… above or below the tape. That’s it!

simple stamped cards

 

These cards were so fun and simple to make!  I loved mixing up the placement of the tape to get a little variety.

 

You could place the Duck Tape® across the middle:

Easy holiday card made with Duck tape

 

At differing heights:

Easy holiday card made with Duck tape

 

Vertically:

Cute snowman card made with Duck tape

 

Along the bottom:

Cute polka dot card made with Duck tape

 

Diagonally:

candy cane striped handmade card

 

I kept the cards blank on the inside to write my own holiday greeting. These cards will easily fit in an invitation size envelope that you can pick up from any office supply store.

I’ve shown you how to make simple handmade greeting cards before… but I think this card making method is definitely the fastest and easiest. You can whip up a batch of fun cards in no time for the holidays!

 

Duck tape handmade cards

Have you ever crafted with Duck Tape®? Be sure to check out their Facebook page for loads more crafty tape inspiration!

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