The holidays are just around the corner! Are you looking for ways to add some extra flair to your holiday cards? If so, embellishments may be the perfect solution! Embellishments are fun, easy to use, inexpensive, and can inspire many designs from their creative colors, patterns, and shapes!
In this post, we'll look at some of the different types of embellishments available and how to use them in your holiday cards for 2022. We'll also share some tips and tricks for some beautiful holiday card ideas that will impress your friends and family. So if you're ready to take your cardmaking skills up a notch, read on!
Why You Should Use Embellishments for Amazing Projects
If you love paper crafting, then you know that embellishments are a must-have tool in your crafting room! They can take your paper crafting projects from mundane to wow instantly! And with so many different types and styles of paper craft embellishments available, the possibilities are endless! Whether you prefer to use them for simple accents or glittery backgrounds, there's a craft embellishment out there that's perfect for you.
Embellishments can add interest and dimension to any paper craft project. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors, so you're sure to find the perfect ones to complement your project. You can use them to accentuate a focal point, add texture, or add a pop of color. Plus, they're not just for cards - you can also use them on scrapbook layouts, journals, and other DIY projects!
How to Give Your Holiday Cards an Extra Oomph With Embellishments
Making holiday cards for loved ones is a fun way to express and spread some festive cheer, and there are endless design possibilities when it comes to embellishments. From flower embellishments to winter-themed washi tapes, they can make holiday projects a breeze - a plus for bulk-sized cardmaking! So if you're feeling stuck on holiday card ideas and want these sticky tools to help inspire you, here are some creative ways to use embellishments:
1. Add Wonder to Your Holiday Cards With Washi Tape
Washi tape is one of the most versatile types of embellishments. They come in beautiful colors and designs, and you can use them not just as decorations but also as low-tack and repositionable adhesives!
One of the ways you can use washi tape is to use them as die-cut ornaments. To do this, put the washi tape on some cardstock, then cut it with an ornament die. Pair it with gorgeous foliage, making a unique holiday card!
You can also use washi tape as a frame, accent, background, or border:
- Choose a pattern that coordinates with your card design.
- Use scissors or a paper trimmer to cut the tape into strips.
- Attach the strips of tape on your card, overlapping the edges as desired.
- You can add a label or die-cut shapes for a finishing touch.
2. Use Some Sweet Stickers and Enamel Dots
Stickers are a great way to add a bit of personality to your cards. And there are so many fun holiday-themed designs to choose from. Just peel and stick them wherever you like! On the other hand, enamel dots are another great paper crafting embellishment. They come in all colors and sizes, so you can really get creative with them. Stick them on the front of your cards for added texture, or use them to create a fun focal pattern.
3. Experiment With Fun Epoxy Buttons
One of the best things about craft embellishments is that there are endless ways to personalize your projects. If you're looking for a fun way to add something to your holiday cards this year, why not try using epoxy buttons?
Epoxy buttons are intricate buttons commonly made of wood or plastic and come in different shapes, colors, and designs. They add a lovely three-dimensional effect that makes for impressive cards.
4. Glue on Glitter, Sequins, or Other Glamorous Decor
One way to add some extra festive flair to your cards is to use glitter and sequins. You can find these embellishments at most craft stores, which come in various colors and sizes. Glitter and sequins are the perfect way to add holiday cheer to your paper crafting projects. Not only do they look great, but they're also fun to apply!
Here are a few tips for using sequins in your holiday cards:
- Plan out where to place the sequins on your card. For example, you can use them as an accent on a festive tree design, like Jen's card above.
- Once you have decided where to place the sequins, apply craft glue to your cardstock. A precision glue pen is easier to use when it comes to gluing sequins. You can also choose to use double-sided adhesive tape.
- Start adding the sequins one at a time, pressing gently into the adhesive. Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and patterns!
For using glitter, you can also apply the same method above. With just a little planning, you can create beautiful, sparkling holiday cards!
5. Tis’ The Season to Use String, Metallic Threads, and Ribbons
Ribbons can add a festive touch to holiday cards. Ribbons come in various colors and materials, so it's easy to find the perfect match for your project. For example, you can glue a ribbon around the edge of a card as an accent or use ribbons to create 3D flowers. Strings are also an excellent embellishment for holiday cards. You can use them as a makeshift design for Christmas lights, a string for hanging stockings, or wrap them around the card as an accent, like tying a gift!
On the other hand, metallic threads add a bit of shimmer and can create festive swirls and patterns. You can use these threads to create all sorts of designs, from simple borders to complex knots.
Improve Your Holiday Crafting With Handy Embellishments!
Ready to add some extra pizzazz to your 2022 holiday cards? Whether you're looking for a bit of vintage element or some whimsical and bold patterns, embellishments can give your cards the perfect finishing touch. Try them for your holiday cards this year, and don't forget to tag #Altenew when you show off your creations on social media! If you also need some ideas for holiday card messages, try browsing through our Holiday Card Messages page.
Make sure to also stock up on embellishments and all your favorite paper crafting items during our biggest sale of the year – our Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale! This is your chance to get all your cardmaking supplies for the holiday and start your craft-a-ganza! Enjoy deals such as up to 60% OFF discounts, free shipping, gifts, and many MORE! So stick around our website, crafters - loads of beautiful surprises await you this month!