Decorating Store-Bought Greeting Cards

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I don’t know about you, but I love receiving cards in the mail. Spotting a bright and cheery card in my mailbox never fails to brighten my day. I love sending greeting cards just as much as I love receiving them. The only downside is that embellished greeting cards can be rather pricey and making your own cards can be rather time consuming. So, I decided to buy some 99 cents cards and decorate them with quick and easy embellishments. Here’s what I did… Glitter Glue, Markers and Stamp Craft Idea

I grabbed some glitter glue, some Crayola markers, and a rubber stamp. This isn’t an exact formula, though. You can use whatever arts and crafts supplies you have on hand. The only essential item is a good dose of imagination.Stamp Pad Alternative Using MarkersI absolutely love this nifty trick. Instead of buying an expensive multi-colored ink pad, you can just color the stamp using Crayola markers. You want to color the stamp fairly quickly, or the ink may dry before you have a chance to stamp the design on the envelope. Using Markers instead of Stamp PadsI like to stamp the design on the back of the envelope, but you can put it wherever you want.

Embellishing Store-bought Cards with Glitter GlueAs for the greeting card itself, I use the glitter glue to lightly outline some of the major design elements. That way, the embellishment is fun and festive without going overboard.  Decorating Store-Bought Greeting CardsAnd bada bing, bada boom. You have an embellished greeting card that didn’t cost you an Abraham Lincoln. Have fun sending this dose of sweetness to someone you love!