DIY: Fancy Handmade Letters

While greeting cards are always a quick, sweet way to convey ones wishes, I have always preferred getting to be creative and make something from scratch. Adding glitter hearts, embossed stamps, and a romantic, old fashioned wax seal to finish it off, there’s nothing quite as fun as getting your hands dirty – and a bit sparkly – by making a more personalized card for your loved ones. Here are my tips on how to make a fun, fancy card for any occasion.

Here’s how to do it:
1. Using your glue, write or draw whatever it is you want to add glitter too. I added two hearts on the card, that I then covered in glitter. Hint: Newspaper underneath helps with both the glitter and embossing powder.
2. Dust off the glitter, and use your stamp(s) to either stamp or emboss the card {I chose the latter in the pictures above}.
3. Write out your message. I matched the gold embossed pattern to sparkly gold writing and a blush pink card to hot pink glitter hearts.
4. Finally, finish off your card with a simple wax seal. To do so, warm the wax, drizzle it on the envelope, and press the wax seal in to seal it with the imprint.
5. Enjoy!
x Paris
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