Friday, February 5, 2010

Paper Bead Greeting Card

A friend recently said to me, "Don't you ever stop being creative?" I guess the answer is, No--I can't. The ideas just keep coming, and I love it! Here's my latest. This is a greeting card decorated with paper beads.

I found some card stock that I thought would be a good background for a card, and I cut part of it into strips to make beads. These are regular, inch-long tapered beads. Then I sewed the beads onto plain card stock and the decorative card stock, just like I did when I made the paper bead plaques. Then I used glue dots to attach it to a plain 5x7 greeting card.

I love this because it's so simple yet so elegant. It would be a great greeting to send to a friend, because after they read the note you'd written inside, the card would be ready to hang in a 5x7 frame.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa,

    I am experimenting on making altered books and looking for ways to incorporate paper beads. This is a neat idea. Janice Mae