I have been handing out and sending holiday cards to my family and friends since I was a teen. My mom always let me pick out my ow pack and I made out my own cards, separate from the ones my family gave out. It gave me a sense of independence and of course I felt the amazing feeling of Christmas giving at the same time. So when I was presented with a challenge from Duck Brand? to create a project to Duck the Halls?with Duck Tape?, I knew just what to do – DIY Holiday Cards!
I gathered some holiday stamps from my collection, a stamp pad, some recycled card stock and the two rolls of Holiday Duck Tape? that I was sent – then got to work on my project.
First, I cut each sheet of recycled card stock in half the short way. This will give you two sheets approximately 5×8 inches each. I used a scissors since I couldn’t find my paper cutter, but if you have one, that might work best! Then I folded the card in half, giving it the rough size of 4×5 inches. Next, I measured a piece of Duck Tape? to fit where I wanted it, then set it to the paper. Now you want to go end to end, flattening the tape out with your hand so that there are no crinkles. You might have excess tape, so just cut it off smooth at the edge. Next, I dipped my stamp into the ink and tried to center it best I could. Make sure to press down nice and hard on the stamp, so that it gets full coverage.
That’s it. Voila, you’re done! Each card literally took me about 30 seconds from start to finish, after I had cut my paper. The creativity is all in your hands and you can arrange the tape and stamps anyway you like. As you can see from the photo below, I made 4 totally different and unique cards. I could have easily come up with even more too!
You can follow @theduckbrand on Twitter for even more creative inspiration. You’d be surprised at all of the creative uses you’ll find for?Duck Tape?. They’ve got some great holiday designs and even designs for every day. I will definitely be grabbing some more and making cards for all occasions with my little stamps, stamp pad and?Duck Tape?!
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What would you create using?Duck Tape??