I wish so much that I was one of those people that is just all over making handmade birthday, engagement, new baby, anniversary cards. Truth is I’m never quite organised enough to do it… plus I have various packs of beautiful cards I’ve been given over the years that need using up (so my laziness is helping me sort – kapish?). However there are certain people that warrant that extra bit of birthday fuss… and these cards are perfect for those moments.
I really love embellishing with tassels – they can be so chic, or so cute, but they always make me smile. I’ve made these tassels with embroidery thread. Here’s how:
- Simply wrap the thread around two fingers about 20 times
- Tie a second piece of thread around the top to form a hanging loop and snip through the bottom loop (see below)
- Wrap a third piece of thread around and around to create the head of the tassel… and the cut and trim the bottom nice and neatly.
- Use washi tape to secure your tassels: you can make a feature out of the tape or you can hide it away inside (and even cover with a final layer of card).
I really like the look and feel of these with kraft card and super bright tassels but you could mix up the colours to match your style.
What do you think?