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Project

Rickrack Cards

Introduction

Rickrack -- wavy cotton trim -- is easily manipulated into seasonal symbols. Glue rickrack designs to blank cards, and use them as holiday greetings. Cut and paste strips of green for a Christmas tree, or trim segments of white for a snowflake. For striped designs, twist together two strands of equal width. The strands' shapes will keep them from unraveling. Glue to card. The Hanukkah menorah is a mix of single and twisted strands.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2002

Reviews (19)

  • Vanclar 29 Aug, 2012

    This is neat

  • friendscallmemartha 18 Dec, 2008

    these are so cute!!! :)

  • Anna_Marie 5 Dec, 2008

    Ric-rac is fun to play with...these ideas are ancient....but never out of style! These techniques used to be incorporated onto children's clothes and women's aprons when I was little in the 50's and 60's. Thanks for reminding us of a great way to make cute cards.

  • maychin 4 Dec, 2008

    I think this is wonderful. I'm definitely going to try it. Why didn't I think of it before?

  • CapeTownGirl 3 Dec, 2008

    I love this idea. Am going to save till next year as I have already done all my cards. Far nicer to make your own.

  • DonnaBSwift 3 Dec, 2008

    Worked for me. Plus, once you copy it to a MS Word document, you can then click on the photo to enlarge! ~Donna

  • studio49webdesign 3 Dec, 2008

    part 2 Sue
    Once you have what you want highlighted hold down the ctrl plus the c key...... open up a program like microsoft word or notebook and click in the white space where you would like the text or picture to start and hold down the ctrl key and the v key. you now have a copy of only what you wanted from the page.

  • bergienoho 3 Dec, 2008

    I wish that the picture above was larger or could be zoomed in on to see the details.

  • studio49webdesign 3 Dec, 2008

    Sue
    To save the craft or anything from any site that you need to print.
    Drag your mouse over the text and picture as well if you want it. (drag with left click ,,,,keep it held down until you have everything that you want highlighted in blue)

  • MaryJoKeffer 3 Dec, 2008

    Sue--This site is free to us because of the advertisements. Just ignore them and be grateful for the content of the site.

  • s2dorchester 3 Dec, 2008

    I am extremely disappointed that advertisements are printing on the page with the instructions for the project. I am not going to save anything with a commerical on it. Spare me! Sue

  • rockonmartha 3 Dec, 2008

    I love, love, love doing these cards. We have made them many times as projects for 4-H community service. They are easy enough that little hands can manipulate the ribbon. I use Aleene's glue in the brown bottle.

  • girla 3 Dec, 2008

    what type of glue works best?

  • suebead 3 Dec, 2008

    Need more pictures. What a great card idea!

  • suebead 3 Dec, 2008

    Need more pictures. What a great card idea!

  • Mrs S 21 Nov, 2008

    I made the trees last year and they were so simple and looked so elegant. The nice thing about rickrack is that it doesn't fray, and a little goes a long way. Higly recommended!

  • jandaleen 26 Mar, 2008

    I like the look of these and will be emailing them to afriend who also makes cards.

  • CGail 10 Dec, 2007

    Loving this idea! Will be using this one myself.

  • jeitosa 30 Nov, 2007

    I'M FROM PORTUGAL AND THIS YEAR MY CARDS WILL BE THE CHRISTMAS TREE MADE WITH RICKRACK. IT'S A WONDERFULL IDEA! MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL BE PROUD OF RECEIVING MY CARDS! THANK YOU MARTHA!