16 Creative Card-Making Ideas

Make a personalized card for any occasion.


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Use Real Flowers

    Add a touch of realism to a card with pressed flowers. Make sure your flowers have lost all their moisture before using them in a project or they may turn brown. To attach the flowers use dry adhesive dots.

    SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Rubber stamps: Hero Arts.

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Stick It

    Create an encouraging card with phrase stickers placed in a grid. Top it off with a simple flower detail.

    SOURCE: Kit: Scrapworks EK Wardrobe Casuals.

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Leave Your Mark

    Use see-though pocket embellishments to leave your personal touch on a card. Cut a plastic slide holder into pieces attach the strips to the card. Then fill the pockets with special items such as punched hearts and stickers.

    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Font: Lane Narrow off the Internet. Stickers: Die Cuts with a View. Brads: SEI. Punch: Marvy Uchida.

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Mimic a Pattern

    Find inspiration from bold patterns such as we did with a woven pillow. Mimic this pattern on a card by cutting a rectangle of card stock. Then tape down the horizontal ribbon and thread the vertical ribbon through. Use different widths and patterns to create a unique look.

    SOURCES: Card Stock, chipboard, enamel flower, rub-ons: Making Memories. Ribbon: KI Memories (pink stripes), Making Memories (all other).

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Take Advantage of Leftovers

    Create layers from your leftover scraps paired with solid card stock. Use a bunch to cut unique shapes, then play on top of coordinating patterned paper.

    SOURCE: Kit: Enjoy Autumn Leaves.

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Use Other Objects

    Fashion a cute flower shape out of safety pins. Add beads to the pins for an extra touch. To hide the glue holding the pins together, adhere a button to the center of the design.

    SOURCES: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scrapworks. Rub-ons: Making Memories. Beads: Blue Moon Beads.

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Add a Wired Touch

    Add movement to a card using wire to attach the element. Here we wrapped the moon with wire then attached the cow with coil wire so he would bounce.

    SOURCES: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Stickers: Westrim Crafts. Rub-ons: 7Gypsies. Rubber stamp: Enterprises. Acrylic paint: Delta Ribbon: Offray. Wire: Darice.

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Make a Quick Card

    Use Dingbats font on your computer to create an inexpensive card. For a special touch add personalized metal rim tags by printing the icon on plain paper then adhere to the tag.

    SOURCES: Patterned paper: Urban Lily. Fonts: DW Make a Wish (cake) by Two Peas in a Bucket, Cherub (text) off the Internet. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves (stitches).

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Sew It

    Personalize a thank-you card by hand-stitching ribbon in the shape of a flower. Complete the look with machine-stitched lines.

    SOURCES: Rubber Stamps: Hero Arts. Ribbon: American Crafts. Floss: DMC Corp. Chipboard heart: Making Memories. Photo Corners: Canson.

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Use Botanical Prints

    Create an elegant look by punching botanical stems in the center of a mod card. Use warm colors to emphasize this botanical look.

    SOURCES: Card stock brads: Bazzill Basics Paper. Rubber stamps: Fontwerks. Brads: Making Memories. Punch: Punch Bunch.

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Take from Inspiration

    Draw from the square pattern on this elephant to create a color-blocked pattern on your card. Coordinate colors from your from your favorite papers, then spice it up with a die cut such as the flowers we added to this card.

    SOURCES: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Provo Craft. Die-cutting tool, dies: Sizzix. Embossing ink, powder: Clearsnap. Clip: Junkitz. Toy: Crocodile Creek.

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Stitch It

    Use the pattern on the paper as a guide to create a beautiful hand-stitched look.

    SOURCES: Card stock: Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper, acrylic accents: Autumn Leaves. Font: Saginaw off the internet. Thread: Making Memories. Photo Corners: Chatterbox.

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Cut the Details

    Use precise hand-cutting techniques to create this clever card. Ink the edges to add definition to the design.

    SOURCES: Patterned Paper: KI Memories (red). My Mind's Eye (brown polka dot, green stripe), American Crafts (green with dots, lines). Font: Adler off the Internet. Digital sticking: Two Peas in a Bucket.

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Make a Simple Design

    Use stamps to create bold flowers. Punch holes on the bottom half the card to allow the negative space to show through. Top it off with a simple bow.

    SOURCES: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Rubber stamp: Fontwerks. Ink: Stampin' Up! Ribbon: American Crafts. Punch: Making Memories.

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Use Fabric

    Use fabric to add texture to your card design. We covered a card with fabric pieces then embellished by machine-stitching other fabric pieces onto the card. For an extra special touch, create a flower out of sewn together pouches.

    SOURCES: Fabric: Jo-Ann Stores. Brads: Making Memories. Embroidery Floss: DMC. Pen: Sakura Micron. Design: Nicole Gartland.

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