Beginner Card Ideas

Last week we started talking about making your own handmade cards in this post, check it out if you missed it!  I included a very easy card idea using cardstock, scraps of paper and a simple sticker to create a beautiful card!  Each week we will bring you easy card ideas for you to recreate, using basic scrapbook supplies and a few rubber stamps!  
Using die cuts, along with rubber stamps or rub-on’s, adding your scraps of paper for the backgrounds, will help you create your own style of cards to give to your friends and family, instead of a store bought card. You can see these two birthday cards – I used the same Sizzix die cut for both cards, but each of the cards look totally different because of the papers used!  
I added a bit of floss to the yellow card, and ribbon to the polka dot card, making each turn out totally different!  The yellow card has a rub-on saying, while the polka dot card is embossed with white embossing powder.  So you can see, by using basic scrapbook supplies such as die cuts on your cards, helps to save you money…  Supplies you do buy can be used on both crafts, which is great on the pocket book!  
So, grab your scraps, grab your stickers, your die cuts, your card packs…and lets get started with a couple of challenges for today to get you rolling:  

  • Start a stash of cards for use later on…  Look at your events for the next 3 months – do you have a lot of birthdays, or other events?  Make up a few extra cards for use later on!  
  • Look at any upcoming events you could make a card for – and start to get ideas for it whether on Pinterest, web sites, blogs or advertisements.  
  • Look at the different stamp pads, stamps, and other type of card making supplies at your local craft stores.  What are you attracted to shopping wise?  Get a list going, and make sure you pass this list on to your friends and family for help shopping for you!  
Make sure you check back next week for even more fun and easy handmade card ideas, and have a lot of fun shopping – even if it is just “window shopping”!  I am working on a post to help you with basic supplies and what you need, it will be in the next few weeks so check back!  We are also going to work on basic techniques – starting with embossing – to help you make awesome cards, tags, and embellishments out of stamps, punches, die cuts and stickers!  
Until next time,
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme 


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