New to Card Making?

Don't know where to start?

You've come to the right place!

Cardmaking is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to express your personal style while also creating unique and thoughtful gifts for friends and family. Whether you're new to the craft or looking to expand your skills, this guide will provide you with all the information you need to get started on your card-making journey.


First things first, let's talk about supplies. To make cards, you'll need some basic materials such as cardstock, patterned paper, adhesive, scissors, and a cutting tool like a paper trimmer. You can find all of these items at your local craft store or online.


Next, choose a theme or occasion for your cards. Some popular themes include birthdays, holidays, and weddings.

You've come to the right place! Cardmaking is a fun and creative hobby that allows you to express yourself through paper, stamps, and other crafting supplies. Whether you're a beginner or have been crafting for years, there's always something new to learn in the world of card making.


Now, let's discuss some basic supplies you'll need to start. The most essential items are quality cardstock, adhesive (such as glue or tape), and scissors (preferably a paper trimmer). These tools will help you create a sturdy base for your cards and give you precise cuts and folds.



But before we dive into the technicalities, let's talk about why card-making is such a beloved hobby. Not only does it allow you to unleash your creativity, but it also allows you to express your love and appreciation for others through handmade gestures. Whether it's a birthday, holiday, or just because, receiving a handmade card always brings a smile to someone's face.



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Hi, my name is Angela Clark. 

I have been making cards since I was a child. I made thank you cards for grandparents and other family members. As I got older, I continued making cards and other paper crafts to relax and unwind from my nursing job. Now that I am retired, I still love making cards but miss the teaching side of nursing I used to do. I felt led to start my business to help people bring out their creativity and help them see how that can foster happiness and stress relief. 

 My "Be Creative and Happy" business is about spreading joy and creativity through handmade cards and paper crafts. I believe that taking the time to create something with your hands can bring a sense of fulfillment and calmness to our busy world. Sharing your cards with family and friends for their birthdays, get well, and other occasions brings happiness to them!






This was WHY I started making cards. I loved being artistic, but always really struggled with drawing, until a friend introduced me to stamps!!! 💕 And I was hooked!!! I’ve been making cards for over 10 years now, & I’m so happy to have an artistic outlet that I can feel successful with! 💕

Kelsey Pesola

Getting hand made cards is a lost art and tradition these days. Which I think is what makes it that much more
Magical and special to get one. Be the person that puts a little magic into someone’s day!

My Abuelita (grandmother) made me cards for years! Beautiful cards. She’s 95 now and her hands are shaky so she doesn’t like to make cards or art anymore because she doesn’t have the precision she once had. I cherish all of the cards she made for me and have everyone of them still!


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Get Well Card for a friend 

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