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Card Making and Handmade Cards

Learn the basics of card making and ideas for creating your own special handmade cards.
  1. Card Making Basics (7)
  2. Free Card Sketches (4)
  3. Greeting Card Sentiments (20)

PEACE - Printable Letters
Use these free printable letters to spell 'Peace' on handmade cards, scrapbook pages and other projects.

Simple One Piece Easel Card
Learn how to make a simple easel card. These attractive cards stand up like an easel and are an unusual alternative to traditional handmade greeting cards. While easel cards look complex, they are actually very easy to make.

Handmade Easel Cards Show and Tell
Have you made any easel cards using rubber stamps? Share pictures of your cards and ideas with others using this special easel cards show and tell feature. See submissions

3D Heart Card - Add Three Dimensional Embellishments to Handmade Cards
This is a simple variation on a standard greeting card. Three dimensional ornaments are easy to adapt to make pretty card toppers.

Cardmaking Books - How to Make Handmade Greetng Cards
Books can be a great way to learn more about making greeting cards. Whether you are making your very first handmade card or are a seasoned cardmaker looking to learn new techniques, there are cardmaking books for you. Here is a round-up of some interestng cardmaking books with links to full book reviews that will provide more information.

Create a Professional Looking Handmade Card
Great rubber stamped cards can be achieved using a few simple techniques. The professional look of these cards belies the simplicity of the project. This easy layout can be adapted in a whole variety of ways.

Examples of Fonts for Use in Rubber Stamping Projects
Printing text greeting for rubber stamping projects is a useful technique for adding the perfect greeting or sentiment. There are a whole variety of fonts available that will co-ordinate with any stamping project.

Fish Collage Card
This fish collage card is fun to make and uses little in the way of special materials. The project is easy to adapt and can be used in a variety of ways.

Fish Mobile Card
A fun and interesting mobile card is easy to make. This cute card is bound to attract attention as the little fish swing and turn in the wind. This is an ideal multi-purpose project, great for birthdays, special occasions or simply as a way to say hello.

Greeting Card Industry Facts and Figures
The greeting card industry facts and figures can be useful information for anyone thinking about selling handmade cards.

Greeting Card Size
How to make a standard size greeting card.

Handmade Card Show and Tell
Share your handmade cards with others! If you have a handmade card or two that you are particularly proud of then you are welcome to use this form to share your work with others. See submissions

Handmade Pirate Card
Learn how to make a handmade pirate card using this step by step guide. Pirates are the ideal theme for cards for young boys.

How to Add Sentiments to Greeting Cards
Knowing how to add sentiments to greeting cards is a useful technique to learn. This will help you to increase the number of ways that rubber stamps can be used by allowing you to add your own custom greeting.

How to Make Great Greeting Cards - Tips for Christmas Cards
Making great handmade cards isn't just about creating a card that looks great. Add a little personalization to create cards that are that little bit extra special.

How to Make Handmade Greeting Cards with Rubber Stamps
Take a look through these articles that offer help and advice about making handmade cards using rubber stamps. Here, you'll find articles that cover all aspects of card making, from buying essential supplies through to how to make handmade cards for sale.

How to Price Handmade Cards - Learn How to Price Handmade Cards
Knowing how to price handmade cards is an essential part of starting a handmade card business.

How to Price Handmade Cards
Pricing handmade cards is a crucial part of running a card making business. However big or small the business, getting the price right is an essential part of the mix.

How to Print Text for Rubber Stamping Projects
Printing text can be the ideal way to add a few words to a stamping project.

How to Start Selling Hand Stamped Greeting Cards
Tips to help you start selling handmade greeting cards.

Ideas For Simple Rubber Stamped Greeting Cards
Take a look at some of these simple rubber stamped cards for inspiration for new stamping projects. These cards are easy to adapt for a wide variety of uses and occasions.

Make a Crisp Fold in Paper and Cardstock
A crisp fold can make all the difference to a handmade card. A crisp fold gives a professional finish to a handmade card. Learn how to get a crisp fold in this step by step guide.

Make a Quick and Simple Rubber Stamped Tie Card For a Man
This is a quick version of the origami rubber stamped tie card. The simple shapes have been cut out, stamped and applied onto interesting backing paper to create an effective, yet simple, handmade card that is suitable for the special man in your life.

Make a Word Search Greeting Card with Alphabet Stamps
Use alphabet stamps to create greeting cards with a difference! Add a simple word search puzzle to the front of a greeting card.

Make an Easy Folded Paper Envelope
Learn how to make easy folded paper envelopes! This is a quick way to make a pretty envelope that has many purposes.

Number of Cards that Can be Made From Standard Sized Card Stock
Use this guide to work out the number of handmade cards that can be created from standard sized card stock.

Personalize a Rubber Stamped Handmade Christmas Card with the Perfect Greeting
Picking the right sentiment or greeting for a hand stamped greeting card can put the perfect finishing touch to a rubber stamping project. If you are stuck for ideas, why not consider using a quotation. There are many available almost all eventualities!

Romantic Printables for Rubber Stamping Projects
Use these printable sentiments and shapes to add to handmade cards for Valentine's Day or simply to make a romantic greeting card to say 'I Love You'.

Rubber Stamp and Chalk a Heart Valentine's Day Card
This is an idea for a lovely card for Valentine's Day using a clear embossing ink and chalks. The chalks give a gentle color to the hearts and this technique is easy to adapt to a variety of occasions.

Rubber Stamp on Envelopes, a Quick Rubber Stamping Project
Rubber stamping envelopes is the perfect way to finish a handmade card project. Whether you're rubber stamping a handmade birthday card, wedding invitations or other greeting cards, rubber stamping an envelope to match will create a wonderful finishing touch.

Selling Handmade Cards - Sellers Share Their Experience
People who sell handmade cards share their experiences with others.

Simple Greetings Cards Using Stamped Disc Embellishments
This simple idea for decorating cards using small rubber stamps and disc embellishments can be varied and adapted to create many different looks. This is an ideal project for beginners and more experienced stampers alike and, if you are making your own disc embellishments, is a perfect way to use up odds and ends of paper and cardstock.

Snowman Card
This attractive snowman card uses the wet embossing technique. This is a quick, fun project and would adapt well to a variety of occasions.

Spot the Difference Card Using Simple Rubber Stamping Techniques
This quick rubber stamping project is the ideal way to make a 'spot the difference' handmade card using only a few simple rubber stamping techniques. Make this card as simple or as complex as you like depending on who the lucky recipient is to be!

Tips for Making Invitations
Making your own invitations can serve many functions. Making handmade invitations allows you to: Save money - making invitations at home is often cheaper than buying invitations Custom and personal - handmade invitations can be completely customized and personalized Keepsakes - making invitations can be a great way to produce beautiful...

Use the Back of Handmade Cards for More Design Opportunities
Whether you are promoting your handmade card business or simply making a few special cards, the back of a handmade card presents an opportunity for further stamping and design.

Backpack Kids Back To School Pocket Card
Use one of the free 'Backpack Kids' digital stamp downloadable images to make this cute pocket card for a young one about to start school. The card is simple to make and there backpack is easily adapted to contain pockets for special notes or images.

Simple Stitched Border for Handmade Cards
Use simple hand embroidery stitches to create attractive stitched borders for handmade cards. Turn a simple rubber stamped image into a handmade treasure by adding some simple stitching.

Printable Christmas Card List
Use this free printable Christmas card list to keep the names and addresses of people you're sending handmade cards to. This Christmas card list also has a place where you an add which card design or rubber stamp design that you used.

Thinking of You Printable Embellishment for Handmade Cards
This 'Thinking of You' free printable embellishment is ideal for adding to handmade cards and gift tags.

Really Easy Card Sketch - Printable Elements
Really Easy Card Sketch - Printable Elements

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

Quick Cardmaking Tips: Crisp Fold
A crisp fold is essential to produce a good quality handmade card.

SquareCards from 12 x 12" Paper - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple square cards made from 12 x 12" paper. Square cards are easy to make and can be used to make cards for any occasion.

Gatefold Cards from 12 x 12" Paper - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple gatefold cards made from 12 x 12" paper. Gatefold cards are easy to make and can be used to make cards for any occasion.

Gatefold Cards - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple gatefold cards. Gatefold cards are easy to make and can be used to make cards for any occasion.

Tri-Fold Cards - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple tri fold cards.

Aperture Cards - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at aperture cards.

Landscape Cards - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple landscape cards. Landscape cards are easy to make and can be used to make cards for any occasion.

Portait Cards - Card Making Basics
In this part of our card making basics series we look at simple portrait cards. Portrait cards are easy to make and can be used to make cards for any occasion.

Digital Stamp Washi Tape Card
Here's a quick and easy way to make a handmade card using our free digital stamp washi tape images.

Make a Fingerprint Handmade Greeting Card for Grandparents
Use fingerprints to make a fun card for grandparents!

Standard Envelope Sizes for Card Making
Here are some of the most popular standard envelope sizes. This is useful information if you are planning to make your own greeting cards.

Tips for Making Sympathy Cards
We look at some of the important points to consider when designing and making sympathy cards.

What Glue or Adhesive to Use When Cardmaking?
Learn about the different types of glue to use in your handmade greeting card projects.

Tips for Using Adhesive in Card Making Projects
Glues and adhesives are at the heart of many handmade greeting card projects. Here are some tips to help you avoid sticky situations!

'Made By' Stamps for Handmade Cards
Learn about 'made by' stamps and how you can use them in your card making projects.

Rubber Stamping Videos at About.com
Here are some great videos to help you learn more about making handmade cards with rubber stamps and a few other basic craft supplies.

Birthstones for Card Making, Scrapbooking and Other Projects

Make a Welcome to Your New Home Card
Make a simple handmade card featuring a house

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