Simple Card Making

It can be overwhelming to start card making. But here’s some good news, you can start simple! Watch my video to see how to start making cards to mail out to friends!

It can be overwhelming to start card making. Do I need all these supplies? No, grow your collection over time!
You only need a few items — paper, adhesive, scissors, sentiment stamp and ink.


  • 8 1/2″ x 11 sheet of heavy card stock, cut in half
  • Decorative paper cut to a piece smaller than 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″
  • Sentiment stamp, such as Happy Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You
  • Address the envelope and mail it to someone!


  • Start with a simple card, but add another layer
  • Include some embellishment such as ribbon, sequins, or enamel dots
  • Dry embossing the sentiment for boldness
  • Add stickers or ephemera, see video about cards using ephemera

Over the Top

  • Embossing folders
  • Cut shapes using Dies
  • Paint images using Watercolors
  • Distress Oxide inks for distressing background
  • See my video for Bench Fold Card

Organizing Cards

  • Have a list of birthdays for the year
  • Store by month, possibly with list of addresses & stamps
  • Sort cards by occasions — Birthday, Thanks, Sorry, General