Worked today on my Easter Cards. It will be here before we know it! Love that spring is here! Check out these 33 handy card-making tips to make cute bunny cards to mail to friends and family!
In the video, I mention 33 tips for easy card making. See the entire list below!
- Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2 (Link)
- Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
- Versafine Black Onyx Ink
- Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
- Mini MISTI Stamp Positioner
- Rubber Stamp Presser Tool (Air Hockey Puck)
Four was the same prices as one! Give 3 to friends!
- Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
- Simple Stories Vintage Bliss 6×6 Paper Pad
(Found similar Vintage Cottage Fields 6×8 pack below)
- Stampin’ Up Stampin’ Blends (Link)
- Alcohol Marker Holder
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb Cardstock
- Neenah Bright White 65lb Cardstock
- Light-tack Purple Tape
- Scor-Pal Scoring Board
- Tombow Multi-Mono Liquid Glue
33 Tips for Easy Making Cards!
- Make your cards a standard size of 4 1/4″ x 5.5″ — half of 8.5×11 paper
- Use a stitched die to add texture to the front picture on your card
- Find a cute stamp in your collection for a fun card scene
- Use Neenah 110lb for card base
- Use Neenah 65lb to stamp your scene on (cheaper paper)
- Use pattern paper from 6×6 pad (due to small print)
- Cut patterned paper to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ to cover front
- Use Versafine ink for bold solid coverage of stamp image
- Use clear embossing powder on ink for a clear protective coat
- Use alcohol markers to color to avoid showing marker lines
- Store Stampin’ Blends in a case that allows you to keep pairs together
- Pick colors that go with your patterned paper
- Make a batch (assembly line) when you get all your supplies out, saves time
- Use a MISTI Stamp Positioner Tool so you can re-stamp, if necessary
- Use a stamp presser tool to provide even pressure when stamping
- Keep dry embossing powder is an easy to use tupperware container with a spoon
- Get the powder on the ink quickly before ink dries
- Mail your cards! People love to get happy mail!
- Use a stamp shammy to clean ink off your stamps
- Store stamp shammy in a dvd case to keep it moist! Let it dry at night
- Let your heat tool warm up before bringing it to your paper to avoid warping
- Tape dies in place to keep them from shifting when putting thru your Cuttlebug
- Use stamps from multiple sets to make them go farther
- Use liquid glue so you have time to line up on your card front
- Stampin’ Blends from Stampin’ Up come in pairs so you can shade quickly
- Use the artist’s suggestion of where to shade (use the shade lines drawn on image)
- Using a light, then dark, then light again alcohol marker will allow you to blend
- Draw some ground for your scene to sit on — images won’t be floating!
- Dry embossing over the ink will help keep alcohol ink from spreading outside image
- Keep caps on the alcohol markers quickly, when not in use to avoid drying out
- Use a Scor-Pal scoring board to crease your paper for the fold
- Flatten the card using a bone folder
- Label your homemade cards — stamp from VistaPrint
Someone suggested adding my name to the back of the cards that I make. I ordered this self-inking stamp from VistiPrint. Added my website so they can also see how the card was made!