Card Making Ideas
For Creative Card Making

Enjoy Card Making Ideas Adaptable for Any Occasion
Including Several Budget-Friendly Card Making Techniques

Card making ideas: enjoy stunning but budget friendly card making techniques... Card making projects and ideas range from totally-from-scratch techniques to pre-made kits that coordinate. The nice thing about the card ideas on this page is that you can do most of them with just basic supplies.

We want our readers to have easy access to last minute card making ideas, so we've also included printable card making templates when useful.

You can customize any of these card ideas with card making supplies you already have on hand (such as; paper, ribbon, stickers and stamps)...


Creative Card Making Techniques and Ideas


There are hundreds of methods to try when you make greeting cards. For example, you can try rubber stamping, paper piecing, distressing or embossing. You can incorporate die cuts, stickers, rub-ons, paints, beads or sewing. You can make your own photo cards, use printable designs from the web, clip art or even pre-designed printable cards...

Wondering where to start? Right here! These ideas don't require expensive tools and materials. Each idea can be customized with whatever card making supplies you have.

Ribbon and Sewn Cards.

Handmade card ideas and card making techniques using simple sewing ideas with ribbon, thread, yarn, craft cord...

So much to do with ribbon and thread. It's cheap, flexible and colorful. Check out the following easy handmade card ideas:

  • Funky Teen Birthday Card. All you need is paper and ribbon to make this cute birthday card. A handy card making template is provided for the embellishments.
  • Gemini Birthday Card. Birthday sun signs can be made with sewing, just check out this homemade card featuring the Gemini Zodiac Symbol for a male gemini.

    Note: You can alter this Gemini Birthday Card idea into another of the birthday zodiac symbols. Go to Zodiac Birthday Symbols for the rest of the zodiac sign templates...

Recycled Craft Cards.

Card making techniques using recycleables

Here you can indulge your creative self while using recyclables. Reusing resources and materials for crafting (a.k.a. recycled crafts) is a trendy way to show you care for our planet. Plus, these items are free.

Pockets and Pouches.

Use a card making template to make a pouch card for enclosing sendables...

Two of the best reasons for making pockets and pouches are for stashing money and for enclosing small gifts that would fit nicely in a card. We call such gifts sendables and they include stuff like candy, jewelry, charms, key chains, magnets or anything that will fit in the pouch and would be fun to give.

Easy Paper Piecing.

Paper piecing card making project using a card making template...

Paper piecing utilizes different shapes to make cool embellishments. We've including card making templates for easy cutting.


Last minute Ideas...


These exclusive free printable gift tags and templates come in handy during gift making, crafting and card making...If you're making your own gifts, you might need some tags. Visit our free printable crafts page for exclusive tags and templates.

Another last minute card making ideas resource is our how to make an envelope page. Plus you can coordinate paper and embellishments...

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