Enjoy Card Making Ideas Adaptable for Any Occasion
Including Several 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.
So much to do with ribbon and thread. It's cheap, flexible and colorful. Check out the following easy handmade card ideas:
Recycled Craft Cards.
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.
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 utilizes different shapes to make cool embellishments. We've including card making templates for easy cutting.
Last minute Ideas...
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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