Easy Card Making with a Card Blank
Everyone should know how to make a card. But if you've never made one before, your first try might be intimidating. You might even find yourself putting it off as a "some day event" that may never get done.
Don't do this! That's my advice. Cardmaking can be so easy and it's such a fun and simple way to do something nice for someone you care about.
Recently, my daughter and I have been making cards together. She's just a little person, but she loves cardmaking.
We went from folding copy paper in half to actually providing her with folded card stock and sometimes single-sided patterned paper.
I think starting with a card blank makes cardmaking easy for both kids and adults. It's like having a painter start with a blank canvas. It's your foundation.
The purpose of this page is simply to point out the benefits of using a card blank as a foundation for cards and to provide some helpful tips for making them.
And when you're ready, here's some card making ideas that don't depend on expensive card making supplies.
Card Blanks Make For Easy Canvases
Card blanks are a quick and easy way to get started with card making. In fact, I enjoy using card blanks so much that I almost always start my card making projects with one.
You can make the basic card blank or you can try something different...
Starting your kids off with card blanks makes it easy for them to learn and experiment with how to make a card... My daughter especially likes accordion folded card blanks, card blanks with each side folded to the center (like double doors) and standard card blanks (paper scored and folded in half).
Card blanks can be made with paper that is printable for direct printing of photos or graphics. Or you can make them with colored paper, choosing from a variety of card blank sizes.
Card blanks provide:
How to Make a Card Blank
And that's how to make a card blank. You can try other shapes and other ways of folding your base to make a card.
A few simple tools for scoring and folding perfect cards:
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Here's some card blanks you can purchase ready made...
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