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A Beginners Guide to Card Making

Are you ready to learn to make cards? Not sure where to start or what you need? I am here to help. This beginners guide to card making will help you know what you need to get started, as well as how to make your first cards. It is so easy to be overwhelmed with all different products and ideas you see, start small with the basics.

I use the SIP METHOD to teach card making to beginners. All you need is STAMPS, PAPER & INK to start. But the key is selecting the right products to have everything you need to be successful.

If you are ready to make beautiful quick and easy cards, this beginners guide to card making is for you! Whether you are brand new to card making, or you are simply stuck and overwhelmed, I can help. The video is filled with tons of stamping tips that will help all card makers learn how fun and stress free it can be! Let’s get started….

learn to make cards using the Art Gallery stamp set in this beginners guide to card making

Start to Make Cards With a SIP

My favorite way to teach people to make cards, or to help those that are struggling, is to just use a SIP – stamps, ink & paper. These are the basics to all cards. When start with the basics, you can then “step up” your cards by adding just a few more items and products.

For beginners, I recommend to select a stamp set that you like that also has several “greeting” stamps in it. You need those “words” and if you select a stamp set with images and greetings, you can get started with just that one!

In this beginners guide to card making, we are using these products. Remember, it’s just a SIP!

  • STAMPS – Art Gallery (+ clear blocks)
  • INK: Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Memento Black
  • PAPER: Note Cards and Envelopes

Video | A Beginners Guide to Card Making

Are you ready to see how easy card making is? and how to make beautiful cards with minimal supplies? Throughout the video you will see how to start with a SIP (stamps, ink & paper) and then STEP IT UP by adding just a few other things to your card. My motto – keep it simple and don’t be overwhelmed!

Let’s get to creating….

Well, what did you think? Did I show you how easy card making is, even if you have never touched a stamp or ink pad before? Hopefully this beginners guide to card making breaks it down for you and you will know what you need to start, and get stamping right away!

SIP Cards – Only Using Stamps, Ink & Paper

In the video I started with these cards. They were made using just the stamp set, 3 ink pads and the note cards from Stampin’ Up! These are the perfect cards to make as your first ones. You don’t need a lot of supplies and you will be crafting in no time. Now, keep ready to see how we can step them up with just some additional card stock.

learn to make cards using the art gallery stamp set and just a couple basic supplies using the SIP method of card making

Ready to Make These Cards?

Click the button below to see all of the products that I used to make the cards that I shared today. The list shows everything for the basic SIP cards, as well as my recommended products for getting started and stepping your cards up

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It Is So Easy to Step It Up

You can see below how the simple SIP card can be stepped up so easily with just a little bit of additional card stock. First I added just a layer of Basic White and another of Basic Black. That is all I did for the 2nd card.

Then, for the third, I cut out the flower and “popped it up” using dimensionals, as well as added a little bow and a couple embellishments. Those simple additions really change the card, don’t you think?

learn to make cards using the Art Gallery stamp set in this beginners guide to card making
Art Gallery Stamp Set

Download the Beginners Guide to Card Making

To help you select your supplies, as well as make your first cards using the Art Gallery stamp set, I have put together a handy little guide that you can download, print and keep. It shows my recommendations as to what you need to get started, and then pictures of the 9 cards I shared in the video. It also gives you all the cutting measurements to make the cards.

With this guide, you can place your order for the products you need to get started, and then also use it as a reference as you make your cards.

More Information For Getting Started Making Cards

Teaching people how to get started making cards is what I love to do. Remember, take it easy, start slow, don’t get overwhelmed, and most of all….enjoy making cards and sending them to family and friends.

I have many other posts on my website that I think you might find helpful as you learn to make cards. Make sure to check them all out. Search around, look at different ideas, and then decide where you will start. Learn more in my post about Card Making For Beginners.

More Posts Sharing SIP Stamping Ideas

The below posts all focus on easy cards using the SIP Method of stamping. Using Stamps, Ink and Paper to create beautiful cards. Check these out for more good products to get started with, depending on your style and taste.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed the project. If you have any questions about today’s post or project, make sure to leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.


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