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Card-Making For Beginners – How to Get Started

Are you ready to learn how to make cards? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to even start? I am here to help!

Getting started on the right foot will ensure that you have the products and supplies you need and will be successful and enjoy your new hobby. I love to teach card-making for beginners and I will be your expert advisor to help you.

YES – YOU can make cards like these! I can teach you!

Are You a Brand New Card Maker? Start With a Kit!

Jackie showing a card kit that is used to teach card-making for beginners who are looking to have everything put together in a kit.  The kit shows the stamps, paper and ink and all of the card stock pieces that are pre-cut and ready to use to create the cards in the kit.

If you are brand new and ready to learn card making, I recommend starting with a CARD KIT. It is the #1 card-making for beginners suggestion I have! Card kits take all the overwhelm away by putting everything you need into a kit, all ready for you to just sit down and create!

You get stamps, ink, paper, and even adhesive. The only thing you will need that is not in the kit is a scissors! This is the EASY BUTTON to learn how to create beautiful handmade cards.

Each kit has everything designed for you, including all the pre-cut pieces and images you need. The kit comes with instructions plus a video tutorial.

Kits are a great way to get your fingers “inky” and enjoy a little “crafty” time. Click the button below to learn more about getting started with card kits and how to pick the one that is right for you.

Want To Select Your Own Products to Get Started With?

If you would rather start out by selecting your own products and start making cards by following my simple step-by-step instructions, I am here to help make it as simple and stress-free as I can. At first, it may feel overwhelming and you are unsure where to start, but follow along with me and take it one step at a time.

I remember being in your shoes a long time ago, and I totally started out by buying way too much “stuff” and having no clue what to do. I just saw “pretty things” and bought them, without any plan, purpose, or knowledge as to what to do. I don’t want that to happen to you! I am here to help you get started without all the overwhelm and without spending a ton of money on unnecessary things.

Once you make your first card, you will be hooked! My hope is that you will enjoy card making as much as I do, and pass on lots of blessings to others by sending them handmade cards.

learn card making using stamps, paper and ink

Start With a SIP

  • INK

There are three basic things you need to get started making cards… Stamps, Ink, and Paper. When you start small, with just the basics, it is not as overwhelming and you will soon be making beautiful cards.

My favorite way to teach card making is the SIP METHOD. Start by picking out STAMPS, then add a couple of INKS and some PAPER. When you select the right stamps, ink, and paper that coordinate together you can get started right away and make your first cards.

Card-Making is Easy If You Learn the Basics

I love teaching beginners how to make beautiful cards that are quick and easy, and not overwhelming. These articles will give you more information about the basics of card making, what you need, and how to select the best products to get started with. Remember, it’s a process and you don’t need everything all at once.

Step-by-Step Card-Making Tutorials

Once you have some stamps, ink, and paper, it’s time to start making cards. I have many VIDEO TUTORIALS and BLOG POSTS that you can follow along with as well as a huge PDF TUTORIAL STORE These tutorials have the complete list of products used, cutting measurements, plus step-by-step easy-to-follow instructions.

Whether you are looking for specific stamp set ideas, fun folds, layouts, or techniques, I have a lot of STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIALS available. Each tutorial lists all the supplies used, cutting & scoring measurements, and then step-by-step instructions for making the cards. They are written to help you be able to create projects easily and without being overwhelmed by designing cards.

Quick & Easy SIP Card-Making Ideas

Below you will find several of the projects I have shared that focus on the SIP Method of card making…. each post has a video, as well as a supply list and all the cutting measurements. These posts are great starting points. Not sure what stamps to start with, check out these posts. If you see some cards you like, use my suggestions for your first products to get started with so you can easily make your first cards.

In the card-making world, you will often hear the word “CASE.” CASE stands for COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING. What does that mean? I love to have you CASE my cards. Copy my ideas and then SHARE THEM by sending them. The best way to learn card making is to copy card ideas that you like. I work hard to share cards that are easily duplicatable and am flattered when you copy my designs.

Looking For More Card-Making Ideas?

We love to share many card-making ideas, especially fun folds, and quick and easy cards. We try to keep it all simple and doable for both beginner cardmakers and those just looking for fun and simple ideas.

Fun Fold Cards

learn how to make fun fold cards that are easy to make for beginner stampers

I love to teach how to make quick and easy fun fold cards! Check out all my FREE Fun Fold card-making classes!

Weekly Card-Making Projects

card making blog teaching how to make quick and easy cards

Learn new ideas, techniques, layouts, and more….. There are projects for all levels of card makers.

Card-Making Videos

learn to make handmade greeting cards by following these videos

Check out my library of card-making videos teaching you how to make quick and easy cards.

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