Some Card-making Tips you may find useful

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We all know some really good tips that we have picked up over the years, some are very long standing and perhaps passed down from generations.

Perhaps your mum had some neat little tricks up her sleeve that she told you about that you have carefully stored at the back of your mind ... till now.

Maybe you have been making cards for many years and you know lots of little things that go to make life easier.



But the new card maker may not have heard about the things that you take as an everyday occurence and so here is the place to pass on your knowledge and willingly share with them what you know.

Some of the things I have learned have come about because of a mistake that I have stupidly done, and we all make them.

But when you stand back and look at the card at the end you think ... "Well that turned out OK..." so perhaps it was worth making the mistake for.

If you have done the same then let us know what it was and how you benifited from the learning curve that the mistake created.

Share some of the techniques you know and love to do. Maybe it is decoupage, embossiing, colouring, stamping in fact anything that you like to do.

Tell us your best storage ideas, or maybe something about your favourite piece of equipment, the one you just couldn't bear to be without.

Think about all the little things you do that are second nature to you now, and ask your self if someone else would benefit from this snippet of information that you have.

All the tips gathered here will be added to the website and you will be credited to you as the author, and by adding some tips here you will build your own page on the website where others can leave comments on anything that you have added.



What little snippets can you pass on to us all?


We all have things that we do to help our selves save money or time, maybe something that was passed down to you from your mum or grandmother.

I remeber my own mum always having a button jar, and in it she stored all the odd ones she found, and this was something I shared on the website.

You may know something that is quite simple that we may not have thought about, and yet when it is passed on we will say......"Wow! why didin't I think of that"

Don't be shy, share your treasures with fellow crafters.

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