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As this website grows I will be adding new techniques and ideas for you to try, and as it is aimed at new card makers I have tried to keep things easy to follow.
Some of the terms may not be known to you, I know how I had to learn what each different thing was when I started and some times it's not easy finding the explanation.
But it is a very rewarding hobby and one I am sure you will enjoy. So if you don't know where to start then read and enjoy these pages and try some of the projects and ideas you will find.
They will help you to put together a card that you will be proud to give and to say "I made it!"
Try some of the different folds and shapes, and more will be added as I learn them too.
I can't say enough that you don't need any special skills, this is something you can do and is a great way to spend some of your spare time.
I started card making as a hobby but it soon becomes addictive, and your "stash" will grow rapidly.
I have tried to give you some ideas on how to store your precious bits and pieces, and I am now getting contributions from visitors to the website, and for that I thank you sincerely.
I also have a new blogspot and I would love you to join the growing band of followers over there too.
Building this website is not something I ever thought I could do....but here I am. So it is a new adventure for me and one I hope you will participate in.
Please add your contributions and help to make it grow. If there is something as a new card maker you would like to know then please ask.
I will try to answer all your queries, and perhaps some one else, that visits these pages may also have an answer for you.
And if you are a seasoned card maker then please share your knowledge and expertise with those who want to learn.
Jennifer Swandells 2018
This is my first attempt at making the exploding box and I followed instructions to the letter. I thoroughly enjoyed making it and am quite pleased with
These four cards are all using the dies and stamps from the Christina collection - two with the 5 x 7 collection and two with the 6 square collection.
Christina Collection from Card Making Magic
These three cards are made using watercolour card, distress ink background and Lavinia stamps fairy stamps. I've slowly been collecting a few distress
Jenny Cottam 2018
I was given this tip and I have found it really good. Instead of trying to add glue to small embellishments like Happy Birthday and Good Wishes etc.,
Shabby Chic cards for the vintage feel to your creations.
As you can see the cards are very simple, I use a stamp, dye ink and alcohol markers. And I’m still learning the coloring technique. I started making
Frances Martin 2018
I watched the YouTube tutorial you did with the Christina collection and just had to buy them.. they arrived in the mail last Wednesday and I was so inspired
Stamp Platforms are designed to help you get perfect results every time
I have been making cards for about 5 years. I started by scrap booking and it just seemed natural to progress to cards. I enjoyed making cards much more,
This Sitemap lists all the pages, to help you find your way around the Website
This is an A5 card using Sue Wilson's Australian Dies, the Camelia complete Petals,also by Sue wilson and an embossing folder from Die'sire, I think it
How to create a Bokeh Effect on your cards
Working with chalks for subtle definition
Have fun with this Hair Gel Pocket Card that is sure to delight the children
Creating Ink Stripes can make an unusual background for your cards
I have used clear glass making liquid to make my flowers shiny, clear nail polish with glitter in it and clear full gloss varnish. I also do Autumn leaves