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Cardmaking for beginners – a quick and easy tutorial

Crafter's Companion – 12/01/23

Make birthdays, anniversaries and every day occasions extra special with a handmade card. Cardmaking is a great way to get creative with papercraft and give cards with even more meaning. And, it’s really easy to get started!

Learn to make greetings cards with our step-by-step craft tutorial for beginners. We’ve used the Decoupage Card Making Kit from Violet Studio. With pre-cut designs, patterned paper and card blanks and sticky foam pads, it has absolutely everything you need to design and craft finished cards. Perfect for beginners!

Here’s what’s inside the cardmaking kit:

  • Patterned Cards x 2
  • Die-cut decoupage sheets x 2
  • Envelopes x 2
  • Co-ordinating papers x 4
  • Adhesive foam pads x 200

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Take a card blank, patterned paper piece and smallest white paper square.
  2. Everything is pre-measured and cut out for you! All you have to do is choose how to layer up your card background. You can centre each paper square to create a classic layered frame. Or offset the layers for a different look.
  3. Now, if you want to go a step further, you can use scissors to cut out the paper squares to create different shapes for your card!
  4. Then, use the adhesive foam pads to stick your paper squares in place.
  5. Now it’s time to add your centrepiece of an arm holding a colourful bunch of flowers.
  6. This set includes several pieces of each individual part of the illustration, so you can have fun layering up different sections to create a 3D design!
  7. Next, choose as many extra decorations, messages, flowers and hearts as you like and arrange them.
  8. Once you’re happy with your design, stick everything down using the adhesive foam pads.
  9. Your card is finished. Pop it into one of the included envelopes and hand it over to someone special to brighten their day!

Once you’ve mastered the basics of cardmaking there’s a whole world of creativity for you to explore! And, the Crafter’s Companion blog is full of easy step-by-step projects for you to expand and develop your new papercraft skills!

So don’t forget, we love to see your finished makes! So, make sure to show us your finished creations on Facebook UKFacebook USATwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion