Making a card doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Most of the things you need to make a great home made card are things that you have lying around your house. Here are some essential things that you need to card making, and some things that you can use to make more intricate cards.
First off, whenever you make a card, you have to have something to start with. You can buy blank cards at the store, or just use a piece of cardstock. If you use the cardstock, it can be any color you want; it doesn’t matter. Most of the blank cards at the store are white or cream colored, but they do save you time if you are making a ton of cards.
In order to actually make a card, you have to have something to glue things on with. Use a glue stick or tape. If you want to be super fancy, or if you are using a picture, then use double sided tape.
You will also need scissors to help cut out things if you don’t have them cut out already. It is always good to have them out just in case you need them or need to make something smaller.
You will also need something to decorate the card with. Use markers, crayons, or colored pencils. If you are just making a simple card, get out some colored paper and stamps too. If you want to make something a little more fancy use things like material, wrapping paper, and ribbons too. Also use die cuts or other cut out shapes and designs. There are also brads and eyelets that you can put right on the card. Use them to attach a picture or die cut. If you can’t find a die cut you want, look online for patterns, or buy a machine that makes them. Be creative with your materials. You can use all sorts of things. You can even use pasta for a little kids birthday card or a picture of someone.
When you are getting paper for the cards, get different colors. If you are making lots of different kinds of cards, you will want different colors to make different designs. You don’t have to use fancy paper, just construction or normal colored paper.
You will also always need a ruler. You might think that you can line everything up perfectly, but if you are making a card that has to be perfect, then use a ruler. It will be much easier than trying to eye everything.
If you want, get a bone folder. It helps to make sure the crease in the card is perfect and not bumpy or only part way. It gives the card a professional look to it.
A quick list of everything that you will need that is essential here is what you will need:
-cardstock or blank cards
-tape or glue
-different colored paper
-colored pencils, markers, or crayons
If you want to make your card a little fancier use these also:
-double sided tape
-brads and eyelets
-ribbons or other materials
Making cards doesn’t have to take a whole lot of materials. They can be just simple and fun to make and not expensive. Have fun and just use things around your house instead of going out and buying a ton of materials that you don’t really need when you have everything you need at home.