There are 7 tools for making cards that you’ll want to have from the get-go. I’ll show you what you need to get started plus we’ll make a simple card.
When you get started with card making it may feel overwhelming and confusing so we are going down to the basics today. Start simple and then add more tools for making cards when you are ready to make more advanced cards.
7 Tools for making cards you need to have:
- Stamps – preferably a set with both greetings & images
- Acrylic Blocks to mount your stamps on
- Ink Pads – Choose 3-5 colors, including Memento Black Ink Pad
- Cardstock – 2-3 colors that match the ink pad colors you chose plus basic white cardstock
- Paper Trimmer
- Paper Snips (Scissors)
With these 7 tools for making cards, you can feel confident and ready to get started!
Tools For Making Cards + Simple Stamped Card
Now that we’ve discussed the needed tools for making cards let’s dive into talking about the card making supplies I used to hand stamp a card! I started with 3-4 ink pads, the ‘Forever Fern’ stamp set, and cardstock in basic white and Starry Sky. The card turned out great and as the card says….You Can Do This!
Embellishments are ‘tools’ for making cards that offer easy and affordable ways to make your cards look ‘stepped up’.
My Mystery Stampers made the 2nd card during Mystery Monday Stamping today! If you are a new card maker you definitely want to join us every Monday on YouTube! I give everyone a basic list of supplies via email on Sunday. Then on Monday night at 7:00 PM Central, I give the rest of the clues to make a card.
You only need these few tools that we talked about today for making cards to participate in Mystery Stamping!
New Card Makers also struggle with:
You’ve got your 7 tools for card making but especially if you are a new card maker you may find a number of aspects that you are struggling with. Everything from how to measure and cut cardstock, to color combination choices, which adhesives to use, to how to stamp an image straight–this and SO much more are all addressed in another blog post you’ll definitely want to check out.
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