Makeing Quick Cards
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This makeing quick cards post is aimed at both people who want to start, or have just started, cardmaking, and also at those who are more experienced and might be wanting something to look at when inpiration is needed, or even to point friends and relatives at if they express an interest in starting to make cards.
Often non-cardmakers say “I don’t know where to start”, “I don’t know what I need”, or “I don’t know what will go together”.
One of the simplest ways to start, and not have the worry of what will go together, is to buy a kit, or a magazine with a free kit. This will not only give you the basics of what you need, but provide things that you know will work together, and usually inspiraition ideas of what you can make with the kit.
And these are also great for experienced cardmakers who have lost their mojo, need quick cards in a hurry, or who, like me, have health/disability issues that mean that sometimes all you are capable of doing is “quick and easy”.
I showed you in a previous post how very basic tools and consumables could be used to make cards to start with, and I’ll make posts in the future showing more crafting tools you can expand your crafting with, but this time I am keeping to quite simple tools again by just adding a scoreing tool to the equipment list.
I normally speed up bits of my crafting videos, but for this fideo I’ve not done any speeding up, and it still comes in at under 9 minutes.
You can see the English version of the video – Here!
Gallwch weld y fideo yma yn Gymraeg – Yma!
- Scoreboard – Hougie Board (if you don’t have a scoreboard then use the pencil and ruler method I showed in a previous video – Here!)
- Fingerlift Tape
- 2mm Deep, Double Sided, Foam Tape
- Hunkydory Box Magazine Cardmaking Collection Issue 7 (Any Hunkydory boxes are good because they usually have toppers with matching cardstock, inserts and backing papers in the collection, as well as things like stamps that you can expand your crafting with in the future when you are ready. There are several other companies that make similar Box Magazine Cardmaking Collections – so pick one with images you like.)
First one that is shown in the video :
As I used foam tape for the topper itself there is a little dimension on the card. But you could just use double sided tape and stick it flat – which is good for postage.
The matching insert was placed inside.
The image is a mirror image of the one on the card front and matches the topper.
Another quick card made from the same collection –
This time I have added a Welsh “Penblwydd Hapus” (Happy Birthday) peeloff greeting on the outside but not yet on the inside.
The frameing element was put on with foam tape and the topper with fingerlift tape.
And a third, where I’ve scored and folded the card in a different place but still only added sticky stuff and peeloffs to the card making collection that is in the box. The little flower peeloffs in the corner were “fillers” on the peeloff greetings sheet.
The frame came in two parts on the sheet but I’ve only used the outer one.
And this is what it looks like on the inside.
I have several bits of different crafting projects on the go, including a shaker card made using more items from the same collection as these cards and a pouring cup ornament decoration or whatever they call them. Hopefully I’ll have videos of me makeing them to show you if everything goes to plan. Still a bit of work to do yet though.
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