Thursday, May 21, 2009

Card Making Ideas


I'm trying to make more cards these days! For one thing, it's fast and fun! Another is that it uses up the many scraps I have laying around. And finally, it's so nice to receive a hand made card, isn't it? And with those embossing folders that Provocraft makes or the Sizzix texturz plates, the papers and backgrounds are GORGEOUS!

So, next problem is CARD design!

Here are some great resources on the Internet that can ease your card design woes:

1) Sheetload of Cards - This site has a monthly FREE e-zine featuring a card design. The great thing about this e-zine is that they give you cutting instructions to make multiple cards of the same design. So, basically, they show the card design with each component labelled and then they have corresponding cutting directions. Click HERE to see their latest e-zine that contains directions and samples! Click on the picture of the e-zine to download. LOVE THESE GUYS!

2) The magazine Scrapbooks, Etc. has a fabulous website that has all kinds of free downloads and interactive slide shows with samples on it. I received in my email inbox today a little gem of card making ideas that you have to check out! Click HERE to go see all their great card making ideas!

3) This list would not be complete without mentioning the most fabulous MelStampz! Frankly, she deserves her own post because her blog is CHOCK FULL of great information. I have spent hours pouring through her ideas - so many great ideas for making cards, stamping and my ulitimate favorite, 173 ways to use the Cuttlebug and the Big Shot! Click HERE for the Cuttlebug ideas and prepare to while away many hours on her site! IT ROCKS!

4) How about checking out Becky Fleck's site called Page Maps? You may not know this but she also has card sketches! Click HERE to see the March Card Maps. Also, combing through the archives is wonderful - tons of goodies in there! Click HERE and scroll a bit to find the Card Map archives. Or get lost in all the different Page Maps!

5) By now, you all know I love Dawn's Stamping Thoughts! She is a Stampin Up! rep who has produced an astonishing number of card related videos. She gives paper sizing, shows you how to create them and often they are interactive! LOVE DAWN and her very professional, clear, well made videos. Click HERE to head out to her website and see her videos or you can find her on youtube if you do a search for "stampin dawn" - she has over 200 videos so it will come up right away.

6) Have you been over to SplitCoast Stampers yet? That site is addictive! I could pour through the gallery or tutorial sections for HOURS and HOURS! The creations are amazing! They have project tutorials, found HERE, as well as techniques, found HERE. The gallery has loads of examples and inspiration! Really great stuff that you have to see!

5 comments:

  1. Great Cards

    Have you heard about the new idea booking coming out Card Making with Cricut you can pre-order it at www.scrapbookfactorystore.com

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  2. Um I am so sorry to tell you this but I just tryed to go to the Sheetload of cards site and it ells me I must be invited to look at the site so I really hope this gets fixed asap cause I'd love to check it out. As far as the other sites you listed I have been and already a member or have bookmarked them. Thank you for all the great ideas and I will also say that Melstampz site ROCKS!!!! It has everything you can dream of needing or wanting as a cardmaker it is one of my must haves to go to. Please if you get a chance please,please pretty please check it out. You will NOT be disappointed. Thank you again for the ideas.

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    1. I was disappointed that the Sheetload of cards site needed an invite (some of the other suggestions were dead links) but then I realized this was posted 3 years ago (2009). I agree the Melstampz site is awesome.

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