The Ins and Out of Inking

The Ins and Out of Inking Previously I shared with you “What You Need to Know About Stamps”  you can read about it HERE.  Today we’re talking about ink. Stamping ink is going to be a critical addition to your card making supplies. If you’re only going to purchase one stamping ink, black is the one […]

Everything You Need to Know About Stamps

Everything You Need to Know About Stamps Most card makers stamp their images onto their handmade cards. Stamping is one of the quickest and easiest ways to create highly personalized cards over and over again. Forget spending 5 bucks  or more for a card at a local store. Purchasing a stamp set gives you an […]

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs

The 6 Types of Adhesives Every Paper Crafter Needs If you’re a paper crafter, it can be overwhelming to learn about all the various adhesives that are on the market. We’re breaking down the most popular types of adhesives for paper craft projects, and giving you the run down on what, when and HOW to […]

Getting Started with Card Making: Gathering Your Supplies

Getting Started with Card Making: Gathering Your Supplies Ask any card maker you know and they’ll tell you that the craft of creating cards from scratch is exciting, challenging, extremely fun, and most will even agree therapeutic. One of the most overwhelming tasks faced with when beginning card making is figuring out which supplies you […]

Getting Started with Card Making!

Getting Started with Card Making! If you’ve never made cards before then you don’t know what you’re missing!  Making your own greeting cards is a wonderful hobby that you can enjoy either on your own or with family and friends. I find that card making is becoming more and more popular as time goes by.  […]

What’s all the fuss about the Bone Folder?

What’s all the fuss about the Bone Folder? So what’s all the fuss about bone folders? Simply put, this basic craft tool is the “multi-tasker” of tools. It does it ALL. Bone folders are ideal for making cards with great folds, invitations with perfect smoothed liners, stationery with clean creases, scrap booking scores for recessing […]

Colour Theory

Colour Theory There are so many important decisions to make when it comes to card making, but one of the first most important decisions that you need to address once the theme has been decided upon is colour. Now there are a lot of things to consider when choosing colour, and the purpose of this […]

How to Make a Standard Card Base for Greeting Cards

How to Make a Standard Card Base for Greeting Cards To make a greeting card, you first need a card base. This is a plain piece of cardstock that’s been cut and folded into the shape of a card. It’s called a ‘card base’ because it’s the base onto which you stamp images, layer papers, etc. to create your […]

THE MYTH OF CREATIVITY

The Myth of Creativity  In all my years of blogging and teaching paper crafting – and in teaching hundreds of card makers  around the world – the #1 thing that I hear, over and over again is this: “I am not creative”, “I am not artistic”, “I can’t come up with my own ideas”,  “I […]

Building a Focal Point

Building a Focal Point Clean and Simple card design requires one and only one focal point. A clear place that your eye is immediately drawn to. Look at your card and imagine it in three equal parts, your focal point should be placed in the first or third part or between 1 & 2 or […]

Smart Shopping

Smart Shopping  Do you consider yourself to be a smart shopper? I have one thing I always keep in mind when I do my smart shopping and it’s a secret I call  “5 before I buy”.  Before I buy something I make sure I can think of five (5) ways of using it.  This way I can […]

The Basic Card Making Supplies Every Stamper Needs

The Basic Card Making Supplies Every Stamper Needs While you could dive into the world of paper crafting with a pair of scissors, some construction paper and a bottle of white school glue, a few basic paper crafting tools can really take your craft to the next level. By investing in a few beginner card […]

How to Clean Your Stamps

Back to Basics: How to Clean Your Stamps One of the best habits to get into, is to always clean your stamps in between colours and once you’ve finished using them  before putting them away.  By taking that extra little time you will ensure you don’t contaminate your ink pads and/or get muddy images when you […]