Learn Basic Card Making

Learn how to make beautiful handmade cards and what you will need to get started.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

This course is an introduction to card making tools and techniques. It will cover popular trends and fundamentals. Digital stamping is really big now and this course includes digital stamps for students to use. The list of materials is basic but versatile, so you can continue to make beautiful cards after the course is completed. This course explains tools and techniques before assembly of the final cards begin. The course covers making 3 cards; this can be done over the course of a weekend if the student has the required materials. You should take this class if you have ever wanted to gift someone with a handmade work of art, to stretch your creativity, or if you want to get into paper crafting, but don't know where to start.

What are the requirements?

  • Review the materials list for supplies needed for this course.
  • No previous card making or scrapping experience is required, experienced card makers and scrappers should not take this class.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create stunning handmade cards for friends and family.
  • Know what materials are needed and what tools are helpful.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course requires no previous card making experience, this course is for beginners. Experienced card makers and scrappers should not take this course.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Learn Card Making

This introduction will show the cards you can make and give a brief overview of the course.


This lesson will cover the initial planning that need to be done before making a project and how to get your materials organized.


This lecture will cover how to correctly cut your materials for the card size you have chosen and how to choose your color scheme.

Section 2: Decorating Your Card

This lesson will cover the technique of layering and show how it can take an ordinary card and make it "pop". We will also discuss layouts and how you can use embellishments to make your cards unique.


This lecture will cover basic layering techniques to bring your cards together


This will show you how to stamp images and color them or ink them. Don't worry if you don't have stamps, I have included downloadable images for this course that can either be colored in or downloaded fully colored.


An overview of alcohol markers.

Section 3: Assembling Your Card

I will demonstrate some of the most popular adhesive methods and the pros and cons for certain projects.


Here I will show you how MS Word can make great sentiments for cards.


Here we will assemble the Thank You card.


Here we will assemble the Congratulations card.


Here we will assemble the Happy Birthday card.


Here we will make a coordinating envelope insert.

Section 4: Embellishing Your Card

This is another Extra Credit lecture, we will take a look at a few different punches and how you can use them to add extra flair to your projects.


This is sort of an Extra Credit lecture, we will go over some ways to enhance your card by using washi tape and other embellishments you can pick up at any of the craft stores.


Here I'll discuss what new items you might encounter as your card making progresses.

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Instructor Biography

Gabriela Sims, Knitter, crocheter, designer, and master crafter.

Mechanical engineer, experienced knitter, and master crafter.I have been knitting and crocheting for years and I love all types of crafts. There is something about creating something for someone from start to finish, there's really nothing quite like that feeling. I often encounter people that see something that's been made and they immediately say "I wish I could do that.", and I always say "You can!" My ultimate goal is to try to make that wish a reality for people, there are so many amazing tools and projects out there, all you need is a little time and patience. I still remember how excited I was when I created my first project and I want others to feel that same accomplishment, you CAN learn to knit and paper craft and you should! You can check out my blog for reviews and project ideas.

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