How to Make Greeting Cards

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Trying different ideas when learning how to make greeting cards is a fun adventure in creativity, and something you can do alone, with friends, and with your family. Even little kids can do it!

When I first became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator my son was pretty young, about 4. He loved to stamp! He could sit down and whip out 10 cards in the time it would take my friends and I to make one or two. Kids are uninhibited, very creative, and don't worry about doing the "wrong" thing and making a mistake. They know the secret... there is no wrong thing! Were they all masterpieces? Of course they were! (I am his mother, after all.) But just to test it, I would take one of his cards with me to Stampin' Up! parties, along with about 10 cards I and other demonstrators had made. I would ask my customers to guess which one my son made. They never could!

My son is almost 17 now, and he doesn't stamp much any more (it's just not cool), although from time to time he will decide to make a card for a friend or family member. And yes, he's still got it! :-) I used to take him along to help out at some of my workshops and stamping events, so he knows quite a bit about stamping after all this time. He could make a pretty good demonstrator one day, but I think football and his girlfriend have won out.

Anyway, the point I am trying to make is it doesn't have to be hard and you really can't do something wrong. If a 4-year-old can do it, so can you!



Instructions for How to Make Greeting Cards

What you will need to make your homemade greeting cards:

  • cardstock and a paper cutter or scissors (unless you buy pre-cut cards or are making a larger card)


That's it!





There are no rules to decorating your handmade cards, so here ends my card making instructions on how to make greeting cards.



A Little More, Please

Okay. There are some ideas I can share of things you COULD use to embellish your homemade greeting cards:

  • stamps
  • inks
  • markers
  • decorative paper
  • glitter
  • chalk
  • ribbon/twine/fiber
  • brads/eyelets/other hardware
  • buttons
  • beads
  • punches
  • embossing
  • sponges
Of course, this is just a sampling of what you could use to decorate your cards. The sky is the limit!
  • sewing machine
  • bleach
  • floor wax
  • lace
  • paint chips
  • acetate
  • baby wipes
  • crayons
  • tissue paper
  • shaving cream
  • toothpaste
  • lemons
  • evaporated milk
  • felt
  • dryer sheets


  • How you use the different techniques and embellishments is infinite, but I will be teaching you various ways to use them as I build this website. Subscribe to my RSS feed on the left to be informed when I update my site. And sign up for my Newsletter for more great ideas and to get current specials, contests, etc.



    Words to Stamp By

    So when you're thinking about how to make greeting cards, please keep in mind these wise words I heard a long time ago: "There are no mistakes in stamping, just opportunity for embellishment!"

    Another one I like is "Glitter goes a long way!"

    And if all else fails remember this: "There are TWO sides to a piece of paper. Just turn it over!"


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