What is it?
Card making is one of the easiest papercrafts that can be made at any skill level, from a simple drawing on folded card to ones that pop-up or use intricate cut out shapes to create a pattern. They’re a fantastic way to give something truly personalised and meaningful whilst showing off your creativity.
What do I need?
For the most basic type of card, all you need is a sheet of card and some coloured pens to add a design to the front. For more advanced cards you can use anything from embellishments and washi tape to die cutting machines. If you want to cut out shapes for your design, a craft knife and cutting mat are essential.
How do I make it?
There are so many different styles you can pick from, but thankfully there are plenty of ideas and tutorials online. My personal favourite is the pop-up kind, which involves gluing another piece of card to the inside, which has only been cut out in certain parts and folded so that when the card is opened it pops up. There are some fantastic designs and templates that you can download on RobertSabuda.
Why do you like it?
It’s such a versatile craft that’s quick, easy to do and the supplies don’t have to be expensive. I also think homemade cards are a lot more meaningful to the person receiving the card, it’s a great activity you can do with children of all ages as they make great keepsakes for years to come, especially if you chose to design yours with hand prints and the like.
What’s your favourite style of card? Do you prefer ones with lots of embellishments or the simpler kind?