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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - Learn About the Different Craft Supplies Needed and Used for Card Making, Scrapbooking and Other Paper Crafts

There are so many occasions in the year when you need greeting cards. Before you go out and buy another card, consider crafting your own personal cards. Whether it be just to say “hi”, a birthday, an anniversary, a religious event, a holiday like Christmas or even for the birth of a baby, the reasons are many. Making hand made greeting cards can be so rewarding - not only for yourself, but for the recipient of the card. Think of your cards as miniature works of art. Not only are you giving that special someone a moment of your time by creating that special card for him or her, but a hand made card will often be kept and cherished as a reminder of you.

Craft stores offer a wonderful selection of craft supplies to make card making easy and fun. Many of these items were used to make the cards and other paper crafts presented on this website. Here you will find many illustrated tutorials demonstrating how to use these helpful utensils.

Many of the techniques can be used for scrapbooking just as well. With all of the possibilities, you will be spending many creative hours creating one of a kind albums that your family will cherish for generations.

 

Different Techniques for Creating Embellishments for Cards, Scrapbooks and Paper Crafts Using Motifs from Fabric, Paper Napkins, Wrapping Paper, Calendars, Magazines, etc...

Different Techniques for Creating Embellishments for Cards, Scrapbooks and Paper Crafts Using Motifs from Fabric, Paper Napkins, Wrapping Paper, Calendars, Magazines, etc...
Items that we may have around the house like printed paper napkins, fabric, wrapping paper, magazines, etc... can be used as embellishments. These tutorials show you different possibilities how you can combine these with different adhesives to create easy decorations to adorn your cards, scrapbooks or whatever you wish to decorate.

 

Adding Texture to Paper
Adding Texture to Paper
Whether you create cards, scrapbooks, tags, ATM’s or general paper craft projects, you can add more excitement to your these projects by using textured or embossed paper or cardstock. Whether used as a background or as decorative elements, these can give your artwork a touch of elegance and a new dimension. But buying these types specialty papers or cardstock at a stationary store or a craft store can be quite expensive, especially if you do a lot of crafting. There are a few helpful products on the market that enable you to create your own textures.

 

Corner Puncher
Decorative Corner Punches for Making Small Frames
A variety of corner punches are on the market. They are used to cut into corners of paper or cardstock and leave an intricate design.

Experiment with the different designs. You can use them to decorate your cards, scrapbooks, tags or your artist trading cards.

 

Paper Napkin Applique Tutorial
Paper Napkin Applique with Fusible Web
Any printed paper napkin design can now be used to decorate cards and scrapbook pages by using this technique.

 

Chalking Paper
Chalking Tutorial
You can find decorating chalks in your local craft store. They are especially designed to use with paper and do not require any fixation. The advantage of such chalks is that they give your paper projects an added dimension. The designs and elements do not look flat anymore. Instead, the paper has the appearance of having been dry brushed. You can also color embossed images.

 

Adhesive Foils and 3-D Pads
Adhesive Foils and 3-D Pads
These items will assist you in adhering objects to your cards or scrapbooks. Find out about Aslan Foil, 3-D Pads, 3-D Foam Tape and Double-Sided Tape Adhesive.

 

Cuttlebug Machine
Cuttlebug Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
The Cuttlebug is a versatile cutting and embossing machine and is useful for scrapbooking, paper crafts and card crafts.

The Cuttlebug is compatible with Sizzix Sizzlets, Sizzix Original Dies and also with Double-Do Dies

You can also use the Cuttlebug combined with Sizzix Original Dies to cut fabric, fun foam and felt.

 

Sizzix
Sizzix Sidekick
Once you have your Sidekick and your templates, you can create lots of die cuts to embellish your cards, scrapbooks, tags, ATC’s, etc...

 

Special Effects
Special Effects
These are just a few of the many different tools available to help you give your cards or scrapbooks a special touch.

 

Eyelet
Eyelets
Eyelets come in all shapes and colors and can be bought at any craft store carrying scrapbook supplies.

 

 

 

Embossing with the Light Box
Embossing
Embossing images on paper is very easy and gives your paper a touch of elegance. Use the images to decorate such things as cards, tags, scrapbook pages, or artist trading cards.

 

Fiskars Shape Boss
Fiskars Shape Boss©
If you have ever tried embossing using a light box and brass templates on darker colored cardstock, you may have noticed that you can barely see the stencil through the paper. To solve this problem, Fiskars has developed the Shape Boss. This special technique makes embossing on any color of paper or cardstock possible. To use it, you need the doubled templates that are designated for it, a stylus and cardstock or paper. You will then secure the templates using the dowels that come with it. You need both template layers when embossing and these are marked so you know which one is the top one (the clear one) and which one is the bottom one. Once you have secured the templates, select the motif and paper you wish to use.

 

Scrapbook Paper
Papers and Co.
These special papers and fibers add elegant touches to your paper craft projects.

 

Lace
Lacé Templates
Experiment with the templates. These make the most interesting designs for your cards, scrapbooks or whatever paper craft you enjoy doing. We have created a pattern for you. Click on the thumbnail for the pattern you can print out and use for the straight braided paper effect.

 

 

 

Double-Do XL
Double Do XL
The Double-Do XL is another example of a great embossing and die-cutting machine. It is especially great for embossing paper with brass templates.

How to Use the Double Do® XL Diecutter and Embossing Machine with Cuttlebug™ Embossing Folders

How to Use the Double Do® XL Diecutter and Embossing Machine with Double Do® Die Cuts

How to Use the Double Do® XL Diecutter and Embossing Machine with Brass Embossing Templates

 

Fiskars 3 in 1 Punch
Fiskars 3 in 1 corner punches©
These 3-in-1 paper punches are a must have for card and scrapbook crafts. They come in many different designs for all seasons of the year.

 

Stitching
Stitching on Cards
Stitching different elements for your cards and scrapbook layouts give the them an added country look to them. This technique is helpful especially if you do not have a sewing maching to stitch around the items.

 

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Click here to find greeting cards and birthday cards for all seasons
There are so many occasions in the year when you need greeting cards. Whether it be a birthday, an anniversary, a holiday like Christmas or even for the birth of a baby, the reasons are many. Before you go out and buy another card, consider crafting your own personal cards. Creating hand made greeting cards can be so rewarding. Think of your cards as miniature works of art that you are giving to someone. Not only are you giving that special someone a moment of your time by creating that special card for him or her, but a hand made card will often be kept and cherished as a reminder of you.

 

 

All Tutorials for Cards

 

Stamping, Embossing and Coloring the Stamped Images

Washi Tape Birds Greeting Card

Different Techniques for Creating Embellishments for Cards, Scrapbooks and Paper Crafts Using Motifs from Fabric, Paper Napkins, Wrapping Paper, Calendars, Magazines, etc...

Creating Stickers Using Paper Napkins, Wrapping Paper, Used Cards, etc...

Creating Fabric Motifs to Use as Embellishments for Cards, Scrapbooks, Paper Crafts, etc...

The Wonderful Techniques and Possibilities of Using Motifs From Paper Napkins for Cards and Scrapbooks

Vintage Card

Craft a Pisa Card

Eyelets

Papers for Cards and Scrapbooks

How to use Corner Punches

Step-by-Step Card Craft Tutorial

Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cutting Machine 2

Cuttlebug Embossing and Die Cutting Machine

Double Do® XL with Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

Stitching on Cards

Paper Napkin Applique/ Fusible Web

Double Do® XL with Double Do® Die Cuts

Fiskars 3 in 1 Corner Punches

Fiskars Shape Boss©

Cute Primitive Cow Card Tutorial

Spooky Halloween Card

How to Use the Sizzix Sidekick

Sunflower Card Craft Tutorial

Adhesive Foils and 3-D Pads

Special Effects for Cards

Double Do® XL Tutorial

How to Chalk Paper

Embossing

Add Texture to your Paper Projects

Tips for Card Making and Paper Crafts

 

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