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Cardmaking for Scrapbookers

Card Making Nerd Academy Tips & Tutorials

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials @ scraobooknerd.com

Step by Step paper crafting tutorials

Today I’m sharing some not so secret ways for any paper crafter to make cards. Seriously!
You can do this in 10 minutes or less.
Not a stamper?
No problem.
Don’t own any dies or embossing folders?
You don’t need to, not for these cards.

Right now, YOU, have all that you need in your stash to make a thank you card for your bestie, or a teacher, or a family member. NO need to go to the dollar store or Hallmark. You don’t even need to leave your house. You have papers, embellishments, stickers, a computer, a pen and some washi tape. I know you have some washi tape

Let’s get started and take a look at the cards below;

1. Die cuts
The card shown below made by Monique uses die cuts, paper scraps & a little bit of mist.
We all have leftover bits from die cut packs and sticker sheets OR maybe ones that we do like and won’t use on a layout. Put them to good use, before you store them away and make a card.
All you need is 10 minutes.
Card by Monique at scrapbooknerd.com

2. Washi Tape
I’ve got rolls and I know you do too. Tear it into strips as shown below on the Happy Birthday card & add a few enamel dots, a cut circle (free hand it if you need to) and some thickers.
SO easy!washi tape card


3. Cut apart papers
Almost all paper companies put a cut apart paper in their collections these days and most of the time we don’t use them all. The little notebook on the card below is a 3×4 card with some added letter stickers and chevrons cut from some patter paper. Another Very quick card.Sunday Card Share 6 scrapbooknerd.com


4. Chipboard Stickers
The floral focal on the card below is a chipboard sticker and the sentiment is also a sticker from the same collection. Those 12×12 chipboard sets are great for making cards, again with so many shapes included in those sets their might be pieces that you don’t like or will not use on a layout because they don’t appeal to you. A card is a perfect solution.I am thankful for you card by Joy for ScrapbookNerd.com


5. Stencils
Most of us have a few stencils that we bought to use on a layouts to added some texture, mist or ink. The same can be done on a card pretty easily. On the card below a brick stencil was used with texture paste in the background. The pink heart polaroid can be made with mists or ink using a Heidi Swapp stencil. Make those stencils work for you and use them on a card where you can experiment with techniques in a smaller scale and without worry that you will ruin your layout.stencil card
My final tip is if you don’t have stamps for a sentiment on your card like the sample shown above, use your computer. Choose any font you want and after printing, cut it down into a small strip and adhere it to your card. If you printer is out of commission, use a pen or marker.
It really can be that simple.

I hope these five tips help you see that you can make your own hand made cards in a very simple way without spending more $$ on supplies or having to run out to buy one.
All of the cards shown above can be made in 10 minutes or less, give it a try next time you have your supplies out. Happy crafting!!

Joy @ scrapbooknerd.com



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