Card and Envelopes – Basic Supplies and How-to's
and envelopes are the basic starting supplies required to
create unique cards. Paper craft card making is the perfect
place to get creative! Cards and envelopes are blank and
ready to be embellished. Cards and envelopes come in a
variety of colors. Cards and envelopes are often sold
together, but card making paper is also available, as are envelope
packs. It is best to look for acid-free and lignin-free cards
and envelopes as they will not age as quickly.
Common Card and Envelope Sizes
Craft Card Tools and Supplies
Printed Paper - Add paper embellishments
to your cards without adding bulk
Scoring Tools - These will help
give even and smooth creases in the folds of your
Punches - can be used to add embellishments to
your cards. Use border punches for a good effect, or add punched
Rubber Stamps - When your handwriting
isn't up to par, turn to an alphabet stamp for a homemade
Adhesives - Use acid free adhesives for long
sleeves are clear envelopes used to protect handmade cards,
trading cards, or any other card that you want to keep safe.
Card sleeves are acid free, lignin free, archival quality, and
buffered, and will protect cards from dirt, oils, and acids.
Paper Accents Card Sleeves come in 5.5" x 8.5" or 2.5" x 3.5."
Tips for Card Making
- Don't take ideas from cards that you see in stores. Card making
is much more personal, think about who you will give the card to
and what they will like.
- Try to avoid drawing directly onto the card, it could make an
impression on the other side.
- Don't worry about perfection, homemade cards should look
- Get creative with dies and punches, layer them, add rubber
stamps and other embellishments.
- Try to get creative with scraps too, sometimes layered shapes
can look great as a background.
- Don't forget the envelope! It's another place to express your
Popular Card and Envelopes Brands
Card and Envelopes Decorating Ideas
For tutorials on handmade cards and envelopes, visit ThinkCrafts.com!
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