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Here on CardMaking we discuss everything to do with creating handmade greeting cards.

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A quick Easter card

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2024/03/24
18:46 UTC

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using scrap papers

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2024/03/24
17:57 UTC

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A “stained glass” Easter card!

Made with cellophane. The black is painted with India ink. I’m new to card making, but my dad wanted me to make an Easter card for my mom, so this is what I thought of!

0 Comments
2024/03/24
17:53 UTC

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Astronaut guy

This is my first time colouring up this little guy, and putting him on a card.

3 Comments
2024/03/24
08:04 UTC

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5 ways to grunge up and use brads for the #journaljigsaw collaboration #junkjournal

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2024/03/24
07:00 UTC

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Non-Typical Birthday card for a Harry Potter Fan.

3 Comments
2024/03/24
02:29 UTC

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Congrats card for my SIL who got a new job.

I also made the envelope!

7 Comments
2024/03/23
21:10 UTC

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Promising envelope under a few minutes!

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2024/03/23
03:51 UTC

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Kinetic cards? I’m on a kick- send me all styles of interactive cards please!

Video is a waterfall card (unfinished)

2 Comments
2024/03/23
03:15 UTC

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A Happy Little Frog Card

6 Comments
2024/03/22
22:00 UTC

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Button Cards

Hi everyone! I have a bunch of cute buttons and would love to see your cards where you’ve incorporated buttons into them. Thanks for the inspo!

1 Comment
2024/03/22
20:18 UTC

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A Little Encouragement

6 Comments
2024/03/22
18:25 UTC

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What is the best glue for card making?

FYI I’m allergic to the ingredient in super glue so what are my best options?

19 Comments
2024/03/22
18:04 UTC

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Holographic Heat Embossing & Foiling with a Heat Gun!

Hey friends!

I posted a video tutorial for this card that I made with heat embossing and two different types of foiling; 1. With a heat gun 2. No heat application (great for die cutting!)

Lots of great techniques, tips & ideas to be used in your own Cardmaking with whatever supplies you have already! 😁🥳

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/LUxUrEywv00

0 Comments
2024/03/22
00:26 UTC

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Best double-sided paper & settings for printing cards on Epson ET-8550?

Hi all,

Last year I got an Epson 8550 that I use for hobby printing of photos and cards (eg holiday cards).

My approach with the latter has been to print out two separate images and then adhere them together (w/ eg double-sided scrapbooking tape), and then use a paper cutter to correct any misalignment along the edges.

This does not work as well with bi-fold style cards, as they're prone to partly separating along the crease in either the folded or unfolded state.

Are there any good papers out there with printable surfaces on both sides? Made of good, thick cardstock, maybe cotton, and at least 100lb weight? Would also help with me not being able to tell which side is printable on eg the Epson Velvet paper lol.

Likewise, I currently use Epson Photo+ for printing. For third-party papers, what's the best way to know which setting to choose? ie, it presents these options:

Plain Paper / Bright White Paper
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Presentation Paper Matte
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Velvet Fine Art Paper
Thin paper

is there any way to find and input custom profiles or something that are tailored to whatever paper I'm using? Or maybe other software with better UI or customizability etc.?

(have had a bit of trouble navigating the printer -- eg trying to print cards out last winter, there were like 5 different locations I could select paper feed at in my pdf viewer with an unintuitive priority hierarchy :s)

Thanks for any help!

5 Comments
2024/03/21
19:18 UTC

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Iris folding anniversary card

2 Comments
2024/03/21
17:37 UTC

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Cards as of late :)

7 Comments
2024/03/21
17:29 UTC

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Hi I'm looking for advice on printers. What would you recommend for a beginner?

A friend recommended that I put my art on cards, so I'm curious about the card world now. When I look online I become overwhelmed by the amount, price and ability. Will a basic printer print on thicker paper? What do you use? Thanks

9 Comments
2024/03/21
00:55 UTC

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I don't just make cards ... but some things don't require embellishments

5 Comments
2024/03/20
22:58 UTC

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