Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: The Bokeh Effect

Bokeh is a photography effect that refers to an out-of-focus blur in a photograph. In our spring issue, which is officially on sale today, designer Lois Bak shows us how to create a similar effect on our cards! This week, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Brr, it’s freezing outside the CardMaker office! Let’s keep with that theme for this week’s Card Challenge Corner and use it to create all-occasion cards that incorporate snowflakes and a color palette of blue, silver and white. We love seeing what … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Stepping Outside

It’s a brand new year so we’re inviting you to step outside of your card-making comfort zone and create a card this week using a technique that you’ve never tried before. Share a photo with us on our Facebook page … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Sketch Challenge

Card sketches are a wonderful source of inspiration when you find yourself struggling to come up with a card design. In the back of each issue of CardMaker, you’ll find a sketch along with cards that will help spark your … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Last-Minute Christmas Ideas

The big day is almost here, but we hope you have a little time to join us for this week’s Card Challenge Corner! The theme for this week is Last-Minute Christmas Ideas. Simply create a cute tag, card or gift … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: So Sweet!

Hot Chocolate Gift Set design from Craft Marketing Connections Find instructions for this design in our Happy Holidays issue—click here to purchase a digital download! Yummy sweets are one of our favorite things about this season! The goodies are also … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Wrap It Up!

Elegant Christmas design by Elizabeth Allan Instructions for this packaging idea plus three more are available here! This week, use your paper-crafting supplies to create a festive gift package! The possibilities are endless; you could use stamps to decorate plain … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Deck the Halls

We’ve been celebrating the arrival of the holiday season on the CardMaker blog and we want to invite you to join us! This week, we’re challenging you to use your paper-crafting supplies to create a piece of decor for your … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Spirit of Thankfulness

Give Thanks card by Lois Bak Complete instructions for this design can be found in our winter issue available here! In celebration of the season, express your gratitude this week to someone who means a lot to you by making … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Simple Stitches

Stitched elements can add so much interest and dimension to your projects. Try your hand this week at incorporating stitching onto a card. If you need ideas, check out the Simple Stitches article by Kimber McGray in the winter issue … Continue reading

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