Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: Coloring Makes Us Happy

Designs by Kristie Hartfeil For more coloring book card ideas from Kristie, check out our summer issue available here! Coloring really does make us happy! If you’ve ever tried coloring whether it’s with markers, watercolors or good old crayons, you … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Fun Folds

Complete instructions for these cards are available in our summer issue available here! From simple to complex, folding techniques are a favorite among card makers. So, we’re challenging you this week to create a card using a folding element somewhere … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Interactive Cards

Wonderful Day Slider Card by Isha Gupta Click here to purchase instructions for this design! It’s time for another Card Challenge Corner and this week, we’re asking you to create a card that features an interactive element such as a … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: The Bunny Trail

Design by Lisa Lahiff—find this card in our spring issue available now! Click here to order a digital subscription of the magazine and get instant access to the current issue! For this week’s Card Challenge Corner, create an Easter card … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Crazy for Yupo!

Yupo paper is a plastic paper that has been around for awhile, but is now gaining new popularity. In our spring issue, designer Deborah Nolan highlights some fun techniques you can create with this special paper. This week for our … 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 card ideas that will help spark … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Spring Celebration

Spring is quickly approaching so for this week’s Card Challenge Corner, we’re asking you to create an all-occasion card using springtime as your inspiration! There are lots of possibilities—flowers, trees, birds and more. We can’t wait to see what you create! … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: The Season of Watercoloring

Colleen Schaan shares her tips for watercoloring in the spring issue of CardMaker! Even if you’ve never tried this coloring technique before, Colleen shows you, step by step, how to achieve gorgeous results. For this week’s Card Challenge Corner, create … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Calligraphy Love

The art of calligraphy is beautiful and we love how designer Sarah Ashley Posch added her lettering to this card which is included in the spring issue of CardMaker. There’s even a pattern included in the issue making it easy … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Quick Cards

Designs by Donna Phelan In each issue of CardMaker, we feature a set of three cards that can be made in a short amount of time. We call them “Quick Cards.” This feature is so popular that we’ve included an … Continue reading

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