Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


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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Card Challenge Corner: Iris-Folding Birthday Fun

In our spring issue, we included this adorable iris-folded birthday card from Debbie Samples for Hot Off The Press. This card was created using an Easy Iris Folding template that makes this unique technique quick and simple to achieve! We’re … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: From the Heart

For this week’s challenge, use hearts as your inspiration to create a Valentine card for a special someone. Whether it’s a single heart or a card front covered with multiple hearts, incorporate this popular shape into your design. As always, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: My Garden

We fell in love with this adorable quilled succulent card by designer Nicole Coursey and we had to feature it in our spring issue! This week, we’re challenging you to use succulents in your card design whether it’s with quilling, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Vellum Challenge

Designer Kimber McGray is featuring vellum in her latest Tips & Trends article which you can find in the spring issue of CardMaker! This material is more versatile than you might think. Try it out this week and see what … Continue reading

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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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