Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: Halloween Treats

Project by Lisa Silver Find complete instructions in our autumn issue available here! Get ready for those special little goblins in your life by creating Halloween card and treat bag sets this week! Rather they’re cute or spooky, they’re sure … Continue reading

Leave a comment




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 two cards that will help spark … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Fall Watercolors

We love the soft autumn colors created with watercolors on this card by Marilynne Oskamp for Ecstasy Crafts. Featured in our autumn issue, this card is stunning! Try out this technique and create your own autumn-inspired work of art. Remember … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Sparkle Touch

Everything’s better with a little sparkle and atyouSpica glitter pens make it easy to add just the right amount to your cards! In our autumn issue, Copic® expert Colleen Schaan teaches us how to use these glitter pens to their … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Welcome Autumn

Design by Marilynne Oskamp for Ecstasy Crafts Instructions for this design can be found in our autumn issue—click here to order your copy! A new season is right around the corner! Let’s welcome it by creating some beautiful autumn-themed cards. … Continue reading

2 Comments




Card Challenge Corner: Lessons in Letterpress

Complete instructions for this design can be found in our autumn issue available here! In our autumn issue, designer Deborah Nolan shares tips and techniques on letterpressing, a printing process that combines stamping and embossing to create a subtle 3-D … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Shimmer & Shine

Did you know there are several ways you can add metallic foiling to your cards? In our autumn issue, designer Sara Naumann shares her tips on using foil to bring instant shine and dimension to your designs. Try your hand … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Step It Up!

Whether you like clean and simple cards or cards that have layers and embellishments, you’re sure to love the Step It Up! feature in each issue of CardMaker! In this section, the designer creates a simple card and then a … Continue reading

Leave a comment




Card Challenge Corner: Birthday Greetings

For this week’s challenge, use this adorable Party Time Gift Set by Taylor VanBruggen for Taylored Expressions as inspiration to create a card and gift box set for a special friend’s birthday! Remember to share photos on our Facebook page … Continue reading

1 Comment




Card Challenge Corner: The Last Word

  At the back of each issue of CardMaker, you’ll find a collection of quotes and sentiments. For this week’s challenge, select one of the quotes from the autumn issue and make a card featuring it! And as always, make … Continue reading

Leave a comment