Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


Card Challenge Corner: Colored Pencil Tips

In our summer issue, contributor Deborah Nolan shares must-know techniques and tips for creating with colored pencils. For this week’s Card Challenge Corner, get out your favorite colored pencils and get coloring using some of the tips from the article. … 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: To the Happy Couple

The wedding season is upon us! Create a handcrafted wedding or anniversary card for a special couple for this week’s Card Challenge Corner. Use designer Christine Okken’s card as inspiration incorporating flowers into your design. Share a photo with us … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Heartfelt Love for Dad

Express your love and gratitude to a special dad in your life with a handcrafted card made especially for him. For this week’s card challenge corner, make a card just for dad in a style that will suit him. And … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Let’s Color with Gelatos!

Gelatos are acid-free pigment in a compact stick form and they are so much fun to use! In our summer issue, Colleen Schaan shares her tips and tricks for using these nifty coloring tools. Use the article as inspiration to … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Life’s Blessings

This trio of cards by designer Juliana Michaels is featured in our summer issue and we love the sentiment behind these cards. This week, create a card for someone who is a blessing to you; let them know how much … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Puppy Love

We think the little puppy on this card by designer Lisa Lahiff is simply adorable so he’s going to be the inspiration for our Card Challenge Corner this week. Create a card that features a cute animal whether it’s a … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Follow Your Dreams

This week, we’re challenging you to create a dimensional graduation card, using this shadowbox card by designer Christine Okken as inspiration. A simple electronic cutting file makes creating the depth on this design easy! Dimension can be achieved many ways … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Heartfelt Love for Mom

   Card by Penny Ward Complete instructions in our summer issue available here! Mothers hold a special place in our hearts and we can’t express our appreciation for them enough. This week, create a card for a mom that’s made … Continue reading

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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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