Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


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

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Card Challenge Corner: Wired!

Add a touch of the industrial trend into your card making with wire! In our autumn issue (go here to purchase!), designer Kimber McGray shares some of the ways this material can be incorporated into your card designs such as … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Wide Markers

You might think that wide-tip markers are only intended to be used for coloring large areas. However, Copic® expert Colleen Schaan is sharing several ways these handy coloring tools can be used for creating backgrounds for cards in our summer … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Angles & Triangles

Angles and geometric designs are everywhere these days so it’s only natural to use them in card making. In our summer issue, designer Kimber McGray shares her tips for using angles and triangles on handcrafted cards. You’ll be surprised at … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Shaker Cards

Shake, shake, shake! Does anyone else love shaker cards as much as we do at the CardMaker office?!? They’re always fun and much easier to make than they sometimes appear. Try your hand this week at creating a shaker card … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Bold & Bright

Designs by Michelle Woerner Instructions available in our summer issue available here! The warm temps and sunny days make the world filled with vibrant colors. This week, incorporate that summer color palette of bold and bright into a card design! Remember … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Sunshiny Days

It’s summertime which means it’s time to take our card making outdoors! In our summer issue, you’ll discover how easy it is to create prints for cards that use the sun as part of the process in a tutorial from … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Especially for Dad

Design by Karen Sessions Complete instructions for this design can be found in our summer issue available here! Don’t let Father’s Day go by without making a special card for Dad! Take some time this week to craft a greeting … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Window Cards

Design by Karin Åkesdotter Find complete instructions for this card in our summer issue available here!  If you’ve had a chance to look through our summer issue, you know that we included an entire feature on window cards since we … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: A Stitch or Two

Instructions for the card shown above are available to purchase here! Do you ever incorporate stitching on your cards? Whether you have or haven’t, make some time this week to try it out. Whether it’s hand-sewn or machine, stitching adds … Continue reading

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