Category Archives: Card Challenge Corner


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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Card Challenge Corner: School Days Thank You

Design by Penny Ward Complete instructions can be found in our summer issue available here! The school year is winding down for many. This week as part of our Card Challenge Corner, take a few moments to craft a thank-you … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Just for You, Graduate

Design by Lois Bak Complete instructions available in our summer issue available here! This week, we’re challenging you to create a personalized graduation card for a graduate in your life. Think about their school colors, interests, personality and make a … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Color Your World

Have you heard? Annie’s, the parent company of CardMaker, has just released Annie’s Coloring Pages which will include 82 unique designs for you to color including some sized just for card making! Even if you don’t consider yourself a great colorist, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: For Mom

Design by Kristie Hartfeil Complete instructions can be found in our summer issue on sale here! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so this week we’re challenging you to create a mother’s day card. Whether it’s your mom, mother-in-law, … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Trio

In each issue of CardMaker, we feature a set of three cards that coordinate together that can be used for different occasions like this set by Jennie Harper. This week, be inspired to create your own trio of coordinating cards. … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Not Your Average Card

Interactive cards are lots of fun because they bring an additional element to the joy of receiving a card. This week, create an interactive card. It can be a pop-up, slider, shaker, etc. For inspiration, check out designer Robin Arnold’s … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: The Beauty of Watercolors

  Love the look of watercolors, but dislike the messiness of paints? Using Spectrum Aqua markers allows you to create watercolor backgrounds in a quick and easy manner. This week, make a card incorporating the watercolor look. For tips on … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Card Plus One

Designs by Dawn Lusk Find complete instructions in our spring 2015 issue on sale here! In each issue of CardMaker, we feature A Card & More project which always consists of a card design plus one additional paper project such … Continue reading

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Card Challenge Corner: Ombré Color

After the gray and cloudy days of winter here in the Midwest, we’re ready for some color! CardMaker columnist Kimber McGray shares her tips on incorporating ombré color into card designs in our spring issue. This week, we’re challenging you to … Continue reading

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