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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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