Category Archives: Free Projects

FREE Pattern from Glue Dots: Father’s Day Nautical Card Set

Father’s Day Nautical Card Set Designs by Grace Tolman for Glue Dots International Take a break from the technique-driven style seen all over the card-making world today and layer patterned paper to create stunning cards for the men in your lives. It’s … Continue reading

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FREE Card Pattern!

Visit the CardMaker magazine site and click on “Featured Project” to download FREE instructions for creating this fun graduation shaker card designed by Penny Ward! Click here to get started!

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Simple Moments Card

Did you know that every month we offer a different Free Card Pattern on our Facebook page? This month, we’re featuring this interactive Simple Moments card available to download here! Tip: “Like” our page to get updates when each new … Continue reading


Happy Mother’s Day!

The CardMaker staff wishes all of the moms a happy and beautiful Mother’s Day weekend! FREE Pattern: This card is perfect to send to mom any day of the year to remind her how much she is loved! Go here … Continue reading

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Fringed Flower Variation Instructions

In the spring issue of CardMaker, we’ve included instructions for this sweet quilled gift-card holder from Allison Bartkowski for Quilled Creations. We didn’t have space in the issue to show you a fun variation on the quilled flowers so we thought … Continue reading


Learn to Make Interactive Cards Video Class & FREE Project

Annie’s, the parent company of CardMaker magazine, has a new online class available called Learn to Make Interactive Cards. This class, taught by well-known designer and instructor Megan Hoeppner, includes 10 card projects that pop-up, spin, slide, shake and swing! Click … Continue reading

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FREE Pattern: Silver Anniversary Card

  Design by Sarah Ashley Posch Materials Cardstock: gray, silver glitter K&Company Julianne 4 x 6 paper pad Stampabilities Happy Anniversary stamp Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko VersaMark watermark ink pad Ranger silver embossing powder Pens: silver metallic, embossing K&Company Tim Coffey Cottage … Continue reading


Free Card Pattern & Sweepstakes!

This is the perfect card to send to a friend to let her know how much you treasure her friendship and the pattern is yours to download for free! Click here to access this Sew Special pattern. There is also … Continue reading

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FREE 3 Bunnies Card

Design by Jeanne Jachna Materials Papertrey Ink white cardstock Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade #1 stamp set Ink pads: Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento (angel pink, lulu lavender, grape jelly); Stampin’ Up! (pistachio pudding) 24 inches May Arts 3/8-inch-wide lavender/white sheer dot ribbon … Continue reading


FREE Christmas Pop-Up Card Pattern

Design from Craft Marketing Connections Inc. Materials The Paper Company™/TPC Studio™ Christmas Cheer patterned papers The Paper Company™/TPC Studio™ Christmas chipboard pieces 2 1/2 yards 1/8-inch-wide green ribbon Wire Stylus X-ACTO®: 12-inch rotary paper trimmer, 12-inch metal ruler, 12 x … Continue reading