Even with all of today’s sophisticated technology, there are three occasions where more often than not one will actually want to gift an actual card:
- A baby shower or celebration,
- A bridal shower/bachelorette party and/or
- A birthday.
Keeping one’s card making limited to these three occasions allows any new card maker to buy, create and give with confidence—with swag! Below is a recommended supplies list for creating a few fabulous cards:
- One or two sheets of ultra trendy paper.
- Adhesive (I have a good friend who uses old fashioned Elmer’s Glue for her cards). I personally use this or this.
- A sketching pen similar to the kind offered by Copic, or if you really want to jump in, a pack of alphabet stamps. I am a big fan of Lawn Fawn’s alphabet stamps, although there are other manufacturers of alphabet stamps, including Swiss Girl Designs, Clear and Simple Stamps, Papertey Ink and Paper Smooches.
- Two or three sheets of color coordinated card stock. Select matching or complementary colors from the sheets of ultra trendy paper you just purchased.
- A small black ink pad. If you decide to purchase a set of alphabet stamps, Tsukineko and Colorbox offer smaller sized inks pads usually ranging in price from $2-4 USD.
- Pre-cut plain white cards and envelopes if you prefer to skip the work involved in cutting and scoring a card.
- Additional embellishments of your choosing.
Both novice and experienced crafters will find that the supplies list is sufficient for creating a beautiful set of cards for weddings, birthdays and baby celebrations. Please refer to the photo gallery above as a example of applying this approach to a pink chevron pattern. As always, keep it crafty!