Card Making Ideas and Card Crafts

There’s nothing quite like gifting handmade crafts, topped off with a personalized, handmade card. Card making is a fun and easy craft project and we have all the card crafts inspiration you need, plus card making techniques and tips. Browse all our card crafts below to find the perfect project for your needs and don’t forget to click on any project image for detailed instructions, including supply lists.

Spectrum Noir Tutorial: DIY Mini Cards


I like to color. I admit it. When my kids used to break out the coloring books, I made sure they invited me! When Spectrum Noir came out with a colored pencil line- that works in conjunction with their alcohol ink markers that I already had- I was one happy camper! Coloring for adults! Not that I feel like I need the excuse, but it looks much more professional than Crayola. I wanted to give them a whirl on a {Read More}

Handmade Stenciled Note Card Set


Handwritten letters are rarely seen anymore, but there is one group keeping this fading art form alive: teachers!  When I was a teacher I kept a stack of cards in my desk, so I was always prepared with a “thank you,” “great job,” or “happy birthday” message.  My kids treasure and save cards they get from their teachers.  So, with that in mind, why not kick off the year with a pretty note card set to give the teacher?  With {Read More}

Greeting Card Sayings That Will Inspire Your Creativity

greeting card sayings

Card making is the perfect summer craft project. It doesn’t require a major time investment, and it’s your chance to get a jump-start on handmade cards for upcoming holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. So, plan a Christmas in July party with all your closest friends and get crafty. We know how hard it can be to come up with handmade card ideas, so we’ve done the hard part for you. With our list of greeting card sayings, you can find exactly {Read More}

“Preserve the Date” Mason Jar Wedding Invitations


These mason jar wedding invitations are not too masculine and not too girly. Trendy and cute. Will fit in a standard A2 envelope for mailing and easy to mass produce. And they can actually be used for just about any theme – not just a wedding or engagement party. Sounds too good to be true, right? Follow along as I show you how to make these simple mason jar wedding (or any occasion!) invitations. Supplies needed to make your own DIY mason {Read More}

How-to: Perler Bead Valentine’s Day Cards


Perler beads are one of my daughter’s favorite activity. I love them too, because not only do they help with her hand eye coordination, but it really keeps her busy.  Most of her dolls and other toys only get played with for a couple of minutes before she gets bored, but she is always asking me to play with these beads.  We love making patterns together.  I wanted to take her creations and make Valentine’s Day cards with them.  It’s {Read More}

Elegant White on White Handmade Cards


Texture is what makes these white on white handmade cards so beautiful! With a few simple tips, you can elevate very simple handmade cards to eye-catching showpieces in no time at all! Supplies needed to make your own monochromatic white handmade cards: Embossing Machine Embossing Folder(s) of your choice Fine Tip Glue Writing Pen Extra Fine Craft Glitter in Snowfall White Adhesive Pearls Adhesive Rhinestones Foam Mounting Adhesive Craft Punches that match embossing folders White Cardstock White A2 sized card {Read More}

Simple and Instantly Customizable DIY Cards


I can’t tell you how many times I have needed a last minute card, and have had to waste time digging through my stash to find a card with the right sentiment! I came up with a solution for this! Bulk “generic” DIY cards that are instantly customizable with specific sentiment pennants. I mass produced 12 DIY cards in just over a half an hour- and I am thrilled to be able to use them at a moments notice! Supplies needed {Read More}

How-to: Hand Painted Note Cards – The Easy Way

Hand Painted DIY Note Cards - Crafts Unleashed

I am so excited to show you how to fake the look of a high end, hand painted note card! Now, I don’t fancy myself an artist- but this project sure makes me look like one! You can look like an artist too! Supplies needed to make your own hand painted note cards: David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Sets in Kraft Reeves Water-soluble Wax Pastels Embossing Powder Embossing Ink Pad Embossing Heat Tool Dust Buddy Paint Brush Craft {Read More}

How-to: Handmade Cards with Sew Easy Embellished Buntings

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Making cards is one of my very favorite crafts. Not only does it provide a quick and easy creative outlet, handmade cards are sure to brighten the recipient’s day! Let’s get started making these cute bunting cards. Supplies needed to make your own Sew Easy handmade cards: Scrapbook Paper Blank Cards EK Tools Paper Craft Punch: 2 Point Flag Shape (this thing is awesome!) Sew Easy Paper Stitching Piercing Tool Sew Easy Needles Piercing Mat  (Any type of foam craft mat {Read More}