A B C D E Card Making

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Do you ever get in a rut when it comes to designing your handmade cards? I do! Sometimes I run out of ideas for a card even though I have the desire to create one. For those times I turn to my A-B-C-D-E Card Making Technique to help put me back in the creative mindset.

This is the video I made demonstrating this technique:

Here are pictures of the cards featured in this video:

This sentiment is from the Sentiments & Stitches (C1835) stamp set.

The rainbow stamp comes from the Rainbow Bridge (D1862) stamp set. The sentiment is from the retired Random Act of Cardness stamp set (CTMH September 2019 Stamp of the Month).

I used a few Violet Galaxy Nuvo Crystal Drops as embellishments on this card.

The paper is from the retired CTMH Heart Happy collection.
The sentiment is from the Sentiments & Stitches (C1835) stamp set.

Here are the basic measurements for the A-B-C-D-E  Card Making Technique that I use:
  • Card Base: You can either make your own card base by cutting a piece of cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5" and folding it in half OR you can cut a piece of cardstock to 11" x 4.25" and fold it in half. There is also the option of buying the card base already made and with a matching envelope such as these White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack.
  • Background: The background can be made of patterned paper, cardstock, or specialty paper cut to 4" x 5.25".
  • Strips: I cut my five strips to 0.75" x 5ish" to start with, then trim the ends off to the desired look I want for the card.
I hope you found the video fun to watch and this blog entry helpful. If you have any questions be sure to leave them for me in the comments below.

Happy Paper Crafting,