Basic Card Making Supplies
Card making is so much fun! Once you start, you just don’t want to stop. My first card was with a Cricut Machine.
It’s nice and all but the expensive cartridges and using it without a Gypsy is super tough. But I managed to make my first Christmas card for Frank and got hooked!
But over time, once you start making more cards, you realize you need a better trimmer, more ribbons, a different kind of glue and punches! The list becomes endless.
So, if I rewind back to about 1.5 years ago when I first started, what would be the essential items I should consider buying for card making?
Scissors. It doesn’t have to be fiskars although they do come pointy and sharp.
12″ Paper Trimmer. For card making, especially in groups or when you’re following a YouTube class, cropping quickly and with the right measurements will save you a lot of time and ensure a clean cut.
Scoring Blade or Bone Folder. This isn’t a “must” but I have found using this helped me so much in folding of cards and making the right bends on a card.
Adhesives. Tape Runners, liquid glue, foam adhesives, glue dots etc. I started with glue stick and I quickly found that it doesn’t glue my card stock together well at all. Getting the “right” adhesives will save you lots of time.
Ink Pad: Basic Black would be a great start for sentiment and image inking (you can always color in the image) Smaller ink pads like the ones shown above are great for dressing the edges of cards or for painting.
Journaling pen is essential for writing your sentiment and completing the final touches of your card. Even if you don’t have a stamp for your sentiment, you could always write one!
Last but not least, PAPER!! There are all kinds of paper we can buy from craft stores but remember different thickness will make all the difference in your card. I’ll have another blog about this later but in the meantime, this is all you need to get started!
If you’re interested in finding some of these items or know the difference between one product from another, just message me and I’ll explain it to you!