Posted by Jayni on March 17, 2012
Alright, so my computer is on the fritz because my power cord seems that is broken. So I figure this is a perfect chance for me to create a post that doesn’t necessarily require making a video. Now I am sure that many of you are aquainted with cardmaking, especially if you frequent this site you will know it is my favorite paper craft to make! But this post is going to be geared more to my beginner card makers, since this is a question that I get asked by many who aren’t all that familiar with where to start with Card Making…. and maybe my novice friends will find some usefulness from this post as well.
So here it goes…..
Here is a list of basics for getting started
My favorite card size is an A6, simply put this is cardstock that I cut to 6 x 9 inches and fold in half to create a card that is 4.5 by 6 inches. You can then make or purchase envelopes at Walmart or just about any craft store. To conserve as much paper as possible, I generally use 12 x 12 cardstock so there is very little waste.
Next is our ever popular A2 card, most card makers will take an 8.5 x 11 sheet of cardstock and cut directly in half to get a 5.5 x 8.5 sheet. Fold this in half to end up with a 4.25 x 5.5 card size which is referred to as an A2. Again you can make or purchase envelopes.
Of course from there, there is so many things that you can do! Here is a previous video that I made on decorating the inside of your cards, its a little cheesy but I think it gets the point accross.