Card making supplies are the basis for any handmade card. But, it’s not always easy to know exactly what you need for making your own cards, especially if you are new to the craft.
There are so many choices available when it comes to shopping for card making supplies. Stores are filled with so many pretty and cute items to choose from. So how do we know which ones are essential and which are the optional extras?
Here is a list of the must-haves for making special homemade cards you will just love:
1. Cardstock in a variety of colors. Cardstock is perhaps the most important of your card making supplies as it will form the base for most of your cards as well as be an essential element of your designs. Make sure you keep a wide range of colors in your craft room so you always have what you need on hand.
2. Patterned papers for color, texture and interest.
3. Adhesives and perhaps an adhesive remover like a glue eraser.
4. A pair of good quality scissors, a paper trimmer and perhaps a craft knife.
Here is where you can really have some fun. There are so many different embellishments available that you can select whatever appeals to you and suits your personality.
Types of card making embellishments include stickers, rub-ons, cut-outs, buttons, brads, eyelets, ribbons, deco tapes, flowers, fabric, lace, sewing thread, glitter and more. They all come in a wide range of colours, styles and designs so there’s sure to be something to suit everyone.
There are also a wide range of tools on the market that help you create your own card making embellishments. These include punches, stencils, stamps, circle cutters and die-cutting machines like the Cricut.
While tools can be very useful card making supplies and a lot of fun to play with, it is best to wait awhile before investing in a wide range of tools as you can easily end up with a lot of things you won’t use.
Making cards for the special people in your lives is a fun and rewarding hobby. I hope this guide has helped you choose the card making supplies you need to get started.