Any greeting cards maker out there

@venshida (4837)
United States
October 10, 2008 7:18pm CST
I want to make all my Christmas cards this year, and since it's a new craft I need info such as what items I need. I assume scrap book items will work. If you know of a good website where I can find ideas that would be very helpful, please let me know.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
hi! my best advice to you is to go to the library and get some books on card making. i actually know of only one book on christmas cards where i live (here in canada) but where you are, they may have more. dollar stores are a great place to get supplies for card making/scrapbooking as well.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You are right about the Dollar Stores I was there today and lots of scrapbook items.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I did all mine last year for Christmas cards. I bought a kit off of HSN and it had all these tags and pattern pages included. I didn't follow their ideas but came up with some cute ones and everything matched. I got lots of compliments on my cards. I have also made them with scrapbooking items. There are alot of sites online where you can get printables and add those things to cards if you are just using them for personal use. Saves alot of time and money that way
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
11 Oct 08
www.splitcoaststampers.com there are literally tons of cards to check out and lots of hints and special ideas.....I also stamp. I love it! I do get the paper crafts magazine and it's one of the best for stampers...
@venshida (4837)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Great ideas at Splitcoast. I bookmark this site. I am going to try a couple this weekend.
@Essie119 (673)
• Canada
11 Oct 08
I always make my own cards. Scrapbooking materials work wonderfully. I use cardstock - the 8 1/2 x 11 can be cut in half to make two nice sized cards. I get a lot of ideas out of magazines, but there are a lot of websites. Someone else here on mylot gave me the one - www.scrapbook.com They have a lot of reallt great card ideas for all seasons.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
11 Oct 08
Great ideas, I bookmark this site. I love the scraproom photos lot of great organization ideas.
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
11 Oct 08
i used to make my own cards, I used to buy the printer paper that is a little thicker than the normal printing papaer but not as thick as cardboard, I use normal printing paper in various colours for the inserts of the card...I have fancy cutters to cut arounf theedges of the card or insert or both...I have a few Christmas rubber stamps I use sometines and sprinle them with very finw glitter, but i also use old cards, I save any old cards ans maybe just use parts of the picture to stick on the front of my new card with a little silicon type glue so it stands up a bit to give a tole effect then glitter them...I love glitter. I think a couple of rubeer stamps with merry Christmas text is good and they can look amazing glittered...and you need craft glue of course to use just a little to stick the insert in...
@venshida (4837)
• United States
11 Oct 08
You know I have some Christmas cards that I save and I always thought maybe I can use them for something. I guess I am going to pull them out and get creative this weekend.