Username Post: Card Makers, c'mere, please :)        (Topic#1535413)
RebeccaMarie
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I have a question. I am starting to get into making cards along with my scrapbooking.

I am wondering where you get your blank cards. Do you make those too out of folded paper? Do you order a bundle of blank cards?
What would be the easiest?

Thanks!


 
siameseplease
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In response to RebeccaMarie

A lot of my friends make their own, but I buy prefolded ones from Michael's, Joann's, or AC Moore when they have sales. They come with envelopes, too. You can get a box of 50 white ones in A2 size. DCWV has a box of bright colored ones. Joann's sells sets in different colors, too. DCWV also carries packs of ten in different sizes, like 5x5 or long cards.

I avoid the ones with patterns, but only because I think they'd be hard to match up with papers if I ever wanted to do that.


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to siameseplease

You might try the "stamping and cardmaking" forum here.


 
SuperAllyFan
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In response to siameseplease

I find it easier to buy a bulk load and just use them up. I bought 100 card blanks for almost nothing on Ebay


 
beccaboo3
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In response to SuperAllyFan

i make my own cards using a scor-it tool to fold it!
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CraftyCandace
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In response to beccaboo3

I just cut an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of cardstock in half. I never buy the pre-folded ones.


 
Cathylt63
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In response to CraftyCandace

I also buy the 8 1/2 x 11 sheets and cut them in half to get two cards out of one sheet than use my martha stewart score board to score them. I buy the 50 packs when they are on sale or I use a coupon. I buy the white color paper and than I cut patterned paper to add for color.


 
Dictionary
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In response to Cathylt63

Gosh make your own, it's way more cheaper. 1 12x12 will make 2 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 square cards or as the above scrapper says the 2 8-1/2 x 11 will make 2 4x6. Then of course there's all the other inbetween sizes you can make. Just need a good bone folder to score the fold and make in nice and crisp. I typically use a lot of white and black for the bases of my cards.


 
disneylisa
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All depends. When I see a good deal on cards/envelopes I buy that. For instance after holiday sales when you can often pick up cards with envelopes for 75% off or more. Many times the insides are blank and I cover the front with other cardstock or patterned paper anyway so I don't really care what's on it. Sometimes I don't care what's inside either as I occasionally cover that as well.

Other times I make my own if I have a particular color I want and have cardstock that works.


 
Here Kitty
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  • Dictionary Said:
Gosh make your own, it's way more cheaper.


Not necessarily! I pick up packages of 50 card blanks WITH envelopes for around $4 when they're on sale. That's only about 8 cents for a card and envelope ( or 4 cents for the card, 4 cents for the envie).


 
lstory 
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In response to Here Kitty

I use store-bought if I want a white or cream base and make my own if I want a different color (which is usually the case).

Lisa


 
Catherine Pooler
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In response to lstory

Hi There! Welcome to card making! I started because I was a scrapbooker, too!
If it helps, I have a video on my website on just about the simplest card you can make. GREAT place to start and it shows you how to cut your cardstock.

http://www.catherinepooler.com/2009/10/my-first-vide o-s...

I also use Stampin' Up white envelopes. They are a great quality and I like to stamp on them to match my card.
Hope that helps!

Catherine

htt://www.catherinepooler.com


 
catzscrapper
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Most office supply stores sell boxes of cards, cardstock and envelopes. Sometimes sales on those or markdowns when they get rid of certain colors can be very cooperative with a budget!
I usually make my own cards, and sometimes envelopes too with colored paper. I find it fun to do when I am stressed and 'need' to do something!


 
PokeyMom
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You can get blank cards with matching envelopes at the craft store. They come in white or cream, 50 to a pack for $10 but use a discount coupon.

You can create a card front, add some layers to it then just glue it down on the front of the card, add your inside quote/phrase/verse for fast card making.

There are also smaller boxes of colorful/pattern paper cards and colorful envelopes with patterns which you can also add a card front with layers to. These are sized like a half sheet of card stock ( 8 1/2 by 11 inches cut into two pieces) folded in half.


 
joyfulstamper
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In response to PokeyMom

I always make my own from cardstock. That way I can make it any size and/or shape, and get the exact color I want or need for my layers. And, yes, it is way less expensive to make your own, and really easy.


 
betsgratiot
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Here's my cheapo idea! M's often has packs of cards and envelopes in their $1 bins. I buy bunches of them (just make sure there is nothing printed on the back of the cards) and I cover the front like I always do. I can usually get 10 cards and envies for $1! Can't get much cheaper than that.


 
scrappy grandma
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In response to betsgratiot

hello and thank you for sharing that, didn't know they had them in dollor bins, never saw them at ours.
joan. scrappy grandma


 
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