How to Make Three Easy Cards

If you’re looking to take up a new hobby in 2016, you can’t go wrong with card making. It’s relaxing, rewarding and inexpensive. Start your creative journey with these three easy cards to make that you’ll have great fun recreating.

3 Easy Cards To Make Today

Teddy Bear Hugs

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Designed by Vicky Sheridan for PaperCrafter magazine.

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Cut a 9 cm x 14 cm rectangle and two 7 cm ovals from light brown card. Fold the edge of each oval over, apply glue to this flap and fix it to the back of the rectangle.
  2. Fix the completed panel to a slightly larger cream blank. Cut two 7.5 cm circles and two 4 cm circles from light brown card. Arrange to form the head, ears and nose and stick to the card front.
  3. Draw on eyes and embellish the mouth and ears with drawn faux stitching. Finish with a stamped ‘Just for you’ sentiment and ribbon bow. Tuck a sweet into the hugging arms.

Mini Pegs Masterpiece

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Designed by Elizabeth Moad for PaperCrafter magazine.

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Use super glue to fix five mini pegs onto a length of twine. Print the word ‘Happy’ onto pink card then cut the individual letters into narrow rectangles. 
  2. Clip the letters onto the pegs and fix the length onto a panel of turquoise card using foam pads. Fix this panel onto a yellow blank.
  3. Punch out flowers from patterned paper then use them to decorate the greeting. Print out ‘Birthday’ onto pink card then fix onto the card with foam pads. Embellish with two pearls.

Love Birds

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Designed by Corinne Bradd for PaperCrafter magazine.

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Cover a 10.5 cm x 15 cm blank with our free-to-download stripy paper. Cut a 7.5 cm scallop-edged circle from patterned paper and fix to the top centre of the blank.
  2. Download the free bird template and cut one out, followed by its mirror image from yellow card. Cut a strip of blue card into a simple branch outline.
  3. Fix the end of the branch to the left side of the circle. Position the birds facing each other using 3D foam pads. Fix the end of the branch over the top of the right-hand bird.

Even More Inspiration . . .

You can find plenty more inspiring card projects on PaperCrafter magazine’s Card Making Projects website. Click on the links below to be taken through to the project instructions or subscribe by clicking here and get your first three issues for just £6* and never miss out on any projects from PaperCrafter.

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