A Basic Card-Making Toolkit

Card MakingCard-making is fun and creative and can help save lots of money – after all, think of how many greetings cards you send in a year.

Home-made cards are suitable for Christmas, birthdays, weddings, births, thank yous or just to say you care. With some basic tools and materials you can quickly and easily make your own cards to give to friends and loved ones. Many people even become so productive in the craft that they make enough cards to sell in shops or online.

This starter kit will have you making your own cards in no time.

Paper & Card

Of course, every card-making project begins with some basic paper and card. There are lots of different types to choose from and your starting point in terms of paper and card will determine the overall look and feel of your finished item.

If you’re a beginner, you may want to start out with a card kit pack where everything you need is included and then you assemble the pieces. As you get more confident, you’ll want to experiment more with your own creations.

Alternatively, you can buy individual blank cards or packs of cards and envelopes.


You’ll find ideas for embellishments in lots of different places but you can also buy them readymade. Examples of what’s available include buttons, bows, glitter, beads, ribbons, stickers, letters and more.

Inks and Paints 

The text on your cards needs to complement the paper choice and the overall design. Having a few paints and inks will allow you to create different effects such as calligraphy, textured print and metallic lettering.

Try visiting www.readicut.co.uk for cardmaking supplies, embellishments and more.

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