10 Essential Card Making Tools to Start Your Handmade Journey | Perfect Pairings with Jaycee

by Jaycee Gaspar
Top 10 Card Making Essentials

Hey there, Altenew friends, it's Jaycee!

If you're eager to begin your card making journey, having the right tools is crucial. Here are ten essential card making supplies that will help get you started on your creative path. These tools are versatile, durable, and will last throughout the year. Let's dive in!

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1. Card Making Card Base: A2 Card Base Pack

Begin with a solid foundation for your cards with the A2 Card Base pack. These pre-scored cardstock sheets fold to the A2 size (4.25″ x 5.5″) and are perfect for creating your own handmade cards.

2. Scoring Board: Crafter's Essential Scoring Board

Achieve perfect and professional-looking score lines on your cardstock with Crafter's Essential Scoring Board. This tool ensures precision and accuracy in your card making process.

3. Year-Round Stamp Set: Hug Life Stamp and Die Bundle

Make your cards come to life with the beautiful floral illustrations from the Hug Life Stamp and Die Bundle. These stamps are versatile and can be used for various occasions throughout the year.

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Ink Pad Set: Summer Sunrise and Ocean Dreams Fresh Dye Ink 12 Mini Cube Set Bundle

Bring vibrant and bold colors to your stamped images with the Summer Sunrise and Ocean Dreams Fresh Dye Ink 12 Mini Cube Set Bundle. These ink pads offer a wide spectrum of colors for all your card making needs.

Acrylic Block: Essential for Clear Stamps

When using photopolymer clear stamps, an acrylic block is a must-have tool. It provides a flat and stable surface to mount your stamps and create crisp and clear impressions.

Watercolor Brush: Altenew Watercolor Brush

Add beautiful watercolor effects to your stamped images with a watercolor brush. The Altenew Watercolor Brush is perfect for this task, but any watercolor brush will work great.

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Scissors: Fine Blade Scissors

For intricate cutting and fussy cutting of stamped images, a pair of fine-blade scissors is essential. These will help you achieve precise and clean cuts.

Die Cutting Machine: Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine

For professional-looking and perfectly cut shapes, the Altenew Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine is a fantastic choice. It works seamlessly with smaller dies and is budget-friendly.

Masking Tape: Satin Masking Tape

Secure your steel dies and paper together with the Altenew Satin Masking Tape. This low-tack tape ensures a uniform margin around your stamped and colored images.

Glue Tape: Glue Tape Set

Finally, assemble your card elements with the Altenew Glue Tape Set. This set offers a strong and reliable hold, ensuring your cards stay intact and look polished.

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By incorporating these ten essential tools into your card making process, you'll have everything you need to embark on a successful handmade journey.

These supplies can be found at the Altenew store, where you can explore more options and find inspiration for your creative projects. Card making has never been more accessible and enjoyable. Get ready to unleash your creativity and wow your recipients with beautiful, handmade cards! Happy crafting!

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