Cardmaking is a great passion for papercrafters in the UK. As a nation, we’re often thought of as quite reserved with a stiff upper lip. Many of us actually believe that displaying emotion is weak. Of course, we know that’s not the case. Emotion is what fuels innovation and drives societal change. Using emotion is how we show our loved ones that we love them. Although we feel a lot of emotion, not all of us are good at talking about it. That’s where cardmaking steps in; it’s a fantastic way to display our sentiment to another without so many words.
Personalised, one-of-a-kind cards are highly appreciated. There’s a stark difference between crafting away for hours and walking to the supermarket to pick up a card. Cardmaking is a really special gesture – and people really do appreciate all your hard work. If you struggle to vocally describe your emotions, your recipient can still see just how much they mean to you. But really, don’t we just thrive on our loved ones’ reactions upon opening our cards?
To celebrate one of the sweetest crafts around, here are July’s top 10 cardmaking kits .
This cardmaking kit is for the sophisticated crafters, offering a classic black and white colour theme with printed designs and foiled details. Create up to 30 elegant cards using pre-scored, coated A5 card blanks, 300gsm cardstock, die-cut sheets, hemp cord, gems and foam pads.
If you’re looking to create eye-catching vintage-style cards, this cardmaking kit is the one for you. Make 5 square cards and 3 standard-sized cards by layering up papers, floral and butterfly-themed embellishments, die-cut words, charms, brads, rhinestones and ribbon.
Designed for high-flying city dwellers, this cardmaking kit exudes style. Featuring a contemporary feel and glamorous artwork, you can create 16 cards by combining glitter and foiled card blanks, inserts, designer papers, toppers, sticker sheets, gems and ribbon.
This cardmaking collection is described as luxurious for good reason – just look at that opulent gold foiling! Make 48 extravagant cards for a variety of occasions using pearlescent embossed creased card blanks, foiled and embossed mats, and foiled and die-cut toppers.
If standard card shapes and sizes aren’t your forte, this cardmaking kit is definitely going to excite you. Make 20 impressive ‘wobble’ cards using pre-scored 3D swinging card blanks, floral die-cut and foiled toppers, decoupage sheets with glitter detailing, and foam pads.
This stunning cardmaking kit combines artistry with crafting, enabling you to create 30 watercolour washed cards. Brushstroke designs are a huge trend right now and it couldn’t be easier to create your own using watercolour base cards and watercolour title cards.
From modern trends to a traditional approach to cardmaking; this lovely cardmaking kit allows you to make 30 floral cards with windows. Layer up window designs using pre-scored card blanks, shaped blister windows, foam pads, double-sided tape, ribbons, and instructions.
Celebrate beauty and glamour with this youthful new cardmaking kit. With a sassy, feminine feel sure to win the hearts of many young recipients, create 8 or more fierce cards using card blanks, papers, heart-shaped pearls, photo frames, dimensional stickers, and glitter dots.
Cards with sliding doors and moving curtains? You read right! This interactive cardmaking kit boasts an ingenious feature that enables you to create aperture window designs that are revealed by pulling shutters. Make 20 dynamic cards using the contents of this exciting kit!
Our final cardmaking kit is another interactive one, providing all the materials needed to make 24 cards with a quirky sliding feature. Discover card blanks with rustic floral designs in a variety of pastel tones, foiled cards with flowers and butterflies, twin adhesive and foam pads.