Cards
French artist Henri Matisse once described paper collage as "painting with scissors." Sounds fun, right? If you're new to paper crafting or curious about artistic collage, experimenting with these six techniques is a great place to start.
Sara Barnes
Making your own stationary is THE BEST way to share your creativity with all your favorite peeps. And while you certainly can dive into the world of card making with nothing more than a pair of scissors, some construction paper and a bottle of white school glue, having a few more specialized tools and materials on hand will make the whole process a whole lot more fun.
Amy Robison
Once you get hooked on card making, you'll soon realize that simple paper-and-glue designs are really just the beginning. A dimensional, mixed-media approach takes cards to the next level, making your missive a true work of art.
Julia Stainton
Your extraordinary mom deserves a card that's equally original. This year, make Mother's Day POP with a 3D card you create yourself. (BTW, it's a lot easier to make than it looks.)
Beginner
Paper crafts are always a blast to do, but heat embossing adds a magic touch. This technique lets you add textured elements to your card stock or paper, using stamps, ink and special powders. (It's all about the melt!) You won't need too many supplies to get started, and the results are gorgeous. Get ready to see just what you can do.
Kristen Magee
We're way into the new craze called quilling. "Craze" is an unlikely word to describe a craft that dates back to the Renaissance, but whatever — it's trending.
Erin Curet
You're getting ready to leave for a birthday party and suddenly realize, d'oh! You still need a card! You've got two options: You can run to the store and grab the first non-terrible card you see, or you can grab some paper and produce one yourself.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Quilling is all about paper, so it's weird that we don't get more excited about picking just the right type of paper. It's so easy to get caught up in planning our quilling projects that the paper practically has to scream, "Yoohoo, what about meeee?"
Erin Curet
Picture this: crowds of strangers eyeing your artwork and wanting to buy a piece or a whole collection for themselves.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Embroidery + paper = one of the coolest cards we've seen. Seriously, look how beautiful this is! And it's actually pretty simple to make, even if you haven't tried embroidery before.
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