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Introduction to Cardmaking

Score of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

What you'll learn

Have you ever admired a lovely handmade card and wished you could make one for yourself? Do you wish you could make all of the lovely cards you see on the internet? You certainly can! Cindy-Lynn has been making cards for 20 years and considers herself an expert in the field. In this class, she will walk you through the first steps that any aspiring cardmaker should take. You will learn everything you need to know about cardmaking terminology, knowledge, supplies, instruments to get started with, how to acquire cardstock and cut it, as well as what types of stamps are available, how to choose them, and how to care for them.

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5.0 2 Reviews
Heather Innes

April 3, 2022

Verified purchaser

Great teacher with amazing tips on how to make cards! Watch this and you will be making your own fabulous creations in no time.

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Cindy-Lynn Taylor

April 5, 2022


Thanks so much Heather! You're so sweet. I'm glad you enjoyed the class 💗

Maya ratner

March 12, 2022

Verified purchaser

Great class

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Cindy-Lynn Taylor

March 12, 2022


Thanks so much Maya. I'm so happy you enjoyed it & thanks for the review 💗😊

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Listed on Feb 08, 2022 - ID 24354833
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This class has 12 sessions (1h 34m)

Class Preview

Meet Cindy-Lynn and get a quick overview of the lessons she will be covering in this class.

Cardstock for Cardmaking

Learn about different types of cardstock and which ones are the best for cardmaking. Cindy-Lynn will also tell you about cardstock weights and why they matter.

Cutting Your Cardstock

Determine which trimmer is suitable for you. You will also learn about the many sorts of trimmers, how they cut, and the different card sizes.

Scoring and Folding Your Cardstock

Cindy-Lynn will explain why scoring cardstock is necessary and whether there is a right and wrong way to fold cardstock. Learn how to fold cardboard for cards in various ways.

Creating Layers and Inserts for Cards

Is it necessary to add layers to a card, and if so, when should you do it? Follow along and also find out how to cut the front and the insert of a card.

The Different Types of Stamps

There are 3 different types of stamps and Cindy-Lynn will help you decide which ones are right for you. She will also explain which ones you may want to stay away from and why.

What Types of Stamp Sets and Images Should You Buy?

In this segment, you will get expert advice on how to buy stamps and stamp sets.

Stamping with Blocks and Stamp Positioners

Stamp all those pretty images on cardstock like a pro as Cindy-Lynn will guide you step-by-step.

Cleaning, Caring for and Storing Your Stamps

You will be given instructions on how to clean, care for, and store your stamps so that they last as long as possible.

Inks and How to Start Your Collection

It can be very overwhelming when you look at all the different types of inks and companies selling them. Cindy-Lynn will break it down so you know exactly what all the different types of ink are. Soon you will be buying ink with confidence.

Cardmaking Adhesives

What are the different types of adhesives, which ones to use, and when to use them?

Basic Tools to Get Started

As a final step, Cindy-Lynn will give you a simple list of budget-friendly supplies to pick up before you finish the class.

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Cindy-Lynn Taylor

Papercrafts & Cardmaking
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I absolutely love teaching & sharing everything papercraft related. I have a YouTube channel where I upload cardmaking, tutorials, unboxings, product reviews, and much more. My videos are upbeat, fun, and always full of tips & tricks.

Introduction to Cardmaking