Card-making Resources for Simple Scrapbookers

by Lain Ehmann on December 27, 2011

easy handmade cards

Card from via Pinterest

Handmade cards are hot, hot, hot! Everywhere I go, from Pinterest to Facebook, I’m seeing amazing handmade cards! Wowzerz!

But where to start if you’re a simple scrapper who doesn’t spend an hour on a page, let alone a card you’re going to give away? Never fear! Read on for…

Card-making Resources for Simple Scrapbookers

Here’s a round-up of my fave places to find ideas and inspiration.

Kristina Werner. Card-making is Kristina’s middle name! Ha! Kristina’s blog includes tons of how-to videos, tips, and more. Over Christmas, she created a video of a card every day for 25 days. YEAH baby! OH, and she taught an amazing class via True Scrap II in October on card making for Scrapbookers. Cool, huh? Check it out here if you want to learn all Kristina’s card tips. :) And you can listen to an interview with her here: Kristina Werner: Card-Making and More!

Pinterest. There are tons of easy card ideas on Pinterest. I’ve linked you there to my card ideas board, but all you have to do is troll around a bit, and you’ll soon have more ideas than you could ever use! (Oh yeah, it’s free.)

Nichol Magouirk. Another fantabtastic scrapbooker/cardmaker! She shares her expertise on her blog, and while she is very technique-heavy, simple scrappers can pull out a focus technique or two to use on their own quick-and-easy blogs. P.S. Yup, another True Scrap II instructor! Her class was about stamping, but it’s so killer you may decide you need it. Get it here. I also did an interview with her here: Nichol Magouirk: Stamping Superstar.

31 Thank You Cards. This gorgeous e-book from Ella Publishing is bursting at its digital seams with card-making goodness from Kimber McGray, Heather Nichols, and Kristina Werner. It’s $7.99 but you can get it for 25% off with code HOLIDAY2011 if you order before 12/31/11.

A few tips from yours truly. As I’ve gotten more into making my own cards, I created a few posts and videos to share some of my quick and easy card-making tips. Here they are:

-Creating Easy Tags

-Simple Copic Coloring Card

-Easy Window Card

Well, I certainly hope that will give you some direction. If you have specific questions, let me know!

OH! I’ve got news! I’m giving away a spot in the incredible Clean & Simple Cardmaking Class by Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Jennifer Ebersole, and friends. Want to win? Just “Like” this page on Facebook or Tweet it using the buttons below, or give me a Google Plus One using the button above! Then leave me a comment letting me know what you did. :) Class starts 1/9, and the giveaway closes 12/31 at midnight. :)

P.S. Sign up for my mailing list if you want to be among the first to know about new classes, posts, and resources! We’ve got lots of fun things planned for 2012, including free webinars, downloads, journaling templates, and more. And it’s free!


  • Melissa S

    Would love to win a spot in this amazing new class! I could definitely use some ideas on simplifying when it comes to card making and scrapping! Thanks for the chance!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Melissa! Let me know if you liked on Facebook, tweeted, etc., and I’ll get you entered!
    Plz exCuze typos

  • Melissa S

    Oops…forgot that part! Sorry. I retweeted and liked it on Facebook! Thanks so much!

  • Laura Tamayo

    Hi Lain ! I liked it on facebook :D. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Jeannie L

    I’ll love to win a spot.

    Liked on Facebook & tweeted. Thanks for the chance.

  • Stacy Simpson

    Hey Lain!  I liked you on facebook and would love to win!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you! :)

  • Hilsford

    I’ve liked you on Facebook :-) Would love to win, the Online Card Classes are amazing!

  • Melinda T

    I’m not much of a card maker, so this class would be great! I liked on fb and tweeted!

  • Melissa Shanhun

    I love card making :) – liked and tweeted. I think Pinterest is awesome for these type of ideas!

  • Linda E

    I liked you on facebook!  Thanks for the chance!

  • Laura Hansen Kaplan

    Totally liked this on fb, and I’m linking here from ScrapFreak (message board), too!!  Sounds like a great class!!

  • Eileen Snover

    I tweeted, liked, and +1 you!

  • Alecia Harper

    I google plus one’d you! neat site
    alecia dot harper at yahoo dot com

  • Anonymous

    ScrapFreak is a new one to me – thank you !!

  • Gail E.

    I “liked” on Facebook and I tweeted too!  Can’t wait for this class!

  • Gladdie

    googled it! lol

  • Kimberly Ann

    I liked this page on facebook – card class sounds like a lot of fun!

  • wiz111

    I liked this page on FB.  I heard about this class from Kristina’s blog.  It would be GREAT to win a spot!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Helen

    Oh, I’d love to win a spot in this class!  I liked this page on FB!  Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Sandra ltb

    Thanks for the chance!
    Sandra ltb

  • Lainehmann

    Gail! You are our winner! Please email me at with your email address so we can get your info over to the Online Card Class ladies! xxoxo

  • Gail E.

    Yeah!!!! Thanks so much Lain! I replied to your email.

  • Alecia Harper

     could you please dele my email address? thanks.

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