Making cards for family and friends is a great hobby that enables you to use your creative talents and personalise cards so that they convey just the right sentiment for the occasion.
Today I am sharing my 5 card making essentials for beginners.
1. Paper Trimmer
Once you have used a paper trimmer you will not be able to go back to scissors! Paper trimmers enable you to cut straight edges so quickly and easily and they are not too expensive.
2. Adhesive Runner
Simple to use, roll your adhesive runner along the paper and it leaves a clear line of adhesive. Less messy than liquid glue and quick and easy to use.
3. Self Healing Mat
Perfect for protecting your work surface, and they usually have a grid on them which enables you to easily line up embellishements, paper strips, borders etc on your card.
4. Retractable Knife/Blade
These are perfect for making tiny cuts and incisions on your cards.
5. Die Cutting Machine
Okay so you can make cards without one but seriously once you give a die cutting machine a try you will be hooked! Die cutting machines are perfect for cutting shapes quickly and easily. It will save you time and give you a professional and consistent cut every time!
So there you have my top 5 card making essentials for beginners. But we all know that it won't be long before your list of essentials expands!!