Card Making: easy printable greeting cards

Recently I was introduced to an easy way to make greeting cards from printables. These are not your standard printable cards. They are printable card making kits that include not only the card front (also called a “card topper”) but typically they also include pieces that you cut out and stack on the main design piece to give the card a layered, handmade look.

The different layers can be added using double-sided foam tape or pre-cut “pop dots” that you peel off a roll or sheet, and affix to the back of the different layers so they stand out from the layer beneath. Card makers and crafters often add their own decorative bits to these cards, such as flat backed pearls or gems, ribbons and bows, etc.

The finished card topper is affixed to a blank card. Depending on the size of the card top you could use it as a hang tag for a gift bag instead, if you prefer.

I decided that I really like this type of card making, because I’m not that creative when it comes to traditional card making. I prefer to start out with a digital design (I’m much more savvy with digital), get it printed, and then start cutting out and sticking the pieces together.

You can purchase blank cards at Amazon in a variety of sizes. If you would like these card tops in a smaller size, just print them off at 90%, 80%, etc. to fit the blank card of your choice.

Links to a few of my favorite sellers of printable card kits at Etsy:
GertisDesign   SnappyScrappy   TopTopperDownloads   WilmasArt

Here are some snapshots of a few of my favorite cards by the above designers:

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