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18 Card Making Projects for Beginners

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If you're looking to get started on your crafting journey, card making is a great introductory craft. Your design can be as intricate or simple as you like and there is a wealth of materials available to create your design – from patterned paper pads to alphabet stickers, patterned tape to intricate toppers. The sky really is the limit!

To get those creative juice flowing, we've rounded up a selection of our favourite card making projects, perfect for beginners to try their hand at.

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If you'd like to learn more about creating cards with your Cricut machine, join one of our Beginner's Guide to Cricut Paper Projects workshops here andgt;

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How to Make a Mother's Day Balloon Card

Wish your mum a happy day with this easy to make Mother's Day Card. To add a personal touch you can also change up the handwritten sentiment for an extra-special touch!



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'Proud You're Mine' Card

Whether you're looking for a notelet for Valentine's, to celebrate an achievement, or just because, this illustrated rainbow card will be sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipient's face.



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How to Make an Explosion Box Birthday Card

If you've been searching for a one-of-a-kind gift to make a birthday extra special, look no further than these DIY explosion boxes. Available in an array of beautiful colours, each one comes complete with extra removable die-cut pieces to further decorate and personalise, for a truly special keepsake that can be treasured for years to come.



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How to Make a Stamped Dachshund Card

The perfect card for any dog lover, this dachshund design is sure to make your loved one's day! As well as being fitting for the most romantic holiday of the year, you can recreate it for your someone special to celebrate any occasion – from a birthday to an anniversary.



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How to Make a 'Happy Birthday' Aperture Card

Aperture cards allow you to make stunning cards quickly and simply, follow our step-by-step instructions by Hobbycraft Artisan Gill Frasier to create a speedy handmade card for a special birthday.



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How to Make a Lion Aperture Card on the Cricut Joy

With the amazing Cricut Joy Card Mat, you can whip up quick cards that look stunning in no time and spread a little Joy! Just pop a card blank onto the card mat and once drawn and cut, insert a backing card to compliment. Easy Peasy!



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How to Make a Painted Flower Bouquet Card

Make your someone feel special with this colourful blooming card for Mother's Day, or just because!

This is the sweetest cut-paper bouquet card kids and adults alike will love making, with room to create a mess with paint before cutting it into a floral design.



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How to Make a Papercut Succulent Card

Get one step ahead with your handmade Valentine's or anniversary card this year, thanks to free downloadable templates (the perfect helping hand) and a super-simple how to guide.

This adorable succulent card is perfect for any plant lover or film fan, simply download the free template, then, it's just a case of cutting and sticking... What could be easier!?



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Hand Drawn 'Perfect Pear' Card

If you're a dab hand with a graphic marker this super-cute card is for you! Use the free template download to recreate the pears on your card blank, then colour in, and complete with hand-written sentiment.



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How to Make a Paper Flower Watercolour Card

Paper flowers can be used for all manner of craft projects, from cards to scrapbook layouts, home decor box frames to gift tags, there are so many different paper flower variations to choose from you'll be sure to find something suitable for every project need.



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How to Make a Stitched Bunny Card

Be right on trend this spring by making this stitched bunny card! This super-simple card makes an ideal Easter notelet, or even a Thank You card, the possibilities are endless.



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How to Make a Valentine's Bike Card

Show someone how much you wheelie like them with this simple but effective bicycle topper card.



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How to Make a Foiled Father's Day with Cricut

Create a card for your rockstar dad this Father's Day using the Cricut Joy Foil Transfer System. In less than twenty minutes, you can have a beautiful foiled card for your extra-special dad.

The Cricut Joy has been used to create this project; however, it can also be adapted for use on the Cricut Explore and Maker machines.



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Stamped Cactus Card

If you're looking for personalised, funny Valentine's Day card idea, look no further! This handmade Valentine's cards is the perfect pick for your lucky loved one – all made using simple stamping techniques.



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How to Make a New Baby Card with Your Cricut Machine

Create a wonderful handmade card to celebrate a new arrival with your Cricut machine.

A simple and effective card bringing a subtle hint of glitz to that magical memory.

Why not give this card an extra-personal touch by coordinating the colours to match the babies nursery?!



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How to Make a Ladybird Valentine's Day Card

Make this tactile Valentine's Day card that cleverly uses a paper fastener to help this ladybird spread it's wings!

Add your own sentiment to the middle of the card using gold self-adhesive stickers.



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How to Make a a Decorated Frame Card

Need a cool and creative Mother's Day card you can make yourself or with little ones? Try this decorated wood frame card for something Mum, or that special someone, is sure to really love and appreciate.



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How to Make a Drawn Card with Your Cricut Machine

Discover the magic of the Cricut draw function!

Use the different line thicknesses available thanks to the colourful range of Cricut Pens to create a striking image when drawing with Cricut.

With a scoring wheel or stylus, craft a matching envelope too!

You'll need the Cricut Maker or Explore Air 2 to bring this fantastic project to life.



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