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Card Making

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Step-by-step card making projects

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card flower

This creative step-by-step teaches you how to make a beautiful flower. Use it to spruce up a card for someone special, or use it to decorate your scrapbook!

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batik card making

Follow these simple steps to learn how to batik onto paper and card, for personalised greeting cards for any occasion.

Articles on Card Making

Card making

Card making Is the craft of hand making greeting cards. Many people with interests in allied crafts such as scrapbooking and stamping have begun to use their skills to make handmade cards. This has contributed to cardmaking becoming a popular hobby. The custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of goodwill to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.

By the early 1400s, handmade paper greeting cards were being exchanged in Europe. The Germans are known to have printed New Year's greetings from woodcuts as early as 1400, and handmade paper Valentines were being exchanged in various parts of Europe in the early to mid-1400s. However, by the 1850s, the greeting card had been transformed from a relatively expensive, handmade and hand-delivered gift to a popular and affordable means of personal communication, due largely to advances in printing and mechanization.

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