Card Making Printables
Our printable greeting cards are available in many card making styles and designs, from Quick & Easy downloads for those last minute "OMG need a card now!" moments, to complete craft card kits with everything you need for more creative handmade cards to make at your leisure throughout the year...and thereby avoiding the "OMG need a card now!" moments.
You can get individual card kits, or big value Bundles which contain multiple card kits for a bargain price - and with all our printables, you can print and make them as many times as you like...even sell what you make if you make handmade cards for charity or your small business.
Printable Quick Cards
Quick and easy cards are for those times when you don't want to be getting the glue out and messing around - you just need a card, quick and with as little fuss as possible. These types of cards are great for busy mums with lots of birthday parties, last minute Christmas cards and ideas to keep the kids entertained for a while.
Quick cards are designed to be ready to print, fold and send or require just a little cutting or trimming in the case of multiple 'production line' type sheets i.e. getting as many cards from one sheet of paper as possible (great for kids' class Christmas cards!) You might also need to do some trimming depending on your printer settings (borderless v border) or if you are using a different paper size e.g. US Letter.
Printable Toppers for Cards
Toppers are similar to Quick Cards in that all you need to do is print the topper onto paper or cardstock, cut it out and stick it to your card base - which means you can use anything you like whether it's a recycled piece of waste card or a special piece of textured speciality card. Card toppers can be left as they are, or you can decoupage them, add extra embellishments from your craft stash etc.
Pop Up Box Cards
These little cuties have to be one of the most popular handmade cards styles! They are fun to make and they can't fail to delight the recipient as they unfold the flat card into a 3D box with things popping out of the top. Kids love them, both making and receiving, and so does everyone else!
Gatefold cards come in many varieties and might be a solution for those whose hands can't manage much cutting (although the level of cutting work does vary greatly between styles and designs). The simplest style just fold two sides of the card into the center to create flaps to open but you can get variations on this theme such as offset or Asymetrical Gatefold cards, Gatefold Envelope cards with a fold down flap or Wrap Around Gatefold cards.
Step-by-Step Instructions - Click a Card
Easel cards have an upright section that is propped up by a stopper mechanism so that the card stays open; they can be any shape or size and even mounted onto other papercrafted surfaces such as drawers or keepsake boxes.
Keepsake Box Cards
These are more like papercraft projects than cards but are still sent as such; they can contain integral gift boxes, drawers or compartments for including keepsakes, photos, treats or small gifts etc.
Sometimes also called Teacup cards when they use a teacup design as the rocker base, these cards are shaped on the bottom so that they can 'rock'. Simple, effective but still something with a little difference to it.
Fairly simple cards that are designed in the shape of something else such as Santa, a shoe or a handbag etc. These make great cards for kids, both to make and receive.
Click the handbag card to see how to make it.
Craft cards that emerge into a stand up card through clever cuts and folds that produce a dimensional card, with steps or layers of varying types. They can be decorated with panels of backing paper, images etc.
Most of our printable greeting cards come in complete kit form so that you just print off all the contents and start making your card, however some people like to make their own completely from scratch and for those crafters we have templates and commercial use designer resources too.
Using Cutting Files
Cutting files can be used either by hand, or for more intricate work by using an electronic craft cutter, such as a Silhouette or Brother ScanNCUT. If these names aren't familiar then chances are you don't have one so unless you are buying the designs that are suitable for HAND cutting - it will say so in the product title - you can ignore this section!