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Card-making can be a wonderful hobby that is very rewarding. I personally love to receive a birthday card that has been hand-made rather than any old card that is reproduced thousands of times over, is way over-priced and has no particular thought put into it. In comparison, a home-made card made by someone you love, especially for you, gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling that no bought card could ever do! Remember when you were a kid? Making a card for mum & dad was a natural thing to do at kindy or junior primary and you were so proud of your efforts when you gave it to them. It went on the 'fridge for weeks until the next artistic creation was taken home! I am fortunate enough to have had a few of my 3D cards given to third-party people that I don't even know and they have had them framed! That really makes me feel good!!!

There are so many different ways to make home-made cards that I couldn't name them all here. But I can name a few of the most popular ones. 3D/papertole, iris folding, cross-stitch, tea-bag folding and pyramid are only the tip of the iceberg. Most of the cards I make myself are 3D or papertole cards. The 3D or papertole sheets can be purchased from any number of craft sites or specific 3D/papertole websites. The prices range from about $2.50 to $4.50 for an A4 sheet which will usually give you from between 2 to 4 cards on each sheet. Blank cards can be purchased from many of the same sites and their prices vary from about .40c to $1.00 each. There is a huge variety of blank cards on the market. Some are two-fold, some single, some with a cut-out pane in various shapes, some with crinkly edges, etc. etc. They also come in a range of textures: smooth, mottled, glossy, embossed and so on.

To start making a 3D card, you must first decide which papertole picture you intend using. These come in die-cut or non-die-cut (which means you have to cut them out with very fine scissors or a craft knife(like a scalpel). A lot of folks these days are opting for the die-cut as they are much easier and quicker to use. You then need to make up your mind what colour backing paper you will use to glue the picture on and what colour blank card would look the best. Sometimes I use a complete contrast colour, other times I use similar coloured cardstock. That is entirely up to you, the card-maker.

Next, you need to decide whether to use foam mounting tape, glue or silicone. Mounting tape works well, providing you have a very stead hand and ensure that the second layer sits in exactly the right place over the bottom layer. I find that silicone gives you much more room for error and plenty of correction time. It's purely up to individual choice. Whichever way you choose to go, glue the bottom layer on your backing paper then start to build up the layers of tole until you get to the top. If using silicone, you will have to leave the artwork somewhere safe where it can dry without being disturbed. This only takes about 2 hours. Glue the backing sheet with glued papertole onto the blank card, then tizzy it up with stickers. There are many different types of stickers available on the market - some for corners, some for edges and borders and lots with sayings like 'happy birthday', 'congratulations', etc.

Hey Presto, you have made your first 3D card.


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