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Card Making Books and Magazines

You can find ideas for creative card making nearly anywhere, but there are also some great greeting card books and magazines dedicated to paper crafts available if you are planning on starting your own craft book library.

Most of my card ideas stem from what types of material I have on hand, but if you are stuck for ideas, then browsing through some greeting card books and magazines may just be the inspiration that you need to jump start your own handmade card designs.

Below are some handmade greeting card books and magazines that I've separated into different categories for you to browse through. As my budget for making handmade cards is very low, I've actually found a lot of these books at my local library - for free!

So if you are looking for ideas and don't want to purchase any craft books or subscribe to crafty magazines, consider your local library. Most libraries have a huge collection of different crafting books and greeting card magazine back issues that you can check out or just browse through.

Also consider other types of crafts, hobbies, and art for inspiration. Scrapbooking is a paper crafting hobby that is a close relative to making handmade greeting cards, so consider scrapbook books and magazines for inspiration.

Even crafts loosely relating to making cards can give you some ideas, consider:

  • Papermaking

  • Postcards

  • Stamping and Rubber Stamping

  • Interior Decorating

  • Stencil art

  • Advertisements like billboards and magazine art

  • Digital arts like photography, digital scrapbooking, website design, etc...

This is a list of handmade greeting card books that I've checked out from the library. A lot of them are full of good ideas and all of them are full of wonderful pictures that are sure to inspire you.

I've written a summary of each greeting card book to give you an idea of what I found useful, but check out the books for yourself -- you never knew if you will find a hidden gem of an idea just browsing through.

Paper Crafting Magazines

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Creative Card Sketches

Thank you for visiting my website, I hope you are able to find some great card making ideas. I also wanted to share with you an awesome resource that I've put together just for card makers: 101 Creative Card Sketches.

If you've been searching for a quick and easy way to find card layouts, then this is the perfect solution for you! This book includes 101 card sketches, over 25 card samples + instructions, tips and techniques for using card sketches, handy sketch summary sheets, and lots more, you'll never run out of card layout ideas again!

Thank you again for visiting my website and I hope you continue to find card making a joyful and inspiring hobby for many years to come!

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101 Creative Card Sketches

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