Must-have Craft Supplies For Cardmaking

Cardmaking is the perfect way to get your creative mind flowing and get introduced to the world of Die cutting and Embossing. There is a card for every occasion, be it a birthday, Christmas or special celebration. If you’re new to cardmaking and not sure where to start, then we have you covered with our must-have craft supplies to get you started.  

1. Die Cutting Machine

When it comes to cardmaking, a Die cutting machine will be your best friend. Letting you create perfect shapes and emboss beautiful textures effortsly. Being the leading manufacturer of Die cutting machines we know what we are talking about! We have a range of different Die cutting machines on our website, so picking the best one for you and your crafting needs would be a great start. 

Sizzix Big Shot Switch Machine

2. Cardstock

If you’re looking to start cardmaking or papercrafting, cardstock needs to be top of your list. Otherwise how can you craft a card with no material?! Cardstock is the foundation of your creative work, your cards base. Having good quality cardstock will make a huge difference to your designs.  

At this point you have a blank canvas and you can choose your cardstock depending on the look and theme you’re wanting to achieve. 

Here are just some of the ones we have available at Sizzix:

Opulent Cardstock 
Muted Cardstock 
Neutral Cardstock
Mystical Colours Cardstock 
Festive Cardstock 
Patterned Paper  

3. Die Cuts

Using Die cuts will transform your cardmaking completely. There is a Sizzix Die cut for every possible occasion and celebration. Whether it’s a DIY birthday card, wedding card, baby shower card, thank you card, the list goes on! Die cutting and Die cuts add that extra special and unique touch to cardmaking and papercrafting.  Our Chapter 3 Collection has some fabulous Die cuts perfect for Fall, Halloween and Christmas cardmaking.

Sizzix Birthday Card using Build A Cake Die Cut Set

4. Adhesives

Achieving a well assembled, neat and clean crafted card requires good quality adhesives and craft tools to piece any Die cuts together and assemble fiddly pieces. You want to use something that won’t leave a mess but is strong enough to hold your card elements together. For assembling more intricate Die cut pieces to your handmade card, Adhesive sheets will be best.  

Sizzix Adhesives

5. Embellishments

If you’re extra and like to go all out with your crafting, then you need to get your hands on some of the Sizzix Effectz and embellishments. Luster Wax will add a beautiful shine, Glitter will jazz up your DIY card with some sparkle and if you’re really feeling fancy then Shaker Panes with sequins inside will create a super fun and interactive shaker card.  

Sizzix Shaker Panes and Sequins

These top 5 Sizzix craft essentials will have your cardmaking journey off to a great start!

Thank you for reading our must-have craft essentials for cardmaking blog! We hope that it’s given you a place to begin with your craft shopping and gets your cardmaking journey off to a great start. Tag us on social and use the hashtag #mysizzixstory so we can see all of your DIY handmade cards.

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