How to Save Time and Money Making Handmade Cards Barbara Daines.


Posted on 9th March 2015 by Barbara Daines
Filed under How To Sell Handmade Cards, Design Team

Diy Card Making Tips

Hi, Barbara here, with a very quick, easy and inexpensive way of making a batch of cards in a short time.  It's always useful to have note cards handy - or if you bought some cello bags you could give them as a gift or even sell notecards like this at your local craft fair.  Take a look at Papermilldirect's advice on selling handmade cards for more ideas.

How to Save Time and Money Making Handmade Cards

The secret to 'batch card-making' is using the conveyor belt method i.e. doing the same step on each card.

  1. Using THREE sheets of white linen card stock, cut SIX pieces at 8" x 4"


2. Score & fold into 4" square cards


3. Stamp the sentiment in the right-hand corner of every card


4. Next, I cut SIX Tattered Lace corners, from ONE sheet of card, and TWELVE punched butterflies from scraps of papermilldirect coloured card



5. Attach the lace corners,  butterflies and a few matching gems, to complete.


This little set only cost me FOUR sheets of white linen card, a few scraps of coloured card and tiny gems.....the cards took about 15 minutes to complete!

I'll be wrapping them in cellophane, with matching envelopes, and giving as an inexpensive gift.

The set below was made in the same way, but instead of a die cut, I used a cutting file from Silhouette Studio, and my Silhouette Portrait.


Hope you've enjoyed this little tutorial....back soon, Barbara.


1 thought on “How to Save Time and Money Making Handmade Cards Barbara Daines.”


28th May 2015 at 3:44 p.m.

hi I make crossstitch hand made cards,but I have no business skills on selling them I have quite a few made up also I make crossstitch pictures of any occasion that is requirered please help thank you for reading this letter

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