Creating a Set of Handmade Cards

Giving a set of cards as part of a gift is something I love to do. I also love to create sets of handmade cards just to have on hand! When I seen the new Cheerful Daisies stamp set in the Not 2 Shabby Shop, I knew it was perfect for creating a quick set of handmade card! Watch the video tutorial down below!! And keep reading for a code to use in the Not 2 Shabby Shop for 10% off your order!

Learn how to make an easy set of handmade greetings card in today's video tutorial. I love making sets of cards to give as gifts. Learn some tips and tricks I like to use to make the process a breeze!

The Video Tutorial

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Making the Card Set

There are quite a few pieces that need to be done before I can put together the finished cards. I like to start with making my card bases. For this card set I am using A2 top folding card bases. Each card base is then put into it’s own plastic pocket.

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I love this bouquet wrapped in paper look! I made my own template and you can download it for free to make your own!

Once I had my card bases made, it was time to make the bouquet wrappings. Each of these wrappings is made from kraft cardstock squares. I used my own template and decided to make it available to you all! You can down the template below!

And again, once I had each wrap done, I popped it into one of my plastic pockets along with a card base. This is the easiest way for me to keep track of each card and separate all the pieces. It also lets me know that I’ve made enough of each element for each card!

Adding the leaves in different places each time helps fill in holes in the bouquet and make each bouquet a little different from the next on each handmade greeting card.

The next step in creating this card set was stamping and die cutting all the flowers. I used the new “Cheerful Daisies” stamp and die set to stamp and die cut all the flowers for each card. Be sure to watch the video above for a little trick to make stamping all of these flowers super quick!

Each card contains four flowers – two of the smaller and two of the larger flowers – and four leaves. Each flower is stamped with two inks on the petals and three inks for the center. The leaves are also stamped with two inks. Here are the colors I used!


Blues – CP Something Borrowed (Darker) & CP It’s a Boy (Lighter)
Pinks – CP Party Dress (Darker) & CP It’s a Girl (Lighter)
Yellows – CP Sauna (Darker) & CP Limoncello (Lighter)
Purples – CP Flirty Fuschia (Darker) & CP Sweet Sixteen (Lighter)
Leaves – CP Lime Rickey (Lighter) & CP Eucalyptus (Darker)
Flower Centers – Memento Dew Drops – Desert Sand (Light), Toffee Crunch (Medium) & Rich Cocoa (Dark)

After stamping and die cutting all of the pieces I separated them into the pockets. Into each pocket I put two small flowers, two larger flowers, and four leaves.

I never want too much dimension on card sets, especially if I'm giving them away as a gift. I don't want anyone to have to worry about extra postage or hand canceling cards. These cards only have one layer of dimension, so they will go through the mail just fine!

It was almost time to put together to card, but to add a little interest to the background, I first did a bit of stenciling. I stenciled directly onto each card base using the Bricks stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop, Party Dress ink from Catherine Pooler, and my Amazon blending brushes. To get the most impact I started blending in the center and lightened the color as I moved toward the edges.

NOW it was time to start assembly! You may be thinking that I didn’t die cut my sentiments, but I’ll get to that in a minute.

First, I used tape adhesive to put together the wrap. Then, in the wrap I added all of the flowers and leaves using a mixture of liquid and dimensional adhesive.

Each card is a little different thanks to using different colors of ink to layer up. Also,  mixing up the colors on each card adds to making each one just a bit different from the next.

Alot of time, I save my sentiments for last. I always have an idea of what I might want to do, but until I finish the design, I don’t know if it’s going to work. In this card design I thught I was going to stamp different sentiments. But as I completed all the elements, I just wasn’t loving that idea as much.

What I decided to go with instead was a die cut “hugs” sentiment that I added to a flag banner.

A die cut sentiment on a flag banner is how I decided to finish this handmade greeting card set.

After getting all the sentiments die cut and put together, it was time to finish up the assembly process. I glued down the bouquet with liquid adhesive. I switched up the placement a bit for each bouquet to make each card a little different. Finally, I added the sentiment banner with dimensional adhesive to finish ALL the cards!


Tips & Tricks for Creating Card Sets

  • One thing that really helps me to work line style. What I mean by that is I started by creating all the card bases, then all the wraps, then all the flowers, etc.
  • Also, separating each card into it’s own little pocket helps to keep everything organized and make sure I make enough of each component! I use the cheaper stamp pockets from Amazon, which are linked down below.
  • When I make a card set for a gift, I don’t add too much dimension. I never want the person sending the card to have to worry about extra postage, or making sure the card is hand canceled.
  • Also, adding in postage with you card set for the gift is always nice. And don’t forget the envelopes!!
  • And finally, take your time! I never can complete a card set from start to finish in one sitting. I am constantly starting and stopping, but working in line style and keeping each card and it’s components separated really helps!

I hope you all enjoyed a look at how I made this easy greeting card set! Before I go, I want to remind you that if you are doing any shopping in the Not 2 Shabby Shop be sure to use the code below for 10% off your order!

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The full supply list is below! Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting everyone!!


Supply List

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MISTI Stamping Tool - The Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented
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Makeup Brush Set of 10
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50 Clear Storage Pockets (5 5/8 x 7 3/8)
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The Crafter's Workshop - 6 x 6 Doodling Templates - Micro Bricks
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Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Fade Resistant Inkpad of All Kinds, Desert Sand
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Tsukineko Memento Dew Drop Fade Resistant Inkpad of All Kinds, Rich Cocoa
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