Card Makers Resources

Magazines, Kits & Clubs

I will preface this list of Card Makers Resources, Magazines, Clubs & Kits, with the fact that this is only a listing and that I am not a member of any of these Clubs and that I am not currently taking a subscription to any of the available magazines. This web page is a compilation of my research and card makers advice and the selection I will choose has not yet been decided.

Card Making Magazines

Card Makers Magazine

This first of the Card Making Magazines is A Card Makers Resources devoted exclusively to the making of your own cards. With personalized greeting cards for all of life's occasions. Details of my research say they give you everything you need for at least 70 projects per issue. From Simple 5-minute cards to more Intricate Elaborate Cards with lots of embellishments, so it does not matter what your level of experience is. And, for these Card Makers Resources there is a Digital Version as well! Get one or both versions.
  • Step by Step Instructions
  • Photographs of examples
  • Suggested Sentiments
  • Materials Lists
  • Sources to obtain the materials like stamps, inks and transfers
  • Photos of the finished card

Their website has as subscription sign up on the home page as well as a place to sign up for an e-newsletter every three weeks.  

The first issue is free with 6 more issues for $19.97, plus $1.98 delivery (Canada, $19.97 plus $9.98 delivery, US funds).


DRG Publications


Paper Crafts Magazine

Although this magazine of Card Makers Resources includes lots of paper crafting ideas, cards are included as well and it's been my experience that any scrapbooking techniques can also be used on cards.

With On-line subscriptions to this selection of Card Making Magazines, they are currently giving away 9 crafting books titled: 5 Card Occasions for $5; Holiday Cards & More; Best Birthday Cards; Paper Crafting with Photos; Paper Crafting 3 Ways; Creating Cards with Swaps; Card Makers Tool Kit, Paper Crafter Treats and Quick & Easy. A great source for card makers advice.

  • 100 New and Creative Projects per issue
  • Step by Step Format
  • Seasonal Ideas
  • Supply Lists 
  • Expert Advice for every project
Downloads, Blogs, and Contests as well as other Card Makers Resources.
Subscription - 1 full year = 6 issues

1 year (6 issues) for $17.95 – Save 40% off news-stand prices
2 years (12 issues) for $31.93– Save 46%

1 year (6 issues) for $23.95
2 years (12 issues) for $43.93

1 year (6 issues) for $29.95
2 years (12 issues) for $55.93

Paper Crafts Magazine

© Creative Crafts Group, LLC


Just Cards! Magazine

Each volume of Just Cards! is jam-packed with over 300 unique greeting cards displayed in full-color with detailed step-by-step instructions.

Find cards for every occasion such as birthday, get well, care/concern, sympathy, holidays and much more presented in categories to make finding that special card you want to make a snap. Just Cards! features something for every crafter, from the beginner card-maker to the seasoned stamper. Just the thing to get those creative juices flowing from the selection of Card Making Magazines.

They also have special issues for Card Makers Resources with Just Birthdays, Just Holidays, Just Weddings, and Just Invitations. How neat is that!

Cost for Subscription:
$39.00 US or Canada 1 yr, 4 issues
$49.00 Outside US/Canada 1 yr, 4 issues
$73.00 US or Canada 2 yrs, 8 issues
$93.00 Outside US/Canada 2 yr, 8 issues

Just Cards! Magazine

Scott Publications


Craft Creations Magazine

The Quarterly "Craft Creations Magazine" is packed full of ideas for making greetings cards. It covers a multitude of crafts including: cross-stitch, embroidery, quilling, parchment craft, cut paper work, rubber stamping, stenciling, painting, drawing, pressed flowers, collage, 3D découpage, ribbon embroidery, quilting and patchwork. It also has regular designer profiles, readers' gallery cards and much, much more.

The Card Makers Resources magazine is A4 size, full color throughout and has 42 printed pages.

  • A great free gift with every issue

I don't know what the conversion rate for this is as I am sure it changes periodically with the world market, but here is the current subscription price as of Feb 2011.
  • UK customers £12 for one year (4 issues)
  • EC customers £17 for one year (4 issues)
  • Customers anywhere else in the world £21 for one year (4 issues)
  • All prices are in Pounds Sterling and include post & packing

Craft Creations


Card Making Kits

Personal Shopper - from Paper

These monthly Card Making Kits as of Jan 2011 are going for $19.99 per month and $4.75 shipping.

You get a free $10 gift for signing up. These kits provide all supplies, papers, embellishments, 10 Cards and Envelopes with complete instructions in a 6-page mini-magazine.

Clicking on the website link you can see a video product demo of the current month kit contents which may contain ribbons, brads buttons, chip-boards, and other embellishments.

Each card has a matching "Handmade By" tag for the back, Greetings for the card fronts and Sentiments for the insides with printed and blank embellishments to match which can also be used as envelope art. Every month also has an included Christmas Card to help you get a jump start on your Holiday cards.

I have been receiving the Personal Shopper Scrapbook Kits for about 18 months (which always includes 1 card) and I show many of their layouts on this website. I have received a few special Card Collections from Personal Shopper that I have really enjoyed and they make quite nice and impressive cards.

I can recommend these Card Makers Resources personally. They say you can cancel at any time and I know that's true with the Scrapbooking Kits, as I have had to do that previously and it was handled quickly and easily. I was able to resume a couple of months later.

The Personal Shopper Cards from Paper Wishes are actually a little larger than the standard A-2 cards. Theirs are 5" x 6 & 1/2".

Personal Shopper Card Kits

Hot Off The Press, Inc.


Annie's Attic - Card Maker Kit of the Month

I have been familiar with Annie's Attic for year's with purchasing stamps but only recently found out about their Card Making Kits - Card Maker Kit-of-the-Month Club.

Regularly their kits are $15.99, but the mailing I received in January 2011 offers the first kit at 1/2 off off or $7.99 which includes a tool kit of a Bone Folder, Embossing/Piercing Tool, Acrylic Stamp Block, Acrylic Stamp "Created By" to add your own hallmark to the back of the card, and a Zippered Pouch to keep the tools in.

Every month you will receive these Card Makers Resources of papers, embellishments, rubber stamps, buttons, brads or stencils to make 8 to 10 cards.

You can check their Project Gallery for a look at some of the samples in their kits.

Cancellation may be done at any time with out reason.

Annie's Attic

DRG publications


CupCards {to Go}

A Non-commitment Card Making Kits Club for Card Makers - is a monthly kit club that caters to card makers. The monthly kit includes ten card blanks and envelopes, 6" x 6" patterned papers, embellishments, ribbons and trims, and one or more unmounted rubber stamps or a small acrylic stamp set. Add-ons are offered with each kit.

The club's design team posts dozens of finished cards in the designer gallery; some cards include step-by-step instructions and additional photos. Members are permitted to add their projects to the CupCards Flicker gallery.

This Card Makers Resources monthly kit costs $24.00, plus shipping. Within the United States, kits are sent via First Class mail for $4.00 per kit. Each kit is purchased separately. There is no commitment.

Kits ship on or before the tenth of the month. Kit contents are revealed on the first of the month. Their site has card samples and challenges. Kits that are currently available can be viewed in great detail. Their cards are the standard 5 & 1/2" x 4 & 1/4".

Cup Cards To Go


Hopefully this short list of Card Makers Resources will help you if you are trying to make a decision of which to purchase as you move into card making or want to advance to more intricate and elaborate card designs.

Best of Luck!

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