Online Class

Cardmaking Essentials: Thank You Cards

$19.99$29.99

Create smile-inducing cards while learning essential techniques every cardmaker should know!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kimber McGray
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Paper crafts expert Kimber McGray shares her go-to cardmaking techniques for thank you cards that amaze! Use punches in new and creative ways and add interest with scalloped ombré layers. Make playful paper flowers, 3-D embellishments and more, for a touch of whimsy on any card. Moving on, embrace texture with embossed paper, acetate and chipboard, and become comfortable with either freehand or machine embossing techniques. Get Kimber's tips for using a variety of stamps to achieve the look you want, even on cloth or ribbon, and learn how to select and use the right powders and inks for gorgeous heat embossing! Finally, let your creativity loose with stencils, ink, pens and more, for truly custom cards. Plus, get an exclusive kit packed with the paper, stamps and stencils that Kimber uses throughout your class, available for purchase right here on Craftsy!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
01:47
Meet paper craft artist and card designer Kimber McGray and preview the skills you'll learn in this class to make fun thank you cards. You can watch the lessons all the way through, or use the class as a reference, skipping to techniques you want to learn or refresh as you desire.
2. Border Punches & Flowers
19:17
3. Paper Flowers & 3-D Embellishments
17:39
4. Dry Embossing & Die Cutting
22:46
5. Stamping
32:04
6. Heat Embossing
16:15
7. Stenciling
22:44

Taught by

Kimber McGray
Kimber McGray
Kimber McGray is a paper crafts expert, author and instructor. Her work has been published in CardMaker, Paper Crafts, Scrapbook & Cards Today and more. In addition, she has authored several paper craft books, including 100 Fresh and Fun Handmade Cards.

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