Make A Card Challenge Week 1 - Card Base

Hi Everyone! I am excited for all you participating in my "Make A Card Challenge"! This first week we are only going to work on the card base. For our standard 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card, we will start with 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. I am using Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Cardstock. Follow the steps below to create your card base for this week. Enjoy!

Materials: You will need a paper trimmer, one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock, and a bone folder.

1. Start with your 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.

2. Fold it in half length wise and crease it with your bone folder.

3. Use your paper trimmer to cut the cardstock on the crease line.

4. You will have two pieces of cardstock which you can make two cards from; although we are only using one. Fold the cardstock in half and crease it again with the bone folder and you will have your card base.


  1. what a nice blog you have and your avatar is super cute

  2. Hey Lisa! I just joined your challenge and posted my card base on my blog ( Thank you so much for having this challenge. I have wanted to learn to make cards for a while now. Thanks again! ~Tess

  3. Lisa.....I think that it is great you are going back to the basics....You just assume everyone knows how to make cards.....You'd be surprised at the number of people who do not...Very informative.....

  4. Hi Lisa,

    I only joined the challenge today. Thank you for hosting this challenge. I've made a few cards in the past, but mostly through guessing how things are done ;) Now i'll be able to do them properly :) Thank you!!!

  5. Hi Lisa, whew - I almost missed this. I am on track - do I need to post the base or just the final card?

  6. You guys are off and running! It's never too late to join in. I hope you find the challenge fun and pick up something along the way! Terry you can post your card base or wait and send me the picture of your final card!
    DtsArt, thank you for your kind words! I have gone through many blog changes, and I finally decided on this one for now:)
    Tess, I will make a visit to your blog to see what you have done.
    Lee, I'm glad you are here!

  7. Hello Lisa, I would like to be a part of this.. come by and check my blog out too., also should i post all step's at the end of this challenge or post each day?


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