The end of December is always a great time to reflect back on the year so today I’ve rounded up my Top 10 Card Making Ideas of 2019. 

These card making ideas are my blog posts that were most read and videos that were most watched in 2019 and include a variety of fun card making ideas that you could try today!

Or keep this post handy for reference throughout 2020 as you make time for creating.

1) How to Cut Your Paper Straight

 In this ONE MINUTE video I’ll show you my trick for cutting paper straight every time. This tip should work with any paper cutter you have!

Watch the video here: and give it a try!

2) Butterfly Cards with Coloring Tips

 Dreary winter days can get the best of us down, but a cheerful card in the mailbox is guaranteed to bring a smile!

This set of gingham butterfly “just a note” cards is quick and easy to make. Send each one to five different friends or give the whole set as a gift.

Watch the how-to video with multiple coloring tips here:

3) Quick Cards with Painted Seasons Paper

 If you love pretty papers as much as I do, check out these quick cards that you can make with ANY patterned papers you have.

Get tips for cutting your pretty paper and putting these cards together here:

4) Hello Cupcake Card with Stamparatus Tips

 Use this basic card layout with any pretty papers and stamps you have!

Find tips on how to make this cupcake card and use the Stamparatus here:

5) Creative Christmas Card Fold Series

 I was THRILLED by how much you all loved my Creative Christmas Card Fold Series this year! Of course, you can use these creative card folds all year long, so here are quick links to all 5 creative card fold videos:

Creative Christmas Card Fold #1

Creative Christmas Card Fold #2

Creative Christmas Card Fold #3

Creative Christmas Card Fold #4

Creative Christmas Card Fold #5

6) How to Cut Paper for the Inside of your Cards

 When I use a darker color for my card base, I always add a white insert to make the card easier to write in and my message easier to read for the recipient. 

Here’s how to quickly cut paper for the inside of your cards:

7) How to Show Off BOTH Sides of Your Double-Sided Pretty Papers

 Have you ever had a piece of double-sided paper that you loved both sides so much that you just couldn’t decide which side to use?

Sometimes it’s PAINFUL to put tape one side of a pretty paper only to hide it between your card layers.

Here’s how to make a card that shows off BOTH sides of your pretty papers:


8) The Easiest Fun Fold Cards

This could be the easiest fun fold card you ever make.

Watch the video & find the how-to instructions here:

9) Super Easy Christmas Cards with Patterned Paper

 I received so many thank you messages when I shared these cards mid-December. Seems you like cards that are quick and easy to put together, but still look great. My favorite kind!

Here’s how to make easy cards like these with your patterned papers:

P.S. These cards use the same size patterned paper pieces as the quick cards that are #3 on this list!

10) Quick Tips to Stamp Your Own Background Papers

 Don’t have any pretty papers? Grab some stamps and make your own!

Get tips for stamping your own background papers here:


I think it’s safe to say 2019 was a year of fun fold cards and pretty papers. 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas and that they inspire you to make and send more cards in 2020.

Which idea was your favorite? Leave a comment and let me know!

Have a Happy New Year!


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