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 2021. 

These card making ideas are my blog posts that were most read and videos that were most watched in 2021 and include a variety of fun card making ideas that you could try today!

Or keep this post handy for reference throughout 2022 as you make time for creating. Better yet, save it to your favorite Pinterest board for later!

1) How To Make A Dutch Door Card

This quick and easy video tutorial shows you how to make a dutch door fun fold card!

Learn how to use this fun fold on your next card here:


2) 6 Card Ideas to Help You Make Cards with your Pretty Papers FAST!

Do you need some ideas to make cards in a small amount of time? In this tutorial I go over how to make different cards FAST.

Watch the how-to video here:


3) Quick DIY Card Ideas with 6×6 Papers

QUICK was the name of the game in 2021! In this fun tutorial I show you how to make quick DIY cards using your 6×6 papers.

Learn how to make these cards here:×6-paper/


4) Quick Cards with Hand Penned Paper

Everybody (including me!) seems to love the Hand Penned Paper from Stampin’ Up!… this paper makes the most beautiful floral cards.

Learn how to make these pretty floral cards, plus get tips for quickly cutting your paper and using your Tasteful Label dies in different ways here:


5) Simple Card Sketch #1

Card sketches are one of my favorite ways to make cards. So this year I decided to share a few with you. From your replies, I’d say you love them too!

Learn how to use a card sketch, and grab my first card sketch here:


6) Tips for Cutting Paper on an Angle

I was blown away by how much you all loved this tutorial for cutting card stock on an angle! This video tutorial was shared over and over again.

Learn how to cut your paper on an angle here:


7) Cutting Tips for Quick Cards

These cutting tips were a huge hit! They’ll help you save time and paper.

Here are my favorite cutting tips for making stacks of 2×5 cards:×5-quick-cards/


8) How To Add Shading to Stamps with Sponge Daubers

This shading technique is an easy way for you to take your handmade cards from nice to WOW! It adds texture and depth to your stamps, and is so easy to do.

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


9) Tie Dye Cards with Stamparatus Tips

These tie dye cards are so easy to make with the Stamparatus and the way Stampin’ Up! designed this stamp to work is so clever.

Learn my top tips for making tie dye cards here:


10) 3 Ways to Use Layering Circle Dies

Circle dies are an easy way to spruce up your handmade cards! This tutorial shows you different ways to use your circles on cards.

Learn how to use your circle dies on cards here:



I think it’s safe to say 2021 was all about quick and easy card ideas, and simple card making tips 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas and that they inspire you to make and send more cards in 2022.

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

Happy Stamping!


p.s. Don’t forget to pin this card making idea list for later!


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