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 2023. 

These card making ideas are my blog posts that were most read and videos that were most watched in 2023 and include a variety of fun card making ideas that you could try today!

Or keep this post handy for reference throughout 2024 as you make time for creating. Better yet, save it to your favorite Pinterest board for later!

1) Scalloped Die Cards with Patterned Paper

Looking for an easy yet elegant card idea? Learn how to use a scalloped die to make elegant cards just like these for ANY occasion!

Get the tutorial here:


2) How to Use Adhesive Sheets With Your Dies

Have you ever used an intricate die to cut paper and then wondered how in the world am I going to glue this down without making a mess? In this video tutorial, I show you how to use adhesive sheets with your dies to turn your die-cuts into easy-to-place stickers!

Watch the how-to video here:


3) Make 12 Cards from ONE Sheet of 12×12 Patterned Paper

Need to make a lot of cards fast? In this tutorial, I share my favorite one sheet wonder technique for 12×12 patterned paper.

Watch this video to learn how to make 12 cards quickly:


4) How to Add Vellum to Cards Without Your Adhesive Showing

Have you ever wondered how to add vellum to your handmade cards?

Learn how to add vellum to your cards WITHOUT your adhesive showing here:


5) One Sheet Wonder Cards with Delightfully Eclectic Paper

Not sure how to cut up your patterned papers to make cards? Here’s another one sheet wonder tutorial featuring my favorite way to cut up 12×12 patterned papers!

Watch this video tutorial to learn how you can make 12 cards from 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned paper:

6) 14 Card One Sheet Wonder for 12×12 Paper

If you need to make a bunch of the SAME card, this one sheet wonder tutorial is for you. Perfect for card swaps, invitations, Christmas cards, or any card you want a stack of.

Of course, once you cut up your patterned paper you can use each piece however you’d like and make your stack of cards all different too.

In this video tutorial, l show you how to make 14 cards from ONE sheet of 12×12 paper:×12-paper/


7) How to Make an Easter Bunny Card

Brighten someone’s day with this adorable Easter Bunny card!

This is definitely the most adorable card I made in 2023.

Learn how to make this card step-by-step here:


8) Easy Thumping Technique for Cards

The Thumping Technique with markers is a fun way to add multiple colors to your rubber stamps to create a unique look every time!

Learn how to do the Thumping Technique here:


9) How to Heat Emboss the Edges of your Card Stock

Add a little WOW to your cards by learning how to heat emboss the edges of your card stock!

Learn how here:


10) 3 Easy Masculine Card Ideas

Every card maker I know is always looking for masculine card ideas! Can you relate?

In this video, I show you how to use the SAME piece of paper to make 3 different masculine cards:



2023 was all about new techniques and ways to make lots of cards FAST!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these ideas and that they inspire you to make and send more cards in 2024.

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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