Homemade cards are increasingly popular, and what better way to show someone you care than to put a bit more effort into their card? Whether it’s a birthday or a special occasion, the only real limit to your greetings card is your imagination.

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There are lots of techniques you can use when it comes to cardmaking, from layering paper, adding ribbons or buttons, or even decoupage – where you build up a 3D image using complementary shapes. It’s the kind of craft that works well whether you buy lots of special supplies, or just use things you can find around the house like newsprint or offcuts of old cards.

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One of the big trends in cardmaking is to use rubber stamps, either on the card itself or on the paper and embellishments you add. It’s a great way to add a theme to your cards if you’re making several, or just to get a crisp image that would be very difficult to achieve by hand.

We stock a wide range of arts and crafts stamps including floral designs, classic car designs and even celtic designs like the stamp shown above. They come in various sizes and you can choose one of our specialist inks to use with them, meaning they’re very flexible whatever sort of card you’d like to make.

If you can’t see the design you’d like in our range of stock arts and crafts stamps, don’t forget that you can have your own custom design made up. Just head over to our stamp designer to get started!