Not content with buying pre-made cards from the post office or gift store, card makers pride themselves on their creativity and ability to create beautiful gifts for their loved ones.
These are not just simple written cards, they can include amazing 3D designs, gorgeous embellishments, and vibrant colors.
If you have been wondering what you can buy for the card maker in your life, we’ve got you sorted!
These crafty gifts for card makers are sure to spark fresh inspiration.
Best Gifts for Card Makers
1. Pop-Up Cards
- Gregory, Emily (Author)
For card makers looking to explore their craft in 3D, Pop-Up Cards includes 30 original project ideas to awaken the imagination. Ranging from merry-go-rounds to flowers, the projects are designed for occasion-specific cards as well as ornamental gifts.
The guide is educational and suitable for beginners, using simplified instructions to teach card makers essential folds, tabs, and other techniques required for creating “pop”. It includes easy-to-follow templates for the included projects and teaches the skills necessary for more intermediate card makers to develop their own designs.
Pop-Up Cards is the perfect gift for card makers looking to expand beyond the traditional and create visually stunning and challenging cards.
2. Annie’s CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month Club
Annie’s CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month Club includes fresh ideas and materials to create 8-10 cards and paper creations every month. Each of the months includes a different theme, including birthdays, condolences, and get well soon cards, allowing card makers to create as needed and keep excess in storage for later construction.
The kits include all necessary materials, including the cards, envelopes, stamps, transfers, die casts, embellishments, and easy to follow instructions that even beginners and kids can follow. This CardMaker Kit-of-the-Month subscription allows card makers to draw inspiration and have access to materials that they can use in their unique way.
3. Card Making Kits for Kids
- ※ the card making kit for kids is Self adhesive, no need glu, contains die cuts for card making, blank cards and envelopes, easy to make your own cards, and show your care and love.
This DIY set is ideal for card makers looking to introduce their craft to kids or grandkids. It includes 4 blank cards, die cuts, envelopes, and all necessary materials for creating flowers and other 3D shapes.
All materials are self-adhesive, avoiding messy glue, and easy to apply for children due to the larger shapes and clean adhesion. Card making is an excellent way for children to develop their fine motor skills, follow instructions, stimulate their imaginations, and bond with family members.
With cheerful colors and simple shapes, this card making kit is perfect for getting kids involved in the world of card making.
4. Warm Holiday Wishes Project Kit
Store-bought Christmas cards are a dime a dozen and there’s nothing better for a card maker than constructing personalized cards for their loved ones. This Warm Holiday Wishes Project Kit is a perfect gift for Christmas lovers who want to put in the time and effort for an extra special season greeting.
The project kit includes various die sets of kaleidoscopes, trees, and ornaments, with enough material to create 3 different cards. For card makers who need a little instruction, the kit also has an online video tutorial and full color instructions.
5. 175 Fresh Card Ideas
Kimber McGray’s 175 Fresh Card Ideas is an essential addition to the library of any card maker looking for extra inspiration. It is perfect for beginners, including detailed explanations of techniques such as rubber stamping and paper trimming, and includes original card ideas suitable for any level of crafter.
Fresh ideas include themed cards for milestone birthdays and bridal or baby showers. More than 50 of these ideas include easy-to-follow instructions, with an additional gallery to inspire card makers to develop their own designs.
For complete beginners seeking to learn the art of card making, to intermediate crafters looking for more inspiration, 175 Fresh Card Ideas has something for everyone.
6. BENECREAT Cardstock Paper
High quality cardstock paper is the foundation of all card making and this comprehensive set by BENECREAT is ideal for any card maker. It has 36 sheets of glitter paper and 12 sheets of different block colors in bright and attractive shades for any kind of card.
The glitter cards have a sparkly surface on one side and a white backing, allowing for glittery card exteriors and plain interiors where card makers can write heartfelt messages. All the sheets are durable and high quality, allowing card makers and scrapbookers to create projects that can last a lifetime.
7. Firbon Paper Cutter Tool
- Professional Guillotine: Present the clean straight cutting along printed line. No drag! And easy to replace the blade when it become blunt.
While some card makers are content with scissors, perfectionists of the craft will delight at this premium paper cutter tool from Firbon.
The professional sliding guillotine has a sharp blade that cuts cleanly without drag and can be easily replaced when it becomes blunt. It is also highly accurate, with a 45 to 90-degree angle measuring plate and scale in both centimeters and inches, allowing card makers to adjust cuts to their specific needs.
Furthermore, the Firbon paper cutter tool can cut through paper, photos, cards, and laminated items up to 1.5mm in thickness, perfect for any card-making project.
8. ARTEZA TwiMarkers- Set of 100
- Two-sided versatility – These multi-purpose markers mark any occasion with a .4mm fine, thin tip on one end and a broader, brush tip on the other.
The TwiMarkers set by ARTEZA is the perfect gift for card makers who like adding colorful calligraphy, sketches, and other personalized details to their cards. The set includes 100 different colors of the TwiMarkers, which have dual tips. The tips are flat on one side and pointed on the other, allowing card makers to use them for writing or shading with the blendable, water-based ink.
The markers are comfortable and smooth, making them easy to hold for hours on end and resist slipping from fingers. They also come in a compact pack that is portable – a perfect gift for crafters and card makers on the go.
9. Caliart Dual Tip Art Markers
- 🎨 Alcohol Based & Permanent Markers: 41 Vibrant Colors, alcohol-based ink. Excellent smudge-proof and waterproof qualities on most surfaces. Caliart Twin Tip Permanent Markers work well on paper,...
For premium and great-value art markers, you cannot go past this set of 40 colors by Caliart. The ink is both smudge-proof and waterproof, making it perfect for card makers looking to add beautiful illustrations or calligraphy to their cards.
The broad chisel and fine point design are perfect for both thin and thick strokes, with total control. The ergonomic design is ideal for long term use without damage to the hands, and a beautiful black carry case is perfect for card makers on the go.
The only consideration with these art markers is that the alcohol-based ink bleeds through thinner paper. However, for use on thick card bases, they are the ideal choice.
Best Inspirational Gifts for Card Makers
Card makers are creative crafters who love to see the smile on the face of their loved ones when they receive beautiful and personalized cards.
While card makers may have their own ideas and inspiration, these gifts for card makers are sure to inspire fresh ideas and yield beautiful results.