À propos

Make someone’s day by giving them a personal handmade card!

In America alone, 6.5 billion greeting cards are sent every year at a cost of around $7-8 billion, says the Greeting Card Association.

But how often do you find these cards aren’t exactly what you want? Or the message is too slushy?

Instead of wasting energy searching for a shop-bought card, invest your time in creating something beautiful. Our course equips you with the card making ideas, tools and skills you need to make your own cards for every occasion.

Imagine the sensation of designing a unique card for someone dear to you or be commissioned to sell your cards.

You will be able to:

  • give a gift that will be treasured forever
  • enjoy ‘being in the moment’ as you put your mind and soul into card making
  • unleash your creative side which is great for your mental health
  • express yourself through your craft and celebrate your own uniqueness

Prérequis

International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Leçons

Module 1: Cardstock Basics

  • Meet the Maker
  • Types of Cardstock
  • Cardstock Size and Weight
  • Basic Layer Sizes
  • Tips for Straight Layers
  • Project

Module 02: Basic Tools

  • Trimmers
  • Adhesives
  • Essential Tools
  • Different Types of Stamps
  • Let’s Stamp Some Things
  • Project

Module 03 : Ink Types

  • Dye Inks
  • Pigment Inks
  • Hybrid Inks
  • Specialty Inks
  • Embossing Inks
  • Distress Inks
  • Project

Module 04: Dies And Die Cutting

  • Exploring Dies and Die Cutting Machines
  • Die Cutting Machines
  • Electronic Cutting Machines
  • Exploring Embossing Folders
  • Project

Module 05: Stamping Techniques

  • Layering Stamps
  • Masking and Scene Building
  • Watercoloring with Ink Pads
  • Stamp Platforms
  • Emboss Resist
  • Final Project

Carrière

A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

  • Anyone looking for a beautiful way to unleash their artistic side
  • Frustrated consumers who can’t find the right card in the shop or online and decide to make their own cards
  • Entrepreneurs seeking a profitable sideline or small card making business
  • Artists or crafters looking for a new niche in card making
  • Parents, teachers or anyone working with children can use this course to teach card making for kids
  • Party planners or wedding planners can add card making to the services they offer 
  • Photographers or artists can turn their works of art into beautiful cards

Perspectives de carrière

  • Set up your own business selling handmade cards
  • Sell handmade cards at craft fairs or online 
  • Use your artistic card making skills to complement your existing work as a party planner or wedding planner, for example
  • Teach card making for kids or craft groups 

Certification

You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

Creator

Alexandra Stapleton-Smith

Alexandra Stapleton-Smith is the Creator and CEO of The Hedgehog Hollow blog. She is a lifelong crafter who has worked to turn her favorite hobby into a thriving business. Running her own business allows her to balance life with her husband and two daughters.

The Hedgehog Hollow provides crafting, lifestyle and DIY tips and tricks to their worldwide audience. They have built their blog into an award-winning business, and their published videos are some of the best quality videos produced in the crafting community.

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Creative Card Making for All Occasions

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    À propos

    Make someone’s day by giving them a personal handmade card!

    In America alone, 6.5 billion greeting cards are sent every year at a cost of around $7-8 billion, says the Greeting Card Association.

    But how often do you find these cards aren’t exactly what you want? Or the message is too slushy?

    Instead of wasting energy searching for a shop-bought card, invest your time in creating something beautiful. Our course equips you with the card making ideas, tools and skills you need to make your own cards for every occasion.

    Imagine the sensation of designing a unique card for someone dear to you or be commissioned to sell your cards.

    You will be able to:

    • give a gift that will be treasured forever
    • enjoy ‘being in the moment’ as you put your mind and soul into card making
    • unleash your creative side which is great for your mental health
    • express yourself through your craft and celebrate your own uniqueness

    Prérequis

    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Leçons

    Module 1: Cardstock Basics

    • Meet the Maker
    • Types of Cardstock
    • Cardstock Size and Weight
    • Basic Layer Sizes
    • Tips for Straight Layers
    • Project

    Module 02: Basic Tools

    • Trimmers
    • Adhesives
    • Essential Tools
    • Different Types of Stamps
    • Let’s Stamp Some Things
    • Project

    Module 03 : Ink Types

    • Dye Inks
    • Pigment Inks
    • Hybrid Inks
    • Specialty Inks
    • Embossing Inks
    • Distress Inks
    • Project

    Module 04: Dies And Die Cutting

    • Exploring Dies and Die Cutting Machines
    • Die Cutting Machines
    • Electronic Cutting Machines
    • Exploring Embossing Folders
    • Project

    Module 05: Stamping Techniques

    • Layering Stamps
    • Masking and Scene Building
    • Watercoloring with Ink Pads
    • Stamp Platforms
    • Emboss Resist
    • Final Project

    Carrière

    A qui s'adresse ce cours ?

    • Anyone looking for a beautiful way to unleash their artistic side
    • Frustrated consumers who can’t find the right card in the shop or online and decide to make their own cards
    • Entrepreneurs seeking a profitable sideline or small card making business
    • Artists or crafters looking for a new niche in card making
    • Parents, teachers or anyone working with children can use this course to teach card making for kids
    • Party planners or wedding planners can add card making to the services they offer 
    • Photographers or artists can turn their works of art into beautiful cards

    Perspectives de carrière

    • Set up your own business selling handmade cards
    • Sell handmade cards at craft fairs or online 
    • Use your artistic card making skills to complement your existing work as a party planner or wedding planner, for example
    • Teach card making for kids or craft groups 

    Certification

    You will be required to complete each lesson in full, and answer exams at the end of each course module. If your pass rate exceeds 55% on each exam then you will receive a certificate of completion, to recognize your achievement. You can immediately download your PDF course certificate from IOA.

    Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Education (CE) / Continuing Professional Development (CPD). CE/CPD points are accepted and recognized by professional member bodies and academic institutions across the US and internationally.

    All courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards (www.icoes.org).  When successfully completing a course, students can choose to purchase an ICOES certificate that recognizes the achievement, from this third-party institution

    Creator

    Alexandra Stapleton-Smith

    Expertise:

    Alexandra Stapleton-Smith is the Creator and CEO of The Hedgehog Hollow blog. She is a lifelong crafter who has worked to turn her favorite hobby into a thriving business. Running her own business allows her to balance life with her husband and two daughters.

    The Hedgehog Hollow provides crafting, lifestyle and DIY tips and tricks to their worldwide audience. They have built their blog into an award-winning business, and their published videos are some of the best quality videos produced in the crafting community.

    3958 Students

    de Remboursement

    Accrédité