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Video: Handmade Card Set + Foil Toner Pen + Giveaway

Hello. Today’s video shares tips on creating sets of cards as well as a look at the new foil Toner Pen by Heidi Swapp.

Toner Pen Card Set Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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I’m a big fan of creating multiple cards at once and really enjoy giving sets of cards as gifts. (My mother and mother-in-law get a set for Christmas every year. THIS is what I gave them last year.) A couple years ago, I also created over sixty card sets as favors for a bridal shower. I think everyone appreciates a handmade card set – it is something they can use and share with others.

Toner Pen Card Set Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created eight cards for this set – all the same design but in a variety of colors. The flowers are from the Simon Says Stamp Floral Bookmarking set and were the perfect backdrop to the sentiment.

The sentiment is from the Hero Arts Acts of Kindness Stamp Set  (25% of the profit of this stamp set goes to the Kind Campaign to end bullying!) and stamped with black ink from Hero Arts. To make the cards special, I wanted to add touches of foil to my cards. (But not too much since I had several cards to create!) The toner pen is great for adding small amounts of toner where you want foiling. (Toner is necessary to fuse this foil to the paper. You can instead print on a laser printer or copier.)

Toner Pen Card Set Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used the toner pen to add a thin strip of toner along the bottom edge of stamped piece. I also applied it to a couple of heart images from the same stamp set – similar to stamping with markers. I placed some gold DecoFoil (my favorite) on top of the toner and ran it through the Minc machine to add gold foil touches. (You can use a laminator, too.)

I adhered the stamped and foiled panels to green note cards that I stamped with the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp.

Toner Pen Card Set Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Whenever I give a set of note cards, I place them in a sturdy, clear box that includes envelopes, postage (THESE are my favorite), and a nice pen. This makes a great gift!

When creating card sets, I highly encourage you to create an assembly line… doing one step completely before moving on to the next. It saves so much time!

I hope this inspires you to create multiple cards to give as a gift. It is a great way to put your supplies to good use!

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CHALLENGE UPDATE

This week’s Share Handmade Kindness Challenge is to give something to those who work/serve in our community. I plan to give this card set to administrator in Colin’s school who is always going above-and-beyond for kids. She is a great role model of kindness for the kids, so I think she will enjoy this set!

GIVEAWAY

I have a Simon Says Stamp stamp and die for THREE lucky winners! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 11/15/15 telling me if you have ever made a card set. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

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640 thoughts on “Video: Handmade Card Set + Foil Toner Pen + Giveaway”

  1. Gorgeous technique Jennifer! I’ve never made card sets but I do have a few on my Pintrest boards that I will be making soon 🙂 thx for giveaway!!

  2. I haven’t made a card set yet but hope to in the future. I think it would be a great gift for someone. Thanks for offering and sharing.

  3. Love your beautiful foil accented cards! I make cards for my Mom every year-1 set for her birthday & 1 for Christmas. Well and sometimes she gets extras during the year too! I’ve also donated some sets for various fund raisers in our town.

  4. Card sets are such a beautiful idea. I need a misti in order to make these I think as it would make them look so much more uniform and part of a set. Thanks Jennifer!

  5. I love sending my homemade cards, especially to my 2nd cousin who is 95 years old! Thanks for another awesome example of kindness and wonderful tips!
    ~God bless~

  6. I have given cards as gifts but they were all for different occassions. I have also given card kits were the recipient
    could use the enclosed supplies to make her own cards.(I included a few examples to get them started) Beautiful cards. TFS!

  7. You are such a fine example Jennifer. If I had 1/4 your energy and strength. You made over 60 card sets for wedding occasion? Dear me, you rock!!! The fine line of gold you added makes your cards look even superior to store bought cards – amazing touches!!!!!! I wonder if Heidi will be thinking of releasing a toner stamp pad? I have made card sets as thank you gifts, esp for my doctors and friends. Thank you for all your generous giving and sharing and teaching.

  8. I have never made a card set. I’m not good enough yet to give a set to anyone! Still practicing. I love your new website,Jennifer. Thanks for all your talent that you share.

  9. Yes, I have 1 set of seasonal birthday cards that I like to make and the recipients like them too. Unfortunately they like them enough to keep them for themselves which was not my intent at all. The toner pen would be very useful.

  10. I have never made a card set, but after watching a couple of your videos I believe it might be the perfect gift for a couple people this Christmas. Thanks as always for the great inspiration.

  11. I love making card sets! I have made several sets of cards that are for all occasions for Christmas and Birthday presents for my mother, and for a couple of my best friends….they all loved them and they look forward to getting them….and will give me hints when their stash gets low!!!

  12. I love the simplicity of this set! The foiling adds the perfect accent to the cards.

    I have made a few sets, though I didnt stamp a sentiment on the cards. I added a few sentiments with foam tape on them in case the giver wanted to add a sentiment.

  13. This is a great idea! I’d like to try this, these would make cute gifts! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog, videos and FB posts!

  14. What a pretty card set! Since I can’t make cards fast enough to send out, I haven’t made card sets as gifts in years though I have done it a few times.

    Thanks for the video and giveaway and have a great weekend!

  15. Yes, I have done card gift sets to donate at activities at work and the feeling of giving away a home made project is wonderful. Thanks for sharing some of your projects.

  16. Yes, I have made a few card sets for gifts. I love your idea of adding postage and a pen in the box. Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I have definitely made card sets before and love giving them away as Christmas gifts. I agree with you that the assembly line technique is best. Before you know it, all of your cards are done in no time!

  18. I enjoy your tips and creativity Jennifer. I have given sets of cards as gifts and the recipients were very happy to receive. I know I would loved to receive a set of handmade cards! Thanks for the chance to win your great giveaways! I just need to be as organized as you are!!

  19. I have not, but I really want to. I think my sisters would really appreciate something like that and they are so hard to buy for!

  20. I have made a few of card sets last year for my little one’s teachers and ece but took me days to finish them all. Yours always look elegant and easy to do. Thanks 4 sharing.

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