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

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Affiliate links used. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

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!

RELATED VIDEOS

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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. Yes, I have made card sets! I made a cute set of one layer cards for the three ladies I share an office with for Christmas last year – they loved them! I think I have to obtain this toner pen – what a great idea for these simple cards! TFS!

  2. I am so excited about the pen. It is inexpensive so it is an easy purchase. I do not have a laminator but I can try an iron or a friend’s laminator. Beautiful work Jennifer.

  3. I have made card sets and people have just loved them. I made some sets for a benefit and got so many compliments. The winners really liked them. I love your card set, it is so bright and cheerful!

  4. I make lots of card sets – for neighbors, family, etc. It is a gift that keeps on giving. I always try to keep the cards flat, so thanks for the great ideas to add punch without thickness – what great style these have. You are such a gem, Jennifer. Thanks a million.

  5. I make card sets and send them to my sister (used to send to my mom when she was still here). That way they have cards available when they need them. I love doing them. Your creations are so inspiring…love your style.

  6. I have 5 siblings and one of them is my crafty sister! My sister and I started a new tradition last year by making the other 4 siblings a set of 20 cards with matching envelopes for Christmas! They were all thrilled and asked if we are doing it again this year, so we started last week! I love set Ideas…thank you!!!

  7. I enjoyed this tutorial, great card design. I recently made and gave a set of cards to my hairstylist, she loves handmade cards.

  8. I am definitely getting this pen! I have made my own boxes in the past, never knew where to get them. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Yes, I have made card sets before, and they’ve been very well received. You have inspired me to get creating some again though. Your set is gorgeous and that strip of foil adds SO much detail. Thanks for another chance to win a giveaway, Jennifer! You are SO kind and generous.

  10. My sister in law sends cards all year long so she get a card set from me every year for Christmas. Last year I made her 100 to make sure they lasted the year. I did a variety of sentiments and some with no sentiments so she had ones for all occasions!

  11. I have made card sets for gifts. I love your videos. They are so professionally done. You always share so much information and your videos are so easy to follow. Thanks, Jennifer.

  12. Yes. I made a card set for my sister in law last christmas.
    I think there was 30 to 40 cards inside, for christmas and birthday and other occasions.

  13. Yes, I have made card set for a gift to a friend who invited me and my family for the WE. She appreciated it very much. I used the technique of Versamark ink + transparent embossing powder then covered with Distress ink. I did 5 with different sentiments and 5 without. Another friend saw this set and told me : ” I think I will invite you for a WE !”.
    Thanks for the other chance to win.

  14. I love your cards and the foiling adds a special touch.
    2 years ago I made stamp sets for my coworkers for Christmas. I cased your cards that you did with the butterflies and the background stamping in one spot then moving your stamp slightly and stamping again with a coordinating color.

  15. I have not made any card sets yet, but have a Secret Santa coming up where we pick a number which decides who gets the item on the day (I suppose its more like a lucky dip) and I will be making my first set as my gift.
    Thanks again for the inspiration.

  16. Yes, I love making card sets to give away as gifts! I was inspired by one of your videos a long time ago to make a set, and I’ve enjoyed making them ever since!

  17. No, I have never made a card set before, nor has the idea ever come up. But you surely inspired me to try it out! Thank you! 😀

  18. I gave handmade card sets as a Christmas gift for friends last year, because I usually make more cards than I actually mailed (because I enjoy card making so much). My gifts were highly appreciated, and some of the cards find their way back to me. I always have to smile when I see one of my handmade envelopes in my mailbox. :-))

  19. I haven’t made any card sets before but am looking forward to Christmas as you have inspired me to make some. 🙂

  20. I used to do a lot of cards, but life getting so hectic and hard to find time to sit and create.
    I am starting to make time on Sunday just to sit for an hour or two and make cards. Your videos encourage me to make time and CREATE.
    The best part is I can learn what is out there….brand new techniques and goodies to buy.

  21. I’ve made a couple card sets… for gift exchanges and what not. I’m thinking of doing them for Christmas this year (but haven’t started yet!)

  22. I have made card sets in the past, but not very many. I would love to make more, but I’m not very good at creating a design that’s easy to reproduce and still looks beautiful!

  23. I have never made a card gift set. It’s a great idea and I think I will try to get one completed for a gift to give this Christmas. I love the pen, stamps and clear box idea to go along with it. Thanks for all of your inspiration.
    OH by the way, I love the new website!

  24. I have never made a gift card set mainly because I have a hard time doing the same thing twice.
    Yet when I see your gorgeous results by varying things a little here and little there,
    I am inspired to give it a go. Thanks, Jennifer!

  25. The toner pen is such a great idea! I have been wanting to make sets of note cards for awhile, but I never seem to have the time! 🙁

  26. I have made card sets before. I like making thank you card sets to teachers especially for the holidays because they can then use them to thank their students for the gifts they have received from them. Thanks for a chance to win.

  27. Last year I made my first set of cards for one of my non-crafty friends. She loved it and was so touched that I would do that for her.

  28. I never made a card set. But you make me want to try though!

    I was wondering if the toner pen could be used on stamps. I was glad to see you already tried it for me! I’m always very glad you share your experience and try and compare supplies for us.

  29. I have begun making batches of cards using the same supplies but, varying the details. This does make it quicker but, I have never packaged them together as a set.

  30. The foil is awesome! I have never made a set of cards – I’m intimidated by it but hope to try it this year for teacher gifts.

  31. I just purchased my toner pen and I am so excited to use it now that I have watched your video! I love your new blog. Having all the supplies listed and pictured at the end is so helpful too. Thank you for all your inspiration you share. Your blog is my very favorite. Again, thanks for all your sharing.

  32. I’ve never made a card set, but I like your ideas and plan to some day. Thanks for sharing with us your tips and ideas.

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