The best card making kits for celebrating special occasions
Whip up a coordinating card with these card making kit packs of papers, toppers and greetings
- Delightful Birds card making kit
- Fairy Blossom card making kit
- Flight of the Butterflies card making kit
- Memorable Moments luxury topper collection card making kit
- Delightful Roses card making kit
- Country Days card making kit
- Say it With Flowers card making kit
- Watercolour Escapes pop-out window concept card making kit
- Beautiful Birdhouse card making kit
- DecoLarge ultimate card making kit
- Golden Age of Glamour DecoLarge card making kit
- Heartfelt Wishes DecoLarge card making kit
- Flourishing Florals DecoLarge card making kit
- Spring Bird Song ultimate card making kit
- Picturesque Pastimes ultimate card making kit
- Watercolour Escapes ultimate card making kit
Have you crafted with a printed card making kit pack? They usually are composed of coordinating printed papers with pre-cut toppers and greetings. You matt and layer them together on a base card. Because they are pre-cut and often embellished with foil details, the cards you make look very neat and professional, and you can create some easy dimension and decoupage with sticky pads without any fussy cutting.
All you need is a base card to build your design on with an envelope a little bit bigger - you'll need a slightly larger envelope than normal to accommodate the layers and dimension of cards made with these card making kits. You can either use a ready-made base card and envelope packs, or a card making kit containing printed card stock for you to make your own base cards.
Try our 10 card folds to try at home for ideas and folds beyond the standard straight down the middle option. Use our how to make an envelope tutorial to craft envelopes if your card making kit does not contain these, too.
You can choose card making kits for specific occasions like a wedding or anniversary - there are even dedicated Christmas card making kits for festive creations. Alternatively, you can choose a set that works for lots of different occasions. Most card making kits have assorted greetings so you can use one kit to craft cards for many different celebrations. The beauty of a coordinating card making kit is all the elements work well together, and by choosing die-cut options makes it so quick and easy to craft!
For more fun craft tutorials, check out our how to make shrinky dinks and our DIY stained glass tutorial or our beginner's guide to acrylic paint pouring.
16 card making kits to craft with
Delightful Birds card making kit
Here's a card making kit that's perfect for the twitchers in your life! The Hunkydory pack lets you crafts different decoupage birds card designs, with two sheets of every design in the pack so you can create a total of 12 cards. The decoupage elements are kiss cut ready to pop out from the sheet for layering. The delightful artwork features ducks and ducklings, blue tits, sparrows, kingfishers, chaffinches, thrushes and lovely floral flourishes. The base cards are embellished with foiled frames, and you get coordinating inserts and envelopes in the card making kit, too. All you need to add are the sticky foam pads!
Fairy Blossom card making kit
There is enduring magic for believing in fairies. However old you are, they stay beloved way beyond childhood and are a brilliant card making kit subject for creations of all ages. Fairy fans should check out our magical fairy printables, as well as this great card making kit featuring the tiny sprites. This set of stash from Hunkydory blend together perfectly. The artwork features delicate floral fairies in feminine shades, with gold foil accents to bring the collection to life. This card making kit includes a set of 8 matt die-cut toppers in 4 different designs with coordinating cards, inserts and papers as well as 8 easel spinner cards with decoupage elements in 4 designs. The double-sided papers are great for finishing off your makes, and the inserts with subtle printing go inside the card so you can write a message without the artwork overpowering your words. The kit also contains a square Little Book of printed pages for layering and embellishing.
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Flight of the Butterflies card making kit
If you prefer your artwork in the style of vintage botanical prints, check out this Flight of the Butterflies Mirri Magic mega pack card making kit! This Hunkydory bumper pack has two brilliant topper sets, all printed on mirror board to give different levels of shine and reflection within the artwork using clever design techniques. The Mirri Magic topper collection has 4 different die-cut topper sets with 2 designs of each in the pack, along with coordinating card inserts and papers. You also get the Finishing Touches toppers set, with 8 sheets of mirri-printed and die-cut toppers, sentiments and embellishments (4 different 7x7in sheets, with 2 designs of each in the card making kit). If that weren't enough, you also receive printed parchment, luxury card inserts and an A6 Mirri Magic pad of coordinating images.
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Memorable Moments luxury topper collection card making kit
This limited edition card making kit from Hunkydory is a little different from the other card making kits in this round up. It consists of 16 individual topper sets, designed to see you through a whole year of card making, with artwork and themes suitable for all occasions. Each topper set includes 1 foiled and die-cut topper sheet, 1 foiled card stock sheet and 1 printed cardstock sheet. The individual components are cleverly designed to work together in countless ways, with a common colour palette accents in gold, silver, green and holographic foil. Themes include Easter, birthday, celebration, anniversary & engagement, wedding, good luck, get well, bon voyage, retirement, new home, new baby, you passed, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, thank you and sympathy – phew! That's a whole lot of crafting.
Delightful Roses card making kit
There is a reason why roses are loved by so many - as well as beautiful soft petals, their rich but delicate scent is so distinctive! And they are such a joy in the summer months when they come into bloom. Whatever time of year you are crafting, you can spread a little of that floral joy with this Delightful Roses card making kit. The kit contains 6 different designs with 2 of each design in the card making kit for a total of 12 cards to make. The printed cards have foil frame detailing on the front around the central rose images. You can decoupage the roses with the die-cut sheets, where you pop the elements out and layer them up to create dimension with no fussy cutting needed! You also get coordinating inserts to go inside your cards and envelopes included in the card making kit.
Country Days card making kit
Featuring artwork of country cottages and picturesque rural villages, this card making kit lets you craft 6 different decoupage cards, with 2 of each design in the pack to make a total of 12 cards. The printed square card bases are embellished with golden filigree frames, surrounding the central circular scene. The die-cut sheets in the card making kit let you pop out the decoupage elements you need to layer up the designs with sticky pads. No need for fussy cutting! They also include die-cut printed greetings for you to embellish your cards.
Say it With Flowers card making kit
Craft queen Sara Davies from Crafter's Companion has crammed so much into this card making kit, it needs to come in a box! Unlike all the other card making kits on this page, you will need a die cutting machine to make up your cards, as the pack contains 14 mini dies – lots of different flower dies and a banner shape – that combine to make a whole host of different floral centrepieces. You also get coloured cardstock to die cut, printed background papers in neutral shades, greetings stamps and white cards and envelopes. Altogether there are over 195 elements in the card making kit, but you will need to have access to a die cutting machine to use it.
- Buy now from Crafter's Companion (£24.99)
Watercolour Escapes pop-out window concept card making kit
We do appreciate a clever card fold in our card making kits! As well as featuring lovely watercolour artwork, this card making kit has the folds and cuts you need to put together 4 fun and 3D pop-out cards in minutes. You attach the printed and die-cut inserts inside the printed and die-cut card bases to create a moving front panel. You mount the floral front piece on this, and it will swing and move when the card is opened. The pack contains 4 different floral designs, with materials to craft 2 sets of each card in the pack. You also get a foil-embellished and die-cut sheet of decoupage and embellishment elements to decorate your cards.
- Buy now from Etsy ($17.99)
Beautiful Birdhouse card making kit
If you like to make shaped cards, but don't like all the fuss of following templates, this is a great card making kit for you! The Beautiful Birdhouse concept card making kit comes with the bird-house-shaped base card ready printed and die cut for you to pop out and fold to make the base card. There are 4 different colour highlight options in the card making kit. The artwork is designed to have a moveable door that can be swung out to reveal the scene or sentiment underneath. You also get decorative elements included on the sheet for layering with sticky pads for a 3D finish. There are printed and die-cut inserts shaped to stick inside the bird house card (see our favourite glue guns if you need a new one), and a page of printed and die-cut toppers and embellishments to decorate your card. A beautiful idea from Hunkydory and oh-so-simple to craft with.
- Buy now from HobbyMaker (£11.99)
DecoLarge ultimate card making kit
If you want to go all-in on the 3 great DecoLarge card making kits we are profiling above, you can buy this bumper pack containing all 3 themes in this ultimate collection card making kit. You get to craft 24 cards with the Golden Age of Glamour, Heartfelt Wishes and Flourishing Florals, and save £6 on the price of buying the 3 card making kits separately.
- Buy now from HobbyMaker (£35.97)
Golden Age of Glamour DecoLarge card making kit
Glamour comes in all sizes and styles, but the Gathered team are less inclined towards understated elegance and more likely to go big on impact. So this Golden Age of Glamour DecoLarge card making kit is right up our street. You get 8 printed cardstock sheets, which lets you craft lovely big A5 cards if you want - or trim them down for smaller cards or fancy folds, like our bridge fold cards. The other 12 sheets have a mix of large toppers and smaller decoupage or embellishment motifs - all die cut for ease and with foil details for a really opulent make. Make your recipients feel like they deserve the red carpet treatment with this card making kit!
- Buy now from HobbyMaker
Heartfelt Wishes DecoLarge card making kit
Keeping it Hunkydory DecoLarge - who likes flowers, birds and nostalgic scenes? This clever A4 card making kit makes the most of these lovely themes, with 20 A4 sheets. 8 of them are printed cardstock for you to fold into base cards - fancy or plain folds, however you like! If you are looking for ideas for fancy folds, try our how to make a stepper card or how to make a Z fold card tutorials. The other 12 sheets are packed with die-cut and foiled toppers and embellishments. The larger toppers are enough to decorate a card front in their own right, but there are loads of other small die-cut elements that you can use to layer up and decoupage the cards to add dimension using sticky pad. As the packs are created and die cut for you, it is so simple, with no fussy cutting required!
- Buy now from HobbyMaker (£11.99)
Flourishing Florals DecoLarge card making kit
For the crafters who like big cards with big impact, the Hunkydory DecoLarge card making kit range is a great choice for you! The Flourishing Florals pack is themed around detailed flower artwork in a whole host of colours with different bouquets and blooms on show. This A4 card making kit has everything you need to make 8 different floral cards - 8 printed cardstock sheets, 8 foiled and die-cut topper sheets and 8 foiled and die-cut embellishment sheets for decoupaging or adding accents to your cards. It's a floral fiesta of special card making for all occasions.
Spring Bird Song ultimate card making kit
If you love the Beautiful Bird Houses card making kit above, but want to take your birdhouse card making even further, this bumper Hunkydory card making kit includes that creative set plus a whole lot more! You'll also get your hands on birdhouse artwork decorating 4 die-cut toppers embellished with gold details (4 designs, 8 sheets in total) with complimentary printed papers and inserts. The lighter printed sheets are the luxury card inserts, with more muted artwork perfect for sticking inside your card to write your greeting on. This card making kit also includes the Spring Birdsong Picture Perfect square pad, with printed pages for layering or embellishing birdhouse-themed makes beyond the card packs.
- Buy now from HobbyMaker
Picturesque Pastimes ultimate card making kit
Take a trip down memory lane with the nostalgic artwork featuring vintage transport and country scenes in this Hunkydory card making kit. It is perfect for crafting cards for the men in your life! The set features luxury die-cut and foil-embellished toppers (4 designs with 2 of each in the pack) along with coordinating printed cardstock for layering as quick and easy cards. You'll also get a set of card inserts, with matching artwork printed more mutely so you can write on these sheets for the greetings inside your card. The square Picture Perfect Little Book is part of the deal too, containing printed papers of the timeless images for decoupage, embellishing or just expanding the accent choice for your Picturesque Pastimes card makes.
- Buy now from HobbyMaker
Watercolour Escapes ultimate card making kit
If you are a fan of the watercolour style and concept cards above and want to be able to craft more with this lovely artwork, check out this card making kit! The Watercolour Escapes ultimate bundle has the concept cards as well as a luxury topper collection, inserts to go inside your cards along with printed papers and a square Little Book. The artwork features blooming wildflowers and grassy meadows throughout. There is gold foil detailing on the die-cut toppers and the card inserts are printed in muted colours, so you can write your message inside the card without the artwork obscuring it. Cards made with this Hunkydory pack are great for friendship, birthdays and anniversaries - or just to add summer holiday vibes to the gloomiest winter months.
- Buy now from HobbyMaker
Impress friends and family with handmade cards
Making your own greetings cards is an easy way to show you've given your loved ones extra thought on their special day. Most come with pre-prepared sections, so bringing all the elements together to create a neat card is fairly simple.
Card making kits come in all shapes and sizes, and there's no shortage of styles and themes available, so you can find the right look for your recipient.
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Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at www.youtube.com/PapercraftTV.
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