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    • luhrmann
    • By luhrmann 27th Jul 16, 8:19 PM
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    card-making supplies recs?
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    • 27th Jul 16, 8:19 PM
    card-making supplies recs? 27th Jul 16 at 8:19 PM
    hi all,

    i've decided that i would like to do something crafty and after looking at some of the fun a coworker has had making cards, i thought i'd give this a try first.

    so my question to you is what sites/stores would you recommend for the basic starter supplies? there are so many around that i don't know where to start! hobbycraft seems an obvious one but it's often the most expensive. unfortunately we don't have a crafty store (except hobbycraft) in my town so online recs would be fantastic!
    £2016 in 2016: £30.37
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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 28th Jul 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 28th Jul 16, 3:41 PM
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    • 28th Jul 16, 3:41 PM
    I buy the sticky foam pads and double sided foam tape in the £1 shop (any of them) and have occasionally picked up packs of embellishments or card blanks.
    Wilkinsons have a craft section and are pretty good for basics like backing papers, card blanks and stickers etc.
    I can cook and sew, make flowers grow.
    • craftmad
    • By craftmad 5th Aug 16, 7:42 PM
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    • 5th Aug 16, 7:42 PM
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    • 5th Aug 16, 7:42 PM
    Is it OK for us to list our favourite craft websites (I know some forums don't like it)? There's some that I could recommend.
    • franklee
    • By franklee 12th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
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    • 12th Oct 16, 11:15 PM
    For chain shops I buy from The Range, Wilkinsons and sometimes The Works.

    For lovely cheap card toppers I buy The Works calendars just after Christmas when they are marked down and that gives me 12 colourful pictures.

    When I asked on here where to buy white card this site was recommended:
    I have some great card stock from them at super prices. Plus lots of ribbon. Recommend a look in their bargain corner also.

    If you intend to post your cards note the postage charges including depth of the package before you do your design. For example a tied bow can be quite chunky so will add to postage costs.
    Last edited by franklee; 12-10-2016 at 11:21 PM.
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