card-making supplies recs?

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luhrmannluhrmann Forumite
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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


  • luxor4tluxor4t Forumite
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    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.
  • craftmadcraftmad Forumite
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    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.
  • edited 12 October 2016 at 10:21PM
    frankleefranklee Forumite
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    edited 12 October 2016 at 10:21PM
    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.
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