The Makery

Card Making Supplies


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What is it?

The Makery has a variety of tools that can be used in-house or checked out for making cards and other paper crafts. This includes some hand tools like paper trimmers and paper scorers as well as more advanced tools like the Sizzix and Ellison Die Machine for shape cut outs and electronic cutting machines like the Cricut and Silhouette Cameo. Note: Card punches and stamps are only available for check out.

What can I do?

You can make custom cards, paper banners, and other paper crafts. The paper score can be used to create fold lines for your custom cards or envelopes. The card making tools can also be used to create custom gift tags, place cards, or more. The Sizzix and Ellison Die Machine have a variety of die shapes for more intricate designs. The Cricut and Silhouette Cameo machines allow for further customization, including a “Draw” feature for custom text.

What does the Makery provide?

  • Paper Trimmers
  • Paper Scorer
  • Rulers
  • Scissors
  • Rotary Blades
  • Cricut
  • Ellison Die Machine
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Sizzix

What materials do I need?

  • Card making supplies:
    • Paper: copy paper, card stock, Vellum, etc.
    • Glue or tape
    • Pens
    • Ribbons
    • Ink pads
  • Embossing powder

What Materials Can I Use?

You can use any card making supplies with the card making equipment. Copy paper and card stock work well with the equipment. Paper that is glossy or has been laminated might be harder to use. Embellish your cards with buttons, enamel dots, ribbon, and more.



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