Thomas Kinkade for a relaxing cardmaking session

I enjoy crafting and cardmaking most of the time, even the most complex designs, but just occasionally I think how nice it would be to have a pretty card made without too much effort or angst going into it – just a relaxed few minutes at your craft spot, whether it be the kitchen table or a desk.

This Thomas Kinkade project is so simple, hopefully you should find it a great way to chill and craft! The ingredients are all fairly simple and, of course, you can tweak which main design you use, and change the backing paper to use something you may have in your stash.

I think crafting can be compared to cooking – sometimes I want to make my own stock and sauces from scratch – and at other times I just want to get on, and an Oxo cube will do nicely thank you! I hope you enjoy this one.



  1. Mat some of the backing paper on grey card – add that to the card blank. I use double sided tape, but use whatever you like to use.
  2. Cut the border from the sheet in the Thomas Kinkade pad, add two-thirds or so of the way down (as in photo).
  3. Die cut the Sabrina border and make sure it is the same width as the grey card. Stick on with whatever glue you enjoy using – I use either glossy accents or a quickie glue pen.
  4. Mat the main image onto white card and attach that to your design and then cut out the little sentiment also on the sheet and add that – hey presto …. done!


5 replies
  1. Heather says:

    Hi Joanna
    What a beautiful card, your lace dies are my ultimate favourite and my most used dies of the 1,000’s I own lol! 😂. I’m lucky enough to have some paintings of Thomas Kinkade and was thrilled when you stocked the cd’s the images are awesome!
    Hugs x

  2. Jacky Howard says:

    Hi Joanna I’m lucky to have Thomas Kingkade cd rom. Your card is beautiful. It’s nice to see a card with a topper on rather than all these die cuts all the time.

  3. Brenda Donnachie says:

    Such a lovely card Joanna. Quick and simple to do.
    I have acouple of the Cd’d andthis has put me in the mood to look thm out.

  4. Margaret A says:

    How uncanny is this? There I was having a lazy afternoon, just sitting on the sofa doing nothing in particular when I decided to play back one of your Create & Craft shows that I had taped and this card was being demonstrated. It’s a sign – a sign that I’ve got to have a go at making it! It’s such a lovely card – thank you so much for sharing it.
    Margaret A.


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