Introducing my Free Cardmaking Class: 8 Birthday Cards in 8 Minutes Each

I’m very excited to share with you that I have created my newest class: 8 Birthday Cards in 8 Minutes Each

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Bright blue, green, and yellow birthday cards

Class Description for 8 Birthday Cards in 8 Minutes Each

As with my first class, 15 Holiday Cards in 1 Hour, I am going to make the video tutorial portion free on YouTube and make the workbook a paid extra. I believe you will be able to make the cards without the workbook but you might find it a helpful supplement.

In this class, we will make 8 birthday cards in the A2 size using a cutting template and sketches. I demonstrate in a video how you can make each card in 8 minutes or less but these results are not guaranteed. You will use 1 piece of 12×12 paper and have no patterned paper scraps leftover. The template is exclusive to the class and the sketches coordinate and show you how to use the pieces from the template. However there are some sketches are borrowed from my existing 6×6 templates and sketches so the designs may seem familiar.

The templates and the coordinating sketches will also work for other themes. For other themes, simply choose other paper and embellishments.

The workbook will contain full instructions for completing the projects including pictures as well as the sketches, a patterned paper cutting template, and card stock mat cutting template. There will also be sample photos for reference. You should be able to complete the projects with only the video or only the workbook, but they are designed to compliment each other.

Bright blue, green, orange, and yellow birthday card supplies

Supplies for 8 Birthday Cards in 8 Minutes Each

For the class you will need:


  • 1 sheet of 12×12 patterned paper (double sided recommended and can be directional)
  • 4 sheets of white 8.5×11 card stock
  • 1 sheets of coordinating colored 12×12 card stock
  • a paper trimmer
  • a scissors
  • adhesive (tape runner recommended)
  • pack of coordinating ephemera


  • organizing tray, box, bag, or envelope
  • a scoring board
  • a bone folder
  • 1 coordinating color of ink
  • 1 stamp set with coordinating small sentiments
  • extra white card stock
  • a stamp block

In the video for the class I used the following supplies.


Terms for the class and workbook:

The workbook is for personal use only. You are not licensed to sell, or redistribute, the class files to others for use. This includes posting them for sale or download on other websites.

You may however share the video tutorial and hopefully you will consider it a valuable referral to new card makers.

Jess Crafts is not sponsored by any of the companies who manufacture the specific supplies used in the videos or samples. The use of the supplies does not imply a specific endorsement from either party. Jess Crafts is using the supplies that she would typically use in this type of crafting but many other specific tools and supplies could be used to achieve the same look or purpose.

You are responsible for understanding how to safely use any supplies or tools when creating projects.

You may sell handmade cards created from the templates provided in the workbook or the instructions in the video.