"You'll need cardstock, all colors, including white, ivory, and black. 8.5x11 works great for your basic card shape. 12x12 is helpful when making 6x6 cards or other large odd sizes. Many brands are available, in different colors, sizes, and textures."
"When making your card base, use a bone folder to create a neat crease when folding the cardstock. A bone folder can also be also used to score the crease into your cardstock before folding it into a card base. (Several brands are available.)"
"Use a papertrimmer to cut your cardstock into the dimensions you need to create a card base. It's also used to cut embellishments or photos needing a straight edge. Some papertrimmers come with a scoring tool, so you can score the crease in your cardstock before folding it into a card base. (I've not yet had much luck with these though.)(Several brands are available, this is one of my favorites.)"
"Use adhesive to attach paper and embellishments to your card base. This brand comes in permanent or repositionable. The dispenser is refillable. The adhesive is clear, so it generally doesn't show through sheer ribbon. (Many brands are available. This is one of my favorites.)"
"You'll need scissors to trim paper edges (to make them even with the card base), or to cut ribbon, or to cut shapes freehand. (At least two brands available. This is my favorite due to the safety sheath included and the rubberized grip.)"
"I LOVE this little machine!!! Use this to die cut shapes from paper and other craft materials and to emboss designs into your paper using embossing folders. This machine comes with instructions for using different types of dies (thick, thin) from a variety of manufacturers. (Other die-cutting and embossing systems/machines are available.)"
"You can write your own sentiment on your card, in your own, unique and personal style of handwriting, using a journaling pen (many brands, colors, and nib sizes available). As the artist, be sure to sign the back of your card!"