Card stock craft of musical instruments
Layer card stock crafts create a three-dimensional display

Receiving gifts is a pleasure, giving gifts is where the real thrill lies. When giving or receiving a homemade gift -- one that you or someone put effort, time, and careful thought into -- the appreciation and pleasure of owing it is increased. When you're the one creating gifts, that adds another layer of fun because you and the recipient know you put your heart and art into them. Sadly, not all of us are natural artists, and stick drawings cease to be charming after the artist crosses double-digit age. Those curved scissors give way to the pointy ones that are supposed to help us cut straight and curved lines. We should be able to create interesting designs using this handheld tool, but some of us are just not skilled with those hand cutters. Even when making card stock crafts, we can feel like amateurs if our cuts are messy.

Muse cutters for the win! Card stock art, as well as other artsy endeavors, are enhanced using these supportive cutters. Use on a desktop or with a stand to find your niche in the craft market, or just make them for friends.

Next-Level Card Stock Crafts

Just skip the scissors and create interesting and colorful card stock art for pop-up cards or books, wall art, greeting cards, centerpieces, and more, with a professional cutter. Create seasonal greeting cards to send to friends, school spirit items, or cards to attach to gifts. Personalized kids' pop-up books make great gifts for little ones. Make that shark or T-rex a 3-D reality for endless hours of jumps and shrieks.

Shadow boxes become layered masterpieces with card stock art. (Adding light to the back of the box makes the design even more interesting. Using opaque card stock can diffuse the illumination and create depth with shadows.) The layers, colors, and shapes create interesting designs that are only limited by imagination and the time you set aside to craft. If you search for "layered card stock art" online you will find endless videos and ideas for making your own art (and find a lot of card stock art items for sale). Realism and fantasy can be expressed and come to life using professional cutters. Put down the scissors!


Muse helps you create card stock art centerpieces

Use Muse for Card Stock Crafts

Muse cutters have a reputation for reliability and ease of use. They have been discovered and celebrated by crafters and professions for their accuracy and meticulous vinyl cutting for sign designs, text, and logos.

For smaller media, the advantage of Muse 15 and Muse 24 crafter cutters is the non-slip cutting mat that is included. These mats are especially helpful when crafting intricately-designed items requiring precision cutting.

The cutting mats hold non-adhesive sheet media, including card stock, magnetic inkjet paper, and other media, to grant stability and reliability to your cutting. Think of the cutting mat as a supportive friend helping you keep your media straight, stable, and in place while you create your masterpieces. Even the smallest designs, like intricate "lace" designs, are cut to precision using Muse 15 and Muse 24 cutters with the cutting mat.

Muse 24 bundle for card stock crafts
Make card stock crafts and cut vinyl for other projects with the Muse 24 crafter starter bundle

Muse 15 and Muse 24 cutters in several craft packages. Find what best supports your crafting dream and go from there. You can read more technical information about Muse cutters by checking out our previous blog.

Double-Duty Muse Cutters

If you want to make card stock crafts but also need a vinyl cutter, or if your torn which way you want to start with crafting, you don't have to choose between your two options! Muse 15 and Muse 24 cutters work for both types of media, and more. The Muse 15 crafter's starter bundle and Muse 24 crafter's starter bundle each come with five rolls of vinyl and have five license plate blanks, as well.

Muse Cutters Facts & Figures

Muse 15 Specs

  • Maximum Media width: 19.7 inches (500 mm)
  • Maximum Cutting width: 15.3 inches (390 mm)
  • Maximum Contour Cut width: 13.7 inches (350 mm)
  • Tracking: Up to 96 inches
  • Cutting Precision: +/- 0.01 mm
  • Repeat Precision: 0.082 mm
  • Dimensions (assembled): 28.5” (W) X 6.7” (H) X 10.5” (D) cutting mat
  • Muse 15 cutter packages
The Muse M15 desktop cutter package opens endless card art possibilities!

Create Space Hardware Requirements:

  • 512 MB of RAM or more
  • At least 50MB of available hard disk space
  • USB Port 1.1 or 2.x

Create Space - Print and Cut video

Muse 24 Specs

  • Maximum Media width: 28.3 inches (720 mm)
  • Maximum Cutting width: 24 inches (610 mm)
  • Maximum Contour Cut width: 22.4 inches (570 mm)
  • Tracking: Up to 120 inches
  • Cutting Precision: +/- 0.01 mm
  • Repeat Precision: 0.082 mm
  • Dimensions (assembled): 37” (W) X 39” (H) X 20” (D)
  • 18" x 24" cutting mat
  • Muse 24 cutter packages

LXI 19 Hardware Requirements:

  • Windows PC with at least 4 GB of RAM (8GB of RAM is recommended)
  • Screen resolution of 1125 x 854 with 16-bit color or higher
  • 1GB of free hard drive space, and 4GB of working disc space
  • Compatible OS - Windows 7, 8, or 10

MUSE M24 Master Package | SignWarehouse

Become a Proficient Card Stock Crafter

You may have been crafting for years and want to challenge yourself or expand your repertoire. Perhaps you returned to crafting during the pandemic to keep from going stir crazy. Or maybe you are just starting out expressing yourself non-verbally. Whatever the reason for your curiosity, crafting with card stock is an affordable and easy-to-learn way to be creative in a small space. And materials are relatively affordable (card stock can be found at a dollar store).

Use your own designs or use clipart for ideas. Once you start making custom greeting cards and other crafts, you will never go back to buying them. You may even find yourself being asked to make custom announcement cards for family and friends. Whether making gifts for yourself or others, you will prepared to sharpen your skills in making card stock crafts by employing a Muse cutter.