Crafting for Good Blog

Crafting for good is about helping yourself and others through creativity - visiting our site and purchases from our social enterprise shop all help our community work...we call it Robin Hood crafting; those that can, helping those that can't.

Using Printable Card Fronts for Making Handmade Cards

One of the members of a craft group run by our community centre made a card using our printable floral card set, adhering it onto cardstock and a coordinating piece of background paper and adding some fabric flowers from our donated stock.  We think it looks great!

printable floral card front on a handmade card

It was made using one of the designs in our Floral Card Making Set - 8 fabulous designs to add to your own choice of base and decorate as you wish.  These designs are mostly straight edges and designed to be easy cutting.  Perfect for group activities and you can Sell What You Make if you're fundraising.

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If you live near Wakefield, Colourful Crafts meet every Thursday afternoon at St Swithun's Community Centre, Eastmoor

Quick Printable Greeting Card Ideas

Try a quick printable greeting card if you're in a hurry, or new to handmade cards and want something really easy.

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New! Printable Santa Claus Christmas Card Set - £1.50

£1.50 for 8 Santa Claus Christmas Card Designs


Make your own handmade Christmas cards with this easy, printable card making set - your download will include 8 designs (2 per sheet) with the following elements to cut out and design with:

  • Toppers or card fronts
  • Sentiments
  • Paper ribbon strips

Combine as you wish and adhere to your own choice of card, creating your own handmade cards.

  • Print as many as you need
  • Create different cards with the same design or decoupage layers on the main panel
  • You can also Sell What You Make

Each of the main pictures measures approximately 4x4 inches (for the circle and square panels) or 4x5 inches (for the oval and rectangle panels).

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New! £1.50 Christmas Animals Card Making Set

£1.50 for 8 Handmade Christmas Card Designs


Make your own handmade Christmas cards with this easy, printable card making set - your download will include 8 designs (2 per sheet) with the following elements to cut out and design with:

  • Toppers or card fronts
  • Sentiments
  • Paper ribbon strips

Combine as you wish and adhere to your own choice of card, creating your own handmade cards.

  • Print as many as you need
  • Create different cards with the same design or decoupage layers on the main panel
  • You can also Sell What You Make

Each of the main pictures measures approximately 4x4 inches (for the circle and square panels) or 4x5 inches (for the oval and rectangle panels).

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New! Christmas Never-Ending Card Bundle to Print and Make

printable never-ending card kit


A new bundle of fabulous Christmas Never-Ending cards for you to print at home or in your group - easy to cut and opens out on itself which each turn of the flaps.


See how they work in our video below, and we have a full step-by-step tutorial too.


Card Making Tutorials

Card making tutorials for our card making downloads: printables with purpose and where society profits

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Craft Tutorials

Craft tutorials from Volunteers at Crafting4Good - using printables with purpose for instant crafting

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Easy Fundraising for Crafting4Good CIC

Easy fundraising for our not-for-profit craft company when shopping online - help us to help others

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Submit Your Stories

Stories and insight from others on creativity, wellbeing, mental health, charity fundraising etc

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Social Impact from Crafting4Good CIC

Social impact in various ways through our not-for-profit craft company, and how you can help too.

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Donor Diane's Destash

How a destash of magazine freebies from a chance Facebook post shaped the foundations of Crafting4Good

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Miniature Moments - Watercolours by Sue's Art, Crafts and Watercolours

We're working on a new section called Miniature Moments - those little times that you purposefully indulge in something you enjoy to brighten your day. While that's being worked on, I wanted to share something that made a huge impact on my day today...

This beautiful watercolour is by a lady I met through our Facebook page and I was blown away...she is *learning* watercolour! Her work literally took my breath away - this one, in particular, has all the elements that I adore; blue, green, nature, watercolours, textured art paper... Love it.

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We will be sharing more of our Miniature Moments in the new section when it's ready, to help inspire beauty in your day, especially if you're feeling down and need a wellbeing boost. Why not sign up to our newsletter and watch this space!

In the meantime, please do check out Sue's Instagram and Facebook page - I am sure you will be delighted by both! (ps. we use the hashtag #miniaturemoments on Instagram if you want to follow that too)

Art and Wellbeing - What I Learn From Painting Great Masters

How art and wellbeing relate and help you "take notice" of the things around you

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The Importance of Creativity - Richmond Fellowship

The importance of creativity explained beautifully by participants in creative workshops held by the mental health recovery charity, Richmond Fellowship:

Check out their nationwide Community Based Support, to see if there are any creative activities in your area - many of which include peer support i.e. being helped by those with lived experience of mental health issues.

You can also find out about becoming a peer supporter with full accredited training provided by the Richmond Fellowship.

As our motto says, "helping yourself and others through creativity" is one way to improved wellbeing and emotional resilience when it comes to mental health.

Card Making Supplies - The Paperbox

Why our social enterprise is happy to recommend The Paperbox for card making supplies and wedding DIY

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