About Us

CardMakers Ltd is Christchurch based. We supply a large range of card-making supplies online. Choose from cards, note cards, square cards, photo cards, single fold, 2 fold, 3 fold, gate-fold, card pieces, xmas, poly bags, envelopes and Peel craft self adhesives.

Due to the Christchurch Earthquake we are not able to offer a retail space - but we are still trading with internet sales, phone and email sales - we look forward to your order.

Joe and Nicky Arts run the family owned and operated business  We are the fourth generation of our family to be in the printing trade, so I guess you could say we have ink in our veins. ( Over the generations, we have been: running a newspaper,  trading as a “jobbing” printer, and now we are a niche card supplier).

We maintain a "hands on" approach in all aspects of our business, from designing and selecting the paper, diecutting the cards and picking and packing your parcel.

We make our “stuff” here in Christchurch.  This works well for a small niche business like ours, we can be more flexible, do shorter runs and we have good long standing relationships with our paper suppliers.

We have been selling cards now since 1991 and we have an clear understanding of what works and more importantly what does not. We make high quality items that are crafted with care at a reasonable price.

During the Christchurch earthquakes, we suffered a huge amount of building damage, but we are still trading with internet, phone and email sales - we look forward to your order.  We are grateful to all our customers who have supported us over the last few, very difficult years.  The end is now in sight.

We will be opening a pop-up shop in our building in 2017 to clear some pre-earthquake stock.    

1306353828 wordpressIf you would like to find out more about our journey and building frustrations please visit our blog ShakyTown Blues 

It is the “warts and all” true saga of our journey to recovery. 

Joe & Nicky Arts