When you hit your Crafting button in the menu, or face your crafting station and type "x", the crafting screen pops open. There should be an arrow in the upper right of your screen that is just like the one on the Bazaar screen (when you buy or sell items to Eilif Silverfist), and clicking that arrow should cycle you through your recipes: from 1) equipment to 2) household items/furniture, to 3) cards and transmutation spells. The lowest level cards will take a basic station to craft; in fire school the third card and higher need a card crafting station, and cannot be crafted until you become an adept crafter.
I hope that clears it up for you. 8)Angus Ironpants, 38th Pyromancer