Saturday, 31 January 2009

Beginners card class - a night of crafting creativity

On Thursday night I held a beginners papercrafting class around at my house and I'd just like to say thank you to the lovely ladies who attended. We had a great evening with lots of fun and gossip and I was told that it was just the way to unwind after a stressful week at work. Cards and papers were pre-cut and scored so that folks could focus on stamping and punching and after a few practice stamps everyone dived right in.

This is the set of cards and a gift box that we made on the night although there was room for a little variation on the themes. For example Julie made her valentine card into an engagement card and Jo-anne opted to make a new baby card instead of the olive birthday card - just shows how versatile the stamp sets are. We also found time (OK so we overran but we were having fun!) to stamp inserts and envelopes and personalise the backs of the cards.

I've already posted the valentine's card here and the true friend card here if you want to take a look back at how I did them. 

The gift box is the same as the one here but using a different colour scheme. I used Old Olive cardstock and Old Olive Designer Series Paper. The large polka dot flower was stamped in Really Rust ink and the ribbon is Certainly Celery.

The card made to go with the gift box is also in Old 
Olive and this was stamped with the Leaves a la Carte Stampin' Around Wheel with Versamark ink applied to an uninked cartridge to give a watermark effect at the side. I used Happy Birthday Wishes from the Fun and Fast Notes stamp set and coloured with markers. The corner rounder punch was used on this and on the mat behind it which was Always Artichoke.

I don't just run classes for beginners, there are also classes covering different techniques, boxes and bags, scrapbooking and stamp camps for special occasions. If you'd like to join in a class or host a workshop then please email me at for available dates.

Thanks for dropping by.

Sara xx


margaret said...

Wow Sara you must have had a really fun night. all the cards etc are lovely. wish I had a group somewhere near me to go to. xx

Kate Lewis said...

Sounds like you had a great time Sara - love these cards, your ladies must have loved making them! K xx

Alex said...

Aww, sounds like you all had so much fun! :)

Great job Sara.

maddy hill said...

love your cards - very crisp and clean ! i love pillow boxes ! and you have choosen some fab colours Sara.