Since starting this blog I've wanted to expand my crafting horizons and last week I had a chance to try card making. I was invited to a Stampin' Up party by a friend and it turned out to be a lot of fun. I was expecting something like a Tupperware party where I'd be pressured into spending lots of money on pretty things I don't really need. Happily it was more of a craft workshop and I didn't feel obliged to buy anything (although I did of course :-P).
At the class the participants were given supplies and guidance to make five projects. Here's what we got to make:
A "celebrate" card using embossed card and stamps.
An Easter card. The stamp is coloured in with a water colour pen.
A butterfly tag using a butterfly hole punch and stamps.
And a cute dressed up Easter egg using stamps and a cut up flower punch for wings.
I also made a birthday tag but I gave it away before I had a chance to take photos!
I was really impressed with the class and all the pretty things that we got to make. None of the designs are my own, but I can see how it would be easy to make lots of lovely cards and tags with the right equipment. Unfortunately a lot of the equipment is fairly pricey; the machine used for embossing card costs over $100! Card making probably won't become the primary craft in my life, but it was nice to try something new. And who knows, I might give it a try once in a while now that I know how :-)