Card making is becoming ever more popular with 56% of households crafting in one way or another. There are magazines, retails shops, tv articles giving ideas and selling huge varieties of ways to make cards and paper craft.
There are many theories of why card making and paper craft has become so popular. Some people claim it is the recession and everyone has become more thrifty (our parents and grandparents home crafted cards, knitting, sewing, housewares and I expect most of us wore something homemade when we were small). Mass production of cards with hundreds of choices but difficult to find something unique or personalised or fits the recipient perfectly. Wanting to create something personal to give to a friend or relative for their special occasion or just to say thanks. Hobbies, a way to relax and create. Whatever the reason card making and papercraft has never been more popular.
Stampin' Up is a range of high quality card making and paper craft products which you buy through a demonstrator (like me) Up to the minute, on trend products to suit every style from modern & funky to beautiful vintage. With 25 years trading they are a company to trust and have a real passion for what they do. Buying through a stampin' up! demonstrator means you will always have ongoing support, help and advice.
Card making classes are one of the ways to "try before you buy" and learn how to create some wonderful projects, grow in confidence and techniques and above all have fun with other like-minded people. My classes (as a stampin' up! demonstrator) are run for 6 people at a time, so everyone gets lots of individual attention and are held either in my home, your home if you live within a 10 mile radius of GU9 or at a function room.
One of the classes I run is a weekly class for the over 70's held at a local function room. This has been running for a couple of months now and is very popular and proves that you are never too old to start.
These are a few of the cards that were created at last weeks class.
If you would like to join one of my classes then please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy crafting :))