Each year, the first Saturday of October is designated World Cardmaking Day...and not just by Stampin' Up! Paper crafting companies and publications all around the world participate.
I've always enjoyed hosting a group of crafters in my home, making cards that benefit paediatric hospitals in my community. Just like everything else this year, I had to do something different thanks to the coronavirus.
Instead, I hosted a Zoom crafting session, where I played with the Box of Sunshine Paper Pumpkin kit. One of my attendees also had the kit to make, and others did their own projects. Here's what I accomplished:
Yes, the kit was designed to make 8 cards. There are so many extra pieces that it's easy to more than double that...I got 19 in total from the one kit (and yes, if you're counting along, one was already in an envelope ready to be mailed when I took this shot).
Here's a bit of a closer look at them:
These are the original 4 designs from Stampin' Up!
I CASE'd this from Anne Marie Hille, and liked it so much I had to make a few more. I will definitely do a tutorial sheet on this fold soon.
This kit is so cheerful and fun - I encourage you to get one for yourself, and consider it for any of your crafty friends or family! Only available while supplies last.
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Upcoming Classes & Events
Monthly Card Class - October RSVP by Thursday
Due to current Covid-19 conditions in Melbourne I can only offer this class as a kit/online version.
I will provide a kit and written instructions to make the 5 cards shown above. Participants will be able to add sentiments as desired with their own stamps and inks. Kits can be picked up from my residence in Melbourne using safe, social distancing protocols, or I can ship via tracked satchel. Come give this a try - perfect if you've always wanted to try my classes and can't attend in person.
Card Kit: includes all the pieces and printed directions needed to create 5 cards. You will need to supply your own stamps and ink for sentiments, as well as having basic adhesive (like Multipurpose Liquid Glue) for assembly.
Cost: $30 + $8.95 optional shipping. Australian crafters only, sorry.
Written Tutorial: Purchase the instructions including measurements (in centimetres and inches) and create along with us using your own supplies. You can substitute papers and colours based on what you have. International customers welcome!
Online (Zoom) Group Assembly Session: Third Saturday of the month, 2:00 pm AEDT (optional). Meeting link will be shared when you place your order.
October Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 8 October.*
October Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 17 October, 2 pm AEST.
November Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 12 November.*
November Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 21 November, 2 pm AEDT.
December Kit Ordering Deadline: Thursday, 3 December*
December Zoom Assembly Session: Saturday, 19 December 2 pm AEDT
*Please order as early as possible to ensure timely delivery.
I've been paper-crafting since 2006, and an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator since 2010. I love sharing my craft with others, either through classes or by creating special cards and gifts that meet their needs. Join me in creating fun!