On Saturday I held an event to celebrate World Cardmaking Day (yes, that really is a thing!). I invited people to stop in and create cards that will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation here in Melbourne, and they will be sold in the hospital’s gift shop to support the Foundation’s initiatives.
I contacted Stampin’ Up! Australia a few months ago, and they agreed to donate a huge box of supplies to be used for projects and door prizes. I received a LOT of retired Designer Series Paper and card stock packs, wood-mount stamp sets, ribbon and embellishments, a few ink pads, and a bunch of project kits.
I took over our entire living area for a couple of days! These 2 tables had Christmas-themed materials.
And our dining table had birthday and Dinoroar materials.
I love that everyone was so open and friendly and helped each other. About ⅓ of the attendees knew each other from having come to my classes before, but the other ⅔ were brand new to my events. Several were brand new to stamping and paper crafting, so I was happy that the experienced stampers jumped right in to help out!
Meet my new friends, Mary (left) and Arum (right). They are Malaysian, and Arum is spending a week in Melbourne visiting Mary. She likes to volunteer when she travels, and found my event on Meetup and decided to participate! How cool is that?
Tomorrow I’ll show you some of the project we made.
Low Inventory Alert – Christmas Countdown Kit
Stampin’ Up! has indicated that the supply of the Christmas Countdown advent calendar project kit is running low.
If you want to make this in my class the last week of November you should RSVP right away. My class is $65.00 and includes the kit and all the additional supplies needed to complete it. As soon as you RSVP I will contact you to arrange payment and order your kit. Of course, if the kit sells out I will refund your money.
You can also order the kit to assemble on your own. Below are the supplies needed to complete the kit (plus clear blocks for the stamp set).