While scrapbooking is my go-to craft form, making cards isn’t far behind. The oddest thing that I have realized this past couple of years is that I have a hard time with taking scrapbooking classes. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the classes; I just have a super difficult time trying to fit my photos and stories onto a pre-designed layout. Does the theme work? Do I have the right number of photos? I have a nice stack of finished layouts just waiting to be used. Hmm. What is a crafter to do?
Enter card classes! Oh during the pandemic I fell in LOVE with card classes. I get a box of supper fun goodies. (I love collecting craft supplies as much as using craft supplies!) I get classes to put those goodies to use. If the sentiment on the card isn’t for an event that matters to me I can change it. Ditto with the color scheme. And the best part is I then send them away! No guilt about stuff sitting around waiting for me to do something with them.
Well I spend another fabulous weekend event making cards on September 30-October 2 2022. I have had cards on the brain ever since. I wanted to share a photo gallery here since this is what is occupying my time and energy right now. Can’t let the blog get too quiet, right?
Oh I have a few more cards to share, but first I also have a few more cards to make! Yes, more cards! I didn’t even finish half of the classes that were offered on the 30th. I still need to go back and complete cards shared by Simon Hurley (half done), Honey Bee, Crafter’s Companion (partly done), Brutus Monroe, and Your Next Stamp. That is a lot more goodness to come.
In the mean time, I took all my box supplies and mixed and matched manufacturer products. Jennifer McGuire had shared her ideas for doing exactly that in a video that was shown during the event. While my designs are never JG level, I do always mix and match out of the simple desire for certain element. I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire, but it was also World Card Making day challenge time. The Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine team put together 5 challenges (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) all with prizes; if you scroll to the bottom of challenge 5 you’ll notice an extra prize for entering every challenge. I just had to enter them all of course. 😀
I hope to come back by the end of the month with more card shares from the rest of the classes as well as the rest of the ideas that are buzzing around in my brain.
Until then, have an artful day!