When I owned a rubber stamping/scrapbook store I started a card making class right away. It became my most popular class and I had such a wonderful, loyal following of customers who showed up each week to create the five cards.
After 11 years I closed my store and to this day I miss these customers. I still see them occasionally and we sometimes attend scrapbooking crops (like the one we had last weekend that I wrote about yesterday) together but it is not the same.
I want to think that maybe they miss the card classes as well. We live in a small town in Northwest Iowa and card classes and scrapbook stores are few and far between now. We have a wonderful store about 1/2 hour away called The Outlet (you can follow them on Facebook). Debbie and John are wonderful people and she does offer a card class on a regular basis and I highly recommend it if you are in my area. If you live close to a local scrapbook store please support them!
One of my best customers started taking online classes and one of the websites she loves is Big Picture Classes. She just told me that they are really professional and she has learned a lot from their classes.
They are starting a card making class on November 20th and are taking registration now. If you are missing a card class in your area then I would recommend checking them out.
This class is a 6-week guided workshop that starts on November 20, 2014. Here is a little blurb about the class directly from their website.
In a world dominated by digital communication, handmade greeting cards slipped into real paper envelopes and mailed the old-fashioned way have become more special, more rare, and more important than ever.
Spend just 6 weeks getting the inspiration and the instructions you need to create 36 handcrafted cards that you can use all year long! You’ll also learn a proven system for organizing your finished cards, and you’ll create a “happy mail kit” that makes it easy to share them with the people you love throughout the year.
I think it sounds pretty good but you can read it for yourself and decide if it is right for you. Also, I have to tell you that this post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission.
I know that I miss making cards and most of the time I just don’t take the time to do it and if I do take the time it is usually at the last minute and doesn’t look as good as it should.
In this class you make 36 cards. That would keep me going for most of the year I think.
So, take some time for yourself and join a card making class. It can be at your local store or this online class. I know you will have a lot of fun and create something great. Plus who doesn’t LOVE to get a handmade card in the mail?