Card-Making For Beginners Course

This is a 4 week course, introducing you to the various basics of card-making, and giving you a firm foothold to build on in the future. However, if you only want to attend certain weeks, that’s fine too. You can attend as many or few of the sessions as you wish. The course will run 10.30-3 on Thursdays starting from 6th June with a short break for lunch. There is a cafe and a tearoom on site for drinks and lunch. All materials will be provided, and each participant completing the full 4-week course will also receive a free starter pack to enable them to continue at home. The course will be held in Pod 7 Stonham Barns Park, IP14 6AT.

Cost £60 (£15 per week) – You have the option of paying in full in advance, which carries a 10% discount. Alternatively, if you wish to pay weekly, each week must be paid in advance.

People on benefits & pensions are eligible for a discount (discounts can’t be combined). Proof of benefits or pensions must be supplied at the first session, or you will need to pay the balance. All benefits are included except Child Tax Credits.

There are only 6 spaces available, so book early to avoid disappointment! Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If we are over-subscribed, we will run another course to follow in quick succession.

For more information, email: , phone: 07757 252332, or visit our shop: Pod 21b Stonham Barns Park, IP14 6AT.

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Course Programme – Skill Level 1

Week 1 – Card-craft Basics

Types of card available and what you can use them for

Basic tools and what they do

Using adhesives, double sided tape, glue dots, & 3D foam pads, and best practice

Cutting and Assembling

Matting and Layering

The effects of different image and sentiment locations

The effects of embellishments

Making your first card

Week 2 – Introduction to Die Cutting

Types of die cutting machines and what they do

Get to know your machine

Positioning the dies and best practice

Nesting dies and frames

Basic tools and what they do

Using intricate dies

Practice techniques

Week 3 – Next Level Die Cutting

Recap on previous week

Verso and Edging dies – what they are and how to use them

Making aperture cards

Layers and aperture cards

Using Embossing folders

Practice techniques

Week 4 – Introduction to Stamping

What a stamp is and how to use them

Stamping platforms and acrylic blocks

Types of ink

Are all card types compatible?

Stamping backgrounds

Stamping toppers

Stamping sentiments


Making cards using matting, layering and stamping

Research and inspiration

Practice techniques

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