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Handmade Greeting Cards Workshop, 01/27/2021, 7p

Sure you could go to your local Walgreens and buy the first birthday card you see, but wouldn’t it be so much more fun to make your own? Not only would it be personal, but your recipient would love a handmade card even more! 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

7 PM CDT

Shivani Regan, Instructor

Shivani is a junior at LASA who has always had a passion for art.  She has a small business (@thepapergirl_atx on instagram) where she sells cards and other paper products that she hand makes.

Description

Sure you could go to your local Walgreens and buy the first birthday card you see, but wouldn’t it be so much more fun to make your own? Not only would it be personal, but your recipient would love a handmade card even more!  Sign up for this class to learn how to make a variety of simple cards that you can recreate and tweek over and over again for all of your greeting card needs.

While these will be a little bit nicer than the birthday cards you made in elementary school with printer paper and crayola markers, all 6 of the cards made in this class are pretty simple and can be made by anyone!  We’ll be making three birthday cards, two thank you cards, and a valentines day card (time permitting) with minimal supplies.  Make sure to have your supplies (listed below) ready to go before the class starts so that you can follow along!

Before the class:

Please cut your white cardstock so that we are able to get through more cards!  We’re making 6 cards, so you’ll want to have 6 white pieces of paper 8”x5.5” folded in half (and it wouldn’t hurt to make an extra just in case).  Also, you’ll want to cut an extra piece of white paper 5.5”x 3.75” for one of the cards.

Supplies:

As long as you have these basic supplies listed below, you’ll be good to make all of the cards, but I’ve also linked some of my personal favorites in case you need to pick up a few extra supplies.

  • colored paper- here’s a good variety pack off of amazon
  • white cardstock- anything will do, but here’s one of my favorites
  • washi tape- you can go crazy with this one! Feel free to splurge a little because there are so many pretty ones.  Here’s one cute pack to get you started
  • Scissors- Any scissors you have will work perfectly
  • black pen/thin marker- Any black pen/marker you have will do! Some of my favorites are thin sharpies and papermate flair pens
  • glue (liquid or stick)- elmer’s liquid glue, or glue sticks will do the trick!

The last card of the class will be a shaker card! It will require a few extra supplies, so only get these if you want to make the card and it’s in your budget

  • ziplock bag (sandwich size or bigger) – hopefully you have one of these laying around!
  • double sided foam tape- here’s the amazon link, but you can also get at most stores (including HEB)
  • Sequins- again, there are so many options here, just try not to get anything too fine as it might start falling out of your shaker card! Here’s one pack that I like
  • x-acto knife- here’s an amazon link, or you can use a box cutter