Card Making

06 Feb Card Making

Join us at the Union Mills Branch for a Card Making class on February 6 to make creative and unique cards using the Cuttlebug, Cricut, and Sizzix Big Shot. There will be blank cards, envelopes, and paper for the class to use for making their cards. 

Amy Morrison, a teacher from South Central School, is demonstrating the Cricut. She has a lot of experience using it at home and in her classroom. The Union Mills Librarian, Anna Arnnett, will be demonstrating the Cuttlebug and Sizzix Big Shot.

If you can’t make it to the class, the library has several resources to help inspire your creative side.

Spark Labs, the library’s Makerspace, is a place to create. Spark Labs is an opportunity for people of all ages get together and informally learn STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) related technologies through hands-on experience, by sharing tools, knowledge and local expertise. We have tools to help you craft not only cards but also scrapbooks, clothing, bags, and more. The Cricut Explore Air is an ideal technology you can use to take your projects to a whole new level. Take this course to prepare to use the Cricut in Spark Labs.

Print and eMaterials available through the library inspire card making. Ultimate Cardmaking: A Collection Of Over 100 Techniques And 50 Inspirational Projects by Sarah Beaman is packed with creative techniques, step-by-step pictures, and detailed instructions. It outlines every aspect of the process from hand-stitching and beading edges to pressing and attaching flowers.

Another great way to learn to make cards is through magazines and eMagazines. You can go through Better Homes and Gardens and their crafting magazine Do It Yourself at the library and on our eMagazine app Flipster.

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