Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Beginners Cardmaking & Scrapbooking Classes!

Well, we've finally found a great venue in the North East to commence our Beginners/Improvers Cardmaking & Scrapbooking Classes.

Cards and layouts Advert

The Barbican is a new centre at the side of the Laurence Town Centre Shopping Mall in Drogheda town.  It's bright and airy, fully wheelchair accessible and there's ample free parking (after 6pm) on William Street and Fair Street in the vicinity of the Barbican.


Course Details:

When: September 15th 2010, each Wednesday for 6 weeks

Where: The Barbican, St. Peters Parish Centre, William Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Time: from 7pm to 9pm

Cost: €90 including all materials

The course is suitable for:  anyone who'd like to make their own handmade cards, scrapbook pages, memory books or mini books.  You will learn about the tools, materials and techniques necessary to achieve really professional looking projects and each night we'll be completing a different project including cards, a scrapbook layout and a mini book.

You don't need any artistic skills as anyone can learn papercrafting skills over time and with practice.

Here's just a selection of what you will be learning over the six weeks?

Paper & Card: Identifying the different types and weights of paper and card.  Matting, tearing, inking, sanding, chalking and embossing paper.  How to choose papers to match your photos or embellishments and how to use plain and patterned papers.

Embellishments: You'll learn all about the different materials you can use to enhance your cards and scrapbook pages e.g. chipboard, buttons, eyelets, brads, ribbons, metal, string, charms, glitter, thread etc.

Tools & Inks: Identifying all the different tools, glues, diecutters, inks, paints, punches and more and how to use them.

Identifying themes:  How to identify and create themes for your cards and scrapbook layouts and how to create imaginative journalling for your memory books and scrapbook layouts.

and more!

How do I book my place?  You can book your place online here or by telephone on 086-2065346.  The course fee of €90.00 is payable in advance by cash, cheque, postal order, Mastercard, Visa and Laser.  If you have any queries about the course you can of course contact us by telephone or email at

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