So, what does one do on a gloomy, strangely warm and foggy winter night? You still want to get together, right? Well, be glad that you booked PaperTrailsNJ, a unique fun concept that brings papercrafting to you! You'll laugh and relax while the creative you emerges to make something personal and unique. Tonight, this particular workshop was "Intro to Card Making", which consists of making five greeting cards; Happy Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Personal Stationery, Thank You, and Miscellaneous/Free Choice. The techniques that were taught included: stamping and heat embossing, envelope lining and precision cutting. If you are not familiar with the versatile card making world, don't worry I'll explain later what these things are! The women who chose to be with us this evening were a tight knit group of young ladies, all in their lower 30’s. The hostess of the night was one of Samantha's long time friends, who has always shown her lots of support for all of her paper crafting endeavors! Lots of laughter, joking, bonding, snacking, wine drinking and of course, crafting was in store for this lovely group of ladies. From the start, we knew from the warm vibes in the room that it was going to be a great bunch to work with.
This Friday night card making gathering was at a community room in a Jersey City high rise building. The event/community room had a bar area, kitchenette, living room, pool table, extra seating areas and bar stools for each area. The kitchenette was a perfect place to set up due to the nice counter height with build in outlets ... perfect for our heat tools! Samantha and I always make it cute, yet functional and provide everyone with their own set of essential tools: a ruler, pencil, tape runner, glue stick and scissors. The rest of the materials we have all prepped and ready to go in baskets and hand them out when they are needed.