I’m pretty new to papercrafting. I started going to a card club that my nieces lead…one sells Stampin’ Up! and one sells Close To My Heart. I joined mainly to get together with them and my sisters. Then, a friend at work started selling Stampin’ Up! and I joined a card club she leads. Although papercrafting isn’t my “first love,” it is really fun and I think it will help me as I put together my photo albums.
Here’s why I like Stampin’ Up! and Close To My Heart:
1. The consultants.
If they sell papercrafting items, they tend to love papercrafting. That passion and expertise really helps when you’re trying to learn a new hobby or technique, decide what to purchase or dissect a project.
2. The companies.
If you’ve ever visited the papercrafting section of your local craft store, you might have felt like your head would explode. These two companies present a cohesive line of products, and the catalogs present the products in a way that helps you make sense of them.
3. The colors.
All the products have an easy to understand and coordinate color palette…very helpful, especially when you’re just starting out.
4. The classes.
The workshops and clubs let you try different products and techniques before you purchase the supplies, and the consultants take you step-by-step through a project which is a lot easier than trying to figure it out on your own.
5. The camaraderie.
It’s fun to go to my clubs. I get to visit, laugh, learn and eat.
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.