If you have ever been lucky enough to receive a card from me, chances are it has contained confetti. When Paperchase got in touch about a blogging event, showcasing some of their workshops they run as part of Project Craft, it was fair to say I was excited. A confetti princess in her castle, if you will.
The Paperchase Christmas range is impressive!
Glitter bombs for the table?!
Nobody needs Christmas Jumper napkins, but equally these are so cute..
The night itself started with a simple task, decorate our very own Christmas trees.
Naturally I went for anything that had glitter on it..
Next up was learning about some of the classes on offer at Paperchase Glasgow. Starting with die cutting, pressing shapes through rollers, back and forth, to create a cut out in paper.
Starting with a simple bauble decoration.
You can see I didn’t quite roll enough on the paper, so it’s not quite come out right.
Second time lucky though!
Finally, was lino printing – which gave me some flashbacks to painting in school. You squeeze out some paint onto a tray, roll paint onto the roller, then roll onto an imprint and press.
One card and some gift tags. Super simple!
Having loved getting crafty, I actually went back at the weekend to take part in the Foil printing class, another class in the Project Craft range. It was a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and let’s just say I now want a foiling machine. There is a range of classes running in the lead up to Christmas!
As with all the classes, everything is laid out and super easy. The cards are pre-printed using toner ink. You then choose your desired foil.
Cut around the image.. (No judgement of my inability to cut straight)
Add to a laminate pouch.
Move the pouch through the heated foiling machine.
Then peel away the foil. The best part of the foils, is you get 2 for the price of 1, as you can re-use the leftover foil!
I think this card could be a future best seller?
I also got to try using a toner pen to create my own design, so I went with my blog name in my best cursive writing. Can now use this for any future flat-lays I post on Instagram.