How To: Looking for a little DIY fun this holiday season?

From holiday to birthday cards, these are a sampling of different special occasion cards that can be made during the card-marking class held at Stamper’s Delight. Laurie resident Tammy Metcalf is teaching class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Participants will create three to four cards and the cost of the class is $12 per person.

From holiday to birthday cards, these are a sampling of different special occasion cards that can be made during the card-marking class held at Stamper’s Delight. Laurie resident Tammy Metcalf is teaching class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Participants will create three to four cards and the cost of the class is $12 per person. Photo by Dianne Steingrubey.

An excellent idea if you are new to card making is to join card-making classes. Join the growing number of people who want to improve, or learn something completely new.

Crafty individuals interested in making their own greeting cards can take a class at Stamper’s Delight. This rubber stamp and scrapbooking supply store in Barnett has about 1,000 different stamps available for purchase. Laurie resident Tammy Metcalf is teaching class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Participants will create three to four cards and the cost of the class is $12 per person.

Crafters of any skill level are welcome to join the card class, which meets once a month. Metcalf said participants will learn how to make an average of three cards per class. The cards that are demonstrated will depend on the upcoming holidays and seasons, and a variety of all occasion cards, invitations and announcements will be shown, as well.

Metcalf, who has been rubberstamping for about 20 years and teaching card classes for about 12 years, sells her greeting cards to help fund her animal rescue, Blueberry Rescue and Sanctuary, which is a not-for-profit entity that works with S.T.A.F.F. (The Society for Treatment of Abandoned and Fractured Friends) in Sunrise Beach. Blueberry Rescue and Sanctuary rescues and adopts out animals (mostly cats and kittens) within the local area. You can support her cause by purchasing her greeting cards at S.T.A.F.F. and Lake Salon and Spa in Laurie Terrace Mall.

The Christmas card demonstrated below by Metcalf is a sample of a simple card that you can make for just about 50 cents a card.

"Card class is fun. We all joke around, it's light hearted and no pressure," Metcalf said. There is no such thing as mistakes in card class."

For more information about card class, call Stamper’s Delight at 573-378-4591. Stamper’s Delight is located at 19774 Highway C in Barnett.

What you need

5 ½ x 8 ½ inch blank white cardstock

4 3/8 x 3 ¼ scrap of white cardstock

2 1/2 x 3 7/8 scrap of blue glitter paper

8 ¼ inch piece of blue sheer ribbon

3 small clear mirror backed gemstones

Silver ink

Merry Christmas stamp

Decorative border stamp

Adhesive

How to make it:

Step 1:

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Fold card stock in half. Adhere the blue glitter piece to the left side of the card.

Step 2:

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Punch one long edge of the scrap white card stock with the decorative border stamp. Always start in the center when you punch. Next, tie a knot in the center of the ribbon. Adhere ribbon in the center and on the ends on the back side of the card. Then, adhere the piece to the card.

Step 3:

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Stamp the card using the Merry Christmas stamp and silver ink, and adhere the gemstones.

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