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Thu, Jul 27


8 Main St, Gorham, ME 04038, USA

Advanced Paper Crafting for Card Making & Scrapbooking

Join Mark McKenzie for an evening of advanced paper crafting and card making!

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Advanced Paper Crafting for Card Making & Scrapbooking
Advanced Paper Crafting for Card Making & Scrapbooking

Time & Location

Jul 27, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

8 Main St, Gorham, ME 04038, USA

About the event

Advanced Techniques for Handcrafted Greeting Cards and Scrapbooking:

  • Die Cutting Techniques
  • Heat Embossing
  • Folder Embossing
  • Assembly

Class Duration: 2.5 hours

Class Description:

Dive into the artistry of advanced handmade greeting card making, focusing on techniques

such as die cutting, heat embossing, and folder embossing. This 2.5-hour class provides

students the unique opportunity to refine their crafting skills while creating intricate,

personalized greeting cards that leave a lasting impression.


The class will start with a brief introduction, where students share their experience with

greeting card making and discuss a few of their favorite techniques.

Die Cutting Techniques

Students will learn about various die cutting techniques, focusing on using manual and

electronic die cutting machines. Detailed demonstrations will cover topics like positioning

dies, layering paper and creating die-cut shapes. By the end of this session, students will

understand how to create intricate die cuts and layered effects on their greeting cards.

Heat Embossing

The next section will delve into the world of heat embossing, covering aspects such as

stamping, applying embossing powder, and using a heat gun to achieve the desired effect.

With careful guidance, students will practice these steps to create their own heat-

embossed designs on cards.

Embossing with Embossing Folders

In the final technical segment of the class, students will learn about embossing using

embossing folders. This includes choosing the correct folder, correctly positioning the

paper, and using the embossing machine. With step-by-step guidance, students will create

richly textured embossed patterns on their greeting cards.

Card Assembly and Clean-up

In this concluding section, students will assemble a card using the techniques they learned

during the class. As students work, they'll have the chance to ask any lingering questions

and share their creations with the rest of the class. And then clean-up.

Materials Used in Class:

1. Assorted cardstock paper

2. Blank greeting cards

3. Clear acrylic stamps

4. Embossing powder (various colors)

5. Embossing ink pad

6. Heat gun (You can bring your own if you like)

7. Assorted die cuts (we will be using thin metal dies)

8. Manual die cutting and embossing machine.

9. Assorted embossing folders.

10. 3-in-1 Glue

11. Scissors

12. Paper Cutting Devices

13. Ruler

14. Detailing Glue

15. Sentiment Stamps

16. Stamping blocks

By the end of this class, students will have developed a strong understanding of die

cutting, heat embossing, and folder embossing, and will be able to apply these skills to

create beautiful, sophisticated handmade greeting cards and scrapbook pages.


  • Advanced Paper Crafting




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