Class projects, Crop & Create Delivered

Crop & Create Mar 2023 – The Stamps of Life

If I’m brutally honest these have been my least favourite classes so far in the event – the teaching style just didn’t suit me and I really struggled to follow along – it actually put me off so much I actually put the event contents aside for a while as I totally lost my mojo after that – not helped at all by the fact I was still recovering from Covid at the time and I was finding it hard to follow … each time I looked up to watch, the camera angle had moved away from the card, so I got frustrated with it bouncing around between three different camera angles. When I did eventually make these cards recently I just followed the written instructions instead, and found my groove again that way. The products themselves are of a high quality, it’s just the style of teaching that didn’t suit how I learn, that’s all.

Things I enjoyed:

  • I’m not a ‘cutesy’ die cut person, so I’m really grateful the paper pad is double-sided and as a varied choice of papers suitable for birthdays. I’m also grateful that there are stamps that match the die cut paper images used for the card samples, so that we can colour them ourselves too.
  • I like the large cupcake die that can be used as an entire shaped cardfront – I can see myself using that one in the future for some card challenges.
  • I do love the sprinkles enamel dots that came in the kit, they were terrific, and I can see myself using those up quickly.
  • I really love the addition of the stencil to add stripes onto the two cat stamped images if we want to. It would’ve been even more awesome to have had the stencils cater for the bodies of the cats too, but that’s just me being greedy haha.