Thursday, November 14, 2013

Introducing Create and Share Card Making + Giveaway

Hello sweet friends,

A few months ago, the super talented Kim Kesti sent me an email asking me to be a guest designer and contribute a card design to a class that she is teaching this winter at Big Picture Classes. After I recovered from my initial shock, I learned that Kim's class is called Create and Share Cardmaking.  It is a 6 week course starting on January 2, 2014.  Here is the course description from the Big Picture Classes website.

Create & Share Cardmaking

Happy Handcrafted Greeting Cards for All Year Long

In a world dominated by digital communication, handmade greeting cards slipped into real paper envelopes and mailed the old-fashioned way have become more special, more rare, and more important than ever.

Start your year off right, getting the inspiration and the instructions you need to create 36 handcrafted cards in just 6 weeks! You'll also learn a proven system for organizing your finished cards, and you'll create a "happy mail kit" that makes it easy to share them with the people you love throughout the year.


Cardmaking all-star Kim Kesti will kick things off with a handy checklist to help you outline a year's worth of card needs. Then she'll inspire you with 12 videos, 12 card sketches, 12 cards from her guest designers, and 12 colorful handouts (each featuring step-by-step instructions by Kim for completing two cards as well as step-by-step instructions by a guest designer for completing an additional card).

Whether you're a beginning papercrafter, a seasoned cardmaker, or a scrapbooker looking to get more mileage from your stash of supplies, this interactive online workshop will reconnect you to the joy of cardmaking...and cardmailing, too.

Registration for the class is open right now.  I am super excited to be attending the class AND Kim is giving away a free seat to one of my blog readers!!!  To be entered for a chance to win a spot in the class, leave me a comment telling me your favorite type of happy mail to send or receive. I will accept comments through midnight ET on November 30, 2013 and announce the winner on my blog on December 2, 2013. Please make sure that through your comments or blogger profile, I have a way to get in contact with you if you are the lucky winner. :)  The contest is now closed. Good luck! 

My thanks to Kim for including me on this adventure! I can't wait for you to see the amazing cards that Kim and her team of guest designers created.  This is going to be a blast! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You know I am not surprised at all, that she would consider you, my friend! You are rockin' awesome!

  2. Go girl! Sounds like fun. Especially the part about organizing all the cards produced!

  3. Sound like a great class! Thanks for the chance to win and congrats on being part of it!

  4. Yay! Congrats and what an awesome class! Thanks for the chance!

  5. Wow! What an amazing class...crossing my fingers I win a spot! Thanks! marciesharp{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

  6. Sounds like a exciting class!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win, and congrats on your gest spot! My favorite type of mail to send and recieve is a beautiful handmade card, of course!!! Have a great day!

  8. Thank you for the chance to win a spot Katie, this looks inspiring! I love to receive a "just because" card, they really brighten the day!

  9. Oh...this is so awesome! I love to make and send thank you cards the most. Would you believe I STILL have not made one single birthday card?

  10. I'd love to win a spot in your class...favourite happy mail is a Just Because type of handmade card...something unexpected and with a handwritten envelope, it's fun to think about the recipient opening up her mailbox to find it!

  11. Sounds like a SUPER fun and fabulous class to take! Congrats on being a part of the teaching staff! PS: I went back to Target again today...we do have the SAME decorations...I guess I wasn't paying attention to them yesterday since it was SOOO crowded (LOL)!


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