Pretty designer paper and cardstock are not the only materials used to make greeting cards by members of the Sun City West Scrapbooking, Papercrafts & More club. As long as a card fits in an envelope and the US Postal Service delivers it, anything goes.
During a recent workshop, SPAM member Linda Stratton showed a group of card makers how to use woven ribbon, the type frequently used in sewing projects, to create colorful configurations for the front of cards.
The ribbon, which comes in solid colors and delightful patterns in coordinating colors, was cut at angles and then glued onto a standard card base in a pattern. Members then used die cut sentiments and images, such as balloons, flowers, and stars to embellish the ribbon background.
Those who want to learn the art of stamping, paper crafts, making greeting cards or a scrapbook album (traditional or digital) can visit SPAM’s clubroom, meet members and check out the club’s crafting inventory.
SPAM meets in Beardsley’s Agave Room on Thursdays (10 a.m.-3 p.m.), Fridays (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m.-5 p.m.).
Call club president Lynne Marion at 440-666-6386.