Back in August I got an email requesting a little scrapbooking course for a bachelorette party. Today I want to share a bit about how I prepared and what it was like for me. :)
First off I want to say that I had never taught a scrapbooking class before so even if it was just a tiny event with just two eager students I was pretty nervous and excited.
The gig was pretty short notice so I only had the option to shop supplies in Denmark. I spent a few hours trying to locate some nice patterned papers I thought would suit nearly any taste and in some trendy and workable colors. I’m pretty pleased with what I arrived at: Some older Nantucket and Heidi Swapp papers from Pink Paislee, matching cardstock from American Crafts, Sherbet Mini Market alpha stickers and foam Thickers.
I put together a few pages of varying difficulty and wrote out step-by-step instructions.
I packed a giant trolley full of punches, my paper trimmer, tape runners, foam dots, extra papers + embellishments, page protectors, and so on. I even had a few photos printed for them to use in case they hadn’t had the time to print some before-hand like we had discussed during the planning.
They did have pictures so I ended up not needing the extras. In fact, I ended up not needing the instructions, even!
These two ladies were very interested in scrapbooking although never having tried it before. The first thing they asked was if they could use different papers and switch things up. :D It kind of threw me for a minute so instead of teaching them step-by-step we were all just scrapping along and talking.
Also, we ate enough candy to keep a toddler awake for 48 hours. :)
Thanks for a lovely couple of hours, ladies!