Die cutting

Ever wondered what those die cutting machines in the craft shops do? Got one yourself and it’s never made it out of the box??

Spend the morning die cutting shapes to make into cards, use as stencils or embellishments.

We aim to go away with a couple of cards or tags ready made to use, plus lots of bits cut out for future projects.

All materials and equipment provided, but if you have a machine of your own you would like to get to grips with then do bring it along.


Embossed Cards

Embossed cards look really cool and are super easy to make!  Join us on this Saturday workshop and make a set of notelets or cards to use another day.



Scrapbook Page

Learn some cutting and layering papercraft skills to make a 12 x 12 scrapbook page.  Chart a particular event or memory to put in an album or a box frame and give as a gift.

You will need to bring a few good quality photos to put on your page and if you have a theme in mind, do let me know so i can find the relevant papery bits.

All materials and equipment provided, plus refreshments to keep us going!

Paper flowers

Don’t buy any more shop bought paper flowers after you have attended this workshop!  Embellish your cards with your own home made flowers in all sorts of shapes and sizes.  With some simple punched shapes we can create a little bit of a colourful garden to chase away those February blues.

All materials and equipment provided.

Christmas papercraft

Make some easy Christmas papercraft cards to give to friends and family.  We will be cutting papers and using 3D foam pads to arrange decoupage images in this fun morning workshop.

All materials, equipment and hot drinks provided.

Easy Embossing

Have you got a die cutting machine? Is it still in the box? Not sure how to work it?  Do not fear! This Friday papercraft workshop we will run through the basics of easy embossing which produces spectacular results.  If this is a foreign language then come along anyway and enjoy a papercraft morning with some fab equipment and go away with a handful of handmade cards to impress your recipients!

All materials and equipment provided, plus hot drinks and biscuits.

Card making

Come along and while away the morning making your stash of birthday and greetings cards ready to hand for when you need them.  In this workshop we will be building layers with easy techniques and ready cut toppers and decoupage so this workshop will be suitable for children but I do ask that any under 12’s are accompanied by an adult.

This workshop will also be running from 2pm to 4pm this afternoon.

All materials and equipment will be provided, including a little papercraft goody bag to take home and make some more!

Scrapbook page

Come and see how to turn a favourite photograph into a treasured keepsake worthy of a scrapbook or frame.  Various papercrafting techniques will be used and shown in this workshop.

Please bring along your special photograph to use on the day.

All materials and equipment provided, including refreshments.

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Tools of the Trade

Some of you may know that occasionally on a Saturday, I demonstrate for docrafts, an art supplies company and often sit in The Range stores making cards and showing customers how to use all the equipment and materials they sell.  If you have come into Mrs McGregor’s and met my glamorous, talkative, large teenager on a Saturday, this is why he is manning the shop.

Obviously, being a papercrafting professional, many tools are required to do a neat and tidy job and your bag should be packed and ready for all occasions.  Sadly, this week, I opened my bags to find my best toolkit missing AND I had completely neglected to pack utensils to eat my lunch with.     I considered ringing hubby to do an emergency leather-clad dash on his motorbike to bring me said toolkit, then found out it was Weston Air Show that day and considering all things, the shop was likely to be rather quiet, given the scorching day it was and that everyone would be down the beach.

So, not to be defeated, I had a serious rummage in my handbag and managed the following (see above).  I can’t say that cutting out intricate stamped shapes of crabs to adorn my cards was easy, nor cutting fine ribbon to make bows. However, the tiny fold up scissors were better than nothing and I said a silent thank you prayer to my mum who always had a pair in her handbag.  I am so glad to have followed in her footsteps by carting various items of oddness around with me in my own handbags these last 20 years!

Well, I ate my salad with the spoon (interesting), stirred my coffee with the pen (before finding the spoon..) and had a fairly quiet day to myself making cards whilst everyone in Somerset was out in the sunshine or down the beach.  It’s a good job nobody was seriously interested in the tools of the trade that day.  Needless to say, on arriving home I found said toolkit right on top of the cupboard where I keep my papercraft stash.

Until next time, have a great creative week, whatever you are up to.