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Fall Handmade Cards Makerie Day

Here's a little glimpse of our recent fall Makerie Day pop-up party! For this crafting event, we made three simple cards and enjoyed some yummy fall snacks! Watch the video and scroll below to learn how to set up an easy card making makerie day!


If you want to host your own "makerie day" ..it doesn't have to be overwhelming!


Here are a few things I like to include in my Makerie Day parties:

1. A variety of options to create.

2. An organized workspace.

3. Fun and festive snacks.

4. A fun take-home parting gift!


The goal of this pop-up party was to try out new stamping materials and have fun with friends and neighbors in a creative environment! (It was not one of those parties where you have to do a sales pitch or feel obligated to buy... I hate those kind of parties!) When I have a makerie day party like this, I like to have at least three items for guests to make and take home. Three items, so that guest feel their time was worthwhile. If someone finishes the first item quickly, they will have something to make next. Less than three items seems boring.. but more than three items (to prepare for) is a little bit too much for me to handle. For a card making party, it is easy to use up leftover scrapbook paper, it doesn't cost very much, and stamping is always a fun activity!


There's nothing more I dislike than a stuffy party! I don't like crafting events where you have to make something exactly like the person next to you. I like my friends to feel like they can be creative in their own way and are allowed to mess up and start again! Don't want to put a bow on? That's okay! Want a different stamp on the card? That's okay too! Most of the time I have scrapbook paper pre-cut to size for the cards and guests can choose, if they like, how to arrange the pieces. I have examples set out, but it's perfectly okay if they want to make a card how they want. I like to have multiple scraps in case of mess-ups.


Here are the crafting materials I had set out for this event:


- Three example cards

- Blank cards & envelopes

- Gift bags for cards to be stored in and taken home

- Scrapbook paper (Fall themed like black gingham, greens, browns, leaf prints)

- Large leaf stamp

- Colored baker's twine

- Fall stamps and embellishments like wood pieces/leaves from Tuesday Mornings

- Scissors

- Glue

- Mini glue dots

- Foam dimensional squares

- Acrylic blocks

- Purple stamp cleaner foam pads

- Stamping mats

- Circle punches

- Markers

- Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine

- Embossing folders

- Stampin' Up inks: https://bit.ly/2OaFgFM

- Stampin' Up burlap ribbon: https://bit.ly/36yLIgd

- Stampin' Up Ride With Me set: https://bit.ly/2t79gef

- Stampin' Up Coffee Cups framelit dies set: https://bit.ly/38TDxN3

- Stampin' Up Coffee Cafe stamps: (discontinued but can be found on Ebay)


(You do not have to have all of the items above...use what you have!)



An organized workspace is easy to set up.. it also makes guests more comfortable in knowing how to start and where to sit. On the table, I made each guest their own place setting with a stamping mat, envelope containing their first card making scrapbook supplies, a bag to take home their cards. I pre-cut a few pieces for the card and left a few pieces to be cut like, small leaves. Guests were able to share supplies from the buckets in the center. Supplies like scissors, glue, tape, markers, and inks are shareable.


I had another table set up with the die cut machine so guests had easy access. Like my cute woodland fox pumpkin in the background? I made him from a Michael's faux pumpkin, felt, and flowers at a friend's pumpkin decorating party!


I grabbed these shiplap photo holders on clearance at Belk. They are the perfect size to hold example cards! This is a great tip I got from my Stampin' Up demonstrator. She has the most organized events and I have learned a lot!


I also set out a variety of sweet, salty, and savory fall treats!


Here's a list of the food items:


- Mini cinnamon streusal muffins (store bought/premade, I just put them in my own fall cupcake papers!)


- Peanut brittle


- Fall charcuterie board with fruit, cheese, crackers, meats, and nuts


- I also served blackberry cobbler. This was the finale to the end of our crafting session. The cobbler was heated in the oven as we crafted, and served in mini glass trifles with vanilla ice cream!


Your food snacks do not have to be this elaborate.. ha! I even used premade/store bought items to save time! I set out pretty food because I like to. I was a food styling major and well, I just love serving pretty food!


Here's some snapshots of a few cards we made:




Each guest received a parting gift.. a small token of appreciation for coming. Kind of like giving a grown up goody bag at a birthday party! Who doesn't want a goody bag?! I purchased these little handmade flower boxes from a cute boutique (called Jasper & Petals) while on vacation in McKinney, TX.

Inside the box was small glass votive (purchased at Old Time Pottery on clearance), filled with coffee beans, and a candle. I actually made these at last year's Christmas Makerie Day event!


I hope you are encouraged and excited about planning your very own Makerie Day event! If you have any questions on how to set up a Makerie Day party, let me know in the comments below! If you have any questions about specific products used in this post, I'll be happy to answer them for you.


What's YOUR next Makerie Day theme? Let me know in the comments!


Get Inspired

Head on over to www.stampinup.com/en-us/connect to see more inspiration for handmade cards! FYI, I do not sell Stampin' Up products, but I have a great demonstrator I can connect you with and you can shop through her website!


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#makerieday on Instagram... I'd love to see what you create!


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