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Dawn card making classes

Im trying to organise card making classes and scrapbooking. If any of you go to any at the minute what is the fee you pay? Email:


Aug 6th, 2005 - 10:33 AM Re: card making classes

I usually pay eight to ten pounds for a two hour class, with all materials provided. But that's in Glasgow and we appear to be a bit cheaper north of the border.
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Aug 6th, 2005 - 10:39 AM Re: card making classes

There's a craft shop near me and they do lots of craft workshops.
most of there prices start at £12.50 for 2.5 hours

They have a scrapbooking workshop £16.50 5 hours and half an hour for lunch. Run by a woman who demonstrates for do-crafts
hope that helps MSN:

Virgo lady

Aug 6th, 2005 - 10:44 AM Re: card making classes

Hi Dawn

I've been to a couple, I paid £11.50 for 2 hours, it was in a hall so part of the money was for the room rental. It included a demo and then a chance to amke as many cards as you liked with lots of goodies to play with.

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Aug 6th, 2005 - 11:00 AM Re: card making classes

Hi I go to a card making class, its two hours long, we make two cards all the materials are included and it costs £5,50p seems like i'm getting a bargain!
Take care, Marie x Email:


Aug 6th, 2005 - 11:04 AM Re: card making classes

Hi Dawn
My local craft shop runs day courses for £15 - I think they run 10-4 with time for lunch.
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Aug 6th, 2005 - 11:11 AM Re: card making classes

I'm really interested in this as I'm finalising details for my classes to start next month and aren't too sure where to pitch my price. I don't want to go too cheap, but it's not going to be popular if I overcharge! I've been doing a bit of digging to find out what people charge, I thought the £40 charge I was seeing was a bit much, however the same lady is charging £25 for a card workshop WITHOUT any materials!!! I've just been into York and picked up a leaflet for a shop that does lots of classes for different crafts, and their card making workshop is £40. I've been approached by a craft shop in Leeds to teach some classes, so I'll have to see what they are charging, but I figured £10 for a 2 hour session including materials.

Do you think that's reasonable? I have to pay hall hire costs of around £20 and was going to provide tea and coffee.

Nicola xx Email:


Jan R

Aug 6th, 2005 - 1:30 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Dawn

I go to a weekly class, held in a local hall two hours for £6. This includes all materials for making 3 cards, plus a cup of tea or coffee.
I also attended a stamping class a couple of months ago run by someone else which cost £8 for two hours. This included different types of stamping & embossing, no actual card making plus refreshment.

Hope this helps you & good luck !

Jan Email:



Aug 6th, 2005 - 2:04 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Jan R
Is your weekly class a craft group or workshops with tutors
Did you enjoy the stamping class and learn what you went for?
I attend a craft group each week it is £1.20 for two hours plus refreshments and we make a card each week
involving different techniques.
If you want you can just sit and observe
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Aug 6th, 2005 - 2:12 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Dawn,

I go to a craft class here in Widnes. It is £7.50 and lasts 2 1/2 hours - all the materials are supplied and we get refreshments also.

We normally make 3 or 4 cards, depending on which technique we are doing.

Hope this helps
Good luck with your classes
Angie Email:


Aug 6th, 2005 - 2:24 PM Re: card making classes

Hi, I run two very popular cardmaking clubs and charge £2 for 2 hours which includes all materials and equipment plus refreshments.
Compared to other groups they are getting a good bargain aren't they? I do two sessions a week and generally make £180-£200, I sell craft bits to the ladies to bump the profits and managed to negotiate free rent from the local community hall.

Oct 16th, 2005 - 6:27 PM Re: Re: card making classes

I have been browsing back at some past messages and was interested to read about the various card making classes some members are involved in running or attending. There were some postings from Susan in Lincolnshire - I was wondering where exactly as I live in Lincoln and wondred if we had some ideas we could share. Email:


Aug 6th, 2005 - 3:31 PM Re: card making classes

Fenwicks in Newcastle do 3 hours for £10, or 6 hours for £20 and offer a wide variety of classes. All materials supplied as well.

Jan R

Aug 6th, 2005 - 3:52 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Dotty
My weekly classes are workshops with a tutor. We learn new techniques each week, so usually all 3 cards are completely different. This class is very popular & has usually about 20 attendees.
I really enjoyed the stamp class as I had never 'stamped' before. We learnt how to emboss using a heat gun etc, plus how to colour with watercolours. This class was for 8 attendees only, so we had more 1-2-1 tuition. I'm just waiting for her new list of classes to be issued to see what I can learn next !

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Aug 6th, 2005 - 4:01 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Susan
Where do you live and how come you make £100 a week?
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Aug 6th, 2005 - 4:15 PM Re: card making classes

I live in Lincolnshire and have two classes a week between them over 50 members who pay £2 each.I don't pay rent for the community hall (because I am doing it for the community and don't get paid 'wages').
I have loads of equipment which I take with me,I buy all card and paper from the Papermill Shop and buy most of my rubber stamps from USA which helps to keep costs down.Anytime I see anything cheap be it on Ebay,C&C,Imag. etc I buy it and then sell it a bit higher to the members,all the profits are put straight back into the club.Its surprising how little the members actually use in those 2 hours and the only things I am constantly replacing are peel offs and envelopes plus the card (which is only about 4p a sheet).If they want something that is not cost effective for me to supply then they bring it themselves or I source it for them and stick a bit extra on top.I could run more classes because mine are full and I have a waiting list but I don't want to take the fun out of it by over-stretching myself.

Aug 6th, 2005 - 4:54 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Susan
Do the members just get on and make cards or do you supply tutors?
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Aug 6th, 2005 - 5:05 PM Re: card making classes

They do their own thing mainly.When I first started the clubs I used to show them techniques and we all did the same card,however this proved to be harder than I thought: having to think up something new wasn't really a problem but having everyone sharing the equipment is plus you always get some who work quicker/slower than others.I think the success of the clubs is due to the fact they can make what they like,there are 4 local craft shops who teach workshops but they all charge £5+ well if you don't like the card at the end of it then its a lot of money for some people to waste.Now and then I will demonstrate something new but that might only take 15 minutes or so,if a member wants to learn something specific then I am more than happy to show them,the rest of the time they do their own thing.
I take a box of samples so they can get some ideas plus they are good at helping each other,its very relaxed and informal.
When I have spoken to other ladies who run clubs/classes they always say thinking up a new lesson every week is the hardest part,I don't have that worry.
I guess some cardmakers prefer a structured class but my ladies just love 'having a play' and doing what they want without the expense of buying their own equipment.

Aug 6th, 2005 - 8:22 PM Re: card making classes

The class that I go to when in Scotland is £5 for one hour, includes all materiels and we make two cards, which i think is very reasonable!!

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Aug 7th, 2005 - 10:40 AM Re: card making classes

Sorry i did'nt get back in touch sooner but i'v been a bit busy over the weekend. I'm surprised at the prices some people pay for classes. I have been involved with various community caft groups on a voluntary basis and now i get paid up to £40 for 2 hours being a tutor at such groups. I really want to organise more of a "get together for crafters" so everyone can share their ideas and be able to play with new equipment and resources before they buy them. I will also be selling supplies in small quantities as sometimes money is tight and this prevents some people from enjoying card making and especially scrapbooking which can be very expensive.
Thanks again everybody.

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Aug 7th, 2005 - 5:58 PM Re: card making classes

The class I attend costs £6 for 1 hour 15 mins, in that time you make 5 cards, a tutor shows us in step by step format so everyone does the same thing. If you pay for 4 classes in advance the cost comes down to £5 a class, usually 12 people attend. They also run workshops 10am-3pm and that costs £25, in these classes you can make about 12 cards. Or they do 1/2 days which work out at £12.50. The class is held above a shop, so if you like any of the ones you have made you can then purchase the materials in the shop. They usually print a list of workshops 4-6 months in advance, the workshops are on various topics ie Iris folding, wedding cards, mens cards,teabag folding, Christmas cards and so on. Hope this helps with your pricing.
Crafty Eileen

Aug 8th, 2005 - 1:45 PM Re: card making classes

Hi Dawn
I teach craft classes in Ayrshire and I charge £4.50 for a two hour session. We do however get our priorities right and start with a cup of tea and finish with one too. For the ladies doing cards I show them the card they will be doing the following week and tell them what they need to make it. Everyone provides their own materials. The classes cover stamping and embossing, parchment,calligraphy, decoupage, showing them different techniques like triple embossing, lace work, etc. I have a gentleman who comes and makes beautiful decoupage pictures and enjoys the company of all the ladies! I only teach eight at a time so that everyone really gets loads of tuition. We all have a lot of fun and tell each other about the latest bargains in Poundland etc. If I can be of any help to you please let me know.
Happy crafting, Eileen Email:


Aug 10th, 2005 - 9:28 PM Re: card making classes

Thanks everyone im surprised how much people pay.
Thanks again
Dawn Email:


Aug 11th, 2005 - 8:53 PM Re: card making classes

our local shop charge £5 for a 2 hour session in Livingston, this includes 3cards and embellishments.

i start teaching card making at evening classes in september and all the students are bringing there own materials as well as paying a charge to the local authority as i'm being employed by the education department.

this will allow me to sell my craft accessories after class that i normally sell at my stall in the sunday market in stirling

Helen J - Guildford

Aug 23rd, 2005 - 10:13 AM Re: card making classes

Our local craft shop runs 2 hour classes at £10, including all materials. Some are £12.50 or £15 if they're using specialist or more expensive stuff. They do a "book 5 classes, get the 5th free" offer too, but you have to book all five at once.

They also do Scrapbook club (£7.50) and a Card club (£5.50), where there isn't any tuition - you get a pack of stuff (cards, envelopes and embellishments for the card one, a piece of 12x12, a clear sleeve and other bits and bobs for the scrapbooking one), tea and biscuits and the use of all the "house" equipment (sizzix, stamps, stencils etc). You can then buy extra embellishments and card from the shop in addition to the pack you get.

They also do a long Crop, which is 10:30-3:30 on Saturdays, and includes 2 sleeves and a variety pack of stuff and a couple of ideas sheets, and use of the house equipment.


PS - The shop is the Craft Co in Worplesdon, Surrey Website: