Learn how to improve scrapbooking skills

March 5, 2012 by  

The Heirloom Allentown Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival will take place at the Allentown Fairground’s Agri-plex from April 14-15. Admission for both days is $6 in advance and $8 at the door or $6 for April 15th only; children under twelve are admitted free.

This festival will be a treasure trove for those who are interested in scrapbooking. There will be demonstrations of card making, scrapbooking, paper crafts, the use of rubber stamps and classes. In addition, those attending will learn how to use techniques such as brass stencils, embossing and die cutting. Card and paper samples will also be available at the Allentown Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival; no doubt obtained from local stationery printers. There will also be an “artist trading cards” contest. These are playing card-sized cards which have art on the front and the artist’s contact information on the back; sort of like business cards. This year’s theme is “hangin’ with my peeps.”

The festival will also be a chance for fellow crafters to meet and for attendees to enjoy one-on-one time with professionals who can offer tips to improve your scrapbooking techniques.

Previous to the festival, on April 13, Heirloom will be holding several classes at the Agri-plex; each class has an individual price, which includes admission to the show. Classes will include Embossing Folders, Everything Ovals, Megafun with Backgrounds, Fun and Fancy Folds and a “make and take” Design and Treasure Class. The teachers of these courses will help visitors make the most of their scrapbooking skills.