“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Hebrews 13:16
The Stampers are paper crafters who enjoy making and sharing handmade cards. Each card reflects the creativity and caring hands that make them. Cards are made for all occasions - Christmas, Valentine, and Easter or general cards such as Thank You cards, Happy Birthday cards, Thinking of You cards and Sympathy cards. The purpose for these handmade cards is to brighten someone’s day, to show God’s love, and provide comfort, support, and a sense of community.
A message may be added to the card such as “you are loved”, “you’re awesome”, “miss you” or a biblical scripture which makes the card not only beautiful but also inspirational and encouraging. There is no special technique or theme, so you just make whatever card you wish at the time. It can be so relaxing when making a handmade card and anything goes in card making, so easy simple cards or writing a friendly letter can bring joy into someone's life, through the post, instead of bills.
Making handmade cards is a wonderful way to bring your friends and family together for a fun activity or a community group looking to do a service project. When Stampers meet, we learn new techniques and get lots of card making inspiration and ideas from each other. Crafters of all ages are welcome to participate. In fact, we encourage you to invite all your friends to join in. While making cards we talk, laugh, share our joys and sometimes our sorrows. Along the way we discover new friends and share a brown bag lunch as part of our meeting.
Stampers bring their card-making “station” (paper, stamps, envelopes, and decorating supplies) along with them to the church. Think of other simple, flat items to include with your cards – stickers, temporary tattoos, bookmarks. The supplies you will need for handmade cards will vary depending on the project.
The Stampers meet three times a month on Thursdays, with two meetings at 10:00 am and one at 6:00 pm. We work on our own projects as well as on cards to share with others. Our meetings are open to persons of all faiths who are interested in making cards.
Please contact us before attending a Stamper meeting for the first time so you know what to expect, and we know to expect you as we do occasionally cancel our meeting. If you would you like to learn more about the Stampers, please contact Linda Harrison, via the church office.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,” - Hebrews 10:24