a pop-up birthday card + free class are my fave

September 10, 2014


While we’re slowly getting back into the swing of things since Margo’s birth, I’ve noticed I have a renewed enthusiasm for self improvement. One of the many areas I want to focus on is education, because there’s nothing quite like being sleep deprived from having a newborn and hearing jingles from Daniel Tiger for the hundredth time in one day to make your brain feel a bit like mush. So I’m happy to be teaming with Craftsy to help me learn some new skills (from the comforts of my own home) and share what I’m learning with you.

Craftsy offers hundreds of online video classes in sewing, cake decorating, photography, art, cooking and many other categories all led by expert instructors. One of the best parts is you can take each class at your own pace, anytime and anywhere you like.

The first (free!) class I took was Create Stunning Birthday Cards with Kimber McGray. Just because it was free doesn’t mean the quality lacked at all. In this class I learned how to create:

– a gift card pocket card
– a penny slider card (kids would think this one was so great)
– a shaker box card (the best way to incorporate confetti)
– a pop-up surprise box card

PicMonkey Collage

I used the techniques I learned from the pop-up surprise box card segment to make this birthday cake card.

Want to learn how too? You’re in luck because Craftsy is offering this class to yamf readers for free! Just sign up here for the free class and start crafting away. This is the perfect way to try out Craftsy, risk free. Fair warning, you might get addicted and become a full time student.

Craftsy is a yamf sponsor but I would love their classes even if they weren’t. View their entire class catalog right here.



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