During the 2017 Spring bank holiday weekend High Wycombe based craft company Stampin’ Up! UK invited the local community to share their creative card-making skills at a pop-up gallery in the Eden Shopping Centre.
With a theme of ‘Make Something that Means Something‘ the community initiative formed part of the 2017 Wycombe Arts Festival.
Over 100 people of all ages visited the Stampin’ Up! pop-up gallery where they got the chance to make their very own bespoke card for free and be entered into a prize give away to win crafting materials.
Visitors ranged from parents and children unleashing their creative spirit, through to brides-to-be seeking wedding décor inspiration.
Paula Gorry, Business Development Manager at Stampin’ Up! UK, said: ‘We were delighted by the response to this crafting in the community initiative at the Eden Shopping Centre.
Arts and crafts have really grown in popularity in recent years with popular television programmes such as Bake Off and The Great British Sewing Bee inspiring people of all ages and backgrounds to take part in creative handmade projects.
Crafting is an incredibly rewarding and sociable outlet and the High Wycombe Arts Festival was the perfect platform for us to share these values with the local community over the Bank Holiday Weekend.‘
Based in Coronation Road on the Cressex Business Park in High Wycombe, Stampin’ Up! UK offers an exclusive line of decorative wood-mount, clear-mount rubber and photopolymer stamp sets and accessories for greeting cards, craft projects, memory keeping and home décor.
Further information can be found on the Stampin’ Up! website at www.stampinup.co.uk.