Personalized greeting cards are like personalized handshakes—without them, it would be impossible to grant recipients access to the nation's secret stockpiles of rocks, papers, and scissors. Add a personal touch to special days with today's Groupon: for $12, you get an introductory greeting-card-making class at Pointer Gifts and Crafts in Markham (a $25 value). The first class is offered Saturday, August 6, at 2 p.m., with classes regularly scheduled for Sundays at 2 p.m. beginning August 7 and for Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning August 9.
Pointer Gifts and Crafts' cadre of crafting gurus fills budding artists' brain receptacles with inspiration and guidance via paper-based DIY classes. During the two-hour introductory greeting-card-making class, students enjoy access to provided paper, decorating materials, and tools for crafting festive greeting cards or blinged-out paper airplanes. Students learn the creative possibilities in high-quality rubber stamps, the art of paper layering, colouring and cutting techniques, and basic design concepts. At the end of the class, paper alchemists will have expertly assembled five greeting cards to send to deserving friends, family, or neglected house plants. Additionally, small class sizes—up to 10 students—ensure that students get ample attention to hone their crafting sensibilities.