The irony with summer is one often thinks of the word "outside" attached to it. As though we are able to do everything outside in the summertime because the weather is warmer than wintertime. And when we are all so busy doing things outside - who has time to be inside crafting???
However, summertime is also known for rain, thunderstorms, excessive heat and humidity and let's not forget about those lovely flying insects that constantly buzz about our heads.
As such, as I was reading one of my many magazines, I read a fascinating article on "Summer Camps", as reminisced by the author. She wrote lovingly of the ambiance of the nighttime gathering by the fire pit and sharing stories as the fire crackled and campers made s'mores.
She also mentioned how much she loved the "Arts & Crafts" part of the camping experience. There were even pictures of some of the projects she made - over twenty years old - still proudly displayed!
Too often, I chalk summertime up to a "slow" time for the Crafting Cottage. People are enjoying the better weather, attending weddings, family reunions, outdoor sports games and traveling. As a matter of fact, it's during the "slow" months (July, August & January) that I try and focus on maintenance issues at the Cottage.
During the Pandemic "Lock Down" period back in 2020/2021, I created the "Get Me Through the Winter" club for paper crafters. It was a huge success and it certainly got me through the winter. I started thinking about what would I create for a summer theme idea for paper crafters similar to the Get Me Through the Winter...
...That's when I came up with the idea of
"Summer Camp In-A-Box for Papercrafters".
The box will be filled with all the materials to create several different projects - all paper crafts. "Campers" will get to choose from three selections:
- Summer Camp for card makers
- Summer Camp for scrapbookers
- Summer Camp for card makers & scrapbookers
"Campers" will also get to choose how many boxes they wish to receive - one or two. The first box arrives in July and the second box arrives in August.
So, on those rainy, humid, buggy summer days when crafters are "stuck inside" all day, they can turn to their Summer Camp In-A-Box and work on as many of the awesome projects they want.
In addition to all the paper, ribbon, embellishments, adhesive and various products included in each box - there will also be some wonderful "Summer Camp" Inspired goodies in each box, too!
Campers will be encouraged to "Show & Tell" their completed projects via photos which I will then share via the Musings and on the Crafting Cottage's Facebook Page.
Pictures of the Summer Camp-In-A-Box offerings will be in next week's Musings as well as Registration for Camp information!!!