Monday, April 20, 2015

Annie's Crafts - Product Review

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Elyse, the Video Classes Assistant, at Annie’s Crafts, asking if I would like to do a product review on one of their on-line classes. 

I’m here today to share my product review with you.

Annie’s Crafts has a very nice catalog of on-line classes, and it was hard to choose one to review. The class that I am reviewing today, is ‘Learn to Make Interactive Cards’.

You all know me pretty well, and when I saw that the description of the class offered cards that pop-up, spin, slide, shake, and swing, you know that I was all in!

In all, the videos total a shade under 4.5 hours. The instructor is Megan Hoeppner, who is a very talented, well-known leader in the paper-crafting industry. It is obvious that Megan loves the art of paper-crafting, and is delighted to share her tips and tricks with her viewers. Megan is also very easy to understand - she speaks very clearly, enunciating her words well. If English is not your first language, you will easily follow Megan’s instructions.

Annie’s on-line classes are available in either a downloadable or DVD version.  I chose to download my class.  I love that I can watch a few minutes of video, and that when I am interrupted, the video can be resumed from the point that I stopped it.  No need to scroll through to find your place!  The classes include printable PDF patterns, as well as the video.

This class features 10 interactive cards that spin, pop, move, shake, slide, (and more), for any occasion.  You will also get to see some popular paper-crafting mediums put to work – such as Washi Tape, Punches, Indigo Ink, Watercolor Pencils, die cuts, enamel dots, and others. You will be able to easily use supplies that you already have on hand.

One of my favorite lessons was the Birthday in a Bag. I had several of these bags on hand, and couldn’t wait to experiment!

I’ve been making cards for many years, therefore, the techniques in the video were not new to me. However, I either learned something new from each lesson, or remembered a technique or card-making idea that I had forgotten!  This class would be fun for paper-crafters of all levels, and I would very highly recommend it for those that are new to the hobby.

I am eager to try more of the on-line classes at Annie’s Crafts!

Would YOU like to win your own copy of this class?
Elyse has generously offered up a copy to one lucky reader!
Simply leave a comment on this post - that's all!
One lucky winner will be randomly chosen - the winner
will be announced here on Sunday, April 26th - good luck!!!

If you have not seen the selection of classes they offer, be sure to check out their website!  Classes are not limited to card-making – they also offer classes on coloring, knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, beading and jewelry making, and more!

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Megan is amazing!! Glad you liked it!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail said...

I would love to win this class!
You had me at "you can watch a few minutes..............."
Sounds wonderful!

lisa808 said...

I've never taken an on-line card class. Sounds interesting.

Judy Inukai said...

What a fun way to learn. I've heard of online classes, but I've never taken one. I will check out the website. The interactive card class sounds interesting. It seems like I've always got other things to do when the Checkered Cottage or the Stamp Pad offer classes. Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna said...

I've debated this book or class from Annie's so many times, nice to see a review by a friend, thanks Patti.

Cheryl W said...

I also love interactive cards and have tried to make several of my own. A class on the subject sounds like a great way to strengthen and broaden those skills.

Lori Kobular said...

I have taken some on-line card classes before and they were a lot of fun and I learned a great deal! But I have never taken an interactive card class, that sounds like a lot of fun!!

Laurie Unger said...

Sounds fun, I've never tried a interactive card and would love to do so!

Sharon Underwood said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win a spot in a class! They sound like a lot of fun!

Mynn xx said...

This is awesome, Patti! So glad you were able to take this class--I think this would be great for any crafter! Can't wait to see your cards! Hugs! Mynn xx

Lynne said...

Interactive cards are so much fun. This looks great. Thanks for the review

Taunya Butler said...

I have really gained an appreciation for classes like this!! What fun and I love Megan Hoeppner as well!! You will have to make some cards and try some of the things you learned and share them with us!! You are so lucky and you did such a fabulous job helping others feel enthusiastic about these classes!!! Good for you!!

Chelsea said...

How fun ... can't wait to see what you create!

Karen Hasheck said...

Thanks for the review of this class! I love interactive cards and if you even learn one new idea, it is worth it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to win.

CraftaThing said...

I would love to learn how to make interactive cards. They seem so hard to make . Would be nice to be the lucky winner :)) Good luck to all.