My friends and like to joke that stamping is cheaper than therapy. And it's true! I can't tell you how many times, after a stressful day at work or being privvy to yet another of one of life's little 'surprises', where I've disappeared up into my stamping studio only to emerge calmer, more fulfilled, and with greater tolerance and perspective. And I know, too, if I go too long without doing something creative, I miss it. Doing something with my hands is so much a part of me, that I find myself really unable to fully relax without it.
And it isn't just me. Research is starting to show that being creative and crafty is actually good for us! Neuroscience is now proving that crafters are calmer, happier, less anxious, and more confident. If that weren't enough. There's even better news. It seems that people who craft socially, in a group, are even happier than those who craft alone!
It's almost as if crafting is like doing yoga for our minds. When we're really in the flow of the creative process, our concentration and focus are centered on the task at hand. We are training our brains to let go of thoughts and troubles, and be mindful of the moment.
10 ways stamping with friends improves mental wellness
Base: Basic Black, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 3/8" x 4 1/8"
Layer 2: Crumb Cake, 5 1/4" x 4"
Additional pieces: Whisper White and Basic Black for Ovals
1. Stamp image in Crumb Cake onto Whisper White Layering Oval. Adhere to Basic Black Scalloped Layering Oval.
2. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black on Layer 2.
3. Adhere Layers 1 & 2. Wrap Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon around the layers and tie in a knot on the side.
5. Add ovals to base with dimensionals.
6. For the finish touch, add a small Metallic Enamel Heart in the very corner.
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No experience necessary. Come make 4 cards to take home and share with family and friend. Everything is pre-cut and ready for you. I do all the work; you have all the fun! Supply fee of $15 or free with qualified purchase. Email me to RSVP by July 7.
Are you interested in taking this class go go? Email me so I can put you on my list.
McKay, D. S. (2014, July 24). Why Crafting Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains. Retrieved from https://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14252/why-crafting-is-great-for-your-brain-a-neuroscientist-explains.html
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