Years ago, after receiving a beautiful handmade card from a friend, I attended a hand-stamping class at a local craft store. When I walked out of there, I was well-stocked and ready to get started. I bought stamps, ink pads, embossing powders, an embossing gun, colored pencils, various colors of card stock, and even a paper cutter. I crafted handmade cards for about two months before the novelty wore off. Then, I put all of my supplies in a tote that I got at a library conference, never to be used again. I still have that tote, and all of its contents, tucked neatly away in a spare closet. And, I have absolutely no interest in hand stamping anything ever again.
On July 23rd the library is hosting a Craft Stash Sale, and I will be participating. Here's how it works. I will bring my tote of card-making supplies to the library. Our evaluation team will determine the value of my items and make me an offer in "craft cash." If I accept this offer, my supplies become the property of the library, and I can take my craft cash to the Craft Stash Sale where I can use it to purchase somebody else's knitting needles, embroidery thread, or acrylic paints.
Even if you don't bring items to the library for the sale, you can still stop in and purchase craft supplies with good ol' cash money. We're doing this as a fundraiser, but the benefits aren't just for the library. You can finally get that stuff out of your garage or attic while affordably enabling your next craft craze. Any leftover supplies will belong to the library for use at future programs and activities.
For more information, call the library at 778-7527 or email email@example.com