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Craftwork Cards is back – Free Paper Download

29th November 2018

Craftwork Cards is back

We’re beyond excited to hear the Craftwork Cards is back – and so we took the opportunity to have a quick catch up with its creator Sue Taylor.  Craftwork Cards designs are now available to buy exclusively at www.craftstash.co.uk

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Plus you can also download some fabulous patterned paper as a little welcome gift from Sue and the team! Designer Jo Street has created step-by-step tutorials in our brand new issue so you can make up fantastic cards like these shown using the brand new Fashionista stamp set available exclusively at CraftStash – save 20% by using the code SCP18520

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Sue now lives in a pretty chocolate box village in North Yorkshire, but was born in Leeds and is the eldest of four children! She’s got a 30-year old son who lives in York.

At the age of 20, she qualified as a Graphic Designer and started her own design business, which included freelancing for various advertising agencies within the Leeds area.

How did your career in the crafting world start?

I began crafting after seeing a stamp demonstration at a local stationery store over 20 years ago. With my love of stationery and all things paper, I was completely hooked. I bought stamps and started making cards, supplying my local post office and stationery store. I couldn’t keep up with demand!

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How and when did Craftwork Cards start?

Craftwork Cards was launched in 1998. Having a print and design background, together with my new-found love of stamping, I saw a niché in the market for basic card blank in different colours and sizes. The only cards I could buy at the time were white. I launched with a tiny advert in a craft magazine and received 100 enquiries overnight for my tiny photocopied catalogue.

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And so, how did it continue to grow and evolve that you’d like to tell our readers?

The company started to grow really quickly and I was soon able to give up my graphic design work and focus full time on Craftwork Cards. After a couple of years a friend of mine in the printing industry asked if I would like to buy his company as he wanted to retire. I bought the machines and took over his staff and premises and he then worked for me until he was 70 (some retirement!!). In 2010 I was the first woman to be awarded Manufacturing Businesswoman of the Year for the Yorkshire region – a great honour!

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Head to our downloads page to get your free patterned papers now!

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