New Card Making Workshops to run at Stonham Barns Park

Sophisticated hand-made products are finding their place in a chaotic world

When life is wild and hectic, so many of us look to creativity for calm.

A new outlet at Stonham Barns Park – set up by mother and daughter duo Carlie Drummond (who lives in Hadleigh) and Maria Johnson (who lives in Ipswich) – have launched a range of jewellery and gift products to remind us to look at the wider universe for positive energy.  Kalming Kreations is a business that was six-years in the making bringing the most beautiful pieces of handmade jewellery, cards, gift boxes and more to customers of all ages and walks of life.

And now the business is offering a craft workshop course to teach beginners how to make beautifully personalised greeting cards.

Carlie focuses on making unusual-shaped greetings cards, card craft creating unique gift bags and gift boxes, and jewellery. She is running the beginners card making course – which runs for 4 weeks on Thursdays – from 14 March.  Says Carlie, ‘This is a course designed for all the hobbyists out there who fancy a look at something different or anyone wanting a new hobby. Anyone qualifies for a potential greetings card maker.  You just need creativity and the willingness to learn some new techniques. It’s all about fun and creating a special message for a special person.’

‘Who has not struggled to find cards on the high street that fit the occasion?  Sometimes it’s impossible to match someone to a set of cards and it is for this reason we are encouraging people to do their own thing and try something new with a new workshop at Stonham Barns Park.’

The beginners card making course runs for 4 weeks with hours from 10.00am – 4.00pm.  All participants will receive a free starter kit.  The cost of the course is £80 which covers all materials.

The course programme is available on Payment in full in advance qualifies participants to a discount on the cost, but payment can be made weekly in advance.

‘We are hoping to fill a gap in the market and to bring something creative and captivating to Stonham Barns Park retail village.’

For further information on the course on offer call Carlie on 07757  252 332 or  for product enquiries call Maria on 07878 351 252, or email [email protected] or visit or go to facebook KalmingKreations.

Other retailers at Stonham Barns Park include Aspal Antiques, Aspal Emporium, Aspal Reclamation Yard, Stonham Garden Centre, Carters of Suffolk, Future Presents Now, Hemingstone Frames, Hot Tub Village, Ideal Interiors, Merit Sheds, Stonham Village Stores, Suffolk Bridal Outlet, The Beauty Barn, The Vintage Cellar, The Book Cellar and The Little Dance Barn.  Among the most recent retail additions to the village are The Dogs Business, GG Trading Cards, Flowers for All Occasions, Light by Night and just opened Sakura Studio Gallery, Mamiina and Hobbs Hobbies.

For more information about Stonham Barns Park please contact 01449 711901 or visit