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Elves Make Twelve Cards, with Bonnie

Want to give hand made cards this year but your time is limited? This class is for you! Join Bonnie for this no muss, no fuss and no stress class. Using stamps from Inkadinkadoo, Stampendous and Hero Arts; Cuttlebug and Tim Holtz embossing folders, the stamping, embossing and cutting is done for you! Like Santa's Elves, you will construct two of each design for a total of twelve cards. Envelopes are included too. This will definitely give you a head start on your Christmas card making!

Saturday December 4, 2010 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $30.00
Kits available too @ $28.00

Supplies to bring:
- adhesives, eg two sided tape
- glue dots
- pop dots
- tweezers
- scissors

Merry and Bright E-Z Fold Album, with Maresa

Everybody has been ooh-ing and ah-ing over this beautiful little mini album. You will not believe the amount of space available in this little treasure for journaling, photos, keepsakes and such. Each page has pockets and flip-flops, cleverly integrated into the page design. It is also expandable if you wish to use it for an event where more pages are required.

This album features the fabulous and elegant Creative Imaginations paper by Iron Orchid Design, making this mini album the perfect choice for an elegant Christmas gift.

*If you can't attend the class, kits are available for sale.*

Because this album is time intensive, and CANNOT be completed in one short class, in addition to the fact that we are trying to keep the cost of the class as low as possible, please read on for the special instructions regarding this project.

Special Instructions:

1. Templates will be emailed out to class participants AT LEAST TWO days prior to the class. It is the student's responsibility to PRINT OFF these templates and BRING THEM to class. Contact the store if the email doesn't show up in your inbox!

2. Because of this NO REFUNDS will be offered. Any student unable to attend the class may pick up their kits at the store. The kit includes a step-by-step photo tutorial, assorted paper cutting layout guides, and photos so the project may be completed at home easily.

3. During the class we will only have time to start on the cover and complete ONE of the four interior pages. The remaining three pages are, technique-wise, duplicates of the first page. Students are welcome to stay in the classroom and work independently until 4:00 p.m. Maresa will be in the store working, and time allowing, can assist as needed. Alternately, you may go home and finish the album using the photo tutorial and the other provided resources.

Sunday December 12, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. [class] 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. [open workshop time]
Cost: $40.00 kit/class
$30.00 kit only

Supplies to bring:

- basic tool kit
- an assortment of adhesives [ie: wet, dry, tacky and glue dots]
- pop dots
- personal paper trimmer [with a scoring blade if you don't have the next item]
- Scor Pal, or Martha Stewart Score Board
- Paper piercer, or a push pin
- ruler, pencil, eraser
- craft knife and cutting mat
- bone folder
- 1/2", 1", 1 1/8", 1 1/2" circle punches [or any you have that are close]
- 1/4" hole punch, Crop-o-dile, or 3/16" eyelet punch
- antiquing ink & ink blending tool [I like Tim Holtz Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, or ColorBox Chalk Ink Creamy Brown]
- non - stick craft mat
- scrap paper [of the "computer" variety, or such]

Now, before sending me an email saying, "I don't have _____!", please be aware that I will be bringing tools for class use. Non-consumable items such as punches will be available for the class to share, it's just that not having to share is sometimes a nice option. ;)

Seasonal Snowflakes, with Maresa

I just love the new Merry Christmas papers by Echo Park, and decided to be a bit non-traditional and pair these vibrant, bold colours with my favorite Winter theme, snowflakes. :)

Your last minute Christmas cards don't have to be boring, and we are certainly using oodles of fun techniques, tools and products to create these lovely cards. Punches, Nesties, Alterations dies, gems, ribbons, wet embossing, dry embossing... the list goes on and on.

Date: Tuesday November 30, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday December 9, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $22.00

Supplies to bring:

- basic tool kit
- pop dots
- glue dots
- fine tip paint brush

Recommended to bring:

- ink blending tool & foam
- ink to antique [ie: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap or Pumice Stone]
- a pad of Post-it notes

Holiday Cheer Step Card, with Maresa

Can anybody resist this Cheeky Glamour Girl from The Greeting Farm? She is just adorable!

Come to class and learn to make this unique stepped card, and go home with two templates to create different styles of this card. We are using all sorts of fun products to construct this project: Echo Park paper, Tim Holtz Alterations die, Nesties, punches, embossing folders, edger punches, tulle... the list goes on!

Date: Wednesday December 1, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday December 10, 2010 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $15.00

Supplies to bring:

- Basic tool kit
- markers or pencil crayons to colour with
- pop dots
- glue dots
- personal paper trimmer [with scoring blade] OR craft mat and craft knife
- pencil, ruler and eraser
- Scor-Pal or Martha Stewart Score Board, if possible

Mini Accordian Fold Card, with Annette

Do you need to make a special card for a special person? Then the December project might be the answer for you, as it is me. We are running an early class this month so that you have time to make others if you would like.

This class project is a mini accordian fold card/album for which we used the Basic Grey line of Christmas paper, Jovial. Included is a presentation box to "finish" your card. Because of the dimensions of the project, the photos do not really give it justice so stop into the store to see the finished sample.

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010

Time: 10:00am - 1:30pm

Cost: $25.00

Supplies: Basic Kit
Wet Wipes (this is a sticky class)

December 2 Page Spread of the Month, with Hazel

The Magic of Winter

Create this handsome snowman for your December or January spread. You will use tearing techniques on this layout and will enhance with Glossy Accents and Stickles. join us!

Date: Friday December 10, 2010 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00

NOEL Holiday Banner with Charmagne

What's a holiday mantle without a handmade banner? Join Charmagne to create this beautiful NOEL banner using Echo Park papers. Deep rich colours...crepe paper... musical notes and snowflakes...stamped images on tags...wired and sparkling stars...this banner has it all!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $22
Kits Available: $18

Supplies Needed:
  • blending tool/brown distress ink
  • Crop-A-Dile (if you have one)
  • white heavy craft glue that dries clear
  • colour medium of your choice

Easel Suspension Cards with Charmagne

You've done the Easel've done the Suspension card...but what about a Suspension Easel card?!!!! Join Charmagne as she walks you through making these warm and romantic
cards using Melissa Frances paper. Wow all your family and friends with this delightful card that seems to suspend snowflakes in mid air! Spend the evening playing with Spellbinder snowflakes, embossing powder and ink. See you there!

Monday, December 6, 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $20
Kits Available: $16

Supplies needed:
  • brown distress ink (for edging)
  • blending tool/sponge
  • double sided tape
  • glue dots
  • liquid glue that dries clear

SNEAK PEEK! Seasonal Snowflakes, with Maresa

I just love the new Merry Christmas papers by Echo Park, and decided to be a bit non-traditional and pair these vibrant, bold colours with my favorite Winter theme, snowflakes. :)

Steampunk Mini Book with Charmagne

Steampunk Mini Album with Charmagne
Thursday, December 2, 2010 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost: $40

This album is for all those friends and family that are hard to shop for this holiday season. This little gem is a labour of love for you to make and wow that someone special! Using Graphic 45's Steampunk paper line, create this little mini book filled with tags and coin envelopes, rich colours and Tim Holtz embellishments throughout! Top it off with some playtime with grunge board and enough said. This class is gonna be a great one! We have a second date (Friday December 3, 2010 (9:30 am till noon) for those of you who need more time to complete this wonderful gift!

Supplies needed for class:
  • gloves for those of you who don't want inky fingers
  • blending tool
  • doubles sided tape/glue dots/pop dots
  • white tombow glue
  • bone folder
  • Distress Inks in Red Brick, Broken China, Walnut Stain (if you have them)
  • exacto knife and cutting matte/fine detail scissors

Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament Cards, with Annette

Christmas is almost here! The focus of this month is the use of the Nestabilities 2010 Heirloom Ornament die with which we will be creating a Pop Out card, a Window card and a Glitter card. The 4th card does not use anything buy your scissors, not difficult but effective.

Dates: Wednesday, November 17th, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday, November 20th, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sunday, November 21, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Cost: $22.00

Supplies to Bring:
- basic tool kit
- basic supplies for glittering: fine nosed tweezers and scissors, glitter mag cloth and a soft brush.
- corner rounder
- brayer

(If you have a Bowmaker and know how to use it, bring it with you – it will save you hours of time! And if you have one and don’t know how to use it, bring it as well because I know a couple of people are working on perfecting it and will show you how!)

Holiday Sweets and Treats Revisited with Charmagne!

There's a new date added for the Holiday Sweets & Treats class. The paper line has changed to Creative, regal colours and Just Rite stamps to complete this lovely project.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Sold Out
Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

Supplies needed:
  • brown ink (for the edges)
  • pop dots/glue dots
  • double sided tape
  • heavy craft glue (like White Tombow)
  • bone folder