Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Honeycomb Ornaments - Wed, Dec. 21, 6:00pm $25.

In this class you will have your choice of making either honeycomb ornament. They are both Spellbinders dies which can be purchased online at http://www.ucutathome.com/. Email me if you want their 40% off discount code which will reduce the cost of one die down to $14.99. The Christmas tree die is available at Joann Fabric store. You can actually use any shape cut on the Cricut as well, as long as the shape is totally symmetical from one side to the other.

Back to the class details, since it takes 18 of the same shape die to make one ornament, and I only have the two dies to use (we will be using the two largest dies) I will have to cut the shapes ahead of time on my paper. If you want to order the dies now online, you will have them in plenty of time to cut your own on your own paper. Any questions, just email me or call me.

The blue ornament is the Spellbinders 2010 Heirloom Ornament #S4-283 if you order it at the website above, and the red one is the 2011 Heirloom Ornament #S4-334. Both are $24.99 originally and NOT available on Joann.com (I already checked).

I will provide the paper, the crystals to hang from the ornaments, and the hangers. All you need to bring is a package of mini glue dots, but please make sure they are PERMANENT ONES, not repositionable ones, and they need to be MINI sized. Anything bigger won't work. It takes half a full box to make one ornament. . Also bring tweezers ***** very important. It will be impossible to put all the glue dots on without tweezers. If you have a non-stick craft mat, bring that also.

Since I will be doing a lot of cutting for this class, I would appreciate hearing from you if you would like to reserve a spot by Dec. 19 at the latest. If fewer than 5 people sign up for this class, then you can bring your own paper and you will be doing the cutting yourselves in class. Any more than 5 and I will have to do all the cutting at home.

If you want to take this class but can't make it on Wed. night, just email me and we can try to set up a second class time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Santa bag and pillow box gift card holder, Wed., Dec. 14, 6:00 to 7:50, $20

What a cute way to wrap your holiday gift to someone -- a matching gift bag and gift card holder or put something else in the pillow box as it will accomodate larger items. In this class you will learn how to make the Perfect Gift Bag in all different sizes, from the largest which is made out of two pieces of 12x12 cardstock to the smallest which is made out of two pieces of 8x8 cardstock (the Santa bag), but you can go even smaller. The pillow box can also be made in a variety of sizes and you will have the opportunity to make several bags and gift card holders. You don't have to make them all look like the Santa suit. If you want to bring your own printed cardstock, you can, just make sure you bring two matching pieces for each bag. You can use matching 8.5 x 11 as well.

I will have paper available to make the Santa bag and gift card holders in a variety of sizes. I will also provide all the brads and ribbon. You just need to bring two sided adhesive tape in 1/2 inch width, scissors, and a scoring board or let me know that you need to borrow one of mine. Also bring your paper trimmer.

These are super easy to make and can be adjusted to any size easily. So bring your paper packs of designer cardstock (medium to heavy weight works best without a lot of glitter as the scoring doesn't work well thru the glitter) if you want to make more than just the Santa sack. Class needs to start promptly at 6:00 if you want to make bags in all different sizes.

Please email me by Monday night, Dec. 12, if you would like to take this class on Wed. Dec. 14 or call me at 410-381-7944.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Schedule change, Saturday, Nov. 19 Accordion Bound Albums Class now available

Due to several requests for the 8x8 mini albums class, I have taken the star albums off the schedule for this Saturday and am replacing that class with the accordion bound 8x8 album class. A separate post is being sent with all the details. So many of you were interested in this when you saw the Halloween mini album that I figured I would try to offer the class as soon as possible for you. I realize things are hectic right now with the holidays under way, so if you can't make it to this class, I will offer it again in January.

The accordion bound album class will be quick and easy..........so you can do your shopping early that Saturday morning, go home and eat lunch, them come in and relax and take the class. It really is an easy class.

Hope to hear from some of you. I will have my left over embellishments from the Halloween album with me for sale at very inexpensive prices if you are interested on Saturday.

How to make an 8x8 accordion fold album, Sat., Nov. 19, $20, 2:30 to 4:30 pm

I wanted to keep the Christmas 8x8 album simple compared to the Halloween album so I'd have a lot more room for photos as in a normal scrapbook.

this is the 4x4 accordion fold pocket that goes inside or on a scrapbook page

In this class we will make an 8x8 accordion bound album and also the 4x4 accordion fold pocket that can go on any scrapbook or mini album page -- it unfolds and reveals extra pages for your photos on both sides. The Halloween mini album (see separate post) is actually a 6x6 album, so if you wanted to make that size, we will modify the 8x8 easily for you. You will be making one album and one mini 4x4 to go inside. These are very sturdy albums that don't require chipboard covers. This is part one of the mini album series. The matchbook and special tags will be offered at a later date.

I will also bring some of my leftover embellishments from the makings of the Halloween mini album if you are interested in any of that to purchase. Class will start at 2:30. Please bring a paper trimmer, about 8 sheets of 12x12 cardstock medium weight, and about 10 sheets of all one color of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for the album pages. You will also need a roll of 1/2" two sided tape and scissors. Please bring a scoring board also. If you don't have one, let me know and I'll bring an extra one for you to borrow. We won't be embellishing these in class, so you don't need to bring any scrapbook paper, just your cardstock. Please email me by Friday 11/18 if you would like to take this class or call me at 410-381-7944.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pop-Up Cards -- Monday, Nov. 21, 6:00-7:50, $20

In this class we will make pop-up cards which will have up to 4 different levels to them. I will have die cuts and my Cuttlebug with me so you can decorate your card either as a holiday card. If you have dies that you want to use, you can bring them as well along with your cutting machine. You will be shown how to cut the pop-ups and then how to make a template for yourself to use to make multiple cards later on.

I will provide the paper to make the ornaments card. If you want to make a different card, please bring an assortment of paper including 12x12 cardstock. You will need roller adhesive, tweezers and scissors and some foam dots.
Please email me by Saturday night, Nov. 18 if you would like to take this class.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween 6x6 Accordion Fold Mini Album

This album is filled with techniques: First, it is a 6x6 accordion fold bound album. Next it has a 4x4 accordion fold mini album inside on one of it's pages and it also has the tombstone which is accordion folded in 3 parts. Then there is a matchbook which contains a flip down book of 4 tags in their own pockets. There are also trifold tags which hold a lot of photos and corner pockets which hold bigger tags. It's just filled with a lot of fun. This class will be one where I will teach the techniques of all of the above but we will not be embellishing the album. It took me 36 hours to complete this album from start to finish.

I don't have a date scheduled for this class yet, but it will be soon. This album could also be a Thanksgiving album or Christmas album, or for a trip, birthday or any event. I just decided to do it for Halloween since I had a lot of Halloween stickers to use. If you wnat to see the album in person, it will be on display at Hobby Lobby on Friday, Nov. 4 and Sat. Nov. 5 in the mornings until 12:00 or so.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mother/Daughter & Bring a Friend Week, Dec. 26-31

As kids will be out of school this week (and teachers too), I will have a special all week for my classes ..... bring your daughter (or son, age 10 and older) or a friend who has never been to one of my classes with you and that person gets in free to their first class. If you have two friends or children that you want to bring to the same class, they both get in free. I will try to plan my classes that week to be extra fun ones that don't involve the use of any heat guns, glue guns or sharp tools.

If you bring a friend with you who has never taken one of my classes during this week of December, you will also get a free class any time during the upcoming year yourself.

I will post details about these classes in a few weeks.