Creative Cards and Crafts

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JULY 2018


Barb's Christmas in July Christmas Tree Class

Enjoy a little Christmas magic in the middle of Summer! Join us in creating an original holiday tree for this special season. The 10" cone tree will be made from a variety of paper strips. Each tree will be your unique creation. Once you do one, you will want to make more - a great idea for a present too!  Please bring your basic tool kit.
Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                       Cost:  $18.00

7/18/18 Wednesday 10:30am

7/21/18 Saturday 10:30am


Ann's Stencil Card Class

In this class, we will make several cards using different stencil techniques.  On the retirement card, you will layer two stencils together to create a plaid background.  To make the "hello" card, you will use a die cut as a stencil, coat with Versamark and then emboss with gold embossing powder.  On the "happy birthday", you will use glitter paste to create the beautiful and sparkly flower.  It is hard to describe the cards, so stop by the store to see the samples.  Hope you can make it.

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                  Cost:  $22

7/18/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                Registration deadline:  Saturday 7/14/18

7/28/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                     Registration deadline:  Tuesday 7/25/18


Sue's Night Owl/Early Evening Class - Techniques with Nuvo Glitter Markers
You asked for it, so here we go with our first evening class! For everyone that works during the day or if you like evening crafting - this is the class for you! Each month will be a different theme, such as cards, techniques or a special project. For July's class, we will be making 4 cards using the new Nuvo Glitter Markers. Learn to make stunning shimmery backgrounds in minutes using different techniques, how to do direct to stamp and finally learn how to blend colors, including with any water-based marker. If you love to watercolor but do not like the mess of glitter; or even just love making your own backgrounds, these are the pens for you. As an added bonus, all Nuvo Glitter Markers will be 20% off on the night of class for students! Here's to our first fun evening of Night Owl crafting!  Supplies Needed: Craft Mat, Aqua Painter (waterbrush), blending pen, couple of water-based markers such as distress markers, Tombow markers, etc. just to learn how to blend (NO COPIC OR ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS), any Nuvo Glitter Markers you own, plus your basic kit which includes a variety of adhesives, scissors, ruler, pokey tool, pencil, Scor Pal and personal trimmer.

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                            Cost $22.00

7/19/18 Thursday 7:00pm


Kathy's Christmas with The Girls Card Class
We will be coloring 4 cards with the Girlfriend stamps.  There will be the girls caroling inside a Christmas Wreath, an Ugly Sweater Girl, a Happy Girl and last but not least the girls sipping hot cocoa or coffee.  I will bring all my Copic's for you to share.  If you have a set of your own markers or colored pencils you want to use, bring them. I will help with the coloring choices.

Instructor:  Kathy Donofrio                                                                    Cost:  $22

7/21/18 Saturday 1:00pm


Linda's Disney Wish Upon a Star Chipboard Book

Using Echo Park - Wish Upon a Star paper, you will complete a beautiful and colorful mini scrapbook album. This scrapbook album will have 10 pages within; allowing for 12 to 13 spaces to add your favorite snapshots from the most wonderful place on Earth. Each person will receive a complete 12 x 12 collection paper kit. There are only 10 spots available, so reserve your spot now!!!  You will need: a 12 x 12 paper cutter, scissors, and adhesive.  Linda prefers Beacons 3 in 1 glue; which is available in the store.

Instructor: Linda Johnson                                                                       Cost: $30

7/22/18 Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm


Jan's Unique Card Class #85

Come and join Jan as she teaches you new techniques, folds and trends in card making.  Always something different to create.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                     Cost:  $22

7/24/18 Tuesday 10:30am

7/26/18 Thursday 6:00pm
7/28/18 Saturday 10:30am

Ann's Christmas Class

In this class, we will make several Christmas cards. On one of the cards, you will color a beautiful shiny poinsettia.  The next card features die cut wise men, which are colored with markers and the background is colored with watercolors.  Another card features a large cute penguin that just makes you want to smile.  It is hard to describe the cards, so stop by the store to see the samples.  Hope you can make it.

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                           Cost:  $22
7/25/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                        Registration deadline:  Saturday 7/21/18

Sue's Christmas Super Sunday Class
Come and join us to celebrate Christmas in July and get a head start on making your Christmas cards and gift tags. We will be making a combination of 10 items which will include both cards and gift tags. The store will have several new papers, embellishments, stamps and dies out the entire month of July as well. Bring your standard class kit which should include scissors, personal trimmer, Scor Board/Scor Pal, pokey tool, wet and dry adhesives, pop dots, glue dots, a glitter gel pen and a blending pen. If you have a preferred coloring method, feel free to bring your markers and/or colored pencils to class. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
Instructor: Sue Benner                                                                             Cost: $30                                                         
7/29/18 Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm


AUGUST 2018
Jan's Napkin Card Class

Learn how to make greeting cards from napkins. Receive a spraying kit and fussy-cutting instructions when you register for class, so you will have your napkins adhered and cut for class. You will create cards that are very different and unique. Also please bring a small guillotine paper cutter.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenberg                                                                  Cost:  $22

8/7/18 Tuesday 10:30am

8/9/18 Thursday 6:00pm

8/11/18 Saturday 10:30am


Sue's Alcohol ink Class

This is an extended length class with a lot of new alcohol ink techniques. We will be coloring a tin to store your inks in. Plus you will also learn about the new Yupo paper as compared to glossy cardstock and how versatile it is to work with, as well as cutting out some die cuts from it. Do you know that Yupo paper can also be used to create your own stencils? (That’s another class in itself!) Test your creativity by making several backgrounds, which will include metallic polished stone and faux metal. Believe it or not – you will also be stamping with alcohol ink! If time permits, we will also be experimenting with making a scenery background. This class includes the tin and 2 finished cards, plus multiple backgrounds, including die cuts to make more cards.  (The class includes the new Tim Holtz alcohol inks storage tin which we will color. It holds up to 30 bottles of alcohol inks, Stickles, Glossy Accents, etc.) Please pick-up your supply list at the store or email Sue for a copy of it.

Instructor: Sue Benner                                                                         Cost: $35.00

8/11/18 Saturday 1:00pm - 5:00pm



Barb's Punch 4 Card Class

When you own punches, you want to be able to use them in a variety of ways. This class is all about learning to "see" what other things punched pieces can become. There are always "aha" moments in this class! We will make 4 A-2 (regular-sized) cards. Envelopes will be provided. Please bring a basic tool kit (tape, scissors, glue dots, ruler, etc.). Come join us and be ready to think outside of the box!

Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                         Cost:  $22

8/15/18 Wednesday 10:30am

8/18/18 Saturday 10:30am


Ann's Spirelli X Card Class

In this class, we will make three cards using the spirelli technique.  Spirelli is a type of string art in which you wind string around a notched shape to create a Spiro graph-like effect.  It is fast and easy to do and the results are fantastic! One of the cards features a large round geometric flower.   Another card features the word “JOY” and we will use the spirelli technique on the letter “O” in the word joy.  The last card is a birthday card and the sentiment is “Hope your birthday is loads of fun” and we will use the spirelli technique on the washing machine.  It is hard to describe the cards, so stop by the store to see the samples. To register call the store at 630-782-9999.   Hope you can make it.

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                          Cost:  $22

8/15/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                   Registration deadline Saturday 8/11/18

8/18/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                       Registration deadline, Wednesday 8/15/18 


Sue's Night Owl / Early Evening Class - AUGUST THEME IS BAGS AND TAGS!

You enjoyed July's 1st Night Owl Class, so here we go with our second evening class!  Anyone that works during the day or if you like evening crafting - this is the class for you!  Each month will be a different theme, such as cards, techniques or a special project.  This month will be our popular bags and tags class.  We will make 4 gift bags with matching tags.  You will learn to make folder toppers to cover three gift bags, plus a fan fold bag that is perfect for small gifts such as jewelry or a gift card.  The bags will have various themes:  birthday, all occasion, etc.  Please send Sue your suggestions of what you would like to see offered in our future evening classes. She is open for suggestions - so here's to another successful Night Owl crafting group!

Instructor: Sue Benner                                                                      Cost: $22

8/16/18 Thursday 7:00pm


*Claudia is back in town and teaching 4 different classes on the weekend of August 19th - 21st.  As a Bonus, you will receive a reduced price of  $18 (instead of $22) per class if you take 3 or more of her classes.


Claudia's Book Your Way

We will all be designing the foundation pages of a 6x6 chunky album together and I ask that you pick either shades of Blue (holiday and or beach), or shades of Red and/or Green (Holiday and/or birthday) for the base.  The intent for this class is building your book foundation itself.  This will enable you to recreate the page bases again as these books can be used for a variety of gift giving ideas once you have the foundations built.  I have lots of new ideas, folds, flaps and pockets, many that I have never taught before.  I know you will not be disappointed and all levels of book makers are welcome.  NOTE:  We will not be using printed paper/cardstock in this class.   Supply List:   You will need good quality card stock, 12 pieces of whatever color pallet you would like to work with.   Besides your card stock, you will need a 12 inch cutter, a scor-pal if you have one, glossy accents, and scissors.  Also please note, the 12 sheets of cardstock are not included in the class price.

Instructor:  Claudia Lesser                              Cost:  $22   ($18 if you take advantage of the special weekend pricing.)

8/19/18 Sunday 11:00 - 3:00pm  


Claudia's Watercolor the Northwoods Way

Northwood Rubber Stamps continues to put out some amazing scenic stamps year after year. The scenic works they put out are simply gorgeous and with the added touch of glitter the dimension makes them pop. Join us as we do four cards.  Supply List:  Your card making supply kit, including a small trimmer, scissors, adhesive (dry and wet), glitter gel pen, Clear Stickles or very fine glitter, paint brush or Aqua Painter (water brush) and whatever watercolor medium you prefer to work with (watercolor markers or watercolor pencils).  The store will have the recommended 12 colors of Tombow markers available for purchase.  Tombow markers are the preferred brand, but others can be used.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO COPICS OR ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS.  Combinations of products are welcome as well if you have them.  Pictures are available at the store and on Facebook of 3 of the cards.  The fourth card will be a masculine card featuring a car and scenery 

Instructor:  Claudia Lesser                             Cost:  $22   ($18 if you take advantage of the special weekend pricing.)

8/19/18 Sunday 3:30 - 6:30pm


Claudia's Marvelous Monday

Unique, easy, fun decorative project that can be used as a gift and or home décor.  We will be working with Paper Mache Pumpkins.  Each participant will receive three pumpkins to decorate, a sample picture has been sent to the store of the first of three pumpkins.  Project should take you approximately 2 hours to complete.  Please sign up for whatever time you would like betweem 3-8p.m.  The only supplies you will need are scissors and glossy accents. Everything else will be provided.

Instructor:  Claudia Lesser                          Cost:  $22   ($18 if you take advantage of the special weekend pricing.)

8/20/18 Monday - 3:00 - 8:00pm        (NOTE:  You must pick a two-hour timeslot when registering)


Claudia's It’s Die-Namic Class

Each participants will receive a brand new die (valued at $10) as part of the class fee.  We will make three to four cards using the die.  In addition, participants will get other ideas on how to use the die for future projects.  A picture of the Gina Marie die is available at the store. Supplies:  Your card making supply kit, including a small trimmer, scissors, adhesive (dry and wet), glitter gel pen, pokey tool, and scissors.

Instructor:  Claudia Lesser                        Cost:  $22   ($18 if you take advantage of the special weekend pricing.)

8/21/18 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00pm


Ann's Asian Influenced Card Class

In this class, we will make three Asian influenced cards. One of the cards features a cute panda bear and bamboo.  Another card is a little Japanese girl with the sentiment Konnichiwa or Arigato.  The third card is a thank you card with a beautiful blue peacock.   It is hard to describe the cards, so stop by the store to see the samples. To register call the store at 630-782-9999.   Hope you can make it.

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                       Cost:  $22

8/22/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                     Registration deadline Saturday 8/18/18



Sue's G45 Floral Shoppe Box and Cards Class

We will be decorating a mixed media box and making 6 cards to put inside using the beautiful Graphic 45 Floral Shoppe Paper.  The class includes all papers, a full package of G45 chipboard, metal pieces and all embellishments.  The box and cards will be decorated with various embellishments, flowers, ribbon, twine, also metal feet, handles and a front charm.  Don't worry - I have done some of your fussy cutting for you.  This will make a beautiful gift for a special person (perhaps even yourself)!  Supplies:  You will need a special glue for the metal pieces:  E6000 - the store has it available for purchase.  When you pay for your class registration, you will receive 20% off of the E6000 metal glue.  Basic supply kit, including small trimmer, scissors, dry and wet adhesives, Scor Tape, Glossy Accents, Stickles (optional), glitter gel pen, pop dots, glue dots, dry embossing tool for flower petals, ink to distress your edges and a sponge or a distress tool with foam pieces (optional on inking if you like a more distress look).  The class sample book will not be distressed.

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                      Cost:  $55

8/26/18 - Sunday - 1:00pm


CROP (no-frills)

This CROP will be at the store.  You will have a large table to work on and beverages and snacks. Bring your projects and creativity and a snack or dessert to share. You can bring your own meals or there are food establishments close and some of them deliver. Please stop by the store or call during business hours to register. Your space is guaranteed only after you have paid.                                        

8/31/18 Friday 10am - 11pm                                                                  Cost:  $35 for all 3 days

9/1/18 Saturday 10am - 11pm

9/2/18 Sunday 10am - 11pm


SEPTEMBER 2018


CROP (no frills)

This CROP will be at the store.  You will have a large table to work on and beverages and snacks.  Bring your projects and creativity and a snack or dessert to share.  You can bring your own meals or there are food establishments close and some of them deliver.  Please stop by the store or call during business hours to register.  Your space is guaranteed only after you have paid.

8/31/18 Friday 10am - 11pm                                                              Cost:  $35 for all 3 days

9/1/18 Saturday 10am - 11pm

9/2/18 Sunday 10am - 11pm


Jan's Card Class

(description coming soon...)

Instructor:  Jan Rosenberg                                                                       Cost:  $22

9/4/18 Tuesday 10:30am

9/6/18 Thursday 6:00pm

9/8/18 Saturday 10:30am


Barb's Trust Me Card Class

Really? Well, those of you who know Barb, know that you can indeed trust her! This class is about trusting Barb to teach you new and fun things that you can do again when you get home. There is no set theme to these classes. Variety is the spice of life! Each class will feature an unexpected material in one of the projects. Each class will teach new techniques with supplies you already own. We all have our "stash" of things, don't we? Let's find new and fun ways to use them. You will take home patterns and/or directions to duplicate ideas you have learned in class. Please bring a basic tool kit (tape, scissors, glue dots, ruler, etc.). Join us for a fun and creative time together. Trust Barb and be surprised!  Instructor: Barb Smith  

Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                           Cost:  $22

9/12/18 Wednesday 10:30am

9/15/18 Saturday 10:30am


APPLETON TRIP             (registration is closed)

9/13/18 - 9/16/18


Ann's Card Class

(description coming soon...)

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                         Cost:  $22

9/15/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                      Registration deadline:  Wednesday 9/12/18

9/19/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                  Registration deadline:  Saturday 9/15/18

 

Jan's Unique Card Class #86

Come and join Jan as she teaches you new techniques, folds and trends in card making.  Always something different to create.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenberg                                                                   Cost:  $22

9/18/18 Tuesday 10:30am

9/20/18 Thursday 6:00pm

9/22/18 Saturday 10:30am


Ann's Card Class

(description coming soon...)

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                       Cost:  $22

9/26/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                   Registration deadline:  9/22/18


Sue's Super Sunday Card Class

Come and join us to to make 10 all occasion cards.  These will include some Autumn themed patterns, birthday, thank you, thinking of you, etc., plus Halloween cards. The store will have several new Autumn papers, embellishments, stamps and dies coming in soon.  Bring your standard class kit which should include scissors, personal trimmer, Scor Board/Scor Pal, pokey tool, wet and dry adhesives, pop dots, glue dots, a glitter gel pen and a blending pen. If you have a preferred coloring method, feel free to bring your markers and/or colored pencils to class. Happy Fall, y'all!

Instructor: Sue Benner                                                                             Cost: $30 

9/30/18 Sunday 1:00 - 5:00pm