Creative Cards and Crafts

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SEPTEMBER 2018


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


10 to 10 for $10 CROP 

From 10am to 10pm come crop with us at the store for only $10!  Refreshments and light snack provided. Please call to register so we can reserve your table! We only have spaces for 10 people.

9/14/18 Friday 10:00am - 10:00pm                                                     Cost: $10


Ann's Symmetry Card Class

In this class we will make 4 cards based on the concept of symmetry.  Bilateral symmetry can be illustrated by imagining a line drawn down the middle of the human body.  Now, the right half of the body is a mirror image of the left side (this is not exactly true, but you get the idea).  Each card will illustrate either symmetry with respect to a line or rotational symmetry.  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

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

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


Kathy's "Whipper Snapper Children" Card Class

This class will use the Whipper Snapper children stamps.  There will be a little boy being sorry for forgetting a birthday, a little girl with a gift box, a little girl with glasses and a baby card that could be boy or girl or we do not know.   YES...we will be coloring - using pencils, markers and pencils with gamisol.  If you were in Appleton, this could be the relaxing class after or just a fun coloring class.  We will not be doing cutting in this class.  If you have markers or pencils you want to use, you are welcome to bring them.  We will use the store's pencils and my markers and gamisol for one of the pencil cards. 

Instructor:  Kathy Donofrio                                                             Cost:  $22
9/20/18 Thursday 1:00pm 


Sue's Night Owl / Early Evening Class - SEPTEMBER THEME IS CARDS, CARDS, CARDS!

Here we go with our third 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, bags/tags or special projects.  This month will be Cards, Cards, Cards!  We will make 4 cards using all new products from the store.  Start thinking ahead for your Fall seasonal cards and try out several of the store's new papers, stamps, dies and/or stencils.  The store has a lot of new items coming - so be among the first to use them.  Please send Sue your suggestions of what you would like to see offered in our future evening classes too. She is open for suggestions - so here's to another successful Night Owl crafting group!

Instructor: Sue Benner                                                                  Cost: $22

9/20/18 Thursday 7:00pm


*We are thrilled to have Laura Bastian from Creative Vision Stamps & Foil coming to teach two classes on Saturday, September 22, 2018.  Laura will be bringing in a trunk show of her fantastic rubber stamp line and foiling supplies for purchase. Laura has a very wide variety of toner sheets (in all sizes) with very original designs. Check out her website and start making your wish list! www.creativevisionstamps.com

Are you ready to create projects that OOOH and AAAH? Heat transfer foiling is this year’s hottest “MUST DO” workshop. Join us for some foiling fun, where you will create five Brilliant and Beautiful cards in Class I and four Foiled and Fabulous cards in Class 2. Who knew foiling could be this easy? Laura will provide the project kits and heat transfer foil, plus laminators for each person to use - so no waiting!  You will only need 4 supplies:  scissors, adhesive (not liquid), pop dots, and a paper trimmer!  You must take class #1 before taking class #2.
Instructor:  Laura Bastian
9/22/18 Saturday 10:00am - 12:30pm    Brilliant & Beautiful                                                       Cost:  $30
9/22/18 Saturday 1:30pm - 4:00pm    Foiled & Fabulous Negative Distressed Foiling             Cost:  $30 

 

Ann's Creative Dies Card Class

In this class, we will make four cards. We know how to use dies to cut out shapes…but is there any other way to use them.  In this class, we will use dies to emboss, to make a pop up card, to make a stencil and to inlay die cuts.  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

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    



OCTOBER 2018


Jan's Rubbernecker Watercolor Cards Class

Come and join Jan as she walks you thru the 2-step process of using watercolor stamps by Rubbernecker.  You will create 4 cards using Brusho inks to paint the watercolor stamps and heat embossing to create the stamped outline image.  Please bring your regular class supplies including a watercolor brush and water mister.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                       Cost:  $22

10/2/18 Tuesday 10:30am

10/4/18 Thursday 6:00pm

10/6/18  Saturday 10:30am


CRAFTERS GARAGE SALE!

You will find a wide variety of new and gently used craft items:  paper, stamps, stamp pads, ink, dies, adhesives, scissors, cutters, pens, storage containers, tools and much much more! 

The sale is being held at:

Community Congregational Church
410 S. Cornell Ave
Villa Park, IL (corner of Cornell & Highland)

10/6/18 Saturday 9am - 1:00pm


Barb's Embossing Folder Class

Join Barb in learning more ways to use embossing folders. We will make 4 cards using a variety of embossing techniques - including using the new 3-D Textured Impressions folders.  Let's have a fun time creating together. Hope to see you soon!

Instrutor:  Barb Smith                                                                                 Cost:  $22

10/10/18 Wednesday 10:30am

10/13/18 Saturday 10:30am


Sue's Night Owl Class - October Theme - Stencil Surprises

I have had several requests for cards made with stencils, so tonight we will be making 4 cards focusing on stencils and different products.  Learn to use a variety of different mediums to create beautiful backgrounds with colors and/or textures through your stencils.  This is the last late night Thursday class for 2018.  Come out and craft with the Night Owls!  

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                              Cost:  $22

10/11/18 Thursday 7:00pm


CCC @ CCC SUPER CROP (Creative Cards and Crafts at Community Congregational Church)

Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. Please bring something to share.  Meals may be ordered in by carry out or delivery or you can bring your own meal.  Refridgerator available.  Large room, large table space for your scrapbooking, card making, and crafting needs.

Note: There are some stairs leading down into the space. Help is available (if needed). Recommended for you to drop off your items at the door off the driveway on the south of the church on Cornell. Church is located on the corner of Highland and Cornell.

Community Congregational Church, 410 S. Cornell, Villa Park IL 60181  (map)

Creative Cards and Crafts is located approximately one block from the church. A short walk and an even shorter drive.

The store will be open during regular store hours (Friday and Saturday 10:00 to 4:00) and probably for a period of time in the evening to accommodate the croppers.  Register and pay by October 1st and you will get a $5.00 discount. 

Super CROP at the Church                                                                    Cost: $30 for 2 days 

10/12/18 Friday 10am - midnight                                                                     $20 for 1 day

10/13/18 Saturday 10am - midnight


Ann's Christmas Glitter Card Class

In this class, we will make 4 sparkly/glittery Christmas cards without using any stickers or transfer sheets.   One of the cards features a cute snowman that you will color with markers.  On the next card, we will use die cuts to color our Christmas balls with glitter.  The large Merry Christmas card features a die cut poinsettia. The last card is a green and gold Christmas tree.  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

10/13/18 Saturday 1pm                                                                   Registration deadline:  10/10/18

10/17/18 Wednesday 1pm                                                              Registration deadline:  10/13/18


Jan's Unique Card Class #87

You will learn how to make 4 unique type greeting cards during this class.  You will learn different die cutting, stamping, layering, punching, embossing, fold techniques and many more during these classes.  Come and join Jan as presents each card in a step-by-step process of creating these cards.  Please bring your regular class supplies.  Any additional class supplies will be posted in the store with the sample cards.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                   Cost:  $22

10/16/18 Tuesday 10:30am

10/18/18 Thursday 6pm

10/20/18 Saturday 10:30am


Sue's Alcohol Inks 2

Everyone is hooked on alcohol inks!  This extended class will include making new backgrounds, working with mixatives, making alcohol ink roses, stencil removal, ink layering, Yupo Scrunch, plus learning to stamp with alcohol inks.  You will learn techniques to use both the new Alcohol Ink Lift Pad and the Re-Inker.  Plus learn a trick to create 2 projects at one time from the same stamp, using Yupo Paper and regular cardstock!  Class will include 12 backgrounds, 2 of which will be made into cards. (ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING SUPPLIES:   Craft mat, Alcohol Ink Lift Pad, Alcohol Ink Lift Re-Inker, small paint brush, stylus/dry embossing/scoring tool, Ranger wood blending tool with both felts and foam pads.  These products are available at the store.  Also, please bring any alcohol inks you have, plus one of the following:  Ranger blending solution or Pinata claro extender or Pinata clean-up solution.)

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                          Cost:  $30

10/20/18 Saturday 1:00 - 4:00pm


Ann's Card Backgrounds Class

In this class, we will make four cards. On one of the cards, we will color the background using Nuvo glitter markers.  The next card uses a 3-D embossing folder and a hexagonal frame.  A different 3 – D embossing folder is used on the next card along with some glittery embossing powder.  The background on the African scene is made with watercolors and saran wrap.  It’s 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

10/25/18 Thursday 1:00pm                                                              Registration deadline:  10/20/18 


10 to 10 for $10 CROP 

From 10am to 10pm come crop with us at the store for only $10!  Refreshments and light snack provided. Please call to register so we can reserve your table! We only have spaces for 10 people.

10/26/18 Friday 10:00am - 10:00pm                                                     Cost: $10



Sue's Super Sunday Card Class for October

Enjoy the day - crafting with friends!  Come and join in the fun and make 10 beautiful cards.  This class will include Autumn themed all occasion cards, Thanksgiving cards, plus the start of Christmas cards.  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.   

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                          Cost:  $30

10/28/18 Sunday 1:00pm


Back by Popular Demand...Acetate Christmas Image Card Class

In this class, you will make four cards from acetate print Christmas images.  We will accent these cards with die cut frames, embossing and decorative peel-off stickers.  Don't miss out on a very different technique in cardmaking.  Bring your usual cardmaking supplies to class.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                    Cost:  $22

10/30/18 Tuesday 10:30am

11/1/18 Thursday 6:00pm

11/3/18 Saturday 10:30am


NOVEMBER 2018


Back by Popular Demand...Acetate Christmas Image Card Class

In this class, you will make four cards from acetate print Christmas images.  We will accent these cards with die cut frames, embossing and decorative peel-off stickers.  Don't miss out on a very different technique in cardmaking.  Bring your usual cardmaking supplies to class.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                    Cost:  $22

10/30/18 Tuesday 10:30am

11/1/18 Thursday 6:00pm

11/3/18 Saturday 10:30am


Barb's Class
(description coming soon)
Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                            Cost:  $22
11/7/18 Wednesday 10:30am
11/10/18 Saturday 10:30am

Jan's Unique Card Class #88
(description coming soon)
Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                            Cost:  $22
11/13/1/8 Tuesday 10:30am
11/15/18 Thursday 6:00pm
11/17/18 Saturday 10:30am

Sue's Super Sunday Card Class for November

With Christmas fast approaching, November's theme is Totally Christmas!  We will be making 10 holiday cards to start the season off right!  Now craft away, craft away, craft away all!  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.

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                          Cost:  $30
11/18/18 Sunday 1:00pm 

THANKSGIVING THURSDAY
Happy Thanksgiving - the store closed in observance of the holiday

Small Business Saturday
Free make & takes as a customer appreciation!
11/24/18 Saturday 10:00am to 4pm

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.

11/30/18 Friday 10:00am to midnight                                              Cost:  $25 for Both days

12/1/18 Saturday 10:00am to midnight                                                      $15 for 1 day



DECEMBER 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.

11/30/18 Friday 10:00am to midnight                                              Cost:  $25 for Both days

12/1/18 Saturday 10:00am to midnight                                                      $15 for 1 day


Ann's Card Class

(description coming soon)

Instructor:  Ann Hanson                                                                    Cost:  $22

12/8/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                      Registration Deadline:  12/4/18 Tuesday

12/12/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                               Registration Deadline:  12/8/18 Saturday


Christmas Day

Merry Christmas - the store will be closed in observance of the Holiday