Creative Cards and Crafts

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AUGUST 2018


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


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 Rosenbergh                      Cost: $22

8/22/18 Wednesday 10:30am

8/23/18 Thursday 6:00pm

8/25/18 Saturday 10:30am


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                                                    $25 for 2 days

9/2/18 Sunday 10am - 11pm                                                      $15 for 1 day



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                                                                      $25 for 2 days

9/2/18 Sunday 10am - 11pm                                                                         $15 for 1 day


Cardmaking with Acetate Vintage Images and Peel-Off Stickers
In this class, you will make four cards from acetate fall images with glitter backgrounds.  We will accent these cards with die cut frames, embossing and decorative peel-off corners and borders.  Bring your usual cardmaking kit to class.

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                       Cost:  $22

9/4/18 Tuesday 10:30am

9/6/18 Thursday 6:00pm

9/8/18 Saturday 10:30am


Techniques with Nuvo Glitter Markers

Due to popular demand, this is a repeat of the Techniques with Nuvo Glitter Markers Class from July.  For this 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 use a waterbrush, 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 for students!  You can get your 20% off the Nuvo Glitter Markers at class.  Supplies:  Craft Mat, Aqua Painter (waterbrush), couple of water-based markers such as distress markers, Tombow markers, etc. in shades of green for leaves.  The markers are just to learn how to blend with the watercolor markers you already own.  (NO COPIC OR ALCOHOL BASED MARKERS.)  Please bring any Nuvo Glitter Markers you own, plus your basic kit which includes a variety of adhesives (tape runner or Scor Tape, liquid glue, pop dots, glue dots, etc.), scissors, ruler, pokey tool and personal trimmer.  The store has waterbrushes for sale - everyone needs their own waterbrush at class.

Instructor:  Sue Benner                                                                            Cost:  $22

9/8/18 Saturday 1:00-4:00pm


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)     The store will be open regular hours.

9/13/18 - 9/16/18


10 to 10 for $10 CROP 
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 Card Class

(description coming soon)

Instructor:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                                       Cost:  $22

10/  /18 Tuesday 10:30am

10/  /18 Thursday 6:00pm

10/  /18  Saturday 10:30am







NOVEMBER 2018