Creative Cards and Crafts

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OCTOBER 2018


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


Kathy's "Tea" Themed Card Class

We will be making 4 cards with the theme of TEA. These will be cards that can be single cards or a gift set for the holidays. Yes, we will color at least one of the cards. Spellbinders Teapots will be on one of the cards along with 2 other surprise cards.Just bring your scissors, adhesives and pop up dots. Please come join us. 
Instructor:  Kathy Donofrio                                                                         Cost:$22
11/1/18 Thursday 1:00pm

Barb's Interactive Card Class
Who would think you could play with cards? We do! In this Interactive Card class, there is always something that moves in or on the card. Barb will teach you a variety of ways you can "play" with cards. Sometimes they rock and roll. Sometimes they slide and glide. Sometimes they push and pull. Sometimes they shake and make you smile! One thing is for sure - you will have fun with these and want to make more. Directions will be given, so you can do just that. Please bring a basic tool kit. Come with a smile - and leave with an even bigger one!
Instructor:  Barb Smith                                                                            Cost:  $22
11/7/18 Wednesday 10:30am
11/10/18 Saturday 10:30am

Kathy's "Coffee" Themed Card Class
We will be making 4 cards with the theme of COFFEE. These will be cards that can be single cards or a gift set for the holidays. Yes, we will color at least one of the cards form a Penny Black stamp we have in the store.. Spellbinders Coffeepots will be on one of the cards along with 2 other surprise cards.Just bring your scissors, adhesives and pop up dots. Please come join us.  
Instructor:  Kathy Donofrio                                                                 Cost:  $22
11/8/18 Thursday 1:00pm


Ann's Jewelry Class

In this class, we will make a necklace and a pin.  We will make paper beads and using some other beads string them into a necklace.  The pin is glittery and sparkly with some some Swarovski crystals on it.  In addition to your regular supplies, please bring 2 or 3 sheets of 12” designer paper for the necklace.  For the pin, please bring a quickie glue pen (or some other glue pen with a very fine point), a jewel picker (if you have one), tweezers and Stickles(if you  have some).  It is hard to describe the jewelry, 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
11/10/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                           Registration Deadline:  11/7/18 Wednesday
11/14/18 Wednesday 1:00pm                                                      Registration Deadline:  11/10/18 Saturldlay

Jan's Unique Card Class #88

You make 4 unique 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 she presents each card in a step-by-step process in card creation. 

Bring your usual cardmaking supplies to class.  Any additional class supplies will be posted in the store with the card samples.

Instruction:  Jan Rosenbergh                                                              Cost:  $22

11/13/18 Tuesday 10:30am

11/15/18 Thursday 6:00pm

11/17/18 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.

11/16/18 Friday 10:00am - 10:00pm                                                     Cost: $10


Kathy's "Hot Chocolate" Themed Card Class
We will be making 4 cards with the theme of HOT CHOCOLATE. These will be cards that can be single cards or a gift set for the holidays. Yes, we will color at least one of the cards. Dare2beArtzy Wackey Die will be used. This is a new vendor for the store and a fun die to use. .Just bring your scissors, adhesives and pop up dots.This will be a fun set of cards to use a hostess gifts for someone who doesn't want a box of candy. It is the last class in this series. Please come join us. 
Instructor:  Kathy Donofrio                                                                    Cost:  $22
11/15/18 Thursday 1:00

Ann's Foil Christmas Card Class

In this class, we will make four cards. We will use different techniques on each card to apply the foil.  On the Merry Christmas card, we will use foil mates and the laminator to apply the foil.  The “Peace on Earth” card uses transfer gel and the third card uses toner sheet die cuts of ornaments and the laminator.  The Merry Christmas tree is diecut out of toner paper and then run through the laminator.  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

11/17/18 Saturday 1:00pm                                                            Registration Deadline:  11/14/18 Wednesday


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 - November 22, 2018 - the store will be 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 - December 25, 2018 - the store will be closed in observance of the Holiday