Upcoming Classes at The Paperie

Christmas Card Class: One Layer Wonders – Tuesday, December 7th
Another NEW Christmas Card class you won’t want to miss! We’ll focus on super simple ONE LAYER cards that will be a cinch to mass-produce when it gets down to crunch time. We’ll use paper piecing, masking and “kissing” techniques to make five sweet and simple cards in a jiffy. We’ll have a feature stamp set on sale and a Holiday giveaway for one lucky winner in this class!

Christmas Card Class – Tuesday, November 30th (6:30pm) FULL
With less than a month left to get your Christmas cards made and sent out, this class will focus on clean and simple designs that will be quick and easy to reproduce for the holiday season. We will make FIVE cute and simple cards, showing you some neat tips and tricks to make quick holiday card making a breeze.

Clean & Simple Christmas Cards

Christmas Card Class – Monday, September 20th (6:30pm at The Paperie)
Tis the Season, believe it or not! Time to get cracking on those Christmas cards, in this class I will show you how to make four clean and simple designs that will be quick and easy to reproduce for the holiday season, plus a bonus Halloween card! I’ll show you two easy ways to use your heat embossing tool with liquid applique and embossing powder, this is a perfect class for an inexperienced stamper or even seasoned pros who prefer the clean and simple look! Suitable also for children ages 8+.

July 2010 Classes

A-Muse-A Palooza Make’n’Take Marathon – Saturday, July 10th (FREE)
Drop by The Paperie any time between 11:30am-4:00pm (choose your time slot when you register).
I will be hosting a FREE Make’n’Take using the new A Muse release throughout the day on Saturday. Registration is required in advance to secure your space, but you can choose any time between 11:30 and 4pm to drop by. We will make a different card on the three M’n’T days.

Holidays and Fall Days Card Class – Monday, July 12th
Two time slots: 2:00-3:30 or 6:30-8:00 (same cards in each time slot)
You will use new wood mounted stamps revealed at A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA 2010 to make three fun holiday cards and one fall card that will be sure to delight!

A-Muse-A Palooza Make’n’Take Marathon – Tuesday, July 13th (FREE)
Drop by any time between 11:30am-4:00pm (choose your time slot when you register).
I will be hosting another FREE Make’n’Take featuring the new A-Muse-a-Palooza release throughout the day on Tuesday. Registration is required in advance to secure your space, but you can choose any time between 11:30 and 4pm to drop by!

Merry & Scary Card Workshop – Wednesday, July 14th
Two time slots: 2:00-3:30 or 6:30-8:00 (same cards in each time slot)
In this fun class you will use some special NEW A Muse stamps to make a combination of winter, Christmas, and Halloween cards that will sparkle and spook with holiday glee! If you have already taken the other A Muse class or Make’n’Takes offered earlier in the week, don’t worry – this class will have all NEW card designs you won’t want to miss! (Thanks to Lori for the great class title!)

A-Muse-A Palooza Make’n’Take Marathon – Thursday, July 15th
Drop by any time between 11:30am-4:00pm (choose your time slot when you register).
I will be hosting another FREE Make’n’Take featuring the new A-Muse-a-Palooza release throughout the day on Thursday. Registration is required in advance to secure your space, but you can choose any time between 11:30 and 4pm to drop by.

A-Muse-A-Palooza Crop Night – Friday, July 16th (6:30pm-midnight)
This is not just your ordinary Crop Night! This is a chance for you to come in and get started on your Christmas Cards – refreshments and snacks will be provided! The Paperie will have a selection of NEW A Muse stamps available for FREE rental on this night only, as well as a few different A Muse-infused card & layout ideas for you to draw inspiration from (or even copy if you so desire!). Scrapbookers are welcome to join in the fun as well – participants can do their own thing, or join in on our Holiday Tag make’n’take.

A Muse Fancy Floral Cards – Tuesday, July 20th (6:30pm)
This class was so popular last month that I’m teaching a sequel featuring the beautiful floral stamps from A Muse. Make four NEW elegant cards using a blend of new and old floral images from A Muse – we’ll even experiment with Copic Markers in this class! Whether you participated or missed out on the last Fancy Florals, you won’t want to miss the sequel!

Fancy Florals Part II

I had such an amazing turn-out and so much positive feedback from my Fancy Florals class this Tuesday past that I have decided to offer it again in July – but not to fear if you already took the first class, we will be making different cards using a combination of newer and older floral images from A Muse!

Check out the rest of the cards we made in the class on Tuesday…

A Muse Stamps: Bursting Blooms, Many Thanks FL, Marigold solid, Have a Beautiful Day FL, Marigold. A Muse Papers: Paprika, Orange Shimmer Couture, White, Madeira Blue, Ivory, Yellow, Pink Shimmer Couture. A Muse Accents: Pink Chiffon Sheer Polka Dot ribbon, Cranberry Pretty Pearls, White Pretty Pearls. Other: Scor-Pal, Stickles, Tombows, Inks, Corner Rounder.

A Muse Fancy Floral Cards – Tuesday, July 20th (6:30pm)
This class was so popular last month that The Paperie is offering a sequel featuring the beautiful floral stamps from A Muse. Join me to make four NEW elegant cards using a blend of old and new floral images from A Muse – we’ll even experiment with Copic Markers in this class! Whether you participated or missed out on the last Fancy Florals in June, you won’t want to miss the sequel in July!

Queen Anne’s Lace

Here’s a quick peek at one of the cards we’ll be making in my upcoming Fancy Florals class on Tuesday night at The Paperie…

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I fell in love with this stamp the minute I saw it – and although I promised myself “no more flowers”, sometimes you just gotta keep up with the Joneses. Jones’s? Jones’? Whatever – Queen Anne’s Lace is technically a weed, so there. I may  have purchased a few other flowers, here or there… ahem.

Look at THIS box, pretty exciting right?

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No, they’re not all mine. Sadly. Just seven of them… plus the Queen Anne’s Lace. You’ll have to sign up for my class on Tuesday to see the rest of the stamps I bought – there’s only one space left 😉

Perhaps I’ll provide another sneak peek before the weekend is over – have a good one!

June 2010 Classes

Fancy Floral Cards – Tuesday, June 8th (6:30pm)
A Muse Art Stamps has released a beautiful collection of new Floral stamps in their Everything’s Rosy collection. This is one of their most popular releases in history, they have sold out three times in a row already! Join me at The Paperie to learn a new folding technique, and experiment with Smooch and Stickles to make these floral images truly special.

Mainly Masculine Card Class – Monday, June 14th (6:30pm)
Sometimes masculine cards can be the most difficult cards of all – it’s hard to resist all the “pretty” things that can make card-making so fun, like ribbon, flowers, etc. In this card class we will make FIVE minimalist masculine cards to celebrate the men in your life using simple yet effective techniques.

November Class!

YES! It’s true… I am now a Certified A Muse Instructor! I attended training in Seattle last weekend and got to meet most of the FABULOUS A Muse Instructors at the A Muse Artstamps Headquarters. I’m thrilled to join the A Muse Creative Team and I hope to spread the love of stamps throughout Newfoundland & Labrador. If you live in the area and are interested in card making you should definitely sign up for some fun classes – I will be teaching classes every month at The Paperie in St. John’s, where I’ve been a store manager for over 4 years. My first “official” class as an A Muse Instructor is listed below – hope to see you there!

A Muse Christmas Card Class – Tuesday, November 10th (6:30pm)
Join me – The Paperie’s very own official A Muse Instructor, for my last Christmas Card Class leading up to the big Holiday. This class will feature three beautiful card designs that will be quick and easy to mass produce for those of you in a time crunch, PLUS one “snazzy card” inspired by a class Julie Ebersole taught in Seattle. We will stay true to the A Muse Artstamps motto: Think Simple. Think A Muse, focusing on their clean, classic style! This class is great for stampers of all levels, even those who are just starting out!

Me+Julie

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Me and Julie Ebersole at the A Muse shop.

Don’t I look like the happiest little Newfoundlander you ever did see? The whole weekend was a pretty monumental event in my life… I hadn’t been off the island since 1998 – 11 long years ago! Thanks to all the Muses for being so warm and welcoming, it was really great to meet everyone and I hope this was just the first of many travels to come…