Category Archives: Classes

Thoughtful Branches August Stamp Class

I haven’t been running face-to-face classes due to my acupuncture study commitments and so this is a rare chance to come stamp with me before I head back to College again in the Autumn 🙂

This special Summer Stamp Class gives you the chance to make 2 cards and a gift box, using a variety of stamping techniques. We feature this month’s limited time stamp set – Thoughtful Branches – and you’ll have the opportunity to swap in different sentiments (e.g. birthday) if you wish.

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We have a few dates and times to choose from:

WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016, 1.30PM – 3.30PM
WEDNESDAY 24 AUGUST 2016, 7PM – 9PM
FRIDAY 26 AUGUST 2016, 2PM – 4PM – class full

Location: My home, north Sheffield (I’ll email/PM details when you email to register interest).

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, (along with envelopes) and the box;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • written instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

To book your place, please email me no later than Monday 22 August – places are limited and allocated in order of RSVP date and payment options will be emailed back to you.

Sara xx

Reminder – June class bookings close tomorrow

Just a quick reminder that bookings for our June classes close tomorrow (7pm) so that we can make sure everyone gets all the materials they need. We have two classes, come along to one or to both 🙂

Clearly Clever Technique Class – June

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015

11AM – 1PM

clearly clever class

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products. More details here.

June Card Class

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015

1.30PM – 3.30PM

june card class

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order. More details here.

Hope to see you there.

Sara xx

June Classes

Here’s a little advance notice of our planned June classes:

Clearly Clever Technique Class – June

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015

11AM – 1PM

You can see right through our June technique class – we’re working with window sheets! We’ll learn how to stamp on these clear sheets and create two cards and a box.

clearly clever class

Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products including:

  • 1 pack Window Sheets (1 sheet will be pre-cut for you and the other sheet will be to take away)
  • White Stazon Pad & Refill
  • Stazon Cleaner
  • Packet Basic Rhinestones
  • 1/2 reel Gold 1/8″ Ribbon
  • 1/2 reel Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
  • 1/2 pack Mini Metallic Clothespins

You’ll also receive:

  • all additional materials needed to make the cards (plus envelopes) and the box;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • printed instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

If you already have the products we will use in class, then you may substitute other products of equal or lesser value at the point of booking.

Class fees must be received by Wednesday 27 May to secure a place (to allow sufficient time to order your kit). If  an emergency prevents you from attending the event after booking, then your class materials will be posted to you.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please email Sara to register interest for future classes.

June Card Class

SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015

Our monthly Card Class slot gives you chance to make 6 cards. We feature three different stamp sets and we’ll have a simple design and a slightly stepped up design for each.

Come join our June Card Class. We’ll be using:

  • Perfect Pennants
  • Butterfly Basics
  • A mystery set from our new catalogue!

june card class

Date and time: SATURDAY 6 JUNE 2015, 1.30PM – 3.30PM
Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, along with envelopes;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

Bring a New Friend* with you for some added fun, and you will BOTH get a free goodie bag.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please email Sara to register interest for future classes.

Sara xx

* A New Friend is someone who hasn’t attended our classes in the last year

Last chance for May bookings

Today is the deadline to sign up for our various May classes and events.

You can choose from our Embossing Folder Technique class on Saturday 9 May.

embossing folder class

Or our regular Card Class, also on Saturday 9 May (luckily we managed to select stamp sets that aren’t retiring – phew!).

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Or why not come along to our Paper Dolls Inspiration Meeting on the evening of Wednesday 6 May. Join in with out make and takes and find out more about joining our Paper Dolls team in time for the new 2015-16 catalogue. We also tend to swap (cards, projects etc) when we get together. These were the gorgeous swaps I got from team mates at our last meeting.

From Vicky

swap vicky

From Victoria

swap victoria

From Catherine

swap catherine

From Jan

swap jan

From Mari

swap mari

We’d love to have you join us at any of these events but do need to know by the end of today so that we can cut enough card packs/order supplies for everyone in time.

Please email me if you have any questions before booking.

Sara xx

May Classes

Here’s a little advance notice of our planned May classes:

Embossing Folder Technique Class – May

SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015

11AM – 1PM

In our May technique class we’re working with embossing folders and learning different ways to use them. We’ll combine the Spring Flowers embossing folder with the Painted Petals stamp set to make three feminine but varied styles of card.

embossing folder class

Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products including:

  • Spring Flowers embossing folder (please note that to get the most from the embossing folder after the class, you will need access to an appropriate machine);
  • Painted Petals stamp set in photopolymer (this is also available in Clear mount for the same price or in Wood mount for an additional £8 – please select your preferred stamp mount when booking the class)

You’ll also receive:

  • all additional materials needed to make the three cards (plus envelopes);
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • printed instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

If you already have the products we will use in class, then you may substitute other products of equal or lesser value at the point of booking.

Class fees must be received by Wednesday 29 April to secure a place (to allow sufficient time to order your kit). If  an emergency prevents you from attending the event after booking, then your class materials will be posted to you.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please email Sara to register interest for future classes.

May Card Class

SATURDAY 9 MAY 2015

1.30PM – 3.30PM

Our monthly Card Class slot gives you chance to make 6 cards. We feature three different stamp sets and we’ll have a simple design and a slightly stepped up design for each.

Come join our May Card Class. We’ll be using:

  • Amazing Birthday
  • Open Sea
  • Perpetual Birthday

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Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, along with envelopes;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

Bring a New Friend* with you for some added fun, and you will BOTH get a free goodie bag.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please email Sara to register interest for future classes.

Sara xx

 

* A New Friend is someone who hasn’t attended our classes in the last year

April Classes

Here’s a little advance notice of our planned April classes:

Thinlit Technique Class – April

SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015

11AM – 1PM

In our April technique class we’ll learn how to get the best results with thinlits – specifically the Butterflies Thinlits. We’ll use them to make a simple, elegant card, a gorgeous glittered card and an inlaid butterfly card.

thinlit class

Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products including:

  • Butterflies Thinlits Dies (please note that to use the thinlits after the class, you will need access to a die cutting machine);
  • 8 Transfer Adhesive Sheets;
  • 1 pot of Dazzling Diamonds.

You’ll also receive:

  • all additional materials needed to make three butterfly thinlit cards;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • printed instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

If you already have the products we will use in class, then you may substitute other products of equal or lesser value at the point of booking.

Class fees must be received by Wednesday 1 April to secure a place (to allow sufficient time to order your kit). If  an emergency prevents you from attending the event after booking, then your class materials will be posted to you.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please click here for details of our May technique class.

April Card Class

Our monthly Card Class slot gives you chance to make 6 cards. We feature three different stamp sets and we’ll have a simple design and a slightly stepped up design for each.

Come join our April Card Class. We’ll be using:

  • Everything Eleanor
  • Mixed Bunch
  • Sheltering Tree

april card class

Due to the Easter holidays we will only have one April Card Class:

Date and time: SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2015, 1.30PM – 3.30PM
Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, along with envelopes;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

Bring a New Friend* with you for some added fun, and you will BOTH get a free goodie bag.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please click here for details of our May card class.

Hope to see you there.

Sara xx

 

* A New Friend is someone who hasn’t attended our classes in the last year.

Last chance to book Sliders Class

mothers day slider close up

Tomorrow is the final chance to sign up and join our March Sliders Class. We’ll be making a window slider card, a pull up slider card and also a slider treat (see below).

Today we thought we’d share a Mother’s Day version of the window slider card.

mothers day slider

The outer wrap for the slider is Painted Blooms DSP and the inner slider is Blackberry Bliss card, stapled with Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon. Using Blackberry Bliss ink the sketched and shaded flower from Flower Shop was stamped onto Whisper White card, punched out with the Pansy and popped up on a dimensional on the slider bar. The leaves from Crazy About You were stamped in Wild Wasabi ink onto the panel of Whisper White and then the sentiment from the same set stamped in Blackberry Bliss over that top of it.

mothers day slider open

The slider pulls back to reveal the smaller flower from Crazy About You stamped in Blackberry Bliss and the centre coloured with a Crushed Curry marker. The larger flower was stamped onto the pull out portion of the slider with Blackberry Bliss ink.

These are the sliders that we’ll be making at our class on Saturday 14 March and all attendees will receive instruction sheets to be able to make their own further versions of slider cards at home.

Slider Class

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please check back soon for details of our April technique class.

Hope to see you at class.

Sara xx

March Classes

Here’s a little advance notice of our planned March classes:

SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015

11AM – 1PM

Our March technique class is all about sliders. We’ll make a window slider card, a pull up slider card and also a slider treat.

Slider Class

Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The £35 class fee includes nearly £30 of products including:

  • Balloon Bash (photopolymer stamp set);
  • 1/2 pack Birthday Bash Specialty DSP.

You’ll also receive:

  • all additional materials needed to make two slider cards plus a slider treat;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • printed instructions to take away;
  • refreshments.

If you already have the products we will use in class, then you may substitute other products of equal or lesser value at the point of booking.

Class fees must be received by Thursday 5 March to secure a place (to allow sufficient time to order your kit). If  an emergency prevents you from attending the event after booking, then your class materials will be posted to you.

Bookings for this class have now closed. Please check back soon for details of our April technique class.

March Card Classes

We’ve updated our classes recently to make them more accessible to all levels of crafter and to make them a little more relaxed – since so many people come along as much for the social side, as for the crafting. For those who like the tricky stuff, we still have Technique classes.

Our monthly Card Class slot gives you chance to make 6 cards. We feature three different stamp sets and we’ll have a simple design and a slightly stepped up design for each.

Come join our February Card Class. We’ll be using:

  • Sea Street
  • Big Day
  • Pleasant Poppies

march card class

We have a choice of locations and times:

Date and time: WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH 2015, 7PM – 9PM
Location: Pollyfox Centre, Pollyfox Way, Dodworth, S75 3QR

or

Date and time: SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015, 1.30PM – 3.30PM
Location: St Saviour’s Church Hall, Mortomley Lane, High Green, Sheffield

The class costs £15.00 or is FREE with a minimum order and includes:

  • all materials needed to make the cards, along with envelopes;
  • face-to-face instruction on the day;
  • refreshments.

Bring a New Friend* with you for some added fun, and you will BOTH get a free goodie bag.

To book your place(s) at either class, please RSVP to Sara no later than 7 March – places are limited and allocated in order of RSVP date.

Hope to see you there.

Sara xx

 

* A New Friend is someone who hasn’t attended our classes in the last year.

Kind and Cozy square card

kind and cozy square close up

When we had our January Card Class, we used the Celebrate Today stamp set for some of the cards (here and here). The other set we used was Kind and Cozy.

This very simple card is quick and cute. We used coffee and cream colours but you can easily switch for something more colourful if you prefer.

kind and cozy square

The card base is a small square of Crumb Cake matted with Very Vanilla. Three small images, the coffee cup, flowers and heart from the Kind and Cozy set were all stamped in Baked Brown Sugar ink onto Very Vanilla card. The Made With Love sentiment was cut into three, arranged close together and stamped with the same ink, also onto Very Vanilla card (we were using the clear mount set but if you’re using the wood mount, you can colour direct to stamp and stamp each word individually to get the same effect). All these images were punched out with the 1-1/4″ Circle, matted onto 1-3/8″ Circles punched from Baked Brown Sugar card and popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

kind and cozy square inside

Another sentiment from the same set was stamped on the Very Vanilla insert.

At our February Card Class we’ll be using:

  • Kinda Eclectic
  • Four Feathers
  • Crazy About You

Hope we see you there 🙂

Sara xx

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Celebrate Today in the cloudy treetops

cloudy celebrate close up

This was another of the cards that we made in our January card class. Our aim at these classes is to make simple cards (we are making six in two hours after all), that still look exceptional and professional.

We’ll have different stamp sets featuring in our February Card Class but the same principle 🙂

cloudy celebrate

The card base is an A6 portrait of Lost Lagoon, matted with Blackberry Bliss. Treetops were added to the cloudy design of Sweet Dreams DSP by stamping the top of the fir tree, from the Lovely as a Tree set, using Mossy Meadow ink. Blackberry Bliss ink was used to stamp the hot air balloon basket from the Celebrate Today set*, direct onto the DSP before adhering direct to the card front. The plain balloon from the same Celebrate Today set was stamped in Crushed Curry ink onto Whisper White card, then overstamped with the matching stars in Crisp Cantaloupe ink and the Celebrate sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink. After die cutting the balloon out with the matching Balloon framelit* it was popped up on dimensionals on the card front.

*Buy the photopolymer stamp set and framelits together as a Balloon Bundle and save 15%!

cloudy celebrate inside

A duo of sentiments from the Celebrate Today set were stamped on the Whisper White insert with Blackberry Bliss ink.

We’d love to see you at our February Card Class 🙂

Sara xx

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