craft to relax

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

A Couple of Ways to Help with Stress

Diverting your focus from your anxieties. If your mind is filled with racing thoughts and seemingly endless worries, doing something that you can immerse yourself in entirely can be extremely relaxing and stress-relieving. Trying your hand at a new craft project, or one that you are working towards perfecting, takes undivided attention to execute properly. If your mind is busy deciphering the task at hand, it will not have a chance to burden you with worried thoughts.

Strengthening your confidence in your own abilities. At times, we all feel insecure with ourselves and wonder if we will be able to succeed in facing the challenges set out for us and achieving our goals. This feeling can be very discouraging, and we all need a reminder every now and then that we are talented and capable of completing what we set out to complete.

On a small scale, executing each step in a chosen craft, and seeing the finished product, can provide a sense of validation, one that is reinforced every time you look proudly at the craft you have created. This sense of pride and triumph can boost your confidence and motivate you to face the bigger challenges head-on.  All in all?  Have fun! Play some music while you’re at it!

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Wine Charmed June 29, 6-9pm Vintage Vino and Espresso in Maple Valley next to Fred Meyer. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! I’m offering a summer paper engineering camp. The camp is June 26-28 for elementary-aged children. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 22, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 24, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 30, 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Keep checking my website for all my July classes coming up!

Cheers, Emily

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it’s beginning to look a lot like….summer!

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Send some “mail art” this season.

Take advantage of the colors and flowers of summer and send someone a postcard or an envelope decorated on the outside.  This month being graduation I am sure for someone you know, is a great time! These pieces might require more postage but it is worth it. You can even add faux cancellation marks, placed near or alongside the real postage.  So, get your stamps and stickers out and get going!   It’s summer!

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 10, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 22, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 24, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 30, 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

See my website under “class schedule” for more kid’s classes this summer and new July classes will be added soon.

Till Next Time, Emily

crafting is a good thing

don’t have time for crafting?  It’s a lot more beneficial than you think!

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilling 102, June 3, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 10, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 22, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 24, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 30, 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

See my website under “class schedule” for more kid’s classes this summer and new July classes will be added soon.

Till Next Time, Emily

enjoying may

Let’s Get Organized!

Emily’s Bites of Fun:

If your craft room is an explosion of all kinds of things, covered in paint, brushes and whatever, organizing it may seem impossible. Start now to sort and organize your craft room or space. Your future crafting days will be infinitely better and much more enjoyable!

    • ORGANIZE THE ROOM BY CRAFT TYPE

Keep needles and thread by the sewing machine. Put paints and paint brushes near the easel. Group together the things you need for different projects and keep them separated for easy retrieval.  This is such a help and if you remember to return things to their proper place,  your next project will go much easier.

    • CONTAIN ITEMS

After you’ve sorted all of your supplies by craft type, keep them contained. You’re going to want to start small, like grouping all of your thread by color or type within a container. Put each different type of thread variety in a bag, and then put all these bags of thread in a storage box. Use ziplock bags, small plastic containers or your used and cleaned yogurt cups.  Lot’s of ideas!

    • MAKE THE MOST OF THE ROOM YOU HAVE

Your craft room probably isn’t the biggest room in your house, but there are many of ways you can maximize your space by being creative.

Maybe a table that folds flat against the wall?  Or, wall shelves to store things up off the floor? (This makes a big deal for me having little ones) Vertical space can be your biggest asset. Use drawers and shelves to store things on top of each other.

The craft projects you are currently working on can take up a lot of room, so keep unused items and supplies out of the way.

    • KNOW YOUR INVENTORY

It’s always good to know what you have and what you need. Keep a master list of everything you have in your craft room or a photo on your mobile phone. This will prevent those frustrating situations when you have 15 rolls of tape, but not a single bottle of glue.

Once you have organized your craft room, maintain the organization by putting things back in their place when you are finished.  Again, be creative, take pictures and share them with others so we can all glean from your ideas.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilling 102, May 20, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102, June 3, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 10, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 22, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 24, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 30, 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Cheers, Emily

New 5-Week preschooler class

get those preschoolers signed up –  starts this wednesday!

Emily’s Bites of Fun (for Preschoolers):

  • Nourish creative minds at a young age.
  • Be understanding, encouraging and supportive of what your children enjoy.
  • Provide some fun manipulatives (like coming to the new preschool class below).
  •  Look at art and listen to music.
  • Notice the Details and record them with your children.  What do they notice?

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON – PRESCHOOL PAPER ENGINEERING CLASS

This 5 week program is targeted for young children (ages 3-5) and their parents. Each week, we’ll explore different shapes and geometry to help your child’s brain begin to develop important math and engineering skills critical for academic success while integrating a unique focus on art. Come listen to several age-appropriate stories, sing a couple of songs, and best of all, make your own fun paper engineered origami project. Please register here

This class is a 5-week pilot program to develop additional programs for Fall 2018.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, May 16, 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. You’ll make at least 3 flowers and you’ll leave knowing how to make many more at home. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

New classes at the Ben Franklin!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Circles and Squares Cards, May 11, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards, May 15, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102, May 20, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102, June 3, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 10, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 22, 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 24, 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 30, 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Always Thinking, Emily

It’s almost may!

Get your craft face on – Here we go!

Emily’s Bites of Fun

  • Be spontaneous with crafting – it adds to your design.
  • Make time to enjoy your day, your life and the people around you.
  • Be grateful for the little things, everyday.
  • Invite someone over to be creative with you – enjoy the company and you will glean a lot of ideas from each other.  Total fun.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, May 16, 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. You’ll make at least 3 flowers and you’ll leave knowing how to make many more at home. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

New classes at the Ben Franklin!

An Envelope for All Seasons, May 2 5:30-7:30pm. This is probably going to be my favorite class this spring! Learn how to use a very popular punch machine to make mini envelopes to make into greeting cards. You’ll make a variety of unique greeting cards perfect for any occasion. ranging birthdays to graduations. Call the store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Cost is $15 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Circles and Squares Cards, May 11 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards, May 15 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102, May 20 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102, June 3 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 10 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, June 22 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 24 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards, June 30 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Emily

April showers bring may flowers

It’s a great time to take a great class

Emily’s Bites of Fun: 

 Composition: The way the creative elements, colors and shapes are organized into a whole that is satisfying to the viewer.  Creative variables such as balance, color, and texture are all subjective considerations, that when combined form an image that is pleasing to the eye.  The main element of composition is balance and the shape of the unused space, as well as element proportion.  Composition may be symmetrical, off-center or asymmetrically balanced.

  • Compositional balance is determined by the visual weight of each element.
  • When contrast between elements is to great, balance is lost.
  • Proportion and size should also be considered when checking for balance.

 

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Quilling 102 Part 1, April 18 6-8:30pm, at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn combing and husking techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Quilling 102 Part 2, April 25,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Have you been wondering what else you can do with quilling?? Come learn folded marquises and layer techniques in this two part class–or come for a single evening. We’ll be working toward making a wall hanging from our finished quilled pieces. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own quilling border buddy, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet, May 16, 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens). Back by popular demand! Come learn how to create a beautiful and lasting origami flower bouquet. You’ll make at least 3 flowers and you’ll leave knowing how to make many more at home. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Beautiful Boxes, June 13,  6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee (next to the Maple Valley WA Walgreens).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. If you wish to bring your own comb, that’s great. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Wine Charmed, June 29, 6-9pm location in Maple Valley to be determined. Come enjoy a glass of wine and create your own papercrafted wine charms. These wine charms are a perfect gift for any party! Cost is $40 which covers one glass of wine and all supplies for the charms. Ages 12 and older are welcome to register. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

BONNEY LAKE EVENING-OUT CLASSES

New classes at the Ben Franklin!

An Envelope for All Seasons May 2 5:30-7:30pm. This is probably going to be my favorite class this spring! Learn how to use a very popular punch machine to make mini envelopes to make into greeting cards. You’ll make a variety of unique greeting cards perfect for any occasion. ranging birthdays to graduations. Call the store at 253-862-6822 to reserve your seat and to get a supply list. Cost is $15 and ages 12 and up are welcome to register. Store located in the Safeway parking lot and next to the McDonald’s.

COVINGTON PARKS AND RECREATION CLASSES:

New to 2018! I’m offering adult, children, and toddler papercrafting classes. Classes through June are now available. Registration is required and through the Covington Parks and Recreation Department and here’s a link to their website: http://www.covingtonwa.gov/recreation/index.php

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

 

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 14 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

An Envelope for All Seasons Cards April 24 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. n this class you’ll make 4-6 greeting cards using the mini envelope punch that has been so popular! Plus, you’ll create unique little gifts that will fit inside the mini envelope perfect for that hard to purchase-for person on your list. Please bring: We R Memory Keepers mini envelope punch board, roller tape, your favorite 3-6 washi tapes, and detail scissors. Cost is $25. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 11 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Circles and Squares Cards May 15 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come and find out if a round peg can fit in a square hole…. We’ll make 4-6 cards using the most basic of die cuts (circles and squares) and fill them with cute quilled creations and greetings perfect when you want to send a special note to someone. Please bring: detail scissors, roller tape, and foam dimensionals. Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 May 20 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102 June 3 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wanted to learn something different about quilling or try a different quilling technique? This is the class for you! We’ll learn how to quill on a comb and create 3-4 greeting cards. Please bring: quilling comb and roller tape. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 10 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Everlasting Spring Bouquet June 22 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Learn how to create an everlasting paper bouquet using simple origami folds. You’ll leave with at least 3 beautiful flowers and the knowledge of how to create many more at home. Please bring your favorite light-weight card stock or origami paper. Cost is $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 24 3-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling Meets Punches and Cuts Cards June 30 10am-12pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. In this class we’ll give quilling a punch. This is the perfect class for trying quilling for the first time or if you want to mass produce quilled cards. You’ll make 8-10 of spring cards. Please bring detail scissors, roller tape, a bag of paper scraps you don’t know what do with (optional). Cost is $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Emily