august is here!

don’t finish summer without coming to a class

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

“Always start with a story board  layout for your ideas with the intention of “telling” a story – build upon it and add your ideas one at a time.  It will become a great building block for your crafts.”  TC

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price, get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Quilled Gnomes Class Aug. 14 6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee in Maple Valley (across from the Chevron Station and Pla-Mor). We’ll be making quilled 3-D garden gnomes and if time and inclination permit, we’ll add some quilled potted plants to create a complete miniature terrarium. Cost is $35, which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Origami Flower Wreath Class Sept. 11 6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee in Maple Valley (across from the Chevron Station and Pla-Mor). Due to popularity, this class is coming back—again! Come make a beautiful 6″ grapevine wreath with simple yet elegant origami flowers. (If you’ve already made one but wanted to make something else with these flowers, just let me know and I’ll make it happen!) Cost is $30, which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

Quilling Class Oct. 9 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). Project to be determined.

Quilling Class Nov. 13 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). Project to be determined.

Upcycled Holiday Class Dec. 11 6-8:30pm at Gravity Coffee in Maple Valley (across from Walgreens and next to Mod Pizza). In this class we’ll make all sorts of fun things by upcycling them, ranging from gift bags, gift bows, snowflakes, and greeting cards. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

Intro to Quilling Sept. 10 6-7:30pm. Ever wondered about quilling and what it is? This is the perfect class for you! We’ll spend the evening practicing super simple shapes and techniques while making beautiful greeting cards. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

Quilled Animals 101 Oct. 8 6-7:30pm. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

Quilled Animals 102 Nov. 12 6-7:30pm. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

Quilling Snowflakes Dec. 10 6-7:30pm. We’ll spend the evening creating amazingly elegant yet incredibly easy quilled snowflakes. Once finished, the snowflakes make the perfect Christmas gift, tree ornament, or a little something extra for a package. Please register through the store at (253) 862-6822 and to obtain a list of supplies you need to bring. Cost is $20.

COVINGTON CLASSES:

After School Origami Classes: this class is designed for children ages 5-13. Each program is held at Jenkins Creek Elementary School in the Multipurpose Room. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ . More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 5. Cost for each program is $11.

Sept. 12 1:45-2:45pm. In this program we’ll make two fun origami projects relating to space.

Oct. 10 1:45-2:45pm. Today we’ll make two origami projects relating to Star Wars.

Nov. 14 1:45-2:45pm. We’ll make two traditional origami projects.

Dec. 12 1:45-2:45pm. In this program we’ll make two origami projects that move and are packed with action.

Preschool Stories and Papercrafts: this class is designed for children ages 2-6. Each program is held at the Community Room at Covington City Hall. Registration is required and is available at http://www.covingtonwa.gov/parks/ .More information and details are available in the Parks and Recreation Guide on page 6. Cost for each program is $10.

Sept. 10 10-10:45am. We’ll learn about rockets and space travel and make our own paper rocket to launch at the end of the program.

Sept. 24 10-10:45am. In this program we’ll learn about dogs and make our own paper dog to take home.

Oct. 8 10-10:45am. Today we’ll learn about kitty cats and read several non-scary Halloween stories.

Oct. 22 10-10:45am. We’ll read several Halloween stories about ghosts and make our own paper ghost.

Nov. 12 10-10:45am. Today we’ll get a dose of Yoda and other aliens through our stories and everyone will get to make a Yoda to take home.

Nov. 26 10-10:45am. In this program we’ll read several stories about cardinals and seasons and make a cardinal to take home.

Dec. 10 10-10:45am. In our final program for 2018, we’ll make lots of noise and you’ll go home with a noisemaker!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilled Animals 101 Aug. 25 10:30am-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 26 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 25 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 15 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 8 10:30am-12:3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 23 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 12 5-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 16 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

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What a great july!

beautiful weather and fun classes to choose from

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse

Ready for some Summer down time? Check out a class from below. See you there!

Below are details for upcoming classes and the registration process. If you would like to see a class offered that is not listed here, please email me and we can work on getting a class scheduled (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com).

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Quilling Class Aug. 14 6-830pm at Ristretto’s Coffee in Maple Valley (across from the Chevron Station and Pla-Mor). We’ll be making quilled 3-D garden gnomes and if time and inclination permit, we’ll add some quilled potted plants to create a complete miniature terrarium. Cost is $35, which covers all supplies and a 12oz drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Reserve your seat here.

BEN FRANKLIN in BONNEY LAKE CLASSES:

More details coming soon!

COVINGTON CLASSES:

More details coming soon!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilled Animals 101 July 25 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 Aug. 25 10:30am-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 26 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 25 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 15 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 8 10:30am-12:3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 23 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 12 5-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 16 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

LIBRARY CLASSES

Additional fall classes coming soon!

Family Noisemakers Program: for ages 2-10. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

July 19 at 2pm at the Fall City Library

July 24 at 1:30pm at the Parkland/Spanaway Library

July 24 at 3:30 at the Steilacoom Library

July 27 at 2pm at the Tillicum Library

July  28 at 11am at the Kirkland Library

July 31 at 3pm at the Eatonville Library

Aug. 16 at 1pm at the Orting Library

Aug. 21 at 12pm at the Shoreline YMCA

Rockin’ Rockets Program: for ages 2-6. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

July 21 at 1pm at the Richmond Beach Library

July 31 at 10:30am at the Shoreline Library.

Haiku Origami Cranes Program: for ages 10 and older. Check individual libraries if registration is required.

we are in the midst of summer fun!

barbeques, s’mores, hot dogs and more

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others. Wole Soyinka

Ready for some Summer down time? Check out a class from below. See you there!

Below are details for upcoming classes and the registration process. If you would like to see a class offered that is not listed here, please email me and we can work on getting a class scheduled (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com).

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

MAPLE VALLEY EVENING-OUT CLASSES:

Beautiful Boxes July 9  6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee (across the street from Chevron and the Pla-Mor).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

Owl Wall Hangings July 17 6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee (across the street from Chevron and the Pla-More in Maple Valley). Create your own family of owls perfectly matted and framed and ready to hang on your wall or to give as a gift. Cost is $35 which covers all supplies and a medium-sized drink. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program. Reserve your seat here.

Quilling Class Aug. 28 6-830pm location and project to be determined but save the date for a fun class!

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

Quilled Flower Bouquet July 21 3-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Create an exquisite flower bouquet using quilling techniques. We’ll make several flowers in the class and you’ll leave knowing how to make more flowers at home. Cost is $65 which includes a quilling book for each and a package of quilling paper. Please bring detail scissors and tweezers. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Flower Bouquet July 22 1-5pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Create an exquisite flower bouquet using quilling techniques. We’ll make several flowers in the class and you’ll leave knowing how to make more flowers at home. Cost is $65 which includes a quilling book for each and a package of quilling paper. Please bring detail scissors and tweezers. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 July 25 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 Aug. 25 10:30am-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 26 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 25 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 15 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 8 10:30am-12:3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 23 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 12 5-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 16 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Let’s get ready to rumble!

Summer of amazing classes

EMILY’S BITES OF FUN:

“When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and poets.  I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.  Osho

Ready for some Summer down time? Check out a class from below. See you there!

Below are details for upcoming classes and the registration process. If you would like to see a class offered that is not listed here, please email me and we can work on getting a class scheduled (emily@emilyspapercrafts.com).

Emily’s Papercrafts Class Loyalty Program. Some of the classes offered below (all “Evening Out” classes) qualify for a loyalty program. You take 4 classes at full price ($30), get the 5th class half-off, or for $15.

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.

Beautiful Boxes July 9  6-8:30pm at Ristretto’s Coffee (across the street from Chevron and the Pla-Mor).  Come learn how to create beautiful origami boxes perfect for giving a special gift to functional boxes. Cost is $30 which covers all supplies. This class qualifies for Emily’s Papercrafts class loyalty program.  Reserve your seat here.

IMPRESS CARDS AND CRAFTS CLASSES:

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.

Quilled Animals 101 July 25 5:30-7:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 101 Aug. 25 10:30am-12:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Come learn how to create and use the most basic quilling shapes to create adorable paper animals using quilling techniques. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 26 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilled Animals 102 Aug. 25 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Explore the use of quilling techniques to create more advanced paper shapes to make delightful little animals. We’ll make 3 or more cards. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors, a jewel picker; optional: tweezers. Cost $35. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 15 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Quilling 102: Husking Sept. 8 10:30am-12:3pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Wondered about other quilling techniques? Then this class is for you! We’ll explore the use of husking to create 3 or more unique greeting cards. All supplies provided. Cost $30. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 23 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

Lights, Shake, Action Sept. 12 5-7pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Make at least 3 fun interactive cards you won’t be able to part with! We’ll use various media and quilling techniques to make unique cards sure to please any and everyone. Please bring: double sided tape, roller tape, detail scissors. Cost $45. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 16 2-4pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in Tukwila (120 Andover Park E). Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 901-9101.

How Small Can You Go? Sept. 8 1:30-3:30pm at Impress Cards and Crafts in University Village. Ever wondered how small you can fold a piece of paper to make a peace crane? Come find out as we fold little cranes to make a darling pair of earrings. Optional: tweezers; all other supplies provided. Cost $40. To register, please call the store at (206) 526-5818.

LIBRARY CLASSES

July 10 at 7pm Origami Flowers at the Duvall Library. Registration is required and is available through the kcls.org website.

Family Noisemakers Program: for ages 2-10. Check individual libraries if registration is req

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

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